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Displays Rippling effect on new TFT

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SJH, 22 Sep 2009.

  1. SJH

    SJH Minimodder

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    Just got my new Dell 2209WA monitor delivered today, which is the most awesome monitor I've ever used, but...

    On large areas of dark colour, there is a slight 'rippling' effect (sorry if that's not the most descriptive word, was all I could think of), with bands of a slightly lighter colour moving up and down.

    I'm hoping this is a common complaint and that monitor experts reading this will know what I mean...!

    So what I want to know is, what do I do about this?
     
  2. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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    Install the driver for it, did it come with a CD?
     
  3. antaresIII

    antaresIII tephigram

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    It really must be the most awesome monitor you've ever used.

    I mean it's Dell!! (if it would be something else...)
     
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  4. SJH

    SJH Minimodder

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    Yeah already installed drivers for it.
     
  5. Akava

    Akava Lurking...

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    If it was only delivered today give it a few days; it could just be a few points when the crystals have... settled as it were.
     
  6. SJH

    SJH Minimodder

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    But I want it to be perfect now dammit! ;) OK I will take your advice and be patient.
     
  7. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Was it cold when you fired it up? It could've gone a bit clumpy if it's been in a cold warehouse then a cold delivery van.
     
  8. SJH

    SJH Minimodder

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    Not that I can remember. It wasn't opened until about three hours after being delivered anyway.
     
  9. SJH

    SJH Minimodder

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    Just been doing a bit of experimenting, and I'm not sure how relevant this is but I thought I'd throw it in anyway: this only happens on very dark grey and green backgrounds; never 100% black, or dark red or blue. Is this likely to mean anything?
     
  10. tripwired

    tripwired Deploying Surprise in 3... 2...1...

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    Some kind of interference perhaps?

    • Try using a different monitor cable, give the VGA a go as well if you have a cable knocking around.

    • Connect to another PC or laptop and see if the problem persists.
     
  11. SJH

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    Yeah will give those a try when I get home tonight, thanks. It's currently connected by VGA as that's the only video output my laptop has. My secondary computer has DVI out so will give that a go.
     
  12. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    I would think it would be because you have it hooked up via VGA - long cables, high resolutions and laptops with sub-standard VGA ports can all cause issues.
    One of my friends 24" screens, on being attached to his laptop via VGA, certainly took a turn for the worse in image quality.
     
  13. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Yep - It's the VGA cable - I have this with one of my cables.
    Try either a shorter cable, or a higher quality one (don't pay too much over the odds though!)
     
  14. SJH

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    Cool stuff, I really hope it's as simple as that :)

    Thanks very much for your input guys. I'll let you know how I get on later tonight.
     
  15. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    It could be a ground loop problem with the laptop too - they're not uncommon.
     
  16. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    I have the same problem anfd I use VGA
     
  17. smc8788

    smc8788 Multimodder

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    Does the laptop have an HDMI out? You could try using an HDMI->DVI cable if so.
     
  18. Shadowed_fury

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    I have that monitor - No such issue here on both DVI or TV output :/
     
  19. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    I have similar problems on a VGA only 22" panel.

    Same computer hooked up via dvi doesn't do it so id try to avoid vga if possible...
     
  20. SJH

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    Hello again everybody...

    Good news! Managed to get my secondary computer which has DVI out up and running and the problems I described above are non-existent. Now all I need to do is get the thing set up to work full-time and I'll be sorted :)

    Thanks for the input guys and girls, much appreciated.
     

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