Congrats hope you like it Be sure and run Image Restore anytime after the first 30 minutes of warmup (its in the Menu under the Color option) It made the colors look nicer and got rid of a slight green tint mine had. I was told Image Restore does the best job with the brightness (not contrast) turned up slightly higher than you normaly would before running it. for example I normaly had the brightness set at 18 but before running Restore I set it at 35 then turned it back down after running it. I also noticed the brightness had changed after running Restore so I ended up using a differant final brightness setting (its at 28 now).Leadslinger said:I'm beginning to wonder if mathesar isn't actually the guy sellin em ....LOL j/k
Mine arrives tomorrow, needless to say i'm itchin to see what the F.E.A.R demo looks like going through my BFG 7800gtx oc on that big arsed screen
Yea it was pretty insane packaging I now have a limitless supply of bubblewrapSURsys said:Just to add, I bought my Sony from him about a month and a half ago. Packed EXTREMELY well. DHL could've dropped it out of their truck and I never would've known.
This is [H]ard forums. I have both too.FitzRoy said:I do too, but the chances of someone owning both of those are pretty slim. Would be the ultimate technology showdown, though
No. The cable is a 15pin male to 5 BNC. It's noticably heavier than your average run of the mill cable. I just threw out a couple of those cables the other day while cleaning. I didn't know folks were buying these monitors used. I could have given them away. I'm an ass.ellover009 said:Don't u need a special BNC video card?
You can stretch 4:3 content but you have to do it manualy by adjusting the Size setting in the user menu , when you want to go back to proper 4:3 aspect theres a ASC button (stands for Active Signal Correction) on the front of the monitor that will resize it automaticly.synergyo1 said:How does the monitor deal with 4:3 resolutions? Is there an option to set it to fill and aspect?
Thats what I wanted to hearmathesar said:You can stretch 4:3 content but you have to do it manualy by adjusting the Size setting in the user menu , when you want to go back to proper 4:3 aspect theres a ASC button (stands for Active Signal Correction) on the front of the monitor that will resize it automaticly.
1600x1200 is a 4:3 resolution , You need to run a widescreen resolution such as 1600x1024.ellover009 said:I dunno but i notice that widescreen movies running the monitor at 1600*1200 resolution widescreen movies don't take too much advantage of the screen size, i see too much vertical space lost any way to make it better?
When you tell the monitor to display a 4:3 resolution such as 800x600, 1024x768 , 1280x960 ,1600x1200 etc. it's suppose to have black bars on the sides of the screen to maintain the proper aspect ratio , the FW900 is a 16:10 aspect monitor so you'd need to run widescreen resolutions such as 1280x800 / 1600x1024 / 1900x1200 / 2048x1536 wich should fill the entire screen.ellover009 said:are u having this issue with the fw900, when i run most resolution below 1600x my screen is not filled n i have to manually adjust it to fit screen ? If I adjusted a resolution it remembers it when I go to it again but i do something else it changes. exp 1600x1200 I changeg refresh rate from 75 to 85hmz then the screen readjusted but it also reseted screen size. could this be my aging video card i'm running a geforce 4 ti4200 with 64mb.
Romir said:Dang, $400 shipped for argueably the best crt monitor ever made. Ten years ago I bought a 15 inch Sony Trinitron for twice that. What an easy buy, now I can stop agonizing over a 2405fpw.
I can't wait to view some 1080i media on this or to finally use my consoles component cables (with a vga box)!
Actualy all FW900's are like that as shown on this Sony site and this older review from 2000. The good thing is Text is still very clean at the sides of the screen vs. center. even when I look at a Focus test pattern that has boxes in all corners filled with text and one right in the center of the screen.Wesley1357 said:you guys may not see, but aperture grile on these monitors is not full screen .23dpi, it's 23 and 27 at corners. i think the full screen 23dpi cost more $$$.
Hrm well I ran my G520P at 1600x1200 desktop res ever since I bought it and currently running the FW900 @ 1900x1200 desktop res so its not really an easy comparison ,however when I switch the FW900 to 1600x1200 it actualy appears exactly the same clarity wise vs. the G520P but on the FW900 the sides of the screen have black bars due to the aspect,at 1900x1200 text does have a VERY slight loss of sharpness in the corners but its NOTHING like the 19" Viewsonic P95F+ that I briefly owned ,it also had aperture grille with a .27 dot pitch on the sides & .25 in the center but the differance was much more dramatic (to the point I sent it back to newegg and this was only at 1280x960 res) ,during the exchange I ended up getting the G520P from newegg for $600 and it has served me very well for 3 years and still going strong, the G520P has .24 dot across the entire screen so technicaly it does have the advantage of being evenly focused corner to corner. But on the FW900 when playing games or watching movies you'd never notice the differance and the widescreen aspect makes it even more worth it.gr33dy said:Mathesar, how does the text on the FW900 compare to the text on your G520P? How about in the corners? I know you said you thought the FW900 had better color... I'm really interested in how the two compare. If you wouldn't mind elaborating on the subject, I'd really appreciate it.