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By dubog ·
Why smaller size monitors have crispier picture when compared with large ones with the same dot pitch and other specs? To me, it looks like that the grains are smaller and put together more tightly on smaller size monitors, and stretchd out on larger ones. But if the distance between dots are the same (dot pitch the same) then the crispiness should remain the same!?

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to monitor

part of the explination:
The absolute physical limitation on the potential image sharpness of a screen image is the dot pitch, which is the size of an individual beam that gets through to light up a point of phosphor on the screen. (The shape of this beam can be round or a vertical, slot-shaped rectangle depending on the display technology.) Displays typically come with a dot pitch of .28 mm (millimeters) or smaller. The smaller the dot pitch in millimeters, the greater the potential image sharpness.
The actual sharpness of any particular overall display image is measured in dots-per-inch (dots per inch). The dots-per-inch is determined by a combination of the screen resolution (how many pixels are projected on the screen horizontally and vertically) and the physical screen size. The same resolution spread out over a larger screen offers reduced sharpness. On the other hand, a high-resolution setting on a smaller surface will product a sharper image, but text readability will become more difficult.


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by richard_barsby In reply to monitor

Hi I agree with answer one it is similar to any magnified image the edges become more ragged and less sharp. The larger the CRT then you really could dou with a finer dot pitch typically 14/15" monitors are 0.28 dot pitch therefor 17/19" would look the same with 0.26 dot pitch, in essence I agree with you but you also need to go up in resolution ie 800x600 14/15" upto 1024x768 17" 1280x1024 19".

Hope this helps

Rich

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