View Full Version : My first LCD monitor

06-21-06, 06:04 PM

Finally bit the bullet and upgraded to a 19" LCD monitor. I've been a longtime 17" CRT user and am very glad I got this panel. It's an LG L1952T 19" monitor. It has a very high contrast ratio (1400:1) and very bright and clear picture. No dead pixels, though slight dimming at the top of the panel.

I have one question though... In the manual it says optimal refresh rate is 60hz @ 1280x1024 (its native rez). Though I have the option to set it at 75hz... Can I set it at 75hz?

Now I have to upgrade the rest of my system LOL. GRAW@1280x1024 is sluggish on my current system. Specs in sig.

06-22-06, 03:13 PM
You can set it, but it won't make a difference in the display quality. Perhaps Vsync framerates will change, but that's about it.

06-22-06, 03:18 PM
also remember that lcd's are best at thier native resolution. some of the newer ones might be better but mine is horrable at anything other than 1280x1024 and better at that than my crt. it might take some time for your eyes to adjust to the lcd, but after that going back to a crt will make your eyes want to bleed. Enjoy

06-22-06, 05:42 PM
Only disappointing part is that it has a DVI port, but comes with no cable..
If you pay $300 for a monitor you would expect a cable...

06-22-06, 05:50 PM
You can also check out the "digital flat planel settings" tab in the Nvidia control panel once you connect your LCD monitor via DVI. There you can select "centered output" setting, which disables monitor scaling. Just incase yours doesn´t scale too well.

I also added a few custom resolutions thru the Nvidia CP, like 1280x960, 1280x720 (both at 60hz), which are good alternatives for more demanding games. Sure they produce black bars, but its still better than going straight to 1024x768.

06-22-06, 08:40 PM
thanks for your advice agent kay, very helpful! :thumbsup: