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Old December 7th 03, 01:03 AM
dave
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I have a Samsung 17 " SyncMaster 174v monitor. Even with a very low
brightness level when I use a blank screen screensaver setting, when the
computer goes into screensaver mode, there is a very noticeable glow on the
screen. By comparison if I use the turn off monitor setting and set it for a
short time like 1 or 2 minutes when it turns off, the screen goes completely
black with no visible glow at all. Is it therefore better to use the turn
off monitor setting after a minute or two rather than using the screensaver
with blank screen setting for the same time interval ? Is the some kind of
strain on the monitor when using the turn off monitor setting. By contrast
is there some kind screen burning/dulling by the persistant glow when using
the blank screen screensaver setting ?


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Old December 7th 03, 01:12 AM
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"dave" wrote in message
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I have a Samsung 17 " SyncMaster 174v monitor. Even with a very low
brightness level when I use a blank screen screensaver setting, when the
computer goes into screensaver mode, there is a very noticeable glow on

the
screen. By comparison if I use the turn off monitor setting and set it for

a
short time like 1 or 2 minutes when it turns off, the screen goes

completely
black with no visible glow at all. Is it therefore better to use the turn
off monitor setting after a minute or two rather than using the

screensaver
with blank screen setting for the same time interval ? Is the some kind of
strain on the monitor when using the turn off monitor setting. By contrast
is there some kind screen burning/dulling by the persistant glow when

using
the blank screen screensaver setting ?

If the monitor is merely going black, vs. powering down you are wearing out
the most vulnerable portion of the monitor -- the backlight. I would
certainly use the power down function. But I wouldn't do it with a 1 or 2
minute timout since that will result (at least it would on any of my
computers) in repeated startups at short intervals which seem more likely to
be damaging to the lamps and inverters which drive them. Shutting down after
maybe 15-30 minutes seems more reasonable to me.
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Old December 7th 03, 04:45 PM
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Thanks ! If I understand correctly, you mean I should use:

Display properties
Screen Saver:
None
Power Option Properties
Power Schemes
Turn Off Monitor fter 15-30 Mins

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"dave" wrote in message
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I have a Samsung 17 " SyncMaster 174v monitor. Even with a very low
brightness level when I use a blank screen screensaver setting, when the
computer goes into screensaver mode, there is a very noticeable glow on

the
screen. By comparison if I use the turn off monitor setting and set it

for
a
short time like 1 or 2 minutes when it turns off, the screen goes

completely
black with no visible glow at all. Is it therefore better to use the

turn
off monitor setting after a minute or two rather than using the

screensaver
with blank screen setting for the same time interval ? Is the some kind

of
strain on the monitor when using the turn off monitor setting. By

contrast
is there some kind screen burning/dulling by the persistant glow when

using
the blank screen screensaver setting ?

If the monitor is merely going black, vs. powering down you are wearing

out
the most vulnerable portion of the monitor -- the backlight. I would
certainly use the power down function. But I wouldn't do it with a 1 or 2
minute timout since that will result (at least it would on any of my
computers) in repeated startups at short intervals which seem more likely

to
be damaging to the lamps and inverters which drive them. Shutting down

after
maybe 15-30 minutes seems more reasonable to me.
--
John McGaw
[Knoxville, TN, USA]

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reply in group or through my website:
http://johnmcgaw.com



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Old December 7th 03, 07:47 PM
John McGaw
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"dave" wrote in message
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Thanks ! If I understand correctly, you mean I should use:

Display properties
Screen Saver:
None
Power Option Properties
Power Schemes
Turn Off Monitor fter 15-30 Mins

Yes. That should do it. Or, if you wanted to have the screen blanked earlier
for some reason (to avoid snoopers?) but wanted to avoid too-frequent power
cycling you could set the screensaver to blank the screen in a shorter time
and use the "Turn Off Monitor" power setting to actually turn if off after a
suitably longer wait.
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John McGaw
[Knoxville, TN, USA]

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Old December 7th 03, 08:23 PM
dave
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Thanks again !
"John McGaw" wrote in message
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"dave" wrote in message
ink.net...
Thanks ! If I understand correctly, you mean I should use:

Display properties
Screen Saver:
None
Power Option Properties
Power Schemes
Turn Off Monitor fter 15-30 Mins

Yes. That should do it. Or, if you wanted to have the screen blanked

earlier
for some reason (to avoid snoopers?) but wanted to avoid too-frequent

power
cycling you could set the screensaver to blank the screen in a shorter

time
and use the "Turn Off Monitor" power setting to actually turn if off after

a
suitably longer wait.
--
John McGaw
[Knoxville, TN, USA]

Return address will not work. Please
reply in group or through my website:
http://johnmcgaw.com



 




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