SANAP 17:02 17 Oct 05

Aldi are going to have medion 19" tft for €299.99 about £205stg, on Thursday and I am thinking of taking the plunge but concerned about resolutions. The native resolution is 1280 x 1024 but will this make the onscreen image very small. I read a lot of newspapers from the net and by using opera can increase font size. But can I change the native resolution on a TFT without any drawbacks? I currently use 1024 x 768 with my crt. Somethimg is telling me that it is best to leave TFT's at their native resolution.



  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:06 17 Oct 05

You will be able to set it anywhere between 800 to 1220 just put it where it suits you best

  woodchip 17:11 17 Oct 05

At 1280 x 1024 it will be about the same as you are using on a Crt at 1024 x 768. As a TFT is a bigger diagonal size than a Crt though they may be sold as the same size

  SANAP 17:20 17 Oct 05

thanks both for replies. I found that item about native resolution and here it is

click here

thanks woodchip for that explantion as well. I am looking at some reviews now.


  Rigga 17:41 17 Oct 05

There's a 19" monitor at ARIA > click here < (about half way down, not the DELL one) for 164.44 inc VAT. with ten ounds delivery.

And if you're worried about deal pixels, for an extra 20 pounds they will guarantee no dead pxels!!


  Rigga 17:41 17 Oct 05

oops for "deal pixels" please read "dead pixels".

R. :)

  DieSse 17:59 17 Oct 05

You can't change the *native* resolution - that's the resolution it's manufactured to - ie there are 1280x1024 pixels in the actual panel. That's why TFTs work best when the manufactured pixels are the same as the resolution.

Some work better than others at non-native resolutions, I've seen good and very poor.

I recently bought a Benq FP937s 19" unit (€287 inc in Spain) - with DVI and VGA outputs and cables for both.

It works excellently at 1280x1024 and the text is not so small, as the monitor is so large. Very good indeed.

  woodchip 22:15 17 Oct 05

And if you change it, all you will do is crop the screen so you lose part of the screen

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