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#193785 24-Mar-2016 10:53
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I am looking for some advise regarding monitors. With the woeful selection the local stores have it is very hard to see exactly how a monitor looks in action. I have tried Samsung and now a ASUS monitors

 

and both have been poor at displaying crisp clear fonts. The current ASUS renders very fuzzy fonts no matter what clear type settings I use. It is set at 1920 x 1080 and is a 24" wide screen monitor.

 

I am looking to buy a new monitor up to 27" and I am thinking a 1440  would probably help with regards to the fonts. I would like a matt screen but if a gloss will give me non headache generating fonts

 

then I will get one.

 

What advise can you fine folk give me and what recommendations do you have?

 

Thanks heaps

 

 


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  #1518870 24-Mar-2016 10:56
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Dell IPS monitors are generally good. There's some high res 4K monitors on ebay that are apparently pretty good, though the dead pixel policy appears to be "tough luck".


 
 
 

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What cable are you using? I hope DVI, HDMI or Display port. Have you experimented with using the monitors sharpness control? Are you running at native resolution, what about the native hz rating, I've experienced sometimes that running at an unideal refresh rate will cause softening ?

Dumb questions but it might be possible to improve the quality. Dell IPS monitors are excellent I recommend them any chance I get.

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  #1518874 24-Mar-2016 11:04
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I hate Dell with a passion that burns like a Thousand Fiery Suns, but if you didn't feel the same way, Dell is hard to look past for their Ultrasharp Monitors. 

 

It probably wouldn't suit you but Ebay Sells SUPER nice 27" Monitors 1440p using the same panels as AppleDisplay and you can get them imported for $300-330. I have 3 at home, they are really something. Obviously no local support, warranty is a pain, but at that price, I don't mind throwing 1/3 away :) 

 

 




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  #1518880 24-Mar-2016 11:14
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I got my Dell in the Dell online outlet store. 23" is plenty big enough for me, for professional photo processing and some light development.


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  #1518881 24-Mar-2016 11:16
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macuser: What cable are you using? I hope DVI, HDMI or Display port. Have you experimented with using the monitors sharpness control? Are you running at native resolution, what about the native hz rating, I've experienced sometimes that running at an unideal refresh rate will cause softening ?

Dumb questions but it might be possible to improve the quality. Dell IPS monitors are excellent I recommend them any chance I get.

 

 

 

I am using HDMI and I have changed the HDMI cable to see if that is the issue, I looked at the monitor OSD and the sharpness etc controls are greyed


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  #1518883 24-Mar-2016 11:18
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networkn:

 

I hate Dell with a passion that burns like a Thousand Fiery Suns, but if you didn't feel the same way, Dell is hard to look past for their Ultrasharp Monitors. 

 

It probably wouldn't suit you but Ebay Sells SUPER nice 27" Monitors 1440p using the same panels as AppleDisplay and you can get them imported for $300-330. I have 3 at home, they are really something. Obviously no local support, warranty is a pain, but at that price, I don't mind throwing 1/3 away :) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doh! I forgot that Dell's sells monitors only, then again I tend to forget Dell generally


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  #1518886 24-Mar-2016 11:21
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This might seem backwards, but try with a VGA cable. Sounds like the HDMI chip inside the monitor is an oldie and is not capable of sharpening the signal. You could also try experiment with sharping in GPU menu, or alternatively try different refresh rates. But I think that using a VGA might produce a better result (or not!)



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  #1519122 24-Mar-2016 15:47
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I went out and grabbed various cables and tried my iMac, my Surface and a MacBook I have here in my current monitor and they all rendered fuzzy fonts.

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