View Full Version : More resolution the better?

04-29-2006, 06:11 PM
How and why is that? I heard something about it saves pixels. Also, does that go for all monitors. I was curious about this. I'm talking about the resolution that you choose on properties or whatever.

Bryce W
04-29-2006, 10:03 PM
Well, I find these days that 1024 x 768 is the bare minimum. Most websites these days are designed for it and I find on Windows XP if the XP style start menu is switched on that you run out of room on 800 x 600.

As for whats 'best' it really comes down to personal preference. My favorite is 1024 x 768, its large enough for nearly all websites and not too large that webpages become stretched or have heaps of empty space.

04-30-2006, 03:22 PM
larger resolution means that u can see more on a smaller screen. If the resolution is too small, u won't be able to see much without scrolling. If the resolution is to large, u need a magnifying glass to read the words. Like what Knuckles10 said its all personal preference.

05-03-2006, 01:54 AM
Thats not entirely the case depending on what size moniter you have. Not just personal prefrence but to how your eyes can adjust to.

If your moniter is 15 inches, the default is 1024x768
If its 19, it would be 1280x1024
20 to 21 = 1600x1200 and so forth.

Messing with the resolution other the what it's set for the size of the moniter can sometimes give you eye strains and mess up the image quality. Larger resolutions are generally better if you have the right moniter for them since it gives you plenty of work space other then just added pixels.

Bryce W
05-03-2006, 02:05 AM
Keep in mind, the higher the resolution you go the lower the refresh rate has to be.
For those of you who dont know, the refresh rate is the speed that your screen changes the picture.

A refresh rate that is too low can cause headaches for some people because even though you cant see it, the screen is blinking, similar to how cathode lights can cause headaches.

Anything lower than 60hz vertical refresh rate will probably cause headaches. 60hz is fine for most people but can still bother some. 80hz is good for nearly everyone.

Currently, my 17' screens (I run dual screens) are running at 1024 x 768 @ 60hz which is fine for me.

05-05-2006, 10:44 AM
Anything lower than 60hz vertical refresh rate will probably cause headaches. 60hz is fine for most people but can still bother some. 80hz is good for nearly everyone.

Going lower than 60Hz VRR is rare. Most of the people I know get a feeling of jitteriness at that resolution, some (myself included) can actually see the flicker. 72Hz is barely tolerable, 75Hz is slightly better, while 85Hz seems to be the "minimum optimum" - I stick with the highest resolution the screen can run at 85Hz - in my case, 1024x768.

05-28-2006, 06:52 AM
I think you should use whatever pixels match your videocard and monitor. I think that it is better when you use a higher resolution because you have more detailed pictures.

07-19-2007, 02:22 PM
On my 20'' its 1680x1050

07-19-2007, 03:38 PM
I use all LCD so nothin runs better then 60Hz and for my 19" I run 1280x1024 it looks clear and is large enough. On my brand new 37" LCD TV I run 1920x1080 and its good I mostly watch movies as at 5-10 feet Im good for games or workin on it I have to be 2-4 feet from it becuase too often is the font just a hair too small. My other issue is my eye sight is worse then it used to be so I need new glasses or laser surgery.

Bryce W
07-19-2007, 03:57 PM
If you are using LCD's then the best resolution will always be the monitors native resolution. For my two 19' Samsung 940b's, its 1280 x 1024.