Monitor recommendation needed--for sharp video in NON-native resolution
Posted on 2012-08-28
I need to buy a monitor that will look sharp, clear, and readable at a non-native resolution. Most everything out there these days appears to be set to perform best at 1920x1080. They typically list other supported resolutions, but most or all look fuzzy and blurry if I try them (with the few monitors I've been able to try). Ideally I'd like to run something around 1600x1000 and have it look clear and sharp--like my very old Dell 2405FPW does now--even though ITS 'optimal resolution' was documented to be 1920x1200.
How can I find such a monitor without having to buy them first and then find out the bad news--as I've done with the Planar PL2410Ws I just bought? In case it makes a difference...the monitors will be running on the DVI connections from the Lenovo dock where I dock my new Lenovo laptop, which has Nvidia graphics, and is running Win7 Pro. Just like my previous XP laptop, it runs the old Dell at 1600x1000 just great, but these new Planar monitors look awful at anything less than their native 1920x1080.
Does anyone know for sure of a monitor that will display clearly at lower resolutions? TIA