The 195UW, 220UW, and 260UW monitors are (16:10) Wide Screen monitors, meaning the shape of the screen is rectangular.
The LP2001, LP2151, LP2361, and LP2701 are (16:9) Wide screen monitors, also rectangular but with an aspect ratio similar to what is used in film production
The 170LX, 171LX, 190LX, 191LX monitors are (4:3) Standard Screen monitors, meaning the shape of the screen is a square.
If you change monitors from a Standard Screen monitor to a Wide Screen monitor your computer will typically not notice the change.
The computer will continue to send out a “square” video signal to your “rectangular” Wide Screen monitor. Your Wide Screen monitor will stretch the picture to fill up the whole screen making the display look very distorted.
Also, if you change monitors from a Wide Screen monitor to a Standard Screen monitor your computer will typically not notice the change.
The computer will continue to send out a “rectangular” video signal to your “square” Standard Screen monitor. Your Standard Screen monitor will squish the picture to force it to fit on the less wide screen making the display look very distorted.
To fix this problem you will need to adjust the Resolution Settings on your computer. How you do this will vary from computer to computer, but typically you can right click on your desktop and choose Settings, Personalize, or simply Screen Resolution.
You will want to make sure your computer’s Resolution is set to one that is meant for the type of monitor you have. A “square” resolution for a “square” screen or a “rectangular” resolution for rectangular screens.
For the best picture possible you will want to make sure your Resolution is set to your monitor’s Native Resolution, or the actual number of pixels the monitor has.
Each monitor has its own Native Resolution, and your screen will look the best when the computer’s Resolution matches up.
Here are the Native Resolutions for each of our Monitors
170LX, 171LX, 190LX, 191LX: 1280 x 1024
201LX: 1600 x 1200
195UW: 1440 x 900
LP2001: 1600 x 900
220UW: 1680 x 1050
LP2151, LP2361, LP2701: 1920 x 1080
260UW: 1920 x 1200
If you do not have the option to change your Resolution to one that supports a Wide Screen, or the specific Resolution you are looking for, you may need to update your video chipset drivers or your video card drivers.
Also not all computers and video cards support Wide Screens monitors and if yours does not, you may need to upgrade your video card to properly use a Wide Screen monitor.