Windows 10: LG 27" monitor with HDMI & windows 10 = headache inducing blurry text!

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  1.    19 Apr 2016 #1

    LG 27" monitor with HDMI & windows 10 = headache inducing blurry text!


    Look at how AWFUL windows 10 fonts and text are...I have tried so many solutions that I've read about online but NOTHING has worked! I'm wondering if either windows 10 fonts will not render correctly with this monitor model or windows 10 cannot deal with the higher resolution of HDMI...I've tried that incredibly ineffective and useless 'cleartype' turned ON, have all setting 'native' for my monitor, an LG27EA63...have tried using the 'revert to windows 8' small rendering program and at least a dozen other fixes and it still looks like utter garbage as seen below....At this point, I'm thinking I should try hooking up a VGA or DMI cable , and see if that looks better than this...the font quality and general picture quality is so poor, it's causing me headaches for extended use. Anyone have any other things to try tweaking? examples below...

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       19 Apr 2016 #2

    This is not a high resolution monitor like 2K or 4K. Check to see what your DPI Scaling is set to, should be at recommended.
    Mine is a 2K so should not be set like mine.

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  3.    19 Apr 2016 #3

    jds63 said: View Post
    This is not a high resolution monitor like 2K or 4K. Check to see what your DPI Scaling is set to, should be at recommended.
    Mine is a 2K so should not be set like mine.

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ID:	75676ok, so it's not hi res, but still the font quality should be WAY better than it is....I have a 24" at work running Windows 7 that is remarkably clearer and better...I've played around with that slider , including custom settings....no change...
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       19 Apr 2016 #4

    guitz said: View Post
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ID:	75676ok, so it's not hi res, but still the font quality should be WAY better than it is....I have a 24" at work running Windows 7 that is remarkably clearer and better...I've played around with that slider , including custom settings....no change...
    I was just making an example as it can become an issue with 4K or 2K. Your should be set to 100% on that display page. Is Windows 10 up to date with graphics drivers and all other system drivers and windows update ?
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  5.    19 Apr 2016 #5

    jds63 said: View Post
    I was just making an example as it can become an issue with 4K or 2K. Your should be set to 100% on that display page. Is Windows 10 up to date with graphics drivers and all other system drivers and windows update ?
    I believe so, but I did just do a fresh re-install of windows...I'll recheck for my graphics card...
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  6.    19 Apr 2016 #6

    driver up to date as seen below ....such an infuriating issue!...I don't want to buy a new monitor but I'm not convinced the problem isn't a windows problem...

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       19 Apr 2016 #7

    guitz said: View Post
    driver up to date as seen below ....such an infuriating issue!...I don't want to buy a new monitor but I'm not convinced the problem isn't a windows problem...

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    Double check AMD site for driver update for Display adapter. Did you try hooking another monitor to this PC, with same results ? Is this with every text you see on the screen being blurry or only certain applications ?
    Have another HDMI Cable to try or try DVI ?
    Check monitor settings on the monitor itself.
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  8. jds63's Avatar
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       19 Apr 2016 #8

    The drivers for this display adapter, no longer updated from AMD but through Windows.
    http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-arti...er-Series.aspx
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  9.    19 Apr 2016 #9

    jds63 said: View Post
    Double check AMD site for driver update for Display adapter. Did you try hooking another monitor to this PC, with same results ? Is this with every text you see on the screen being blurry or only certain applications ?
    Have another HDMI Cable to try or try DVI ?
    Check monitor settings on the monitor itself.
    only monitor and pc I have...blurry on anything with text pretty much , especially windows 10 settings windows and inside web browsers (MS explorer, MS Edge and Chrome ..all equally horribly bad) ...I'm going to get a DVI cable from work and see it that improves anything...
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  10.    19 Apr 2016 #10

    just tried a swap with a high quality HDMI cable from my Denon receiver...no change....This really feels like a MS font rendering issue...
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