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    New 19' LCD / Disappointed

    People,

    Just setup my new Dell 8250, with which I ordered a 19" LCD monitor...& am disappointed with the performance & was hoping some members could shed some light on my newfound difficulties.

    First of all, some web sites have the pages displayed (including prominent sites, such as msn.com), full left...with a margin on the right. On my old monitor, a 17" CRT, all web sites filled the screen. I have seen 19" CRT's; & they too have the web page displayed proportional to the screen size (full.) Is this a characteristic of LCD monitors, or a matter of how web builders size their pages? I'm wondering why I always saw the full page on my old monitor; & this one has margins with some sites. (My screen res is set to 1024 X 768, which seems to look normal in all other aspects.)

    Secondly, the quality of the display itself seems to be very poor; & lacking sharpness & detail. Text is actually fuzzy (even in XP's "Clear Type" mode.) My salesperson at Dell misunderstood my intentions; & sent me a machine with the wrong video card (GeForce4 MX 420), which only has VGA output. Dell is now sending me a new card (Readon 9000 Pro), which of course has DVI. Will the digital output improve the quality of the display?

    Thanks in advance,

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    Re: New 19' LCD / Disappointed

    According to Dell, the optimal resolution for their 19" flat panel monitor is 1280 by 1024. See if setting it to that resolution helps.

    (I recently got a Dell 8250 with the GeForce4 MX 420 video card and the 1702FP 17" flat panel monitor, and I am very satisfied with it.)

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    Re: New 19' LCD / Disappointed

    I don't have a flat monitor, but until last week, I was using 1024 x 768 on a 19 inch monitor.
    Switching to 1280 x 1024, these old eyes are getting used to the setting, does seem to display things better.

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    Re: New 19' LCD / Disappointed

    I also have a Dell 8250 with the GeForce4 MX 420 graphics card but the "cheapo" Dell 17" E171FP LCD monitor running at 1152 x 864, and the results are extremely good IMHO!
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    Re: New 19' LCD / Disappointed

    Thanks everybody.

    Took a closer look at the detail, by scrolling various text based documents up & down the screen. There were 2 or 3 lateral bands...thin horizontal strips...where the text was very blurry as it scrolled through.

    I phoned Dell hardware support; & they said that meant there was a definite problem with the monitor. They are replacing it!

    Thanks again,

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    Re: New 19' LCD / Disappointed

    using the DVI will not result in a better display. also lcd's still have native screen resolutions (most 19' are at 1280*1024), other resolutions often are blurried (lower and higher)

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