New monitor = major headache

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  1. jharvey71884 macrumors 6502

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  2. jharvey71884 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wondering if it has anything to do with another glossy screen? Too much distraction?

    I had a 19.5 Sanyo TV hooked up before that I used periodically, that was more of a matte finish and it never bothered me.
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Acer uses poor quality parts on their products. I recommend displays by LG, NEC, Samsung, or another brand. I'd return it as I get a headache thinking about the name Acer (which I do not pronounce with the letter "c")
     
  4. jharvey71884 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Took your advice, returned it. Got an Asus. It was with a matte finish. Same problem. After a little research I'm guessing it's a backlighting sensitivity? Don't know why I don't struggle with it on my iMac?
     
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  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Maybe you need a display with a fast refresh rate.
     
  7. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    Eyes can be tricky things. When I was having issues with sensitivity, I could use LCD monitors with LED backlighting but I couldn't use anything with CCFL backlighting. I'm not really sure what changed, but at some point this was no longer an issue for me.
     

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