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Authored by: calroth on Nov 20, '02 09:24:04AM

It doesn't work this way on an analog (VGA) connection... the LCD screen is "emulating" a CRT, in a way that you can adjust the width and height independently of the grid on the display. That is, each pixel in Mac OS X may be approximated across two or four actual pixels on the display. This makes things fuzzy and is not good.

On a digital (DVI) connection, each pixel in Mac OS X maps directly to each pixel on the display. With my SyncMaster 152T, when I'm using DVI, the horizontal and vertical adjustment controls get disabled, as do the contrast controls. Of course things are noticeably sharper.

(The Win32 driver CD which came with my display also comes with a test pattern as described... a black-and-white checkerboard. It's the optimal pattern for the "Auto" controls to lock on to.)

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