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Old 07-07-07, 12:55 PM   #1
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DVI output not working? !!


I got my 22" widescreen today. This is so beautiful...
It didn't look too large until I put it on my desk next to the old CRT (which makes me think of an oscilloscope). Damn, it's HUGE!

So I went ahead and connected the DVI cable into my Radeon 9200, and the other end into the widescreen...........no signal. I connect the VGA, there is a signal. I won't lie, the quality right now is pretty lousy. For one I have not installed powerstrip so it is forcing 1600x1200 resolution, and I think the VGA is making a grainy picture as well. Is there any possible reason that my DVI output isn't working? Maybe a configuration?
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Old 07-07-07, 01:07 PM   #2
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Check the monitor's manual and menus. You might need to switch it to show the input from the DVI port instead of the VGA.
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I have a 20in wide and you need to change the input (similar to on a TV) on the screen using a button on the front of the monitor.

Or, you might need to enable it as a secondary monitor in your display properties depending on how the vid card registers different outputs.
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I got power strip working. 1680x1050 is now an okay resolution for my comp, and the image improved quite a bit. Everything is more to scale. I'll keep fighting with this stupid DVi
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That's a big problem with LCD monitors. Almost everything other than native resolution is going to look like either blocky crap, or muddy crap.
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Well, it's pretty good now. In fact, I would say the picture right now looks better than my old CRT. Maybe a little bit brighter all around. I just think if I had DVi working, it would be better still.
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You probably need to activate the DVI output with the driver software. Also read up on the specs on the monitor to see if it needs dual-link signal from the DVI. Make sure the card has dual-link output if this is the case.
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