Mia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6 Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1699 times:
Hi, the shape of my CRT monitor is severely distorted. The bottom left flares out. I have tried to fool around with the monitor settings, but nothing is working. I always though the monitor itself actually saves these settings in its own memory, but is there any way for the computer to export some sort of "reset" or default setting to the monitor? Or does anyone have a different solution? Thanks.
Spacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3610 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1636 times:
Mia777 - are you one of the screeners? See, this is one thing that worries me, that some of the screeners may not have their own equipment set up properly for viewing pictures. (e.g. geometry problems, convergence problems, lack of color management, etc.)
Some CRT's have geometry settings, some don't. Some have more than others. It depends on what market the monitor is positioned at - professional, home user, etc. A pro monitor will have all sorts of settings and you'll be able to set the bottom left pincushion separately from the other corners. Many monitors only have a "master" pincushion setting, though, that controls all corners at once. Obviously, if your monitor is like this, or if you have no pincushion adjustment at all, you're SOL.
None of this stuff can be changed in the computer itself.
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Mia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1633 times:
Obviously I'm a responsible screener as well and don't use that monitor to screen. It does have geometry settings, pincushion, trapezoid, etc., etc. The problem however was resolved and I found the right settings.
MightyFalcon From Oman, joined Jun 2001, 384 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1629 times:
Though a bit off topic, I have a question for you; I recently replaced my CRT with a LCD monitor and I was wondering if I could use the same calibration software (provided on the add photo page) on the latter.