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i haz title: speed-g-dof
written by Speeder on Oct 21, 2010 22:33
I have a SyncMaster 753DFX CRT monitor, that looks blurry at 1024x768.

But when I was playing emulated Playstation games fullscreen on it, with 640x480, even scanlines (with scanline emulation turned off) showed up, and the graphics looked really cool, it really remembered me of arcade monitors (except this monitor is flat), the game was much easier and clearer to see, and looked a lot nicer (to boot later I turned on HQ2x in anime-like games, even the 3D ones look even more cool, as it filters textures, and some games use full-screen effects, that get filtered too..)

So, if the monitor that is pretty big works great at a low resolution, why it is hell blurry at 1024x768? By blurry I mean, when you look at anything that is made of single pixels (like, text, lines, window contours...), you sorta cannot pinpoint the exact location, you can still see the shape clearly, and it is not "moving" or "flickering" but it still look like if it was in more than one place at once, and look weird, and is tiring (specially text).
written by Kynreeve on Oct 22, 2010 00:54
Have you tried changing the refresh rate? I heard that some CRT monitors become blurry at 85 Hz.
written by Cryoburner on Oct 22, 2010 02:07
Have you tried higher resolutions than 1024x768? Some CRT monitors look better at certain resolutions than others. Try 1152x864, or 1280x960. If you're using it as your primary monitor, try turning off ClearType font smoothing in Windows, since it's primarily meant for LCD screens.

Of course, you're not going to get pixels as sharp as on an LCD. On the other hand, you should get proper 24 bit color. : )
i haz title: speed-g-dof
written by Speeder on Oct 22, 2010 07:32
The monitor seemly does not support higher resolutions (also it runs at 70Hz seemly)

My primary monitor is a LCD (and a crap one in fact... the colours are clearly misaligned, when cleartype is on stuff looks funny, and when cleartype is off, stuff still looks funny...)
written by Cryoburner on Oct 22, 2010 23:02
You might want to try installing the driver, as that monitor should support some higher resolutions and refresh rates. According to the manual, it's capable of up to 1280x1024 resolution, though that would give a distorted aspect ratio, so you'd be better off with 1152x864 or 1280x960. The manual also says the screen should be able to refresh at up to 85Hz at 1024x768. It doesn't list the maximum refresh rates at higher resolutions, though they are likely lower.

It might also be a limitation of your graphics chipset or its driver. There are some utilities, like Powerstrip, that let you define higher resolutions, so long as the monitor and chipset support them.
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