Firsrt a big thank you to all the video nerds out there .. Question for you all. I have a 42" Vizio model E422VA connected to my Radeon 6600 card on my PC.
I have connected both HDMI and DVI both have the same results when running on 1080p. The picture looks great, but some of the letters when typing are faded/washed out. For example the leter "d". On the bottom left of the letter it's faded out, like the pixels are grey instead of black. This happends on other letters too and is most obvious with black letters and a white background.
I have tried every setting I can dream of, but there continues to be this washing out of certain letters.
Any help/direction/advice is apprecitated!
Play with the settings on the PC. First thing, what OS are we dealing with on the computer, what do you have it set as for screen resolution, what program is giving you this problem, is clear type on or off, if Xp, Vista or Windows 7?
Well, turn off the cleartype. That is half of your problem right there. And not that you are running the card at 1080, what screen size (640x800, 1240x 1020, you see the part I am asking)? Also, what program is this happening in, as I inquired before.
Try a different font. The changed the default font type, from XP, to Vista, then came up with something totally different, thinking that end users were too stupid to decide what is best for them.
Microsofts software engineers change stuff if the wind blows, and fonts are not their specialty. Also, distance from the screen has a lot to do with it, your vision if not perfect, or worst yet if you have 20/20 without glasses, you can notice stuff.
Since you have an AMD card, make sure your Overscan setting in the Catalyst Control Center is set to 0%. For whatever reason, it defaults to 10-15%. Also, on the TV, make sure you're not using any zoom-like picture setting (e.g., stretch, cinema zoom, etc).
Lastly, if text is still messed up, then you have a larger underlying problem -- your TV does not support 4:4:4 chroma rendering. To run some quick tests to see if your tv is 4:4:4 capable, see question T1 in the official 4:4:4 thread found here - link.