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Windows 7: Samsung Monitor purchase - question abt resolution

29 Oct 2014   #1
maryeleek

Windows 7 Pro sp1 64 bit
 
 
Samsung Monitor purchase - question abt resolution

I am considering the purchase of a new, larger Samsung Monitor, model Samsung S27A850D 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor. I cannot locate this monitor locally so cannot evaluate it prior to purchase. Before I commit, I'd like to ask advice on my understanding of the resolution and how it will relate to my use. I do a lot of online research and primarily require sharp text. The screen resolution on this model is: 2560 X 1440.

At this resolution, do I understand I may need to enlarge my text because it will be smaller than the same text on my older display? (please see description below) Will resizing the text affect the sharpness?

I currently have an older 24" Samsung SyncMaster 245BW - w/resolution of 1920 x 1200 which is still providing me excellent service. I just want a bit more screen area.

Anything else to consider?

Thanks for advice or explanations.

MEL


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29 Oct 2014   #2
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

When you install your monitor, it will find the correct resolution.

Your images will still be sharp.

I just purchased the LG 29" widescreen - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824005624 and the res is 2560 x 1080.

When you right click on your desktop and click Screen resolution you will see Recommended.

You can play with the resolution, but I think you will be very happy with what you have.



Good luck!


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30 Oct 2014   #3
maryeleek

Windows 7 Pro sp1 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for taking the time to help and for the quick directions for changing text size. I will try a different size text on my current model and check the difference in sharpness. This will be a quick way to examine the differences on my current monitor and give me an idea of what I'd see on new monitor regarding the sharpness with different size text settings.
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30 Oct 2014   #4
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

The one thing I forgot to mention is use the DVI connection- that's what I used on my last monitor to give it optimal performance.

Enjoy your new monitor!
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31 Oct 2014   #5
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
The one thing I forgot to mention is use the DVI connection- that's what I used on my last monitor to give it optimal performance.
I agree but note many new monitors no longer come with DVI connections because HDMI carries the exact same digital signal. So to cut costs, they dropped the big, video only DVI connectors.
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31 Oct 2014   #6
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Itaregid View Post
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The one thing I forgot to mention is use the DVI connection- that's what I used on my last monitor to give it optimal performance.
I agree but note many new monitors no longer come with DVI connections because HDMI carries the exact same digital signal. So to cut costs, they dropped the big, video only DVI connectors.
I also use HDMI, but the Op's new monitor does not support HDMI.

Only Display Port and DVI.
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31 Oct 2014   #7
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Good point. But we don't know what the card supports. The old monitor supported D-Sub (analog) and DVI. Hopefully MEL was already using DVI.
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31 Oct 2014   #8
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Regardless of what the card supports, wouldn't the monitor still need an HDMI port?
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01 Nov 2014   #9
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

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wouldn't the monitor still need an HDMI port?
No because digital input is supported by the Display port and the DVI.

The ONLY real reason someone needs HDMI on a computer setup is if they also want to send audio to speakers built into the monitor.

Remember, HDMI came out of the home theater industry. It was designed to replace all the video and 5.1 surround sound cables used to interconnect HT receivers with big screen TVs, Blu-ray/DVD players, cable and DVR boxes, game consoles and more. It was pushed (shoved?) onto the computer industry solely because computer monitor makers (who just happen to be the same folks who make big screen TVs) didn't want to deal with two different digital interfaces and connector types that handle the same digital video content.

But HDMI does not really fit right in computer setups. This is because most computer users have separate computer speakers and don't have, or don't use those tiny, tinny speakers built into some monitors.
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01 Nov 2014   #10
maryeleek

Windows 7 Pro sp1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Itaregid View Post
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wouldn't the monitor still need an HDMI port?
No because digital input is supported by the Display port and the DVI.

The ONLY real reason someone needs HDMI on a computer setup is if they also want to send audio to speakers built into the monitor.
Thank you for this clarification. Makes it very easy to understand the differences between the two connections. My current card does have the DVI connector, which I use with my current monitor. The new monitor also has DVI connector so will work with my existing video card. No built in speakers on either monitor.

MEL
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