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Thread: Monitor is not very bright! =)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2005

    Question Monitor is not very bright! =)


    MY friend recently gave me his old 21" CRT. It is a Hitachi CM2199MUZ and is fairly old. I keep it running at 1280X1024 at 75HZ. It doesn't run too well at other resolutions and refresh rates. When at the windows desktop, the picture is great, but when I go into any 3D game everything seems to dark. After increasing Gamma to full in Half Life 2 and brightness to full in DOOM 3 it looks pretty good. I amstill have problems in Splinter cell CT though,especially in the multiplayer as there doesn't seem to be an in game brightness setting, just a box as a guide for you to adjust your monitors Brightness and contrast until you see the lines, but My contrast and Brightness is already up to full on my monitor.
    My other specs are as follows:
    Athlon 64 3200
    1GB PC2700 RAM
    2 X 120GB HDD's
    Nvidia 6800GT 256MB VGA

    Could anyone give me some advice on what I may be able to do?

    Many Thanks,



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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Ontario, Canada

    Default Re: Monitor is not very bright! =)

    You already know the answer, you need a new monitor. I just got a new unused DAYTEK 21" CRT monitor off ebay for $250Canadian and it works awesome! Older monitors just weren't designed with high refresh rates in mind. I am certainly no expert, but it's what I suggest. The bigger monitors aren't as clear and colorful as smaller unless you spend ALOT of money. This Daytek (model 103 I believe) is mid-range and does great. Hope that helps.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2002

    Default Re: Monitor is not very bright! =)

    first of all try to set correct colors and white point for the display.
    You can do it with "display mate" it is free, download from the Internet.
    When this fail to solve your probs, you could try other graphic card.
    The last option is-look for new display.
    Win Xp Home
    K7T266 Pro2 Ru
    Athlon XP 1800
    GeForce3 Ti 500
    HDD 120 GB
    DDR 512 MB
    Audigy Player

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