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Circles not ovals are needed

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Circles not ovals are needed

lliefveld
We purchased a new PC for my husband, who does CAD design. It's critical that circles are round and squares are square. Our video card is ATI Radeon X1650 Pro. We originally bought an LG 22" widescreen monitor, with a native resolution of 1680x1050.

He loved the monitor, but when the resolution was set so he could actually SEE the words, circles looked like ovals and squares looked like rectangles. Based on everything I could find, that should be fixed by changing to native resolution... which I did. He still swears there is distortion (personally, I couldn't tell). We returned the monitor, and purchased a smaller 19" LCD monitor with a more traditional aspect ratio. But I have a couple of questions:

1) Should changing to native resolution actually fix the distortion problem? Or is it true that there would still be some distortion?

2) Is there another solution or fix?

3) Do larger monitors exist that have either a 4:3 ratio or a 5:4(preferred) ratio? All the large monitors I can find seem to have a wider range in the aspect ratio.
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    Wayne M.

    If you have a CRT based display, you may be able to get your circles to be round by adjusting the Horizontal and Vertical settings on the display. These are never precisely set and also tend to vary over time. If you have a flat panel display, there may be an equivalent setting, probably a configuration screen.

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    OldER Mycroft

    You should right-click on your desktop and access the "Display" button for your ATI card. (You may have an ATI icon in your System Tray)

    Go to the portion that deals with "Flat Panel Display" or something similar. You should find a bullet-button for "Fixed Aspect Ratio Scaling".

    This will create black bars at either side of your screen, thereby negating the 'widescreen' view of your widescreen monitor.

    All circles and squares will then return to how they should look.

    Good luck.

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    Wayne M.

    If you have a CRT based display, you may be able to get your circles to be round by adjusting the Horizontal and Vertical settings on the display. These are never precisely set and also tend to vary over time. If you have a flat panel display, there may be an equivalent setting, probably a configuration screen.

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    OldER Mycroft

    You should right-click on your desktop and access the "Display" button for your ATI card. (You may have an ATI icon in your System Tray)

    Go to the portion that deals with "Flat Panel Display" or something similar. You should find a bullet-button for "Fixed Aspect Ratio Scaling".

    This will create black bars at either side of your screen, thereby negating the 'widescreen' view of your widescreen monitor.

    All circles and squares will then return to how they should look.

    Good luck.