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LCD Monitor for £350 - brightness perfection

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by FirebarUK, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. FirebarUK


    Joined: Dec 9, 2004

    Posts: 5,601

    Location: Dorset

    Hi all,

    My friend requires a new TFT monitor. Now the important thing is that the screen isnt too bright. He doesn't wear glasses or have any eye problems but bright screens make his eye's sore and give him headaches.

    He tried using my Dell 2005FPW and he found that WAY too bright for office work (as per the reviews etc). It gave me headahces too for long periods of office work. Excellent for games mind..

    He wants a screen of 19" or above and max price of £350. I've been looking at the Viewsonic VP930 or VP191 as these seem to fit the bill.

    Problem is I hear so many conflicting views, i.e; the VP930 is waaay too bright, its perfect, it needs adjusting bla bla that I'm a little confused.

    Any other recommendations on monitors? Help is appreciated :)
  2. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 65,284

    Location: Wish i was in Tokyo

    You do know he can turn down the brightness via the panel (if VGA), or through the setting in the graphic card (if DVI).
  3. Seirrah


    Joined: Jul 28, 2005

    Posts: 360

    Location: Cardiff

    On my screen in uni I can turn down the backlight on the menu. There must be plenty of adjustments on the VP930 !
  4. FirebarUK


    Joined: Dec 9, 2004

    Posts: 5,601

    Location: Dorset

    Thanks for the response.

    Yep I know you can, problem is on most panels when you lower the brightness the colours then become crap, there's no decent balance :(
  5. Baddass


    Joined: Jan 12, 2003

    Posts: 19,963

    Location: UK

    maybe better to adjust the gamma in the graphics card section, that could help. TFT's are normally very bright, but you should be able to get a comfortable setting with some calibration
  6. FirebarUK


    Joined: Dec 9, 2004

    Posts: 5,601

    Location: Dorset


    Yeah I've given it a go but for example if I'm doing lots of office work, I dont want my 2005FPW so bright - I lower the gamma but then the colours appear too dark. I remember that my Viewsonic VP171 was much better for this, although it was a much higher quality screen I think.