Re: Re. Monitor refresh rates

Subject: Re: Re. Monitor refresh rates
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- FS -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 1995 08:18:42 +0800

Geoff Hart said:
> ...Any refresh rate less than 70
> Hz may produce an annoying flicker; the more sensitive you are to
> flicker, the higher the refresh rate you need. I get real nasty
> headaches working with slow monitors; your mileage may vary.

> If you must work with a really large monitor with a low refresh rate,
> do one of the following:
> 1. Drop to a lower resolution, which usually means much faster
> refresh. (You'll also be able to read your fonts and recognize your
> icons.)
> 2. Reduce the color depth (less data going to the screen, so
> potentially faster refresh rate).
> 3. Upgrade to a better video card that supports high refresh rates at
> higher resolutions.

I was a bit vague about the 60 MHz refresh rate. The guy who's selling me
the monitor wanted to run it at the same resolution as our Sun workstations -
1140x870 from memory. At this res it drops down to 60 MHz and gives him
headaches, so he's been running at 1024x768.

Flicker doesn't seem to bother me, but if it does, 1024x768 should be
plenty. I'll just be messing with screen dumps and icons in Frame, so
it's not really high-end graphics work.

Thanks to everyone for your advice.

Stuart Burnfield (slb -at- fs -dot- com -dot- au) Voice: +61 9 328 8288
Functional Software Fax: +61 9 328 8616
PO Box 192
Leederville, Western Australia, 6903

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