I just purchased a new LCD wide screen 24 inch monitor to replace the 19 inch CRT I had. The new wide screen is a Samsung syncmaster 245BW and I have installed the proper drivers for the monitor in Windows XP sp2.
I periodocally see horizontal white streaks (noise bars) starting from the left side of the monitor and traveling towards the right side. It sometimes happens if the monitor is only showing the destop but most often happens when I am watching a full screen video.
It doesn't matter if I am using analogue mode or digital mode.
According to the manual, there is an adjustment called "fine" that is supposed to align the phase of the internal pixel clock to the incoming horizontal sync and it is supposed to get rid of these "noise bars". But when I tweak this adjustment, it doesn't seem to help.
I have several electric/electronic devices located no more than three and a half feet from the monitor such as a UPS, a sub woofer, a USB external hard drive, and a wide screen TV is located about four feet away. Is it possible I am getting interference from one of these devices?
My main question would be, Are white streaks a common problem with LCD flat screen monitors? Is anybody else out there having similar problems? Does anybody have any suggestions?
I didn't have any problems with the old CRT 19 inch monitor I had located in the same spot.
Thanks in advance,