In continuation to our recent post on 8 Essentials to know before buying LCD, today we are going to share with you the how you can get the best image quality out of your LCD monitor.
When we bought the new LCD, we just plugged it to our computer and tried to set some suitable resolutions. We were not at all happy to see the image quality as the pixels were not sharp and crisp. We even faced difficulty in reading the text on screen as it got bit blur.
Here is how we fixed it to get the best picture quality on our LCD Monitor.
We followed the these steps to fix up the things:
1. Install the drivers that come along with your monitor: Although LCD Monitors are considered to be plug-and-play, but in order to get the best picture quality, you should install the drivers which come along the monitor. You may also get some software tools to adjust all the monitor related settings in an easy way.
2. Correct Resolution is the Secret to best picture quality: Every LCD Display has a native resolution or optimum resolution, this is the resolution at which it will give the best picture quality. Set the resolution to native or optimum resolution. Lesser resolution will make the quality hazy and higher resolution will make it blur. Check the optimum resolution in the menu or manual of the monitor. You may not find this resolution in the option of your graphics settings. In such case, you need to upgrade your graphics driver. To check the hardware configuration of your PC, refer to this link.
3. Enable clear-type in appearance settings : Clear type will make the text look really smooth and easy to read. Follow the below steps to enable clear-type effect.
Right click on desktop > click Properties > Click on Appearance tab > Click on Effect button
4. Adjust Contrast and brightness: Now set the contrast and brightness both to 50 percent. Now increase the contrast to a level (more than 50%) which makes you view the screen comfortably. Now decrease the brightness (to less than 50%) to a level which makes you see the picture best. Higher contrast and lower brightness gives a pleasant picture quality.
That’s simple, isn’t it. Please leave your comments if this helped, or in case you need more information.