Are You Getting You The Most Out of Your Monitor?

by Walter Moore

With many of the new monitors out on the market, one thing they advertise is HD and 4K resolution capability. While the monitor is capable many people do not utilize the full capability of their monitor and in some cases, they are unable to due to graphics card limitations.

Full HD is defined as 1920 x 1080 resolution while 4K resolution is 3840 x 2160. In short, 4K is 4-1080 resolution displays condensed into one. The differences are stunning, the display you receive from the monitor is sharper, the colors more vivid, and the overall experience you get while using the display whether it is a computer monitor or TV is noticeable from 1080 and 4K. Your older monitors maybe a 720 resolution and your over “vase” TV which was 480. Now when it comes to 1080 or 4K resolution, not all 4K is the same as there are other factors which are bitrate, sensor size, codec then of course transmission settings but that’s more on the production side and I will not bore you with it.

So now that we have the boring technical things out the way, getting the best out of your monitor. Well, that is truly simple, BEFORE you go out and buy a monitor check your resolution settings by right-clicking your desktop screen and checking your display settings. See what is recommended by windows based on your hardware. See if the options available to you are 1920 x 1080 or possibly higher. Please note, not all graphics cards are capable of higher resolutions especially in older computers. Now if your graphics card can handle the higher resolutions and you have a monitor that’s capable of those settings make sure it’s set to that resolution and you will be getting your money’s worth. Now if you don’t know what your monitor is capable of, look on the back for the model number and simply put that in google. If it is not capable of the resolutions put out by your computer, well time for an upgrade.

I hope these tips help you to get the most out of your machine!