New PC monitor

AZJoe

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I bought a new Monitor for my HP desktop, is a 19" one, but the problem is the picture is elongated abit too much horizontally. It like stretches the picture a bit too much, I can go to the display settings, but whatever I do I can't really make it "normal", any help/suggestions?:confused:
 

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What resolution do you have it set at?

My new monitor that I got on Monday seemed a little blurry at 1600x1000, so I set it to 1680x1050 and it is now crisper and it fits the screen better.
 

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What resolution do you have it set at?

My new monitor that I got on Monday seemed a little blurry at 1600x1000, so I set it to 1680x1050 and it is now crisper and it fits the screen better.
I generally have to screw around with settings as well to get it to look good. Seems like different video card/monitor combinations look best at different settings.
 

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I downloaded a bunch of new drivers and it now seems better. Previously it helped very little to change the screen display resolution, the picture was just a tad stretched too long (horizontal). Thanks for your suggestions.:)
 

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I downloaded a bunch of new drivers and it now seems better. Previously it helped very little to change the screen display resolution, the picture was just a tad stretched too long (horizontal). Thanks for your suggestions.:)

You might have to tweak with it for a while. I mess with refresh rates occasionally as well.
 

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The main thing is to set to its native resolution which is supports. If you use anything but the native resolution it will generally look crappy.

I have several 19" HP monitors and many of them tilt and swivel. But the native resolution is 1080 x 1024 and it is crisp and clean. No stretching of graphics. You can read in the manual what the native resolution of any monitor is suppose to be. Once you do this simply by hitting auto button it will adjust itself accordingly.
 

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I somewhat like them, but are the touchscreen monitors any good? I don't like showing all the fingerprints. But I have been checking out the new HP - TouchSmart All-In-One Desktop with Intel Core 2 Duo Processor.

 
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Are the touchscreen monitors very good, I somewhat like them, but I don't like all the fingerprints showing. But I have been checking out the new HP - TouchSmart All-In-One Desktop with Intel Core 2 Duo Processor.


I can't imagine wanting my hands in the air all the time (or to have the screen that close). Plus, I wouldn't be able to drink a beer and surf the net at the same time so I would never get anything done.
 

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I somewhat like them, but are the touchscreen monitors any good? I don't like showing all the fingerprints. But I have been checking out the new HP - TouchSmart All-In-One Desktop with Intel Core 2 Duo Processor.
IMO they would get so smudgy and it would be very annoying.

I can't imagine wanting my hands in the air all the time (or to have the screen that close). Plus, I wouldn't be able to drink a beer and surf the net at the same time so I would never get anything done.
I agree.
 

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IMO they would get so smudgy and it would be very annoying.
You mean like the iPhone and iPod Touch? Anything you touch with your hand will get that way. But like anything else you just take a eye glass cleaning cloth and wipe it down one or two times a day.

This are very cool, but there are other aspects of it that I find annoying, but it has more to do with HP touch software than anything.
 

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You mean like the iPhone and iPod Touch? Anything you touch with your hand will get that way.
LOL. Since I get no service at my house, I don't use it as much. ;)

Also, I'm not sure what the monitor screen is made of.

To me, the iPhone & iPod Touch hid finger prints pretty good.
 

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I bought a new Monitor for my HP desktop, is a 19" one, but the problem is the picture is elongated abit too much horizontally. It like stretches the picture a bit too much, I can go to the display settings, but whatever I do I can't really make it "normal", any help/suggestions?:confused:
Go to display properties settings and drag the screen resolution as far to the right, (towards "More"), as possible. that is the default screen resolution.
 

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Yeah I guess I need to quit eating fried chicken and using it! hehehe
What for after licking your fingers, just finish licking your screen. :p I know that very gross!

Hell my Sprint Instinct Phone gets quite a bit of finger prints as well, but I just a eye glasses cloth to clean it.