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Wide Screen monitor on Windows XP Pro

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Anonymous
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June 17, 2005 9:37:37 PM

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I have Windows XP Pro installed on my PC at home, and I am considering the
purchase of a wide screen PC monitor, in particular this model:

http://www.acer.co.uk/acereuro/page4.do?dau22.oid=9902&...

My question is, will XP automatically configure the display format for the
non-standard resolution (1600 x 1050) or is this down to any drivers which
may be supplied with the monitor? Does WXP recognise this display
resultion?

Mike.

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Anonymous
a b C Monitor
June 17, 2005 9:37:38 PM

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Display resolution is determined by the capabilities of the display
adapter and it's driver. Convinient settings will be determined by the
monitor .inf file. If both of those are correctly installed then you may
pick any supported resolution you wish. XP won't care.

..:mike:. wrote:

> I have Windows XP Pro installed on my PC at home, and I am considering the
> purchase of a wide screen PC monitor, in particular this model:
>
> http://www.acer.co.uk/acereuro/page4.do?dau22.oid=9902&...
>
> My question is, will XP automatically configure the display format for the
> non-standard resolution (1600 x 1050) or is this down to any drivers which
> may be supplied with the monitor? Does WXP recognise this display
> resultion?
>
> Mike.
>
>
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
June 17, 2005 9:37:38 PM

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I would imagine that it is supplied with an installation CD which will then
tell XP that 1600 x 1050 is an available resolution..


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it all to themselves." - Lane Kirkland


".:mike:." <account.management@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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>I have Windows XP Pro installed on my PC at home, and I am considering the
> purchase of a wide screen PC monitor, in particular this model:
>
> http://www.acer.co.uk/acereuro/page4.do?dau22.oid=9902&...
>
> My question is, will XP automatically configure the display format for the
> non-standard resolution (1600 x 1050) or is this down to any drivers which
> may be supplied with the monitor? Does WXP recognise this display
> resultion?
>
> Mike.
>
>
June 20, 2005 6:04:01 PM

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I purchased a Dell 20" FP and by mistake got a wide aspect screen instead of
a normal (4:3)res (1600x1200). I decided to keep the wide screen and give it
to someone else at my company. I had to upgrade the computer (win2000) to a
new video card with drivers that supported the 16:9 resolution. Dell's site
stated this for the wide screen monitor - only supported on certain computers
that had the particular video cards/integrated hardware with drivers to
support it.

Paul.

".:mike:." wrote:

> I have Windows XP Pro installed on my PC at home, and I am considering the
> purchase of a wide screen PC monitor, in particular this model:
>
> http://www.acer.co.uk/acereuro/page4.do?dau22.oid=9902&...
>
> My question is, will XP automatically configure the display format for the
> non-standard resolution (1600 x 1050) or is this down to any drivers which
> may be supplied with the monitor? Does WXP recognise this display
> resultion?
>
> Mike.
>
>
>
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