HD Monitors?

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HD Monitors?

Postby gael33 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:18 am

I have an eye condition that prevents me from staying on my computer any longer than a hour without taking a break. This is a real pain in the proverbial because I am a published writer and want to continue writing and experiencing the pleasure that writing gives me. My present Monitor is a BenQ G2222HDL 21.5-inch Widescreen LED Back-Light Monitor (Full-HD, DVI-D, Glossy Black, 5ms. Comparing my Computer Monitor picture with my Kindle Fire HD I can see that there is a massive difference in picture quality, Why? Could it be that for my Computer to show HD quality pictures, I also need a HD compatible Graphic's Card?
One thing I am sure of, is that I am not getting HD quality pictures though my Computer Monitor. I believe that HD quality pictures would extend my Computer time, and by definition, my writing time.

Any ideas and suggestions will be appreciated.


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Re: HD Monitors?

Postby asobczak » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:49 am


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while connected to each monitor and see what are the differences.
In my case it looks like here
$ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI1 connected 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 16mm x 9mm
1280x720 60.0
1024x768 75.1 70.1 60.0
832x624 74.6
800x600 72.2 75.0 60.3 56.2
720x480 59.9
640x480 72.8 75.0 66.7 60.0
1920x1080R 59.9*
DP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

The you may try different modes and see if the reason is mode or just phisical characteristic of the monitor, which might be tha case. Monitors can be very much different in quality.
Sys 1: Intel® Sandybridge Desktop 64b Intel® Core™ i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz×4 MEM 3,8GiB
Kernel: 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64bit Cinnamon 2.8.6 Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa

Sys 2: ASUSTeK 1225B
Kernel: 3.13.0-37-generic x86_64bit Cinnamon 2.8.6 Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa

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