<Silly> RE: Help with question about web page access

From: David V. Corbin <dvcorbin_at_optonline.net>
Date: Tue Aug 17 14:33:59 2004

2048x1536 (with is 4 1024x768 areas on the same glass) is what I use on some
of my 21"/22" monitors.

Even the lower cost ones do 1920x1440 without a problem...

Check these links for the specs....

My "standard development monitor:
g220fb/ [about $500]

Good Dual Monitor Controller Card...
http://www.ati.com/products/radeon9800/aiw9800pro/specs.html [About $300]

Or For 3-D work [single monitor only]
http://www.ati.com/products/radeonx800/specs.html [About $500]

1600x1200 [not 1280 which you may be confusing with 1280x1204] is what I run
on my 17" screens.

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>>> Subject: Re: <Silly> RE: Help with question about web page access
>>> >> (It's also why I loathe black-on-white for computer
>>> displays - I find
>>> >> it fine for reflective technologies, such as ink on
>>> paper, but horrid
>>> >> for self-luminant technologies, such as all computer
>>> displays I've
>>> >> seen.)
>>> > With respect to CRT (and all other self luminant
>>> displays) I find that
>>> > the contrast issue really depends on the pixel size. When I am
>>> > running 2048x1536 here. A black backround with white
>>> text is horrid
>>> > [assuming a 1-3 pixel stroke width for text] Black on
>>> white is great.
>>> I've never seen a CRT running 2048x1536. But I've seen
>>> 1600x1280, and based on that, I suspect that your problem
>>> is that you're pushing the monitor beyond what it can
>>> actually do - and under those circumstances, thin vertical
>>> strokes tend to get lost, which does damage W-on-B worse
>>> than it does B-on-W.
>>> I had a monochrome monitor (= no shadow mask, and therefore
>>> dot pitch limited only by intensity control electronics
>>> bandwidth) that was great at 1600x1280, but unfortunately
>>> it dimmed into unusability. I've yet to see a colour
>>> screen that was any good at that sort of resolution - I'm
>>> told they exist but are expensive. (I'd be willing to
>>> believe that a good 2048x1536 screen could exist, but I'd
>>> expect it to be _very_
>>> expen$ive....)
>>> A single-pixel vertical line and a single-pixel horizontal
>>> line should appear about equal brightness, white-on-black.
>>> If one appears visibly dimmer than the other, then
>>> something is being pushed beyond what it can really do, and
>>> you will have legibility problems - but the real problem is
>>> pushing the hardware; using white-on-black just makes it
>>> somewhat more visible.
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