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Any tips on setting up a TFT monitor ?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by HMHB, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. HMHB

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    I've just got a new 19" tft monitor and wondered if there's any tips on setting up the colout/contrast/brightness etc ? I've turned the brightness down quite a bit but still find it bright (there are a lot of web pages with a lot of white on them !).
    Also, is there a quick way of spotting any dead or stuck pixels ? The reason I ask is because I have a 48 hour no dead pixel guarantee and I want to see if there is any before that runs out :)
     
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    Set your windows desktop background colour to white - it should show up any dead pixels.

    John
     
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    you'll also need to set your background to black to check for any pixels which are stuck in the "on" position.
     
  5. D J Fryer

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    That Nokia test will do all that. It shows white/black/green/red and blue full screens so you can check for dead and stuck pixels really easily.
     
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    ok, sorry :oops: didn't read the thread properly!
     
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    No, my bad, wasn't saying that to have a pop at you. Just pointing it out so that the OP knows it will do it (to save any faffing around with changing the background multiple times and getting rid of desktop icons etc).
     
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    Thanks chaps.
    It kept giving an error when I tried to install it, but if you just click ignore it will carry on and install. I've just run the tests and can't see anything wrong with the screen - I assum it would be very obvious if there were stuck/dead pixels ?
    Incidentally, last night I was devastated to find a grey dot on the screen whatever I was displaying on it. I took several screenshots and luckily just before I emailed to complain, I noticed it was a speck of dust :blush:
     
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    I think dead and stuck pixels are pretty obvious although the higher the resolution of the screen the more difficult to see.
     

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