New Monitor - All Pics look so much better.

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Just got me a nice new Samsung 913T monitor from my wife for my birthday. My old Sony (9 years old) has now been retired.

I do not think I have it perfectly adjusted but even so - What a huge difference. Text is much sharper and the photos. Oh man (and woman :) ), the photos are coming to life. So much better contrast and brightness and colors. I can see things now that I never noticed before.

And right now I am using it in analog mode and tomorrow I will pick up a DVI cable and go digital. Cannot wait.

All I can say is-if you have an old monitor and get a new one, you will love it.

Sleep - What is that?. I think I will be up all night revisiting many photos.
 
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PhotoByMark said:
Just got me a nice new Samsung 913T monitor from my wife for my birthday.
Happy birthday, and congratulations on your new monitor!!! I looked over the specs, and they're very similar to the SyncMaster 930B that my kids bought me for Father's Day. I love mine mine :lol:. Check out this picture... on my monitor, it looks 3D.

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And right now I am using it in analog mode and tomorrow I will pick up a DVI cable and go digital.
Let me know if you see any improvement. I'm using the analog input, and haven't gotten around to buying a dvi board for my old computer :oops:.
 
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Thanks Frank.

I am now yikes 40. Bye, Bye thirties. I told her that I really need a new lense tooooooooo. Me wants the 80-400VRVRVR. Come-on Gale aren't you tired of it yet? Time to sellsellsellsellsell. :p

My wife got me good by doing the "over the hill" stuff at my work. I got some pics I will have to post them tomorrow.

It does kind of do a 3d thing.

I will let you know if I see a difference. Perhaps text will be just a little sharper and photos too. Or not?
 
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What a huge difference. Text is much sharper
Maybe it's those new reading glasses, they say that's the first thing that goes with old age. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Happy birthday, only one more year of the thirties for me.

Ron

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Happy birthday, and congrats on the new monitor! What you said really hit home with me. I had some photos printed at Mpix recently, and when I got them back I was shocked at how much detail is in them....I just don't see it on my monitor (which is at least 6 years old...maybe even older.) Yet another thing to save up for! I'm almost right on your heels age-wise, too....37 in another couple of weeks...gulp!
 
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Thanks all.

Yep-I need new glasses too! Last time I went (2 years ago) I was borderline needing bifocals (NO WAY I SAY!). I am afraid to find out.

I walk in this morning to my computer. Cat has knocked the monitor over and it is dangling off the desk. Luckily monitor ok. I am gonna have to do something about that. I have shelves above the computer and she likes to jump up there and down. Bad CAT! BAD CAT!
 
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Happy birthday and congrats on the new monitor Mark. I just bought a new monitor from fellow Cafe' member Scott Sherman and I know the feeling you had....WOW. My prints actually match my monitor now!
 
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Thanks Scott.

Tough choice - a SB800 or a new monitor. I really do like it though. Whites are white now. Old monitor I simply could not get the colors right or even close.

I did not get the DVI cable today. I must remember to that tomorrow.
 
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When I give up the BIG gear I will sell it to you. You may have to wait awhile though, I will hang on for as long as I can. :>))) Just short of losing the use of my hands and arms. :>)))

Happy Birthday.

Hope you will love your new monitor.

Tell me when you look at yours does it look like everything is quite noisey. I just got a reconditioned Samsung SyncMaster 172T... Colors are beautiful but editing, I can not tell from the noise if it is really there or not. So went back to the CRT. Not sure of the color, but no noise.

Maybe I need to do something to it. Just used the auto set-up analog.

Thanks for any in-put.
 
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Thx Gale.

I do not see any noise that I have noticed so far. I am using analog right now I want to get DVI cable and try that out.

I wonder if you just have a bad cable? Or loose connection?

Or possibly do a fan or anything else with a motor nearby your computer? Things with motors can generate mucho noise.
 
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