[lug] Monitor/Card tweaking - was Re: Color tweaks

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Fri Feb 23 14:10:26 MST 2001

I haven't heard much good about S3 Virge, I suspect it isn't that great
of a card. The monitor decription at CompUSA is a bit vague, but it also
doesn't look all that impressive either. Probably it is a mix of both,
but mainly the monitor, that is your weakest link. One thing is certain,
that a nice monitor can make a huge impression on the quality perception
of even a cheap computer.

John Starkey wrote:
> No extension. The monitor is a CompUSA SKU#206215 made by Pixie. Sorry about the
> vagueness but "no-namer" wouldn't suffice :}. the URL for it is
> http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product%5Fcode=206215
> Video card is an S3 Virge GX/DX .
> I have an old IBM PS/1 here that looks a helluva lot better than this monitor
> (barring the size).
> Thanks again,
> John
> "D. Stimits" wrote:
> > John Starkey wrote:
> > >
> > > Thanks Dan and Tkil. After a lot of playing around I've determined I need to
> > > get a new monitor. Even the best color I can get still looks foggy. I swore
> > > that once or twice I had decent color but it's hard to judge without a ref
> > > point after all this. I did manage to get better color than Windoze :}
> >
> > One thing that matters in addition to the monitor is the video card, and
> > whether you're using a video cable extension. What video card and
> > monitor do you have? Do you have an extension for the video cable?
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