This new monitor, however, displays videos in a rather grainy and "pixelated" quality. I'm not sure why this is.
At first, I noticed that the monitor was listed as Generic PnP in the device manager. I went to the Acer website and downloaded the driver they have listed for this monitor and updated it. Nothing changed. NOTE: In playing around with setting, the device manager has since reverted this back to Generic PnP Monitor. Not sure why, and I am unable to get it to "change" back.
I changed the overscan settings in CCC to get rid of the inch-thick box around the screen. That didn't seem to be the issue.
Does anyone know what may be my problem here? Could it be my graphics card?
PS: Posted this in Flat Panel Display forum as well to see if the monitor guys could help out with this.
Actually, I was wondering if this could be an issue with Catalyst Control Center. I just updated it to 12.4 shortly after plugging in the new monitor. I didn't really get an opportunity to test the monitor before the update.
Try taking a picture and posting it. Also it might be your cable that is faulty. Also try the monitor settings; I can choose modes between Gaming and Normal in my monitor and it does make a visual difference.