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    Default High Resolution LCD is not a good thing.

    I came across this article on Screen Resolution and I find it very informative.
    Since, Comex is here and everyone is rushing to buy some LCD displays, I feel it is good to share this article with you. I just learnt that a high resolution display does not mean you will see sharp pictures.

    http://news.digitaltrends.com/featured_article6.html

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    thanks for the informative link.

    very useful stuff indeed.

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    But note that the article is dated May 2004. Some things might have changed by now... e.g. response time these days have improved quite a bit since then.

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    Default Re: High Resolution LCD is not a good thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by ah.zeep View Post
    But note that the article is dated May 2004. Some things might have changed by now... e.g. response time these days have improved quite a bit since then.
    I agree with you.... I read the article without looking at the date of publishing and was pretty puzzle why anyone would be writing to talk about problems with LCD when quite a bit of the issues with LCD has been solved or have improved quite abit. It was only when I start looking for some date indication did I then notice it was an OLD OLD article heheh...

    He is right about screen resolution which can catch some people off guard if you think you can change the screen resolution without some bad conseqeuences like distortion, image quality lose..etc. LCD has fixed pixel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    I agree with you.... I read the article without looking at the date of publishing and was pretty puzzle why anyone would be writing to talk about problems with LCD when quite a bit of the issues with LCD has been solved or have improved quite abit. It was only when I start looking for some date indication did I then notice it was an OLD OLD article heheh...

    He is right about screen resolution which can catch some people off guard if you think you can change the screen resolution without some bad conseqeuences like distortion, image quality lose..etc. LCD has fixed pixel.
    Yes, I also noted it is an old article after Ah Zee and you mentioned it.
    However, I still find most part of it still valid.
    I just got a new Compaq 6510b few days ago.
    It has a 1280 by 800 pixel LCD. The text is so small, I have to strain my eyes when reading CS posts. The Window Icons are also very small.
    When I reset the resolution to 1024 by 768, things get bigger but it also became very blury.
    I try to change the text size also in the View Menu, it works on the Google Web pages but not on CS site, as well as, Asiaone website.

    Is there any thing I can do to increase the font size on my computer?
    Please share you experiences.
    Thank you.
    Last edited by Silence Sky; 2nd September 2007 at 08:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silence Sky View Post
    Yes, I also noted it is an old article after Ah Zee and you mentioned it.
    However, I still find most part of it still valid.
    I just got a new Compaq 6510b few days ago.
    It has a 1280 by 800 pixel LCD. The text is so small, I have to strain my eyes when reading CS posts. The Window Icons are also very small.
    When I reset the resolution to 1024 by 768, things get bigger but it also became very blury.
    I try to change the text size also in the View Menu, it works on the Google Web pages but not on CS site, as well as, Asiaone website.

    Is there any thing I can do to increase the font size on my computer?
    Please share you experiences.
    Thank you.
    You can change the font size under the display properties window. Right click on the desktop area, click on properties, go to display tab n then from there, go to advance setting. You will see the font size control.

    For me, I use a 14 inch CRT during first PC. After which, I encounter that game can't be play and so, got a 17 inch n also, a new graphic card. I use the resolution at 1024 X 768 (Last time consider highest) and have no problem with the font n refresh rate.

    After getting current 17 inch LCD, I got to use at 1280 X 1024 but the text still ok to me. But for the refresh rate, I can't up it much and so, stays at 60hz. But I still comfortable with it, nothing wrong so far.

    So, it is up to you one. I set for my sis PC n she also no complain. Her one is a CRT some more. Lower resolution on a bigger screen might make u more blur as you see BIG image. One more thing. Get a high resolution mouse if you can afford as moving the cursor over a high resolution screen with a normal mouse can "kill" u!
    Only Sony device mostly, haha!

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    You should see the 1920x1200 resolution on some Dell 17" laptops. That's crazy dense.

    Anyway, I've always said that screen resolution is more important than screen size cos screen resolution ultimately determines how much content you can squeeze on the screen (regardless of your eyesight of course). For doing work on a computer I'd take a 1400x1050 14" screen (like on my laptop) over a 1280x1024 19" screen anyday. Anyway, if you find the text too small and you're using windows, you can always change the DPI setting (Display properties -> Advanced -> General -> DPI Setting).

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    My Dell 24" is running that resolution, hence anyone running 17" screens on that is going to have some seriously good eyesight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Denosha View Post
    You should see the 1920x1200 resolution on some Dell 17" laptops. That's crazy dense.

    Anyway, I've always said that screen resolution is more important than screen size cos screen resolution ultimately determines how much content you can squeeze on the screen (regardless of your eyesight of course). For doing work on a computer I'd take a 1400x1050 14" screen (like on my laptop) over a 1280x1024 19" screen anyday. Anyway, if you find the text too small and you're using windows, you can always change the DPI setting (Display properties -> Advanced -> General -> DPI Setting).

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123 View Post
    My Dell 24" is running that resolution, hence anyone running 17" screens on that is going to have some seriously good eyesight.
    Hi Vince:

    If you run the same resolution (1920 x 1200) on two different Screen size, do you see more blury fonts on the 24" than on the 17"?

    If yes, what causes the font to be blurred, is it the dot pitch at play?

    With my current setting at 1280 x 800 on a 14.1" display, when I surf the weB, 1/3 of my screen is empty. For your case, do you see half of your screen is empty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denosha View Post
    You should see the 1920x1200 resolution on some Dell 17" laptops. That's crazy dense.

    Anyway, I've always said that screen resolution is more important than screen size cos screen resolution ultimately determines how much content you can squeeze on the screen (regardless of your eyesight of course). For doing work on a computer I'd take a 1400x1050 14" screen (like on my laptop) over a 1280x1024 19" screen anyday. Anyway, if you find the text too small and you're using windows, you can always change the DPI setting (Display properties -> Advanced -> General -> DPI Setting).
    Thanks for sharing.

    Does changing the DPI also changes the size of web display?
    I can't do it now, bacause I don't have access to change the DPI.

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    if u all are using ie7 dont know about ie6, u all and increase and decrease the size of a webpage but using ctrl+ mwheelup or down

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    Erm, you have to run the LCD you bought at its native resolution. If you select a resolution other than the native resolution, the fonts will look blurry.

    What do you mean by 1/3 screen empty? Screenshot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silence Sky View Post
    Hi Vince:

    If you run the same resolution (1920 x 1200) on two different Screen size, do you see more blury fonts on the 24" than on the 17"?

    If yes, what causes the font to be blurred, is it the dot pitch at play?

    With my current setting at 1280 x 800 on a 14.1" display, when I surf the weB, 1/3 of my screen is empty. For your case, do you see half of your screen is empty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silence Sky View Post
    Hi Vince:

    If you run the same resolution (1920 x 1200) on two different Screen size, do you see more blury fonts on the 24" than on the 17"?

    If yes, what causes the font to be blurred, is it the dot pitch at play?

    With my current setting at 1280 x 800 on a 14.1" display, when I surf the weB, 1/3 of my screen is empty. For your case, do you see half of your screen is empty?
    I happen to be running a dell 24" beside a 17" (dual-view). Fonts shouldn't be blur on either monitor if they are correctly set up. TrueType fonts are like vector generated graphics so they scale very well to whatever DPI you're running. If your cleartype is on (Display properties -> Appearance -> Effects -> Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts -> ClearType), it tends to make the edges of fonts slightly softer to prevent aliasing (the staircase effect where you can see pixels). Another reason why your text could be blurry is that your refresh rate is set incorrectly. Most LCD monitors work at 60Hz.

    As for your space problem, i guess what you mean is the empty spaces at the side since your screen is a wide aspect ratio. That's actually normal since some webpages are designed to be loaded on normal aspect ration screens. Wide screens are generally not very good for reaching portrait orientation documents since a lot of space is wasted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silence Sky View Post
    Thanks for sharing.

    Does changing the DPI also changes the size of web display?
    I can't do it now, bacause I don't have access to change the DPI.
    Yeah it does i think. You can change the font size in your browser as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    if u all are using ie7 dont know about ie6, u all and increase and decrease the size of a webpage but using ctrl+ mwheelup or down
    Hahaha, This Tips is very useful. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denosha View Post
    I happen to be running a dell 24" beside a 17" (dual-view). Fonts shouldn't be blur on either monitor if they are correctly set up. TrueType fonts are like vector generated graphics so they scale very well to whatever DPI you're running. If your cleartype is on (Display properties -> Appearance -> Effects -> Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts -> ClearType), it tends to make the edges of fonts slightly softer to prevent aliasing (the staircase effect where you can see pixels). Another reason why your text could be blurry is that your refresh rate is set incorrectly. Most LCD monitors work at 60Hz.

    As for your space problem, i guess what you mean is the empty spaces at the side since your screen is a wide aspect ratio. That's actually normal since some webpages are designed to be loaded on normal aspect ration screens. Wide screens are generally not very good for reaching portrait orientation documents since a lot of space is wasted.



    Yeah it does i think. You can change the font size in your browser as well.
    Thanks alot for sharing with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silence Sky View Post
    Yes, I also noted it is an old article after Ah Zee and you mentioned it.
    However, I still find most part of it still valid.
    I just got a new Compaq 6510b few days ago.
    It has a 1280 by 800 pixel LCD. The text is so small, I have to strain my eyes when reading CS posts. The Window Icons are also very small.
    When I reset the resolution to 1024 by 768, things get bigger but it also became very blury.
    I try to change the text size also in the View Menu, it works on the Google Web pages but not on CS site, as well as, Asiaone website.

    Is there any thing I can do to increase the font size on my computer?
    Please share you experiences.
    Thank you.
    Don't change the resolution. The resolution got to be the native of the screen. Just increase the font size by changing the DPI setting in the Advanced->General tab of the display settings if you're using Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denosha View Post
    For doing work on a computer I'd take a 1400x1050 14" screen (like on my laptop) over a 1280x1024 19" screen anyday.
    ya...i have the same feel..i like to see many details in my 14" screen...the view is very comfortable...but maybe cause i more of a power user...requirement for LCD is high...

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