On Thu, 11 Jan 2007 13:02:30 GMT, Jethro
>I bought an ACER AL2223WD LCD monitor about a month ago.
>The screen measures 18.5"W X 12"H. Thus its so-called 'aspect ratio'
>is 1.54:1, I'm thinking. Someone told me it really is 1.6:1.
Forget inch measurements, it has a native resolution and
that can be used to calculate the ratio. 1680x1050
>My system has a RADEON 9250 AGP Video Card.
>I have downloaded current drivers.
>I am using WXP PRO SP2.
>I received no software, drivers, manual with the monitor, which is
>unacceptable of course.
Granted in an ideal world they'd be in the box but aren't
really needed. Check Acer's website if you really want one,
but all you need do if you want analog connection instead of
DVI is to set the native resolution and 60Hz refresh, adding
whatever others you'd like to have.
>I researched www.acerpanam.com for any of the prior, and came up with
>just a pdf manual, which I downloaded. I can find no drivers, or
>other softwares whatsoever.
>When I called ACER, the ACER rep could find nothing more than I did,
>and he queried his 'boss', who e-mailed me:
>A driver is not available for this monitor yet. However, all Acer
>monitors will still work as normal Plug&Play displays.
.... there you have it.
>The manual shows resolutions of 1600X1200 and a 'max resolution' of
>1680X1050. A news group source stated that 1680X1050 is this
>monitor's 'native resolution'.
>Clearly I should use 1680X1050, and would get best screen-imagery
>I find I can select the 1600X1200, but not the 1680X1050.
>I tried the 1600X1200, and found too much distortion - that is, if I
>scan a hand-drawn circle, it displays as a vertical ellipse.
This is a fault with your video card driver, not the
monitor. They (ATI) could've made it easier.
>I am able to choose from several resolutions in Control
>There is only one resolution choice available to me that manifests a
>1.6:1 ratio - 1280X768 (1.67:1), which I am using, and there is no
>distortion that I can see.
>Should I try to find a video care that will produce 1680X1050? <<
>If so, how can I determine if a given card will in fact give that
>resolution? I googled a few cards, and I could find none that
>provided a complete list of resolutions provided.
>This is mind boggling to me at this point, and I would appreciate any
>If my post is unreasonable, please ignore it. I am just trying to
>find some answers. Clearly, ACER is not going to help me.
>Hopefully my post is technically correct.
try this http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-2274365.php