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Weird feeling with new Eizo Foris FS2333-BK, headache and feels sluggish

post #1 of 4
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Hi All,

2 days ago I bought a Eizo Foris FS2333-BK, its a replacement for an old Samsung 226BW (TN) monitor.

I need some advise on 2 issues and I hope you guys can help:

First of all I expected the new monitor to be much more relaxing for the eyes because of better quellity screen and all.
In my experience it doesnt and looking at it for a while actually makes my eyes tired and I get an headache.
Especially when the room is a bit dark the screen feels to bright/harsh to th eyes, ....like now ehen I typing this message it almost feels like I need to put on someglasses
I played around with brighness settings but it feels like that makes the quallity poor.
Also, I dont know if its even possible but its like the screen is flickering a bit,.... I got this feeling mostly on white backgrounds.

Second. Gaming feels a bit sluggish.
Im running a slightly higher res (1920x1080 instead of 1680x1050) but my FPS is alright.
It just feels less smooth but the screen must be up for it as it it designed for gaming right.

Like I sad Im used to an old Syncmaster 226BW.
Is all this just something I still have to get used to?

The shop has a return policy so I just want to make sure I return and get something else in time.

Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 4
The FS2333 uses PWM to dim itself, so it seems you're sensitive to it.

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/pulse_width_modulation.htm

You're probably going to need to select a monitor that doens't use PWM.
post #3 of 4
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Today headache again after 10 minutes of working with the screen,
I turned down the brighness back to 55%, it does make the massive light effect go away but I still see the flickering effect.
Are there any other settings I can make to get rid of this effect?

If I decide to return the monitor what should I look for in a replacement?
I have no to little knowledge over the techniques used but as far as I understand the only option left is a CCFL screen is that correct?
Is this a technique used in older displays otr also in new models? I cant really find much about it looking at the specs of monitor in an online shop.
post #4 of 4
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Originally Posted by simon311A View Post

The FS2333 uses PWM to dim itself, so it seems you're sensitive to it.
PWM is a common cause of eyestrain but not necessarily. Some people get headaches from the brightness instead of the PWM. Except I hate the PWM motion artifacts Other get both (so you're stuck with choosing either evil). I find I have no eyestrain with PWM, but I get eyestrain from a superbright screen.

If you're going to attempt to work with the monitor; try getting the monitor professonally calibrated before deciding your next move. A Spyder is a worthwhile investment at this stage; it's a lot cheaper than randomly testing monitors for eyestrain.

PWM-free models may be the solution since the OP mentioned flicker.
Edited by mdrejhon - 3/12/13 at 11:54am
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