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720p resolution on 1080p monitor looks bad

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November 28, 2013 2:31:51 PM

Hello guys, I'm trying to run games in 720p on my 1080p monitor, but when I change its resolution to 720p the colors become very saturated with high contrast. Every higher resolution until 1080p works perfect. It is funny because if I take a screenshot the colors look normal, that's why I took photos of my monitor.






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November 28, 2013 2:35:58 PM

That will happen on any 1080p monitor. There are less pixels being stretched to fit, as such the picture is blurry and pixelated.
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November 28, 2013 2:37:00 PM

It may have more to do with your particular monitor. Have you tried a different input on you monitor. It would require a different cable too, but if you are using DVI, try HDMI, or Visa Versa.
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November 28, 2013 2:37:57 PM

yes. the monitor will always look best in its native resolution

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November 28, 2013 2:53:27 PM

avjguy2362 said:
It may have more to do with your particular monitor. Have you tried a different input on you monitor. It would require a different cable too, but if you are using DVI, try HDMI, or Visa Versa.


But why does other resolutions slightly higher (and with different proportions) work perfectly?
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November 28, 2013 2:57:54 PM

overclock your monitor in nvidia control panel, and it will display in 1080p on any dislpay as long as your gpu supports it.
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November 30, 2013 10:31:38 AM

William Barcelos said:
avjguy2362 said:
It may have more to do with your particular monitor. Have you tried a different input on you monitor. It would require a different cable too, but if you are using DVI, try HDMI, or Visa Versa.


But why does other resolutions slightly higher (and with different proportions) work perfectly?


They don't. They just look less blurry. The lower the resolution you go, the more it works to downscale, and the worse it looks. This is a downside of CRT's. They have fixed pixels, and therefor don't look as good at anything but their native resolution. Also, part of the quality is related to the chip in your monitor dealing with the downscaling. You could see if using Nvidia's scaler in the control panel is any better, but it won't be good any way you look at it.
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