Got my New Monitor

sjracer

sjracer

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Got my new Monitor today. It is an Acer 17inch LCD. Specs listed below.

ACER AL1715smd 17" LCD Monitor w/ 12ms Response Time - Retail

- Specifications -

Panel Type: TFT Active Matrix LCD
Native Resolution: SXGA 1280x1024
Pixel Pitch: 0.264 mm
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 500:1
Response Time: 12 ms
View Angle: 150°(H) / 135°(V)
Integrated Speakers: 2 x 1 Watt Speakers
Input Connectors: 15-Pin D-sub, DVI-D
Dimensions & Weight: 14.8" x 15.5" x 6.3" (W x H x D), 11.0 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty: Three-year parts and labor limited warranty

This is my first LCD. I love it. I have always had 17 inch CRT monitors. This is awsome. Goes nicely with my new system. Anyway just wanted to share the exitement. I have played Doom3 and Farcry at max settings with no problems at all. I am using the DVI connector as well.

SJRACER
 
jankerson

jankerson

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#2
Cool :D

And your eyes will Love it too:)

LCDs are awesome and great for gaming too.
 
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Martin_89

Active Member
#3
glad to see another member join the LCD gang, its the way forward.

this time last year i couldnt decide if i wanted an LCD or not, not i could never go back
 
sjracer

sjracer

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#4
Just curiousity, what resolution do you guys run your LCD's at? I left it at 1280 X 1024 (Native) for now, but had to increase the font size a little because it was an eye chart. Just wondering. Games look great though.

Thanks,

SJRACER.
 
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Martin_89

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#5
1280X1024, LCD looks bad at anything but its native res.

it takes a while to get used to, funny when you see google is so small :D
 
Todd a

Todd a

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I always run mine at 1280x1024. I used to run 1600x1200, but my corner desk has a large work area in front of the monitor stand so it is a bit too far back for that high of a resolution. I can read everything fine, and my perscription is 5 years old for my glasses.

LCDs look nice, but I like the freedom of using whatever resolution I want. My graphics card handles 1600x1200 in most games and trying to spot snipers on the hill to shoot them with my tank gun at a very long renge requires a good resolution. I also preffer FPS and watch a lot of DVDs. Few LCD can do either as good as a CTR, but if your monitro is 12ms in ALL colors then it likely will do just fine... if it desplays enough colors that is. I'm picky about image quality... and sound. LCD will get there eventually, but for me theyt are still a bit off.
 
sjracer

sjracer

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#8
Thanks for the replies guys! I will leave it in 1280x1024. Like I said, I just increased the font size by 10%. That helps a little. It does look awsome at that resolution. I have only tried BFV, Farcry and Doom3 so far. All looked awsome. As a matter of fact, I cranked the resolution up on most the games to make them look even better. I cant believe how big this new monitor is screen wise, and I have alot more room on my desktop. Anyway thanks guys. I am really happy with my new setup.


SJRACER
 
jankerson

jankerson

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#9
I cant believe how big this new monitor is screen wise, and I have alot more room on my desktop.
Yep:

A 15" LCD = 17" CRT

17" LCD = 19" CRT

19" LCD = 21" CRT

With LCD's the size is really the viewable size, not like CRT's where a 19" CRT is only like 16"~ 17" Viewable.
 
O

ol' man

workin fingas to the bone
#10
Check this out. I use it all the time with my 17" LCD's.

I run triple display.

 
Todd a

Todd a

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#11
The problem with that is not all text while surfing the net can be resized. Then you have some text you can read and some you can't. It helps though. There is also something called Clear Type in Windows that sharpens up the text a bit. That is supposed to help LCDs too.
 
jankerson

jankerson

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#12
There is also something called Clear Type in Windows that sharpens up the text a bit. That is supposed to help LCDs too.

It's in the Display settings, makes the fonts etc really sharp and crisp. :)
 
Professur

Professur

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#13
I actually had a customer complain last week about her LCD. Her old 17"crt screen was only inches back from the edge of her desk. Her new LCD is nearly a foot further back. Bringing it closer makes the desk look stupid. I'm still not exactly sure what she expected me to do about it.
 
jankerson

jankerson

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#14
Originally posted by Professur
I actually had a customer complain last week about her LCD. Her old 17"crt screen was only inches back from the edge of her desk. Her new LCD is nearly a foot further back. Bringing it closer makes the desk look stupid. I'm still not exactly sure what she expected me to do about it.

ROFL....:rolleyes:


Tell her to get some glasses. :D
 
sjracer

sjracer

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#15
Thanks for all the tips and info. Im starting to get used to it. I will try to find that clear type setting.

SJRACER
 
Todd a

Todd a

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#17
Man you could have zoomed in a bit and compressed it a little less. It is pretty hard to read.
 
jankerson

jankerson

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#18
Originally posted by Todd a
Man you could have zoomed in a bit and compressed it a little less. It is pretty hard to read.
IF you click on it again it comes up full size, or I could post a full screen. :D
 
Todd a

Todd a

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#19
OK that looks better. :p So is that a picture of a sword you own or just a picture you found (I have a few swords myself, but nothing too valuable).
 
jankerson

jankerson

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#20
Originally posted by Todd a
OK that looks better. :p So is that a picture of a sword you own or just a picture you found (I have a few swords myself, but nothing too valuable).
I own it. :D

It's a Paul Chen Bushido Katana.

Folded Steel Blade
 

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