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Monitor problem?

By GTGear
Jan 28, 2008
  1. I just purchased a HP w2007 20inch Widescreen LCD Monitor. After looking at some DVDs and various videos, I've realized something. Black objects such as clothes etc, appear pixelated. I haven't noticed this problem with anything else. Only objects which appear black in color. Is there a way to fix this problem?

    My Monitor is connected to my 8800GT with a DVI cable.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,066   +169

    What operating system are you running? Have you tried other resolutions. What refresh rate are you running on this new monitor? Does your system recognize the model of the HP monitor?
     
  3. Crosscourt

    Crosscourt TS Rookie Posts: 93

    Your using a widescreen Lcd and you may have to adjust the resolution to avoid the pixelated image problems.

    So much of the quality of the image is involved with the quality of the Lcd and how it sizes and controls images.


    With DVI the image should look very good...
     
  4. GTGear

    GTGear TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    My monitor is set on 1280x720. My refresh rate is 60hz. And my computer recognizes it. Should I increae my refresh rate?
     
  5. Crosscourt

    Crosscourt TS Rookie Posts: 93

    No dont increase your refresh rate.
    Refresh rate with Lcds isnt the same thing as with crts look here,
    http://em.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refresh_rate#Liquid_crystal_displays

    Lcds its about Pixel response.....

    You many want to try other resolutions and after checking the manual try adjusting the monitors settings to see if you can get it more to your liking.
     
  6. GTGear

    GTGear TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    Tried different resolutions..videos are still really pixelated. Should I replace it..or is this normal?
     
  7. Crosscourt

    Crosscourt TS Rookie Posts: 93

    Your monitor has some custome modes for use with games movies and other uses.
    Have you tried any of those modes to see if it improves.

    You could also work with the custom settings and see if you can adjust the image more to your liking.
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,066   +169

    You might try another monitor before you condemn the HP. Pixelation is not usually not a monitor problem. Subbing the monitor will tell you if its a monitor or system/video card problem
     
  9. Crosscourt

    Crosscourt TS Rookie Posts: 93

    There have been some issues with pixelating with some 7xxx series and 8xxx series cards so its quite possible it could be the video card causing it.

    The HP W2007 gets excellent reviews and ive seen no reported issues with it after doing some quick research.
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,066   +169

    My Samsung SyncMaster 245BW paired with my Sapphire Radeon HD2600 Pro has a sharp vivid color picture at 1920x1200 resolution and a refresh rate of 60Hz
     
  11. Crosscourt

    Crosscourt TS Rookie Posts: 93

    The problems arent serious and mostly game related, which many times involves issues with the way the game is coded.

    Many times games are rushed and driver issues popup....

    This issue though is very specific dealing with the black areas as he mentions.

    My 7600gs doesnt have any issues such as he is seeing.
     
     
  12. GTGear

    GTGear TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    After doing a bit of researching, I found out his problem is caused by black crushing, a problem that occurs with TN Panels. I guess I'll have to put up with it, until I can afford a new monitor.
     
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,066   +169

    A TN LCD display definition:
    http://plc.case.edu/tutorial/enhanced/files/lcd/tn/tn.htm

    GTGear,
    do you get the idea that this is normal with TN LCD monitors? Can't you just return yours for another under warranty? My SyncMaster 245BW is a TN LCD and it has no problems. The performance and picture is amazing to say the least!

    "I just purchased a HP w2007 20inch Widescreen LCD Monitor"...

    Doesn't this say "warranty"?
     
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