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Postby OLDNY » Fri Apr 02, 2004 7:42 pm

OK I have this new Dell 19 inch flat screen monitor and I noticed that the lower left corner does not have as much color as the rest of the screen, especially green. So I did a little checking and saw that the pixel count was low on that part of the screen. Any ideas guys?

Another thing is that I have two choices to connect the monitor to the computer. One is a blue video cable and the other is a white DVI cable. The instruction say not to use both on the same computer. So which one should I be using and why? :confused

:btw: PC Magazine rated this the best flat screen 19 inch monitor which surprised the hell out of me. Also, I do not use a speaker bar because I have 5.1 surround sound with TDX certified speakers that rock. ^*^
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Postby OsirisX » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:19 pm

I have the exact same monitor at the school, it's very good. I would prefer the dvi thing's it's digital and may be more clear. It may also solve your prob.
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Postby plazmo » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:21 pm

:whistle ..connection shouldnt matter .. normally loss of colour such as what you mention is caused through the screen not having a magnetic shield ..

do you have any speakers close to the monitor .. anything with a magnet..close to it ... if so move them away from the screen

or failing that i would say its faulty ??
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Postby OLDNY » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:26 pm

Is the computer magnetic, because it is right next to the computer? I also have one of my 6 speakers on top of the panel. However, it is the center speaker so where do I put it? :confused
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Postby OsirisX » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:27 pm

You might want to just move them one by one to see if anyone of them makes a difference.
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Postby OsirisX » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:28 pm

plazmo wrote::whistle ..connection shouldnt matter .. normally loss of colour such as what you mention is caused through the screen not having a magnetic shield ..

do you have any speakers close to the monitor .. anything with a magnet..close to it ... if so move them away from the screen

or failing that i would say its faulty ??


Also connections does make a difference.


(1) Short for Digital Visual Interface, a digital interface standard created by the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG) to convert analog signals into digital signals to accommodate both analog and digital monitors. Data is transmitted using the transition minimized differential signaling (TMDS) protocol, providing a digital signal from the PC's graphics subsystem to the display. The standard specifies a single plug and connector that encompass both the new digital and legacy VGA interfaces, as well as a digital-only plug connector. DVI handles bandwidths in excess of 160 MHz and thus supports UXGA and HDTV with a single set of links. Higher resolutions can be supported with a dual set of links.

(2) Short for Digital Video Interactive, a now-defunct technology developed by General Electric that enables a computer to store and display moving video images like those on television. The most difficult aspect of displaying TV-like images on a computer is overcoming the fact that each frame requires an immense amount of storage. A single frame can require up to 2MB (megabytes) of storage. Televisions display 30 frames per second, which can quickly exhaust a computer's mass storage resources. It is also difficult to transfer so much data to a display screen at a rate of 30 frames per second.

DVI overcomes these problems by using specialized processors to compress and decompress the data. DVI is a hardware -only codec (compression/decompression) technology. A competing hardware codec, which has become much more popular, is MPEG. Intel has developed a software version of the DVI algorithms, which it markets under the name Indeo.
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Postby plazmo » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:37 pm

??? connection doesnt make the picture lose colour in one corner..

all the different connections do is give it a faster fresh rate and maybe a sharper look...

like i said its normally a magnet that causes the problem which are mainly speakers .. and has OLDNY stated
Is the computer magnetic, because it is right next to the computer? I also have one of my 6 speakers on top of the panel
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Postby OLDNY » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:39 pm

I guess that means go with the white DVI cable, thanks. I also moved the speaker and it made no difference. Then I remembered that they are shielded speakers so that isn't the problem. I'm switching to the DVI cable and see what happens. :shocked:
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Postby plazmo » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:49 pm

mmm thats a new one on me .... i apolagise unknowndarknessx :embarrassed: ..if you took offence to my comment on connections .. but thats how i allways seen it that all the other connection done was give a faster refresh rate and a sharper look..

but when ever ive had this problem or someone else ..its always been the speakers or and eletrical good near the monitor causing the problem ...

its seems stupid having 2 connect cables if you can only use the one for a decent picture ??
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Postby OLDNY » Fri Apr 02, 2004 10:05 pm

Now listen to this, I disconnected the blue wire and unplugged the monitor. I then installed the DVI wire and plugged in the monitor. All of a sudden the monitor goes into an analogy self test mode which lasted about 5 minutes. It then said that the digital was in safe mode. So I went to the Nvidia settings for color. I like a straight diagonal line but I turned on the digital vibrancy control, which was shut off and set it in the middle. Then I played with the colors and presto, everything is beautiful. ^*^ The diagonal line is no longer straight but I guess that makes no difference, or I hope it doesn't.
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