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August 17, 2004 7:10:43 AM

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My buddy ordered a Dell 4700 PC w/ 19" Ultrsharp monitor. Last night we
were watching a dvd on the PC the
movie didnot appear to be very sharp. Nowhere on the 19" flat panel lcd is
it marked Ultrasharp. I've installed/setup
>20 17" and 18" Dell LCD monitors. I ordered all of them as ultrasharp
monitors ans all of them are marked ultrasharp
on the monitor bezel.

Do you think my buddy was shipped a regular (not ultrasharp) 19" lcd
monitor?

Mike
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
August 17, 2004 7:10:44 AM

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I'm sitting in front of dual UltraSharp (TM) monitors, 17" and 19" and
neither are marked "UltraSharp". I think Dell did that for a year or so.
If your monitor is a 1901FP then it is "UltraSharp". Keep in mind that
"UltraSharp" is a trademark and doesn't necessarily have any meaning. To
get maximum sharpness you will need to run it at 1280x1024 resolution
using the DVI interface. If you are running the movie full screen then
it would be dithering and won't be at full sharpness. Also action will
cause bluring. Best way to observe sharpness is with very sharp images
such as text.

Mike wrote:
> My buddy ordered a Dell 4700 PC w/ 19" Ultrsharp monitor. Last night we
> were watching a dvd on the PC the
> movie didnot appear to be very sharp. Nowhere on the 19" flat panel lcd is
> it marked Ultrasharp. I've installed/setup
August 17, 2004 10:59:05 AM

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Besides the Media Source, you have to look at the graphics card.

"Tom Almy" <tomalmy@aracnet.com> wrote in message
news:cfru7s02rrr@enews1.newsguy.com...
> I'm sitting in front of dual UltraSharp (TM) monitors, 17" and 19" and
> neither are marked "UltraSharp". I think Dell did that for a year or so.
> If your monitor is a 1901FP then it is "UltraSharp". Keep in mind that
> "UltraSharp" is a trademark and doesn't necessarily have any meaning. To
> get maximum sharpness you will need to run it at 1280x1024 resolution
> using the DVI interface. If you are running the movie full screen then it
> would be dithering and won't be at full sharpness. Also action will cause
> bluring. Best way to observe sharpness is with very sharp images such as
> text.
>
> Mike wrote:
>> My buddy ordered a Dell 4700 PC w/ 19" Ultrsharp monitor. Last night we
>> were watching a dvd on the PC the
>> movie didnot appear to be very sharp. Nowhere on the 19" flat panel lcd
>> is
>> it marked Ultrasharp. I've installed/setup
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August 18, 2004 5:31:58 AM

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Looked on the back of the monitor but didn't see 1901fp anywhere.
Upped the resolution to 1208 X . . . and it's sharper, however
the user ststed the fonts are too small so I backed up some.

Using onboard Intel video w/ analog output.
Is there anyway to run it at optimal resolution and increase font size.
Don't know how to do this in XP.

Mike
"Tom Almy" <tomalmy@aracnet.com> wrote in message
news:cfru7s02rrr@enews1.newsguy.com...
> I'm sitting in front of dual UltraSharp (TM) monitors, 17" and 19" and
> neither are marked "UltraSharp". I think Dell did that for a year or so.
> If your monitor is a 1901FP then it is "UltraSharp". Keep in mind that
> "UltraSharp" is a trademark and doesn't necessarily have any meaning. To
> get maximum sharpness you will need to run it at 1280x1024 resolution
> using the DVI interface. If you are running the movie full screen then
> it would be dithering and won't be at full sharpness. Also action will
> cause bluring. Best way to observe sharpness is with very sharp images
> such as text.
>
> Mike wrote:
> > My buddy ordered a Dell 4700 PC w/ 19" Ultrsharp monitor. Last night we
> > were watching a dvd on the PC the
> > movie didnot appear to be very sharp. Nowhere on the 19" flat panel lcd
is
> > it marked Ultrasharp. I've installed/setup
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
August 18, 2004 5:31:59 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

That is your problem. The ONLY resolution that will be crisp is 1280x1024 --
the native resolution. This bites many people who think LCD panels are cool.

Go into Display Settings. Click on the Settings tab. Click the advanced
button. Try various DPI settings.

Tom
"Mike" <wxyz09@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:ikyUc.13969$Kf4.7928@nwrddc02.gnilink.net...
> Looked on the back of the monitor but didn't see 1901fp anywhere.
> Upped the resolution to 1208 X . . . and it's sharper, however
> the user ststed the fonts are too small so I backed up some.
>
> Using onboard Intel video w/ analog output.
> Is there anyway to run it at optimal resolution and increase font size.
> Don't know how to do this in XP.
>
> Mike
> "Tom Almy" <tomalmy@aracnet.com> wrote in message
> news:cfru7s02rrr@enews1.newsguy.com...
>> I'm sitting in front of dual UltraSharp (TM) monitors, 17" and 19" and
>> neither are marked "UltraSharp". I think Dell did that for a year or so.
>> If your monitor is a 1901FP then it is "UltraSharp". Keep in mind that
>> "UltraSharp" is a trademark and doesn't necessarily have any meaning. To
>> get maximum sharpness you will need to run it at 1280x1024 resolution
>> using the DVI interface. If you are running the movie full screen then
>> it would be dithering and won't be at full sharpness. Also action will
>> cause bluring. Best way to observe sharpness is with very sharp images
>> such as text.
>>
>> Mike wrote:
>> > My buddy ordered a Dell 4700 PC w/ 19" Ultrsharp monitor. Last night
>> > we
>> > were watching a dvd on the PC the
>> > movie didnot appear to be very sharp. Nowhere on the 19" flat panel lcd
> is
>> > it marked Ultrasharp. I've installed/setup
>
>
August 18, 2004 3:17:19 PM

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Been there done that.

Mke

"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
news:MoGdnYuRO_2BKL_cRVn-tw@comcast.com...
> That is your problem. The ONLY resolution that will be crisp is
1280x1024 --
> the native resolution. This bites many people who think LCD panels are
cool.
>
> Go into Display Settings. Click on the Settings tab. Click the advanced
> button. Try various DPI settings.
>
> Tom
> "Mike" <wxyz09@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:ikyUc.13969$Kf4.7928@nwrddc02.gnilink.net...
> > Looked on the back of the monitor but didn't see 1901fp anywhere.
> > Upped the resolution to 1208 X . . . and it's sharper, however
> > the user ststed the fonts are too small so I backed up some.
> >
> > Using onboard Intel video w/ analog output.
> > Is there anyway to run it at optimal resolution and increase font size.
> > Don't know how to do this in XP.
> >
> > Mike
> > "Tom Almy" <tomalmy@aracnet.com> wrote in message
> > news:cfru7s02rrr@enews1.newsguy.com...
> >> I'm sitting in front of dual UltraSharp (TM) monitors, 17" and 19" and
> >> neither are marked "UltraSharp". I think Dell did that for a year or
so.
> >> If your monitor is a 1901FP then it is "UltraSharp". Keep in mind that
> >> "UltraSharp" is a trademark and doesn't necessarily have any meaning.
To
> >> get maximum sharpness you will need to run it at 1280x1024 resolution
> >> using the DVI interface. If you are running the movie full screen then
> >> it would be dithering and won't be at full sharpness. Also action will
> >> cause bluring. Best way to observe sharpness is with very sharp images
> >> such as text.
> >>
> >> Mike wrote:
> >> > My buddy ordered a Dell 4700 PC w/ 19" Ultrsharp monitor. Last night
> >> > we
> >> > were watching a dvd on the PC the
> >> > movie didnot appear to be very sharp. Nowhere on the 19" flat panel
lcd
> > is
> >> > it marked Ultrasharp. I've installed/setup
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
August 18, 2004 3:17:20 PM

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Then it worked, right? What size did you try?

Tom
"Mike" <wxyz09@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:3VGUc.32713$SC1.24851@nwrddc03.gnilink.net...
> Been there done that.
>
> Mke
>
> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
> news:MoGdnYuRO_2BKL_cRVn-tw@comcast.com...
>> That is your problem. The ONLY resolution that will be crisp is
> 1280x1024 --
>> the native resolution. This bites many people who think LCD panels are
> cool.
>>
>> Go into Display Settings. Click on the Settings tab. Click the advanced
>> button. Try various DPI settings.
>>
>> Tom
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
August 18, 2004 3:45:12 PM

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Did you enable "Clear Type"?

"Mike" <wxyz09@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:3VGUc.32713$SC1.24851@nwrddc03.gnilink.net...
> Been there done that.
>
> Mke
>
> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
> news:MoGdnYuRO_2BKL_cRVn-tw@comcast.com...
>> That is your problem. The ONLY resolution that will be crisp is
> 1280x1024 --
>> the native resolution. This bites many people who think LCD panels are
> cool.
>>
>> Go into Display Settings. Click on the Settings tab. Click the advanced
>> button. Try various DPI settings.
>>
>> Tom
>> "Mike" <wxyz09@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:ikyUc.13969$Kf4.7928@nwrddc02.gnilink.net...
>> > Looked on the back of the monitor but didn't see 1901fp anywhere.
>> > Upped the resolution to 1208 X . . . and it's sharper, however
>> > the user ststed the fonts are too small so I backed up some.
>> >
>> > Using onboard Intel video w/ analog output.
>> > Is there anyway to run it at optimal resolution and increase font size.
>> > Don't know how to do this in XP.
>> >
>> > Mike
>> > "Tom Almy" <tomalmy@aracnet.com> wrote in message
>> > news:cfru7s02rrr@enews1.newsguy.com...
>> >> I'm sitting in front of dual UltraSharp (TM) monitors, 17" and 19" and
>> >> neither are marked "UltraSharp". I think Dell did that for a year or
> so.
>> >> If your monitor is a 1901FP then it is "UltraSharp". Keep in mind that
>> >> "UltraSharp" is a trademark and doesn't necessarily have any meaning.
> To
>> >> get maximum sharpness you will need to run it at 1280x1024 resolution
>> >> using the DVI interface. If you are running the movie full screen then
>> >> it would be dithering and won't be at full sharpness. Also action will
>> >> cause bluring. Best way to observe sharpness is with very sharp images
>> >> such as text.
>> >>
>> >> Mike wrote:
>> >> > My buddy ordered a Dell 4700 PC w/ 19" Ultrsharp monitor. Last
>> >> > night
>> >> > we
>> >> > were watching a dvd on the PC the
>> >> > movie didnot appear to be very sharp. Nowhere on the 19" flat panel
> lcd
>> > is
>> >> > it marked Ultrasharp. I've installed/setup
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
August 19, 2004 5:29:06 AM

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Right now, it's set on the resolution right below 1280x
also installed XlearType fonts, which helps.

Mike

"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
news:8IqdnZckN74w3b7cRVn-iQ@comcast.com...
> Then it worked, right? What size did you try?
>
> Tom
> "Mike" <wxyz09@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:3VGUc.32713$SC1.24851@nwrddc03.gnilink.net...
> > Been there done that.
> >
> > Mke
> >
> > "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
> > news:MoGdnYuRO_2BKL_cRVn-tw@comcast.com...
> >> That is your problem. The ONLY resolution that will be crisp is
> > 1280x1024 --
> >> the native resolution. This bites many people who think LCD panels are
> > cool.
> >>
> >> Go into Display Settings. Click on the Settings tab. Click the
advanced
> >> button. Try various DPI settings.
> >>
> >> Tom
>
>
August 19, 2004 3:05:14 PM

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Where should I look for "1901FP" on the monitor? Front bezel?
Rear of monitor?

MIke
'
"Molly" <ctalia4000@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:wdidnYVmjqBiebzcRVn-uQ@comcast.com...
> Besides the Media Source, you have to look at the graphics card.
>
> "Tom Almy" <tomalmy@aracnet.com> wrote in message
> news:cfru7s02rrr@enews1.newsguy.com...
> > I'm sitting in front of dual UltraSharp (TM) monitors, 17" and 19" and
> > neither are marked "UltraSharp". I think Dell did that for a year or so.
> > If your monitor is a 1901FP then it is "UltraSharp". Keep in mind that
> > "UltraSharp" is a trademark and doesn't necessarily have any meaning. To
> > get maximum sharpness you will need to run it at 1280x1024 resolution
> > using the DVI interface. If you are running the movie full screen then
it
> > would be dithering and won't be at full sharpness. Also action will
cause
> > bluring. Best way to observe sharpness is with very sharp images such as
> > text.
> >
> > Mike wrote:
> >> My buddy ordered a Dell 4700 PC w/ 19" Ultrsharp monitor. Last night
we
> >> were watching a dvd on the PC the
> >> movie didnot appear to be very sharp. Nowhere on the 19" flat panel lcd
> >> is
> >> it marked Ultrasharp. I've installed/setup
>
>
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
August 20, 2004 12:46:12 AM

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Mike wrote:
> Where should I look for "1901FP" on the monitor? Front bezel?
> Rear of monitor?
>
All of my Dell monitors have the model name *in small print* on the
large black label on the back of the monitor.

> Right now, it's set on the resolution right below 1280x

That's why it isn't sharp. You must set it at 1280x1024. If text is too
small, adjust its size from Display Properties, Settings pane, click
on "Advanced".
!