I purchased a new LCD monitor recently, a Samsung 906BW to be exact. It’s a nice looking display, with reasonable controls in the front and overall a solid feel. Then you turn the thing on, and the gates of heaven open up and guide you into the light. The default brightness and contrast setting is basically a whiteout setup. I swear the thing actually radiates white if you look at it from the side. Tuning it down has also been a bit problematic, as even with the brightness and contrast set to 25ish levels, the monitor still feels a little off. Granted it now sits next to a Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW connected to an NVIDIA 7900GTX, but I can’t help but feel a little disappointed. Also disappointing is the fact that the monitor has a DVI output, yet does not provide the cable. Having recently moved, I don’t have a spare DVI laying around, meaning another trip to the store to pick one up. Perhaps through DVI I’ll get some better results. If not, back to the store you go little buddy.
Just a quick LoTRO update; finally hit level 34, one away from a mount. The plan all along has been to get the mount, and then ride around gathering ore to catch crafting back up, if only to be able to make some of the better crit hit items to put up in the auction house. It’s always fun to log in and see that little mail icon, run over to a mailbox, and see how all your auctions did.
Currently experiencing a nice problem in LoTRO, I have far too many quests. The log limits you to 40 quests, and without a single ‘gray’ quest in the log, I currently have 36 spread across 4 or 5 zones. A good 10 are high level red and purple quests, but the rest are within 4 levels of my character, either lower or higher. Still waiting for that magic ‘no content’ moment everyone has been talking about…
Hopefully it’ll be better when you get a DVI cable – From what I read, anything over 19″ you should really be using one (if possible). Good luck!