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Incorrect Image Ratio

My Samsung 250 BW in 16:9 format is "Squeezing" the image, that makes circular objects to be ovals. IS THERE ANY SUGGEST FOR AVOIDING THIS EFFECT ? (I USE IT FOR A XBOX360 CONNECT WITH VGA CABLE.) THANK YOU ALL.

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  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2007

    I cannot use CorelDraw on this monitor, it squeezes circles into ovals no matter what I do under Control Panel/monitor.



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Do you have the owner's manual? If not, then you can download it here: If you still have trouble, post back.

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