From: Jeff Jackowski (jeffj1_at_HiWAAY.net)
Date: Thu Mar 02 2000 - 10:34:48 EST
On Wed, 1 Mar 2000, Randal Whittle wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm in the market for a flat panel display for my desktop PC (actually
> intended to be a 2nd monitor).
> I came to a tentative agreement with a gentleman here in the L.A. area and
> went to visit and take a look at his Apple Studio 15 flat panel monitor.
> I brought my ThinkPad 600 along for comparison purposes, but also to hook
> up the monitor to my TP's video port so I could test it out.
> Firstly, I was disappointed with the range of view on this thing. Really
> rather poor--much better on my Thinkpad. The brightness wasn't that great
> But the killer was the fuzziness. Yuck! Text on this monitor--and I was
> running it at its native 1024x768 resolution (15" flat panel) was nowhere
> *near* as clean & sharp as on my Thinkpad. I tried all the
> settings--there's even a "sharpness" setting--and had no luck. The fact of
> the matter is it was just not as sharp.
I've had the same trouble with the desktop LCD I'm using now. I found that
by changing the vertical referesh rate, I can get the image to be about as
sharp as my ThinkPad's. At 60Hz, the image is fuzzy. At 75Hz, the image is
great. You might want to give that a try.
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