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flat screen monitors and computer nerd question.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by ElectricitySucks, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. ElectricitySucks

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    flat screen monitors and computer nerd question.

    Discussion started by ElectricitySucks - Jul 21, 2004

    ok so i have this 5 year old computer and the screen displays everything darker then on newer computer screens. so im thinking about just getting a flatscreen monitor so i dont have to go into photoshop to keep lightening pics or stuff i cant see. would investing in a new monitor be the trick, or is it acutally the computers fault?

    all help/suggestions very much appreciated, you will win a box of matches.
     
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  2. Dick Quickwood

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    Dick Quickwood - Replied Jul 21, 2004

    my monitor is trash also, it makes blue look flourescent, and yellow and red are the same yellowish red color. if there is a driver or something that can fix these types of problems, i would like to have it.
     
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    i would like some answers on this one too. i got a flat screen without thinking about it at all, and am slowly regretting it. it might be because the screen refresh rate on my resolution tops out at 60, which kinda sucks. anytime i view dvds or play any sort of 3D esque games i get these wierd line things streaking across portions of the screen and my head starts hurting. it turns out (i think i dont know...) that because the framerate is higher then the refresh rate i get irregularities and i cant seem to fix this. its all complicated sience ... maybe someone could explain wtf is up with flatscreens to me?

    other then that though, photoshop works perfectly and i have never had any problems with colors. maybe getting a newer graphics card in your computer would help...maybe?
     
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    Abracadabra - Replied Jul 21, 2004

    so....you never thought to fiddle with the contrast settings on the monitor?
     
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    ElectricitySucks - Replied Jul 21, 2004

    Re: Re: flat screen monitors and computer nerd question.

    no i did that, got everything (RGB) as high as possible and still, every picture/video i see on this comp. turns out really dark.
     
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    Dick Quickwood - Replied Jul 21, 2004

    in the device manager, i noticed an ability to select different color profiles for my monitor. what is a color profile?
     
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    Nekro - Replied Jul 21, 2004

    Did you mess with the contrast and brightness? There's also probably some video card tweaking you can do about the framerate problem.
     
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    Teh0wnz - Replied Jul 21, 2004

    it's most likely the monitor, you can probably download a utility somewhere that'll allow you to adjust your overall gamma. Just get a cheap CRT display.
     
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    ElectricitySucks - Replied Jul 21, 2004



    your speaking chinese to me. sorry.
     
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    fermentor666 - Replied Jul 21, 2004

    Your video card could be shitting the bed, also.
     
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    effyoo - Replied Jul 22, 2004

    got photoshop?

    Start> Settings > Control Panel > Adobe Gamma Control

    The Adobe Gamma Control Panel is used to eliminate color casts in a monitor's display. This allows for accurate on-screen previews of an image as it will appear on a variety of other devices. When you install Photoshop 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0, the installer places a shortcut to Adobe Gamma Loader.exe in the Start MenuProgramsStartUp folder. This causes Adobe Gamma Loader.exe to load the settings in the Adobe Gamma Control Panel when Windows starts. Those settings are then applied system-wide


    if not try this:
    http://www.download.com/DarkAdapted/3000-2...tml?tag=lst-0-1
     
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    Kr430n5_666 - Replied Jul 22, 2004

    there is no air.
     
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    ElectricitySucks - Replied Jul 22, 2004


    worked. i turned everything up all the way, now everything is white as fucking heaven.
    it just doesnt work so much for videos, but im assuming that has more to do with the video card which im not all that crazy about right now. thanks alot though.
     
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