17" LCD Issue?
I recently configured a mid-end gaming box for a friend of mine. When I went to setup his rig, the monitor I purchased was fine and then after a few minutes it began to jitter like crazy. I never experienced this with an LCD before to the degree this was occurring. The only two things I can think of is
A.) It was damaged in shipping
B.) There is too much interference on the outlet or dirty power is causing the jitter.
It's either that or the monitor isn't very good. I never heard of the particular brand, TRT, but he wanted an LCD and in his price range it was the only affordable one ($300). I guess you get what you pay for but the specs weren't too bad.
Panel Type: TFT Active Matrix LCD
Native Resolution: SXGA (1280 x 1024)
Pixel Pitch: 0.264 mm
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 400 : 1
Response Time: 25 ms
View Angle: 130° / 120° (Horizontal / Vertical)
Input Connectors: 15-pin D-sub
Features: Built-in 2 x 1W speakers
Dimensions: 405 x 410 x 195 mm (HxWxD)
Manufactory Warranty: 3 Years
What do you guys think? It seemed to work fine at my place, and when we got it to his and hooked it up there, it's anyone's guess.
I'm gunna go and buy him a quality surge tomorrow and see if that fixes the issue, also his TV is within 5 feet (around 1.6 meters to our metric system folk.) so maybe that could be causing interference also. I'm open to any suggestions to avoid RMA'ing unless that's the only option.
What do you guys think?
Is it connected to D-Sub or DVI?
If DVI then there is something very wrong with the screen.
If its D-Sub then you might want to try a different graphics card.
What video card did you use for his computer?
You have probably hit the nail on the head though when you said "you get what you pay for'".
Especially with screens it ALWAYS pays to get a very good one. It kind of slips people's minds that the screen is the biggest and most imporatnt interface between you and your computer. You want it to be good!
15-Pin D-Sub on a Powercolor Radeon 9600 Pro. But it did work fairly well at my place, I didn't notice any of the jitter when I was configuring the OS and everything.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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