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Q: Picture shape on a large CRT monitor. ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Picture shape on a large CRT monitor.
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: cornishcelt-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 08 Nov 2002 10:23 PST
Expires: 08 Dec 2002 10:23 PST
Question ID: 102846
When I use my new Hansol 920D (19inch) monitor, the picture appears
to sink towards the centre and come forward at the sides.  Does that
make sense?  Is this a characteristic of large CRT monitors or can I
remove the odd appearence with one of the settings.  The manual
supplied is poor so I have no idea what to do, if anything.  Thanks
Subject: Re: Picture shape on a large CRT monitor.
Answered By: krobert-ga on 08 Nov 2002 11:02 PST

You should be able to fix any picture distortion on your screen using
what's called the on-screen-display (OSD).

Hansol's web page for that particular monitor can be reached at
reference 1 (references are at the bottom of the answer).  I wasn't
able to find much information on the monitor controls there, but some
reviews I found do talk of "good" on screen controls (Ref. 2 and 3). 
Unfortunatly, neither of those talk of how to use them other than
letting you know where their buttons are.

Your best bet may be to visit Hansol's website ( and
use their tech support system to get help directly from them.

Short of that, this (Ref. 4) review of a DIFFERENT monitor at Tom's
Hardware Guide does a good job of explaining on-screen controls pretty

It sounds like what your problem may be a combination of pincushion
and trapezoidal effects... so, you may need to adjust both of these
controls in your monitor's OSD. This document (Ref. 5) from Monitor's
Direct may give you a better idea of what both pincushion and
trapezoidal mean (they have a good list of definitions, beginning on
page 9 of the PDF). Get Acrobat Reader from Adobe if you can't view
the PDF.

Best of luck getting the monitor straightened out! Be sure to request
a clarification if you need one.



1) Hansol 920D

2) Hansol 920D Review - epiGamer

3) User Reviews - Hansol 920D

4) Tom's Hardware Guide - The Cornerstone p2460 19" Flat Screen CRT
Display Looks Good for the Money

5) c1035 User's Guide

Search Strategy:
"osd controls"
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