LCD Monitor unclear



HotRod
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
I have a 19" DCL LCD monitor with a compute running XP HOME. The edges of
the screen and some of the screen fonts seem to be blurry. I turned on "TRUE
TYPE FONTS" and that made things even worse. IS there somewhere else that I
can adjust this and get it out of the monitor?

R. McCarty
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
Check on the monitor vendor's website for two things. First, a
monitor definition file (.Inf) that allows you to update the monitor
driver. Windows will by default use a Plug-&-Play monitor def
file, unless a specific vendor/model is used.
Second on the vendor site, check for a monitor adjustment tool.
My Sony has a small program that allows you to fine tune the
settings for use with your video card. Note LCD monitors use a
default refresh rate of 60HZ. LCD's function differently from tube
style monitors.
Finally, make sure you are using the latest version DirectX 9.0C
and video driver. Also, it's important before installing those to use
the latest Chipset driver package for your motherboard. Chipset
drivers will usually update the AGP system driver.

"HotRod" <NOSPAM@youremail.com> wrote in message
news:uMMncuqZFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>I have a 19" DCL LCD monitor with a compute running XP HOME. The edges of
>the screen and some of the screen fonts seem to be blurry. I turned on
>"TRUE TYPE FONTS" and that made things even worse. IS there somewhere else
>that I can adjust this and get it out of the monitor?
>

HotRod
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
I'll have a look at all of the suggestions and let you know how I make out.
THANKS

Box134
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
Try Cleartweak.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/ClearTweak.shtml


"HotRod" <NOSPAM@youremail.com> wrote in message
news:uMMncuqZFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>I have a 19" DCL LCD monitor with a compute running XP HOME. The edges of
>the screen and some of the screen fonts seem to be blurry. I turned on
>"TRUE TYPE FONTS" and that made things even worse. IS there somewhere else
>that I can adjust this and get it out of the monitor?
>

frodo@theshire.org
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
You should be running the LCD panel at its native resolution; for a 19"
that's normally 1280x1024. If you have it set lower then it will look
fuzzy.

Joan Archer
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Sorry to butt in here but what happens if you can't find drivers. I have a
17" TFT LCD monitor and it's shown as a Plug and Play. I went to the
manufacturers site and there was no place to find driver downloads and the
site was dated 2001, I sent an email to them but haven't heard back yet.
Joan


R. McCarty wrote:
> Check on the monitor vendor's website for two things. First, a
> monitor definition file (.Inf) that allows you to update the monitor
> driver. Windows will by default use a Plug-&-Play monitor def
> file, unless a specific vendor/model is used.
> Second on the vendor site, check for a monitor adjustment tool.
> My Sony has a small program that allows you to fine tune the
> settings for use with your video card. Note LCD monitors use a
> default refresh rate of 60HZ. LCD's function differently from tube
> style monitors.
> Finally, make sure you are using the latest version DirectX 9.0C
> and video driver. Also, it's important before installing those to use
> the latest Chipset driver package for your motherboard. Chipset
> drivers will usually update the AGP system driver.
>

R. McCarty
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
There is nothing wrong with using Plug-&-Play as your monitor
definition or driver file. Specific Monitor drivers are better as
they more accurately describe your hardware's capabilities to XP.
Post back you vendor/model and I'll see if I can locate a driver
for you.

"Joan Archer" <archer_joan@NOSPAM.com> wrote in message
news:u9DqlmuZFHA.3620@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Sorry to butt in here but what happens if you can't find drivers. I have a
> 17" TFT LCD monitor and it's shown as a Plug and Play. I went to the
> manufacturers site and there was no place to find driver downloads and the
> site was dated 2001, I sent an email to them but haven't heard back yet.
> Joan
>
>
> R. McCarty wrote:
>> Check on the monitor vendor's website for two things. First, a
>> monitor definition file (.Inf) that allows you to update the monitor
>> driver. Windows will by default use a Plug-&-Play monitor def
>> file, unless a specific vendor/model is used.
>> Second on the vendor site, check for a monitor adjustment tool.
>> My Sony has a small program that allows you to fine tune the
>> settings for use with your video card. Note LCD monitors use a
>> default refresh rate of 60HZ. LCD's function differently from tube
>> style monitors.
>> Finally, make sure you are using the latest version DirectX 9.0C
>> and video driver. Also, it's important before installing those to use
>> the latest Chipset driver package for your motherboard. Chipset
>> drivers will usually update the AGP system driver.
>>
>
>

Joan Archer
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
The manufacturer is Ally Star, well that's what comes up when I did a
Google on the model number which is PV1710 and my monitor is the one shown
with that number.
Thanks for any help, I do know it works OK with Plug and Play but thought
I'd see if there were the correct drivers for it.
Joan



R. McCarty wrote:
> There is nothing wrong with using Plug-&-Play as your monitor
> definition or driver file. Specific Monitor drivers are better as
> they more accurately describe your hardware's capabilities to XP.
> Post back you vendor/model and I'll see if I can locate a driver
> for you.
>
> "Joan Archer" <archer_joan@NOSPAM.com> wrote in message
> news:u9DqlmuZFHA.3620@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Sorry to butt in here but what happens if you can't find drivers. I
>> have a 17" TFT LCD monitor and it's shown as a Plug and Play. I went
>> to the manufacturers site and there was no place to find driver
>> downloads and the site was dated 2001, I sent an email to them but
>> haven't heard back yet. Joan

R. McCarty
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Thanks for the detail info. I did find the home/product page for it:
http://www.allystar.com/proddetail.asp?linenumber=150
However, their downloads page doesn't have any monitor def file
available for download. In fact a search for drivers only turned up
the following:
http://www.nesousa.com/Driver/PV1710.inf
So I suppose using the Plug-&-Play @1280x1024 will probably
suffice.

"Joan Archer" <archer_joan@NOSPAM.com> wrote in message
news:ef7Bqf1ZFHA.3864@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> The manufacturer is Ally Star, well that's what comes up when I did a
> Google on the model number which is PV1710 and my monitor is the one shown
> with that number.
> Thanks for any help, I do know it works OK with Plug and Play but thought
> I'd see if there were the correct drivers for it.
> Joan
>
>
>
> R. McCarty wrote:
>> There is nothing wrong with using Plug-&-Play as your monitor
>> definition or driver file. Specific Monitor drivers are better as
>> they more accurately describe your hardware's capabilities to XP.
>> Post back you vendor/model and I'll see if I can locate a driver
>> for you.
>>
>> "Joan Archer" <archer_joan@NOSPAM.com> wrote in message
>> news:u9DqlmuZFHA.3620@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>> Sorry to butt in here but what happens if you can't find drivers. I
>>> have a 17" TFT LCD monitor and it's shown as a Plug and Play. I went
>>> to the manufacturers site and there was no place to find driver
>>> downloads and the site was dated 2001, I sent an email to them but
>>> haven't heard back yet. Joan
>
>

Joan Archer
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Thanks for that, I have my display set at 1024x768 with a refresh rate of
75, which is OK I think <g>
The second link in your post was for a download so I cancelled out of
that, didn't actually know what it was, just call me chicken <g>
I will probably just carry on as I am for now, everythings running OK.
Joan


R. McCarty wrote:
> Thanks for the detail info. I did find the home/product page for it:
> http://www.allystar.com/proddetail.asp?linenumber=150
> However, their downloads page doesn't have any monitor def file
> available for download. In fact a search for drivers only turned up
> the following:
> http://www.nesousa.com/Driver/PV1710.inf
> So I suppose using the Plug-&-Play @1280x1024 will probably
> suffice.
>

Kinell
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
"HotRod" <NOSPAM@youremail.com> wrote in
news:uMMncuqZFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl:

> I have a 19" DCL LCD monitor with a compute running XP HOME. The
> edges of the screen and some of the screen fonts seem to be
> blurry. I turned on "TRUE TYPE FONTS" and that made things even
> worse. IS there somewhere else that I can adjust this and get it
> out of the monitor?
>
>

Check that you have set the screen resolution in XP to the optimum
for your TFT screen - any other will be sub-opimal.

Try using ClearType font smoothing - designed for TFT screens.

Leythos
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
In article <uMMncuqZFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>, NOSPAM@youremail.com
says...
> I have a 19" DCL LCD monitor with a compute running XP HOME. The edges of
> the screen and some of the screen fonts seem to be blurry. I turned on "TRUE
> TYPE FONTS" and that made things even worse. IS there somewhere else that I
> can adjust this and get it out of the monitor?

An unfortunate effect of LCD monitors is that running them at less than
their highest resolution can lead to a less than sharp/clear display.
I've ordered hundreds of LCD monitors, cheap and expensive, and they all
have the same problem - if you run at less than full resolution you will
get less than optimal sharpness of text and images.

If you get a CRT, the problem is not anywhere near as noticeable -
almost to the point that you can't notice it at all.

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HotRod
07-10-2005, 01:01 AM
I have a DCL LCD monitor but when I got to the manufacturers website I can't
find anything. The monitor model is DCL9a can anyone make any
recommendations. Also where do I get ClearType for TFT monitors. IS it
included in XP Home?

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:01 AM
ClearType Tuner Powertoy:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

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"HotRod" wrote:

| I have a DCL LCD monitor but when I got to the manufacturers website I can't
| find anything. The monitor model is DCL9a can anyone make any
| recommendations. Also where do I get ClearType for TFT monitors. IS it
| included in XP Home?

HotRod
07-10-2005, 01:01 AM
THANKS


LCD Monitor unclear