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  1. #1
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    Blurry monitor - any ideas?

    BIG EDIT: Problem self-corrected for now...

    I could not find a better spot to post this, sorry.

    I have a pretty new Samsung 206BW monitor that until very recently has been really sharp and I could not see any problems. Lately, I've noticed a blur or smudge appearance to graphics and text, although the basic text itself, and images are sharp.

    You can see the smudge effect to the right of the orange stripes, into the gray area.

    EDIT: No, you can't, because print-screen doesn't work the way I hoped...

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    Any adjustments do not change this look.

    Any ideas?

    EDIT: I "fixed" it accidentally by hooking it up to my laptop to test the computer end of things (it was OK) and then back to the desktop box. Seems fine now.
    Last edited by SpecialK; 01-23-2008 at 07:58 PM.
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    (formerly Pentax 50 1.4/50-200/55-300/K100D, Sigma 18-50 2.8/70-300 APO, Tamron 28-75, Viv 800, Tele-Tokina 800, Canon S3 IS, Samsung L210)
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    Maybe I'm blind, but I'm just not seeing it.

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    Wow, really? Look on the left edge of the big gray block - do you not see a thin vertical strip of lighter gray? Are there no horizontal gray bands extending from the orange bars on the left into and across the gray area?

    It is really apparent to me. I must admit at first I though it was me - as when you have a headache and cold. However, I'm beyond that :-)
    Pentax K20D/K5/15/21/40/70/10-17/12-24, Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5/150-500, Tamron 90 Macro/70-200 2.8, Canon SX20 IS/Elph 500HS
    (formerly Pentax 50 1.4/50-200/55-300/K100D, Sigma 18-50 2.8/70-300 APO, Tamron 28-75, Viv 800, Tele-Tokina 800, Canon S3 IS, Samsung L210)
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    I really can't see anything either, but if it's your monitor that's blurry, wouldn't we have to be looking at your monitor to be able to see it?

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    Looks normal to me too, SpecialK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zmikers View Post
    I really can't see anything either, but if it's your monitor that's blurry, wouldn't we have to be looking at your monitor to be able to see it?
    I thought you should be able to see it on the screen capture - as that is what I actually see...

    But if not, I'm even more clueless :-)

    Thanks for looking, anyway.

    Reminds me of the first sample image of high-ISO vertical pattern noise in a K10D. Someone replied it looked like flash glare on a cheap, printed fake-woodgrain - and darn it if didn't...
    Pentax K20D/K5/15/21/40/70/10-17/12-24, Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5/150-500, Tamron 90 Macro/70-200 2.8, Canon SX20 IS/Elph 500HS
    (formerly Pentax 50 1.4/50-200/55-300/K100D, Sigma 18-50 2.8/70-300 APO, Tamron 28-75, Viv 800, Tele-Tokina 800, Canon S3 IS, Samsung L210)
    http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q78/KylePix/

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    Wierd mate, I can't really suggest anything other than to call the dealer. Is it under warrenty? If so, maybe you can just get a new monitor. good luck with that!

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    No probs for me...

    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialK View Post
    ..... Look on the left edge of the big gray block - do you not see a thin vertical strip of lighter gray? Are there no horizontal gray bands extending from the orange bars on the left into and across the gray area?
    Nup, I don't see any of that. How can it be that some of us can apparently see the fault and others can't? I'm totally confused.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beowulff View Post
    Nup, I don't see any of that. How can it be that some of us can apparently see the fault and others can't? I'm totally confused.

    Cheers.
    So far, no one except for the OP can see the fault. No confusion, just seems to be a problem with SpecialK's monitor.

    Ray.

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    yes, the bleeding is obvious. What connection type do you use?
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