Can anyone tell me of any tricks to adjust the top curvature of a CRT monitor?
I just purchased a NEC/Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 930SB
19" CRT monitor today...
I made the usual adjustments to the size, position, and geometry, and everything looked pretty good... but after I loaded a webpage in my browser it quickly became apparent that there was a "dip" or curve in the top center of the screen. It looks like the long horizonal menu area as well as any images that might be near the top of the page have a slight "smile" shape to them.
I checked every last option a hundred times in the OSD and NaviSet software, and there are no tools for adjusting the top curvature of the screen - only the sides. I believe what's missing is called the "Vertical Pincushion" setting (which I believe my now-dead Viewsonic had). The only part that seems affected is the area above the top horizontal aperture grill stabalizing wire (those 2 near-invisible lines that are on all Trinitron screens). Strangely, the top wire also appears to be not-quite-straight either (it's in a subtle "frown" shape).
Other than this problem, it seems to be a great monitor, and really there aren't many decent CRT's left to choose from these days with the push to sell LCDs... so I'm hoping this issue can be fixed. As I need the monitor for graphic design, having un-straight horizontal lines just isn't going to work for me.