Windows XP and LCD monitors

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oil painter

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Hi guys
Does anyone know how to make a LCD monitor work with windows XP or which is the best LCD to get. My old CRT monitor went and I had to get a new one. I tried a LG wide screen but it was a disaster. On the recomended resolution everything was so small and not a nice picture. Lowering the resolution made things distorted. I took it back and got a Xplio square screen, but it is not sharp and the writing is sort of squiggly and very hard on the eyes. Granted I lowered the resolution on it too, my eyes aren't what they used to be. I am taking this one back too. They had one more square monitor there a Samsung and I'm thinking of getting it. I would really like my computer back the way it was but nobody carries CRT monitors ant more. Will someone answer soon. I only have a few days to return this one.
 

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LCD monitors like to run at their native resolution, but if icons and text are so small you cannot see them, sometimes you can use a lower resolution. But the width to height ratio needs to be the same or the picture will be stretched and blurry.

My Samsung 204B native resolution is 1600 X 1200. That is hard on my eyes so I use 1280 X 960. Both are 1.333:1 width to height ratio so the picture is not stretched, and text is not blurred. All monitors are different so you need to go to a store and view their selection of monitors set to whatever resolution you prefer (and make sure your PC supports that resolution)..
 
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Part of the fun of using an LCD is getting the resolution set. Usually there is on of the buttons on the monitor that sets up automatically just by pressing the button and for the most part it works great,

Try setting the screen resolution to 1280x768 that should suffice for a wide screen it does for me and I have a vision problem also.
 
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I agree with Frank4d that LCD screens should be run at their native resolution to produce the clearest picture.
If you, for instance, right-click on the desktop and choose from the available settings, or go to View in Internet Explorer you should be able to alter the display at that resolution to your requirements.
 
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