[ale] OT - ViewSoniic A90f+ Monitor

Calvin Harrigan charriglists at bellsouth.net
Sat Feb 28 09:08:39 EST 2004

On Thursday 26 February 2004 09:56 pm, zeb wrote:
> On Thursday 26 February 2004 02:30 pm, Nathan J. Underwood wrote:
> > Ok, so I upgraded my old 17" Optiquest Q72 (around 5 years old)
> > with a new 19" ViewSonic UltraBrite A90f+ monitor (moved the 17" to
> > my Linux box, got it running dual head with my Matrox G400 Pro
> >
> > :-D).  Primarily because I got used to 16x12, and my 17" Optiquest
> >
> > just wouldn't do it. Well, it (the A90f+) will do 1600x1200 with a
> > refresh rate of 120Hz, but it just seems 'fuzzy'.  Now, it's
> > running on a (gasp) Windows XP Pro box, and I've got an ATI Radeon
> > 8500 Pro 128MB video card (that seemed to provide a nice crisp
> > picture to the old 17" monitor).  I've gone through the settings,
> > and tried to tweak it, but it's still just, well, kindof fuzzy.  It
> > would probably be hard to notice to the casual user, but I have to
> > stare at it for extended periods of time, and it's a problem.  Any
> > of you have any suggestions?  Did I get a lemon?  I've tried
> > ViewSonic's support (e-mail), but haven't gotten anything back from
> > them yet.
> >
> > nathan
> A long, long time ago, in a land far away....I used to fool with
> television sets.  They had vacuum tubes and other interesting
> things--like resistors and capacitors.  One of the interesting things
> they had was a "focus control".  Turning it this way and that way
> made the picture sharper.  Because monitors use CRTs just like TV
> sets do, I suspect there must be some way to change the focus.  I
> would specifically ask the Viewsonic people about this.  I don't
> believe they can manufacture every unit with a perfect focus.  Please
> let us know the solution to this problem.
> Good luck, Zeb
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I have always noticed that the higher the refresh rate or higher the 
resolution I used on any monitor the less crisp the video becomes.  Not sure 
what causes it, but It's always been that way.


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