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 Post subject: New Monitor Problems
 Post Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:55 am 
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So I just bought a ViewSonic VA2246M 22 inch LED monitor and it's been less than perfect. The 2 big problems are resolution and text blur.

On certain resolutions (most notably 1080p), there is a 1 inch black gap on the far right side of the monitor. I can see the whole desktop but it just stops short of the border. Depending on the refresh rate, I can also see a red line on the far right side as well. Other resolutions like 1680x1050 or 720p fill the entire screen just fine. I thought 1080p was fine until I mucked with the monitor settings but I'm not sure about that. 1600x900 looks completely messed up too. It's as if the image is zoomed in and parts of the screen are hanging off the left and right edges.

The other problem is text blur and this site is an excellent example, with white text against a black background. I see faint "e"s from BBCode, "s"s from smilies, etc.

The monitor is currently connected via VGA, to a VGA extension, to a VGA->DVI converter, then into the ATI HD 4850. I'll try the other video card and I'm getting a DVI connection tomorrow. When I called Viewsonic, they pretty much just told me to send it back.

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 Post subject: Re: New Monitor Problems
 Post Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:38 pm 
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Viewsonic's advice is solid--from what you describe, it's totally messed up and needs to be replaced. None of those things should be happening on a properly working monitor.

I've had pretty good experience with Viewsonic monitors (have owned several over the years). The replacement should do the trick!

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 Post subject: Re: New Monitor Problems
 Post Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:28 pm 
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Well, I just tried the DVI only cable. 1080p no longer has a black gap or red line, 1600x900 displays fine with the whole desktop in view and text is no longer blurry. The only problem left is the Up arrow on the monitor is picky but I can live with that since it only needs to get adjusted once.

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