[NTB] Re: NTP Screen Font Support Degraded?
- Hi sisterscape,
I'm glad to hear that worked for you too, I can't think of a better
way, the reviews tend to be too wordy, too confusing, and it depends
what they are reviewing it for, (Video, graphics, games, etc), and
the same model can be made by different manufactures, like it turned
out my Dell monitor was being made by 3 different manufacturers
Samsung being the best of the 3. Funny thing is that I went to a Dell
kiosk in a local mall and they had their "MY Computer" locked down so
I couldn't test the monitors with my USB stick files, and when they
said they wouldn't unlock it when I told them what I was doing, and I
simply walked away and tested it at every other shop.
I found a handy monitor text utility at
http://www.dustylens.com/monitor_tests.htm and I found most of it
very useful along with my test files.
I still find the Fixed width fonts an eye sore, but this monitor at
least makes them tolerably passable. I really wish that NTP's use of
Fixed width fonts for the screen was a preference for those who had
to work with them.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, sisterscape <sisterscape@...> wrote:
> When I bought my Samsung SyncMaster 172N a few years ago, I did
> as you did. I put various files and web designs onto a floppy and
> tested them on monitor after monitor in store after store to make
> I got one that would render colors etc. correctly. It was well
> the effort.
> Glad to hear you worked it out on your end too.
> --- xtx222003 <xtx222003@...> wrote:
> > Hi Alec,
> > Sorry for the delay, I had to find a monitor before responding. I
> > bought the Dell UltraSharp 1907FP
> > http://reviews.cnet.com/Dell_UltraSharp_1907FP/4505-3174_7-
> > 2.html?tag=nav not off this review, but from having seen the 20"
> > version at my wife's work place. We went with the 19" because it
> > half the price, and they were supposed to be the same other than
> > size. It didn't work out that way. As previously stated the
> > looked great, but the fonts looked jaggy. Dell sent two
> > and they didn't work out either, they really did try to make it
> > I found that under the hood it was a Samsung.
> > We decided that the best way to go about finding a good monitor
> > to look for ourselves in person, and see how monitors rendered
> > and text rather than relying on reviews. I loaded a USB stick
> > images, txt and rtf files, and went shopping. I was disheartened
> > see that most flat screen monitors I looked at render fonts very
> > poorly and images well or the other way around, but not both. We
> > bought when we had a reasonable idea that it would perform both
> > and that we could return them, and there was no restocking fee.
> > To make an unnecessarily long story short, we bought some, and
> > return them all. In the mean time my wife became dissatisfied
> > her 20" Dell at work. Finally we found the Samsung Syncmaster
> > that displayed fonts better than any CRT we've seen, and rendered
> > images with amazingly bright colors and sharp details. While we
> > prepared to pay a lot more because this is where spend most of
> > time, more than sleeping, more than watching TV, I mean this is
> > life and livelihood, and it doesn't hurt that we can always write
> > them off next years taxes, we got a good deal, only $80 more than
> > Dell Samsung that was giving me headaches.
> > Best,
> > Corl
> > --- In email@example.com, "Alec Burgess\(g\)" <buralex@>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Corl:
> > > Good for us (Notetab community), bad for you (if money spent
> > monitor is
> > > "wasted") :-( Have you googled or google-grouped to see if
> > have
> > > reported similar problems with same manufacturer/model monitor?
> > >
> > > Could you share those manufacturer/model details with us? Based
> > your
> > > satisfaction with its display of photos it sounds like its
> > fairly
> > > high-end and perhaps there is an options setting to try that
> > as
> > > obvious ...
> > >
> > > Note: I'm sending this to NTB-off-topic and copying you, just
> > case you're
> > > not yet subscribed: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ntb-offtopic/
> > >
> > > Regards ... Alec
> > > --
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "xtx222003" <xtx222003@>
> > > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 11:37 PM
> > > Subject: [NTB] Re: NTP Screen Font Support Degraded?
> > >
> > >
> > > > Hi Lotta,
> > > >
> > > > Yep, that was the first thing I tried. Control Panel >
> > > > Appearance > Effects > Font Smoothing. That's the effect that
> > made me
> > > > think I was loosing my ability to focus my eyes ;-)
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Corl
> > >
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