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    I have an old CRT monitor but it been a bloody good monitor for a long time and personaly see no reson why to get rid of the big lady.

    My question is it says my MAX res for the monitor is::::1600x1200 which i think pretty good right????

    The thing is when i put onto this res my "destop" becomes EXTREAMLY SMALL" MOUSE ICON ECT.

    Is this due to my pc /VGA/GRAPHICS not being able to handle this res, thus makes everything small??

    OR different issue???

    anyhelp be usefull.

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    Re: monitor

    it is supposed to do that when you alter the resolution - or else how would you fit more stuff onto the screen?

    the icons, cursors and text shrink down visually, but are still exactly the same pixel size as they were before..

    in control panel...
    if the font size is a problem you can alter it in 'display properties - appearance'
    cursors are in the mouse settings - just use a larger pointer scheme.
    icons - can't remember.

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    Re: monitor

    Your resolution is the number of pixels displayed on the screen.

    So 1600 across the top and 1200 across the side.

    Now thinking logically, to fit more pixels in the same space on the screen, each pixel is made smaller.

    So really you have two choices, use a higher resolution or use a low resolution and alter settings in windows to make things physically take up more pixels.

    Personally, I go with the latter, especially as CRT's are usually pretty easy to read at any res.

    And you are not alone in liking CRTs, I've had a 22 and a 17 inch CRT on my desk for years and they have served me well.

    TFT's are so cheap now though and they do look *almost* as good so I finally swapped em for 2 24" Dells. I have no regrets.

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    Re: monitor

    I think that TFT's are better. You can have larger TFT's, and they look as good in my opinion. Also they don't hurt your eyes as much.

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    Re: monitor

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    I think that TFT's are better. You can have larger TFT's, and they look as good in my opinion. Also they don't hurt your eyes as much.
    It depends, rubbish quality ones tend to have low refresh rates at high res.

    This means the flicker is very noticeable if your not looking directly at the monitor.

    The expensive monitors tend to have higher refresh rates so less flicker = no hurt on your poor eyes.

    Color Accuracy in most TFT's is shocking compared to CRT's. There just amount catching up now but you have to pay a serious amount...

    Also, CRT's are more flexible because you can use them at multiple resolutions.

    If you try the same thing with a TFT it looks bloody awful unless you fiddle with the sharpness controls on your monitor...

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    Re: monitor

    I suppose, but I have been very pleased with my ASUS MW221u monitor, especially due to the splendid function which lets me easily adjust the colour ect for different things. It will run at 60Hz at 1680*1050 and I have never noticed a flicker on the screen, but at the time it was one of the best ones scan sold - long ago now.

    with the colour, the only problem I seem to get is displaying black - as the backlamp shows up on the sides, top and bottom. But I get use to it.

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    Re: monitor

    Color Accuracy in most TFT's is shocking compared to CRT's. There just amount catching up now but you have to pay a serious amount...
    very true, i was looking into getting a TFT but found compared to my CRT i would have to splash out 600 quid for one just as good.

    on the scale size, when i playing games ect res doesnt mean better graphics does it??

    sinse from what you say res just seems to mean smaller size, ie icons ect, so when playing game i found everything much smaller than my normal res.

    Or if i got a better graphic card would i then be able to play high res, BUT have the same size of icons ect??

    Basicaly i see it is atm:

    high res= smaller icons.
    my res(1024x768)= normal size.

    or if i get better card will it be:

    high res= normal icons+better graphics

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    Re: monitor

    As a rule, the higher the res - the smaller the icons and text.

    If you want a high res and big icons you can set that in Windows.

    Or, you can have a low res in Windows and a high res in games.

    And yes, games look much better on a higher res because you can see so much more detail.

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    Re: monitor

    if i had low res 1024x768 in windos then high res in gaming, will icons in gaming be small also?? or just more detailed?

    also to get high res i guess il need a much better graphic card right for high res gaming?

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    Re: monitor

    The answer to your first question is no.

    Yes, you need a good graphics card to play games at high res.

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