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Quality of second monitor on GTX-260

Q: Quality of second monitor on GTX-260

I need some help to sort out my Dual monitors

I have the following setup:
Gaming PC
Intel E6850
Asus PK5B Motherboard
4Gb Ram
Asus GTX-260 TOP
Benq V2400W 24" monitor
Windows XP

Home Server
Ezio L557 17" monitor
Compaq Evo dual core desktop
Windows 2000

My gaming PC is connected direct to the Benq and run no issues

The problem isthe Ezio which ran through a switch, the switch is connect to the Compaq Evo PC and the second connection on the GTX-260.

When the switch is linked to the compaq the Eizo is clear and fine, then the switch is connected to the Gaming PC, the screen is darker and greenish.

I have played with the Nvida color, brightness and contrast setting but no good, obviously the setting on the monitor is ok as the picture is clear from the Compaq.

I have also installed the Eizo last drivers on the Gaming PC

Ideas?

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Preferred Solution: Quality of second monitor on GTX-260

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Quality of second monitor on GTX-260

Sounds like there is a cable problem. Generally, a hueing of this type indicates a cable isnt connected properly. My second rig seems to suffer from it a lot, and generally pulling out the cables from monitor to rig and then back again will solve it. The 260 doesnt, as far as I can tell, have any probs, I have 3 monitors running from it, and they dont have a problem. If you have halfway boxes, try getting rid of them and connecting directly, interference or bad connections could be the problem here S

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Hello, i'm not very sure in what topic does this belong. Anyways, moderator can possibly move it if necessary.

So, i have a problem with my monitor ( eizo foris fs2331 )

I have HDMI connection in there and the quality is low.

Here is my monitor settings from DXDIAG;
Name: AMD Radeon HD 7540D
DAC: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Current Size: 1920 x 1080 (32bit) (60Hz)
And the monitor im using, there reads ( Generic PnP Monitor )

A little help could be appreciated
 

A:BAD QUALITY IN MONITOR

Hello juhovahamaa, and welcome to TSG.

Exactly how is the displayed image low quality (too dark, washed out, blurry, difficult to read text)?
 

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A:Quality looks strange using my new TV as a monitor.

Many TV's make poor monitors. You should be using a 1366x768 as your resolution. An HDMI cable may not improve the quality, VGA is perfectly fine for such uses, and even the recommended PC input on many TV's.
 

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A few days ago I bought a new monitor. The VC279H from asus. Games look really nice but browsers and photos are very bad quality. It looks like the monitor is in a super low bitrate even though it isn't. I switched from HDMI to DVI and I'm running a dual monitor setup both DVI, I tried the monitor without the other one and nothing has worked so far. Changing the dpi or anything like that won't do much.

I hope you guys can help me out!

Edit: Also the fonts seem a bit washed out and if I open Word it seems very pixelated.
 

A:Bad quality of colors on new monitor

Two things to note here:

1) ALL monitors should be calibrated, even if you only use the basic configuration tool provided by Windows (I assume it's still available in Win10).

2) As you noted this monitor is new, what are you comparing it to? While you apparently upgraded to a 27" panel, it's still only 1080P. Which means it's very likely the same resolution as your old panel, it simply has bigger pixels. Which, depending on viewing distance, can appear as lower quality.
 

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I bought a CTX S761A lcd monitor for a win98se machine. The icons on the desktop look like they are in low resolution mode. The display adapter is in True Color. Sometimes the graphics don't look too crisp either. I opened some photos and such and they look ok - not 256.

I plugged the monitor to my notebook and everything looks like it should so I don't think it's the monitor. Someone just told me that they plugged it into another computer and it looked fine.

We bought a new video card thinking that could be the problem - ATI Radeon 9000 AGP 64mb DDR card.

CTX had me change refresh rated and desktop size, but the same remains. Also auto tune.

One thing we noticed in the ati settings screen was a ctx color profile. What exactly does this do and would monkeying with it affect the quality?

Has anyone else used ctx monitors? It was our first lcd monitor.

Suggestions? I'm stumped.... (where's that stump grinder when I need it?!)
 

A:CTX LCD Monitor Display Quality

What is the NATIVE RESOLUTION for this monitor and do you have the card set for that????

LCD's give their best presentation at their Native Resolution.

Also screwing with the refresh rate doesn't really do you any good on a LCD set it at 60Hz and forget it.

Don't really have anything to say about the "CTX color profile"
 

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MagView VM700E, Model 772: Have lost manual and need to adjust both brightness and contrast, but can't find the controls. Also, image is somewhat fuzzy---can focus be improved? Monitor is two years old and is only used during the summer months. Stored in an unheated mobile home during the winter---upstate NY. Using WinXP, SP2. Any suggestions will be very much appreciated.
 

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The focus can be improved in a repair shop.
Are you sure you can't find any buttons/knobs on the thing?
 

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Hi
i have a question about LCD Quality.
im a program ,
i was bought a 1960HR LCD Monitor for my PC.
it have 3 modes : 800*600 , 1024*768 , 1280*1024
the LCD in 1024*768 have a good quality in images but can not show text perfectly (texts have very very smoothing).
and is not good LCD for me, because im a programmer that must work with text and images.
the LCD in 1280*1024 also have a good quality in both(image and text).
in this resolution, pixels are very small, and LCD view is very sharp.
i can see pixels gap! and i can count LCD pixels!

i usually need to use 1024*768,and 1960HR is not a good solution for me.
but dont forget 1960HR is a good LCD for other.
Support part of 1960HR seller say me that all of 19" LCD have a same status.
and if i need a good text view in 1024*768 resolution then me must buy a 17" or 15" LCD.
but both have small viewport area.
i want know is there any 19" or larger LCD monitor that support good text and image quality in 1024*768 mode?
or maybe they only have a good quality in their native resolutions?

Thanks for your attention

H.Ahmadi
 

A:LCD Monitor quality problem!

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Hi. I recently bought a new monitor the other day. It's a flatscreen, 20.1" LCD Sceptre.

I'm new to this whole HD thing, so I was wondering: Why do dvd movies look so grainy on my new monitor?
 

A:DVD quality poor on new monitor

Have you set it to its native resolution? LCD's unlike crt monitors have one native resolution at which they look best.
 

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Hi,

Looking at buying this monitor;

http://ebuyer.com/customer/products...ful&filter_category=&filter_string=&offset=10

has anyone had experience with this brand or this monitor, price is very cheap but specs are very good so i'm slightly dubious about buying. The reviews on the website are entusiastic but not particularly professional. I play games a lot, and use photoshop so I need a pretty good monitor. In regards to this will games play perfectly at 1280 x 1024 despite it being widescreen.

A friend suggested that Samsung maybe a better choice.

Thanks for help.
 

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Hello,I am looking for notebook that would be able to use two external screens and I have faced Lenovo Yoga 520 with one HDMI and one USB-C port. HDMI is obvious, but what about USB-C video quality? I could not find any sctrict information how does it (or even whether) works.My doubts are reasoned by my previous attempt to DisplayLink via USB-A3.0 which completely sucked (low fps, hard to setup). I am mainly using Linux and it was complete disaster - I had to use experimental drivers and after long fight I achieved about 15 fps...How It is with Lenovo520's USB-C? Will my monitor be usable? What if I use adapter to HDMI/DVI/VGA/DisplayPort? Shall I be bound by uncommon drivers or will it work out of box?

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Hello:
The current older model of LCD no longer working good that I found after switching to good CRT from current LCD. On current LCD, ..... '1280 x 1024' popping up in the middle of the screen and the screen going out or the worst, .... shut-down the PC automatically due to the LCD I've been using for years.

Strangely, the CRT is better than the current LCD that I found after terrible incident on which almost destroying the PC when hooked up with defective CRT, smoking started coming from up the back of the defective CRT for a few second.

What model or any good quality LCD should I look for, .... comparable to good quality CRT?

Thanks for any help in advance.
 

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I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and now the image on both my external monitors is very poor. I downloaded  and installed the monitor drivers but it made no difference. I've played with adjusting the resolution, resetting the montors to the factor default but still no improvement. I've restarted monitors and the PC. I've reinstalled the monitor driver too but again still no improvement. What's really odd is some web pages are expanded while other are smaller. This HP site is normal size but the fonts are still very blurry.  Outlook fonts are extremely blurry. I even connected a different external monitor but it has the same issue. The image on my HP laptop is excellent. Any suggestions?

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hello all,
im having some trouble with seeing good quality videos on my SAMSUNG 34" HD LCD TV which i use as my monitor for my pc. I used this same TV as a monitor for my same PC and it worked fine, videos were good quality but this was when i had Windows Vista on it, recently i have taken Vista off and replaced it with Windows XP as i think it runs better but now i cant watch any videos on any media players in good quality like before.

I was wondering if it maybe that when i restored my PC with XP i have reset some settings or something? What settings if so?

Is there any codecs for XP that make the quality of videos much better?

Can anyone help me? i been looking on the net for answers for a while now.

Cheers.

A:How do i get good quality videos while using my 34" HD LCD TV as a monitor?

Make sure you have all the up-to-date codecs for the videos you are trying to play, and that in XP you have the correct output resolution for your monitor.

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Hello all...

Not sure if this is the right section for this, and searches keep sending me to a blank page, so apologies if this has already been answered.

So.. I bought an ICY Box media player that supposedly outputs to a VGA monitor. The image quality is terrible. however it is fine when plugged into a TV using rca to rca (?) (which I guess most multimedia players are designed for, hence going for this media player model as I specifically need to output video files directly to a monitor). There's a five cable connector outputting to vga where I believe the problem is. Any ideas how to resolve this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks K
 

A:Output Multimedia Player To VGA Monitor - terrible quality

Are you sure they are plugged in right? What model is this unit? Any switches?
 

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This monitor is called Samsung Syncmaster t240hd. Its an hdtv monitor with 1920 x1200 resolution for monitor. I believe if used as a TV, its 1920 x 1080 though but i wont use it for tv. Anyways, the first thing i noticed was the monitor isn't straight. If you look at it from the side, it looks like its slouching. Is there a way to fix this? Thus adjust it a bit higher?
The other thing is when i look at numbers/words, its a lot harder to read than my old monitor? Thus you see its much easier to read the same thing on my laptop screen compared to this monitor. My laptop is dell xps 15 9550 and very nice. But its just harder to read on this hdtv. I tried making brightness higher than 45 and this makes it much worst. The lower it is, a bit better but its just harder to read on it. Basically its looks very yellowish? For example when i go to a site on another forum, where most of it is white... if i open the same page on this monitor, its yellow. Its a really ugly color and just hard to look at the screen.
Can someone tell me how i can fix this issue? Also i wasn't aware of this but this hdtv monitor has glass over the monitor. Is this how all hdtv monitors are? Is that the reason why its harder to read on this as oppose to a regular monitor?
Are there settings i can change that i can make reading words and letters much easier?
These are the settings when i click on the menu button
Mode: Standard
Backlight: 8
Contrast: 95
Brightness: 45
Sharpess: 50 (can't change)
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A:External Monitor Display Looks Very Bad Quality/Color Issues

Example on this same page... if i open it on my laptop monitor and on this external monitor, you see how the sides of it are blue on the laptop. But this one is like a fading light blue color. And the area where there is nothing written on, it looks white on the laptop screen... yet this one looks yellowish/fading color.

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I just replaced my 17" Samsung with a 19" Samsung monitor, both CRTs.
On the right and left edges of the 19" monitor, the quality of the picture deteriorates just enough to be noticeable. The best way to describe it is a kind of vertical moire pattern, so that vertical lines can be seen on the screen. The picture quality in the middle of the screen is fine
Here's the kicker, this has happened with two monitors. (I took the first one back and exchanged it, thinking it was defective.)
I have made every adjustment I can make on the monitor, and I am beginnning to wonder if my NVIDIA graphics adapter is having problems dealing with the larger screen size. Yeah, I know it seems wierd, but I can't think of what it oculd be.
I have a very new system with an NVIDIA 5200 128 MB AGP card.
I have also tried to make most of the adjustments available on the video card, including most of the refresh rates.
Anyone have any thoughts?
Dave
 

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Okay so I have been using VGA for a long time. I got a second monitor today and it uses the old VGA cable. So I hooked it up with the VGA and it looks fine. I then plugged an HDMI cable into my PC and first monitor. Everything seems like its worse quality. Colors are brighter or darker than before and the text is blurry. This is only with HDMI and it was fine with VGA. This is a 19" TV but I have been using it for a couple years now without trouble as a monitor. Some letters on the screen are also for some reason outlined in yellow. I'm not super tech savvy so please try to keep it as simple as you can. Thank you for the help!
 

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Hello,

I'm having problems with my the graphics card on my laptop. It's an APU and I have picture and videos problems. Whenever I watch movies or look at pictures I see most things fuzzy, (if that makes any sense). I tried to watch a DVD and the video quality was unbearable. The most unbelievable thing is it affects picture quality. I can't do anything without poor quality pictures or videos. I have tried installing new drivers and all sorts of things. Is it me or is it my laptop?

My Laptop Specs:

AMD A6 Quad Core APU 1.5Ghz
AMD Radeon HD 6520G
6GB DDR3 Memory 1066Mhz
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

A:Graphics Card Picture Quality and Video Quality

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MarshCaptain


Hello,

I'm having problems with my the graphics card on my laptop. It's an APU and I have picture and videos problems. Whenever I watch movies or look at pictures I see most things fuzzy, (if that makes any sense). I tried to watch a DVD and the video quality was unbearable. The most unbelievable thing is it affects picture quality. I can't do anything without poor quality pictures or videos. I have tried installing new drivers and all sorts of things. Is it me or is it my laptop?


As you supply no technical information, it's hard to guess.

Is the laptop display running at its native resolution?

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I have HP Desktop Tower Pavilion with windows 10, I had two HP S2031 monitors in dual mode, worked fine. One of them died, I got a good deal on a larger HP 27er monitor.  I hooked it up, they were both working fine ... it was using a default monitor
setting ... and then yesterday the computer downloaded some updates, and in doing so, it downloaded the driver for the HP 27er and installed.  The next thing that happens is the older HP S2031 starts to go dark ... like it is going into sleep mode, and
then it is totally black.  On reboot, it starts up with both monitors working, but within seconds of reboot the HP S2031 goes black again. The HP S2031's buttons do nothing, other than the power button, which turns it off and on, but that is it.  
I have done all troubleshooting, I did not even have them set up to sleep, all settings are at NEVER.  In coming here, I have done all the fixes I can find for similar  that are posted for similar issues, the Windows Key + W... nothing. 
The create new power plan ... nothing.  the device manger>display adapters>disable then enable ... nothing.  and lastly Start>Control Panel>System>Device Manager>display adapter>driver tap>update ... still nothing.  HOW
DO I GET THE HP S2031 MONITOR TO NOT BE IN SLEEP AND HAVE BLACK SCREEN.  I can not figure this out and am not finding any fix.

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I have an HP laptop and I have been running it with dual monitors. I finally decided to upgrade to Windows 7 and after I installed it I noticed that the built in monitor of my laptop looked strange and when I opened the display settings to change the screen resolution and set the external monitor as a separate monitor rather than a mirror I noticed that only one monitor was detected and it was the external one (Generic non-pnp monitor on standard VGA graphics adapter) and the built in monitor does NOT show up at all.

I've tried the detection button, in hopes that the computer would read the built in monitor and I could fix the problem. This did not help. I tried unplugging/replugging the external monitor to no avail. I tried restarting without the external monitor plugged in and it STILL reads the built in monitor as if it is the external one. Is there anyway to fix this? I have not tried re-installing the OS, not yet anyways.

Any suggestions ?
 

A:Monitor Issues - Laptop Reading Built In Monitor as if it were my external monitor.

Only thing I can think of is to disconnnect the external monitor, uninstall any monitors listed and then reboot and hope the computer installs the correct drivers for the laptop monitor.
 

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The problem is when I set the laptop screen to anything lower than 1400x1050, it uses less of the screen. Preferrably I want it at 1280x1024 or 1024x768 (I dont know which I want yet as I can't see the freaking screen at that resolution). At 1280x1024 for instance the useable screen is just a box in the middle, so the "1280x1024" is still barely readable for me cause it's shrunk from full screen, plus it's just annoying only using a portion of the screen.

I have played with the ATI Control Center, the Thinkpad display settings and windows display settings and just cannot get this thing to go full screen at lower resolutions when docked and using the external monitor.

Anyway to resolve this?
 

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I build computers to sell on eBay and one of the most costly factors is my time. Lately, more and more, it's been spent troubleshooting only to find that it wasn't operator error, but rather manufacturer defects that are the problem. Cases, mostly, are worthless. I've tried lots of different brands, and the only common thread has been poor quality and manufacturer defects.

Does anyone know of a quality case company; maybe something not out of China? I would be willing to pay more, of course, to save myself the time of returning cases to the store time and again and troubleshooting only to find something is wrong with the product. If I found one really good case, I'd like to think I could just buy that one over and over.
Thanks.
 

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I've heard good and bad about Rosewill, but this one has gotten rave reviews at newegg, is cheap, and provides great output:

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If anyone could comment on the brand, quality, personal experience, and so on, that would be great.

Looking to make a purchase within a few days, and need to be put in the right direction.
 

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I honestly don't know where to look anymore, I've tried everything I can think of down to fiddling with settings under sound to installing drivers. My suspicion is its something to do with the USB drive not working with my sound card when it comes to the mic. I've plugged these headsets into every USB on my PC, around 6-8 different places.

When I go under sound/recording/Microphone/properties/advanced I cannot change the default format from the lowest setting. Yet when I plug in my jack headset I can change that to whatever I please. Is the problem that the mic is just set to low quality? Help would be much appreciated.

A:USB Mic quality.

Could the problem be related to my USB drives not working with the soundcard? How would I know if they weren't?

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I need a new video card. I want to play First Encounter Assault Recon at max capability, but unfortunately on the box, they only tell you the min req, which is usually not enough to power a small toaster.

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A:Max Quality for F.E.A.R.

You havent even said what pc you have. Without even the barest of information, how do you expect us to come up with a card that will work fine for you?
Your pc could have pci only, or it could have agp, or it could have pci-e.

We are not mind readers.
 

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http://www.uploadmusic.org/uploaded....83878482.mp3Ok we'll ever since i've gotten this new pc in June, that came with windows 7 home (i burned a ultimate) x32, the sound has been bad.

On my windows 7 and every other one ive been on the sound isn't as high and my mic sounds more high pitched, no its not the mic its the new computers from vista - 7

On my windows xp, which broke, the sound was more deeper? i dont know i cant explain it and the sound played twice as loud

Also when you listen on xp it sounds a bit different

heres some examples
Dont diss my songs lmao, the W7 1 is just a test

W7 -- (listen to the taken off part )
it sounds worse sometimes
http://www.uploadmusic.org/uploaded.php?file=3565421283878515.mp3

Wxp
http://www.uploadmusic.org/uploaded.php?file=1553131283878482.mp3

A:Mic quality

I have a computer based recording studio using Sonar. I would never use a "computer" mic or the built in computer sound card for any recordings.

You didn't list your system specs so we can't directly comment on your hardware. But, at a minimum I would suggest a good quality USB connected mic such as Samson or Shure, if you want to use the built in hardware for recording. Otherwise an external USB connected interface unit and a good mic with an XLR connector for the interface unit would be my recommendation.

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poor dvd quality, 'blotchy screen'

Recently, for no aparrent reason, the quality of my picture when playing a dvd has deteriorated. The picture has small like squares when I go to full screen mode when watching. I have an asus laptop with an ATI mobility radeon 9100 graphics card, and also a pentium centrino processor.
PLEASE HELP!!!
Thanks.
 

A:DVD quality

Clarification

Just a few questions to clear up:
Does this happen with only specific DVDs?
Is your laptop plugged in when you watch the movie? (When a laptop is on battery power, the processor speed drops significantly.)
What DVD player program do you use?
 

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can sum1 tell me does da video quality of a dvd reduced wen it is copied into a blank dvd?? o dvd files like .ifo n .vob files tat i downloaded,da quality will reduce if burned on a dvd..plz help..thankz
 

A:dvd quality

If you have to resize the disk from a DVD9 to DVD5 you may notice some artifacts. If you are just copying vob files, no. Ditch the leetspeak too.
 

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this is the pc i am building

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/jalen793/saved/qnr323

i have a monitor that i will upgrade soon but for now. it is all i have, it is a ASUS VH236H
the monitor is only 60hz so my question is what can i do to get the best quality for cs:go? any specific display settings? i am very new to computers but im learning quickly.
Also is the build i have complete the way it is? minus kb+m
 

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hey i got a bunch of avi files but there really crap quality
so is there a way to make them more better looking
like changing the file format

A:bad quality

Hi starcraftmaster.
Changing file format just results in gigo (garbage in-garbage out)
You need a good editor. Something that can change lighting, focus, frame rates, etc.
What exactly do you mean by "really crap quality"? Please describe.

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Hey, is there a way to achieve dvd quality not using video_ts files? if so how?

I have a program which can convert them but I don't know what specs to use to get highest quality (file size is NOT an issue)

could you help me out and tell me what options are best thanks, it gives me all these options:
 

A:dvd quality

We don't assist with illegal movie copies here at TSG, please see the TSG Rules.

Closed
 

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Hi!
I want to improve the sound quality of my mp3 songs. Some of them sound really "low". Can I possibly increase their "volume"? Is there any programm?
 

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Anyone know of a better printer, that will yield more pages per cartridge?
My mother had an old brand that didn't print as fast as most modern printers, but you could get like 300pages with a single cartridge.
 

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I own one ink jet printer but frankly with the prices of ink coming down, you need to look at laser printers. For my use Canon were always the least expensive cartridges and the longest lasting. Where I changed cartridges about every 2 months, with laser cartridges I do that yearly and the prices are only about double that of ink jet cartridges.
 

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Hi,

I just got a new HD Mointor (Samsung 2333SW) but im experiencing even worse quality for films and games than my old Standard Def mointor.

1. On bootup the screen has a thick black border around the writing and startup logo, never before

2. Even though my other screen wasnt widescreen and this is the black bars have gone, every crop/video setting doesnt make a difference in VLC, changes no quality or video size

3. Dark sections of a film have grain, little dots flying everywhere my other screen is perfect

I just unplugged my old monitor and plugged the new one in and it seemed to installed the drivers for me I can see it in device manager.

Any ideas for any of the issues?

A:Bad Quality

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TheCase


Hi,

I just got a new HD Mointor (Samsung 2333SW) but im experiencing even worse quality for films and games than my old Standard Def mointor.

1. On bootup the screen has a thick black border around the writing and startup logo, never before

2. Even though my other screen wasnt widescreen and this is the black bars have gone, every crop/video setting doesnt make a difference in VLC, changes no quality or video size

3. Dark sections of a film have grain, little dots flying everywhere my other screen is perfect

I just unplugged my old monitor and plugged the new one in and it seemed to installed the drivers for me I can see it in device manager.

Any ideas for any of the issues?


go into device manager and go to displays, click on your video card and right click, go to properites and see if it installed and working. Is there a yellow triangle on th device, or is there any other "unknown device" with a yellow triangle on them?

ken

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ive noticed that when i convert mp3s into wavs and burn to a disk the sound quality is not very good,it sounds kind of muffled and has lots of bass,i only convert mp3s that are 128 kbps or higher,i use a ricoh 6x,run win 98 on a p2 300 with 128 ram.is there any sound card settings or something i can do to increase the quality of the sound?my sound card is a yamaha opl3 sax.i am in the process of recording all my cds[i have 400 or so]into mp3s for safe keeping,and in the future if i have to replace a cd i want as good as quality possable.
 

A:wav quality

What software are you using to convert from MP3? That is probably where your problem is. Look for some kind of quality setting in the software doing the conversion.

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What programs do you use to convert VHS tapes to DVD that give very good quality on the playback on a TV ??

When I capture the VHS to the PC, the file plays great with excellent clarity (just as good as the original tape).

Yet, when I use software to put the file to DVD (for example, Windows 7 DVD maker, Pinnacle Studio 12, VHS2DVD,... ) they all create a lot of artifacts and distortion in the DVD... which wasn't in the original file played on the PC.

So, anyone have any ideas or leads?

Thanks a bunch!

A:VHS to DVD quality

Althought I edit all my HD video from my camera on my PC. I found the very best way to convert VHS to DVD was to actually use a console DVD recorder. Record each tape to a DVD. Then I have the raw, DVD "source" Then copy the DVD contents to my PC and edit if I want or backup. But since Tape is 1:1 playback speed only anyway, it's just far easier to record realtime straight to a DVD-R deck.

[edit]One problem with digitizing the VHS then converting to DVD is that you are goinf through two compressions which loses quality. The tape to DVD method one only compresses once directly to mpeg2 (DVD format) [/edit]

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has anybody had probs with deteriorating quality on burned CDs? First 5 or 6 songs ok, then get progressively more garbled on playback. Am using Cendyne 48x12x48 burner, Nero 5...some CDs work fine, others not. I thought it might be too high a recording speed, but even a 4x (lowest speed I can choose in Nero), still having problems, but seem improved. Oh, btw, I am also trying to burn with only 64M of RAM in a PIII 933 running Windows Me...I know, I know...but I DO reboot and defrag before every burn...Any suggestions would be very helpful...thanks!
 

A:CD quality issues

Hi Ė welcome to TSG.

You might also Ctrl+Alt+Del and end task on everything but Systray and Explorer.

That being said I donít think a RAM deficit would cause a drop in recording quality after 6 or so songs. Heat could be causing an alignment problem with the reader/laser or you could have gotten a bad batch of CDRs.

If you have had the same results with different brands of CDR and are not using RW I would return the unit if that is still possible.
 

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I realized today, when I cleaned up all the crap on my desktop, that my wallpaper was filled with jpeg-like artifacts. Funny, considering the source file is practically flawless and a png. I tested fill, fit, and stretch by pasting a screencap into Photoshop. All 3 are identical in quality (or lack thereof). I also tried saving the source file as a bmp, because maybe Windows can't handle PNG directly? No dice - just as artifacted.

How do I fix this? I want the images scaled, but without the artifacting. The source files I'm using are bigger than my desktop's resolution, btw.

A:Wallpaper quality

Hello dondon, I have done a lot of testing with this issue, Windows 7, I know for a fact re-samples images when you right click an image and choose 'set as desktop background' even if its already a jpeg Windows 7 re-samples it and the image quality is bad.

The best I have come up with is to put the images in a folder and use that folder go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization\Desktop Background and where it says picture location click browse and choose your folder you made.

The best image Quality I get is when saving files in Photoshop as jpegs then moving to your new folder.

Try it!! you will see the image quality is better right away!!

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Hi;

I've got a question about Blu-Ray. I recently upgraded my computer so that it should run Blu-ray movies great. But I have now tried about 8 different disc's and half of them breakup so badly they are unwatchable. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong? The one's that work are really nice.

Thanks, Chuck

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If anybody has ever tried to rip a BD and reduce its size to about the size of a normal DVD-9, have you noticed whether or not the quality is better than the DVD-9?
 

A:Will a shrinked BD have better quality than DVD-9?

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It looks, like MPC is missing antialiasing. I switched to VLC because of this, but I like MPC's GUI more.

Is there a way to fix this or it is just a design flaw? I remember MPC to play videos normally years ago.

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Hi,

I'm finally getting around to putting my CD collection on my PC. I'm using Windows Media Player's ripping utility at "Best Quality" which is 320 kbps only I've noticed that even with this resolution the PC playback is still not as vibrant as the actual CD.

Is there a way to copy your CD's to match the CD playback quality? if so how can this be accomplished?

Thanks,

John

A:CD quality recording to PC?

I'd say, it depends on your audio card, speakers, etc. quality.

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Hey guys,

I have a fairly complex ask here. Basically, I have a load of DVDs (Films and box sets) that I want to rip and put on my media server, so I can put the hard copies in the attic and they'll stop cluttering up my house.

However, after trying many, MANY rippers, none of them give a good enough quality. So, I found this forum and asking: Does anyone know of a rip that will give DVD-quality, but without it being an ISO?
My requirements:


I don't care about file size. I've not bought the storage hard drives yet, so thats irrelivant until I do (I can effectively get 16TB on the server with a bit of money spent )
It CANNOT be an ISO file. Ideally, MP4 or AVI but I'm fine with other common formats too. I play the files on my xbox, computer, and three different PC's running XBMC, and those can't play ISO's.
I don't care about bonus features, menus etc. I just want the main feature(s).
It must be the best possible quality, as if I was watching the DVD.
I don't care about the price as long as it isn't ridiculous. My media network has proved incredibly cheap so far, so I still have enough money to spend on things like this.

I know this is possible from when we watched a copy of Iron Man off a friends memory stick. It was absolutely brilliant quality, and when I asked where he got it he told me he torrented it. I found the torrent in question (I don't use them, but wanted to see if the post named the ripping software)... Read more

A:Best possible quality DVD ripping?

Handbrake is cross platform and will rip them for you with the help of VLC. It will compress to .mp4 or .m4v so with that compression you will lose some quality (I'm sure the dvd rip torrent was also compressed to h.264 as well, or xvid). Here is a link that will help you: http://lifehacker.com/5773000/how-to-rip-dvds-with-handbrake

To get the absolute best quality (really unnecessary with h.264) you'd need to get the straight mpeg2 stream. I forget how you do that since most people haven't done that with dvds since divx first came out, but I think you use something to decrypt and then a program like TMPGEnc or maybe VirtualDub. Google Gordian Knot dvd ripping if you want to do the long complex way. But I think you are far better off trying to get a quality to your liking with Handbrake.
 

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