Please register or login. There are 0 registered and 977 anonymous users currently online. Current bandwidth usage: 326.30 kbit/s November 28 - 09:17pm EST 
Hardware Analysis
      
Forums Product Prices
  Contents 
 
 

  Latest Topics 
 

More >>
 

    
 
 

  You Are Here: 
 
/ Forums / General Technology /
 

  lcd eye strain 
 
 Author 
 Date Written 
 Tools 
chronic Feb 03, 2007, 06:03pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List Replies: 15 - Views: 2131
help. i just bought a new lcd widesreen monitor. i love the screen and the way my games look like there going to jump out and grap me. but my eyes strain straight away when looking at the screen, any ideas on how to stop this.

its a e1900ws 19" iiyama widescreen monitor @75hz.


2x Sapphire 512mb 2900 pro 850/1900
Intel core 2 duo E6400@3.5ghz watercooled
2048mb OCZ nvidia SLI PC8500
X38 DS4 dual 16x lane pci express mobo
zalman 850 watt heatpipe psu
Want to enjoy fewer advertisements and more features? Click here to become a Hardware Analysis registered user.
Carl Martin Feb 03, 2007, 07:32pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: lcd eye strain
Try lowering your brightness and contrast levels - that should help. :cool:

Mark Lawler Feb 03, 2007, 07:32pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: lcd eye strain
wear glasses? play in well lit room?

youll probably need glasses if u dont already



G. G. Feb 03, 2007, 08:21pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: lcd eye strain
For the majority of the time... are you running your 19" widescreen at it's native resolution? on a 19" widescreen....... it is usually 1440x900 but sometimes it can be different all depends on the panel they are using. At the native resolution.... this is where the panel will perform its best when it comes to clarity/sharpness.... all other resolution outside of the native mode will be off in some form...

And as previously said... you might want to adjust the brightness and contrast down... you may be over driving them... The 75hz frequency will not have any affect on your vision when it comes to LCD..... unlike a CRT.... anything below 70hz will wobble your eyes.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-
Adam Kolak Feb 03, 2007, 08:41pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: lcd eye strain
I always turn my brightness down to about 50% to 70%, leave the lights on, use max res (except in some games), and try to stay 2 feet away from my 20" Widescreen LCD.

Adam Kolak
Moderator, Hardware Analysis
adam@hardwareanalysis.com
DFI LP P35-T2RS | Xeon Quad @ 3.2Ghz | 4GB DDR2-1000 | 8800GT 512MB | See Profile
CrAsHnBuRnXp Feb 04, 2007, 01:25am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: lcd eye strain
I dont mean to hijack the thread, but can you guys please list the games that have widescreen support whether it be native or through a patch? Thanks.

Reason I ask is im thinking of getting Samsungs new 22inch Widescreen LCD.

micro Feb 04, 2007, 03:58am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: lcd eye strain
chronic said:
help. i just bought a new lcd widesreen monitor. i love the screen and the way my games look like there going to jump out and grap me. but my eyes strain straight away when looking at the screen, any ideas on how to stop this.

its a e1900ws 19" iiyama widescreen monitor @75hz.



Set your refresh rate to 60htz it wil improve the picture quality.

Make sure you arnt just using the windows driver, but an actual driver for your monitor.

Set the sharpness down to "0".

On my viewsonic i run the contrast/brightness at 29/30. As you get used to your monitor, turn them down lower and lower, then if need be for certain games, just turn up your in game gamma.Rember your white/black colors wont be as white/black as on your crt monitor. If they are, you have the screen adjusted wrong. If its white, your brightness/contrast is too high. You will get used to it, dont worry.

If you arnt using the dvi cable.... You need to. Also my monitor was shipped without an origional dvi cable, so the only one i could find in town was a tv "magnavox" dvi cable..When i finaly got the origional lcd dvi cable, it was a night and day difference. Meaning the screen was grainy at 2' now with an origional cable its only grainy at 3"

GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3, 2600k @ 4.0
16 gig Corsair Vengeance
Evga gtx 260 216, samsung 2253lw"
Baracuda 7,200.12 CoolerMaster 212 +
Win 7 64, fsp fx700-gln, Razer DA,G15
Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid
Silence in the face of evil is it's self Ev
john albrich Feb 04, 2007, 05:46am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: lcd eye strain
Complex subject, complicated by the gaming environment.

A simple tool that you can use to help with BASIC monitor adjustment testing is CheckeMON at:
http://majorgeeks.com/CheckeMON_d5274.html

Basically some straightforward video tests for color purity, contrast, gamma, etc. after you've made the adjustments. That way you can see if adjustments that are comfortable for you can result in lost information because there's not enough contrast, etc.

There are additional tools that can help you with display and video card adjustments at the video section of majorgeeks:
http://majorgeeks.com/downloads22.html

Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Feb 04, 2007, 08:15am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: lcd eye strain
dont be using computers when your tired

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
chronic Feb 04, 2007, 08:17am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: lcd eye strain
cheers for the info guys some of it is common sense but i think i need bloody glasses

2x Sapphire 512mb 2900 pro 850/1900
Intel core 2 duo E6400@3.5ghz watercooled
2048mb OCZ nvidia SLI PC8500
X38 DS4 dual 16x lane pci express mobo
zalman 850 watt heatpipe psu
Supreet Virdi Feb 04, 2007, 08:39am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: lcd eye strain
That's bleeding in it.

I told ya what monitor to get in your last thread. You didn't listen.

____

101% Pure ATI Whoop ASSŪ!!

http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/1715/picture0011ki.jpg
http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/6671/picture0045rp.jpg
Greg M Feb 04, 2007, 03:32pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: lcd eye strain
Supreet Virdi said:
That's bleeding in it.

I told ya what monitor to get in your last thread. You didn't listen.

What?

Light bleeding has nothing to do with this.

Personally, I would rather stare at an LCD all day than a CRT. The combination of flicker and slight fuzzyness makes my eyes hurt.

I would suggest (as others have said) turn your brightness down, use the native resolution, turn clear type off, and sitting close enough that you can just make out individual pixels.

----
FX-55, 2x 1GB GSkill, X1800XT (512MB), 2x250GB RAID-0, DFI SLI-D
http://www.gandmpc.com <-My 'project'
http://www.knownpsycho.com <-Web games!
Harry Feb 05, 2007, 04:22am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: lcd eye strain
You can also purchase a screen glare..

-----
19" Widescreen TFT
Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4ghz
2GB DDR2- 667 PC2-5400
Seagate 500GB 7200.10
XFX GeForce 8800GTS 640MB
Empty Bank Account 0MB
john albrich Feb 06, 2007, 01:10am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: lcd eye strain
Greg M. said:
...Personally, I would rather stare at an LCD all day than a CRT. The combination of flicker and slight fuzzyness makes my eyes hurt.....

Many CRT displays also put out an incredibly irritating high-frequency whine that adds to my 'display' headache. Even if this whine is above the range of your hearing I bet it'll still add to your headache...it just won't be as obvious.

I wonder if people who use a 'privacy' guard have any increase in headaches. I would think that each eye sees a minutely different image from the other eye, especially if you sit closer to the display, and that should cause added strain. It's funny that folks will buy a notebook computer because its display has a wide field of view, and then install a 'privacy' guard that restricts the field of view.

Brendan Falvey Feb 06, 2007, 06:42pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: lcd eye strain
i am not sure what your principal use is and this will have little or no effect on games.

All of the above are good suggestions reduce brightness higher refresh etc.

If you are referring to text apllications such as browsing word processing etc then check out the Clear Type setting in Display|Appearance|Effects makes the text less harsh to the eyes

One of those nice settings a bit like getting Explorer to start in the C: root rather than desktop or docs and sets

Gerritt Feb 06, 2007, 07:46pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: lcd eye strain
I've recently replaced a single 22" CRT with a pair of LCD screens.
Viewsonic VP2130 and a Viewsonic VX2245.
The default settings for either monitor were less than optimal.
I had to tweak both in order to achieve a reasonable brightness or gama.
Before tweaking them, I did have higher eye strain. But after tuning, the new monitors are giving less.

Gerritt

Ad Astra Per Aspera
(A rough road leads to the Stars)
We all know what we know, and everyone else knows we are wrong.
System Specifications in BIO

Write a Reply >>


 

    
 
 

  Topic Tools 
 
RSS UpdatesRSS Updates
 

  Related Articles 
 
 

  Newsletter 
 
A weekly newsletter featuring an editorial and a roundup of the latest articles, news and other interesting topics.

Please enter your email address below and click Subscribe.