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RE: FW: [opensuse] Need monitor recommendation
  • From: "Greg Wallace" <gregwallace@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 21:20:28 -0600
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On Thursday, December 14, 2006 @ 9:02 PM, Randall Schulz wrote:

>Greg,

>On Thursday 14 December 2006 17:57, Greg Wallace wrote:
>> ...
>>
>> Randall:
>>
>> I have a bit of a vision problem and need 1024 X 768. Felix was
>> saying that you need to consider that when buying a LCD monitor
>> because, unlike a CRT, they have an optimal resolution. Would the
>> VP201b work ok at that resolution?

>It will work, but not with optimal resolution. Because it must map to a
>higher resolution, the resulting images will be (are) blurry.

>However, I think you need to consider more carefully what you need. It's
>not about the number of pixels displayed by the monitor, it's about the
>size of each pixel (or, equivalently, the number of pixels per inch /
>cm.).. So my monitor, the VP201b, has a 100dpi display (thus, its
>viewable area is 16 inches wide and 12 inches wide). Most LCD displays
>have about the same resolution (in the range of 96 to 100 dpi), so you
>might as well buy the biggest display you can afford, since it will
>allow you to either: a) See more information; or: b) Use larger fonts.


>> Thanks,
>> Greg Wallace


>Randall Schulz

I'm beginning to wonder if the opposite tack might be worth trying; i. e.,
try to find a video card that will work with my old monitor. Just as a
test, I'm going to pull the Radeon 7500 out of my old machine tomorrow and
install it in my new machine, just to see how it works. If it works ok,
then surely I can find a graphics card out there somewhere that will not
give me the problem this new one is giving me.

Greg Wallace

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