Monitor Tuning

Nikolas Britton nikolas.britton at
Tue Aug 16 01:54:50 GMT 2005

On 8/15/05, Chris <chris at> wrote:
> > On Friday, 12 August 2005 at 15:52:13 -0400, Sean wrote:
> >
> >>My display is not very sharp and I was looking for a few tips that might
> >>help to cure things. I tweeked a few things and no luck. Still a soft
> >>dull image. Little annoying on the eyes.
> >>
> >>Is anyone running a NEC Multisync XV17+ with an Nvidia 6500 ultra and
> >>getting a sharp display?
> >>
> >>Excerpts from my xorg.conf will give you my monitor and graphics card.
> >
> There is an online guide at
> I made my monitor (a different make) sharper with a Convergance control
> which I think makes the red blue and green electron streams land at the
> same point on the screen. There is a reference to convergance in the
> guide but only in reference to de-gaussing. Still that might help if you
> haven't already done it.

If your monitor looks blurry or you have a hard time getting your
eye's to focus on the monitor then the convergence is way off. If you
have a convergence control, sean's monitor doesn't have one, you can
play with it and notice if you look closely at text or hard lines a
red or blue shadow ether on the sides (V convergence) or top/bottom (H

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