the footprint equaling that of a 15" monitor, one of the first
things that came to mind would be if image quality needed to
be be sacrificed in order to accommodate a depth of 15.5"? This
was not the case with the CM761U. To achieve this, Hitachi had
to place the electron guns closer to the screen and use a new
technology, which is referred to as Precision Focus. This allows
the electron guns to automatically adjust the focal length to
improve image sharpness. The 0.22 mm dot pitch gives the CM761U
its superb image clarity and vividness most noticeably in 2D
applications and 3D games. Hitachi's entire line of SuperScan
monitors have the same dot pitch which goes to tell you that
image sharpness and clarity is a key area that makes Hitachi
stand out from other manufacturers.
Oddly enough when I looked at the box it came in, I thought
to myself, had I been sent a 15" monitor rather than a 19"?
Hurriedly, I opened up the box and checked the documentation
to verify that it was indeed a 19". One of the strong points
about this monitor is how much space you actually save with
a footprint of a 15.5". I was now able to place the monitor
deeper into the computer furniture I have, which also gave me
more viewing distance between my eyes and the monitor. With
my older 17" Trinitron monitor space is basically limited as
I had only about 16" between my eyes and the monitor screen.
The room I work in is very space limited so pushing back to
move away from the monitor is out of the question. The CM761U
allowed me to work and play a few of my favorite games comfortably
for longer time periods, as the screen wasn't as close as with
so used to the flat screen on my 17" Trinitron I thought to
myself that the slightly curved angle of the CM761U would have,
in some way, impeded image quality. That was not the case at
all once I turned it on and saw how bright and crisp the image
was. Nevertheless, I still would have preferred the CM761U to
have a flat screen rather than a slightly curved surface. True
flat screen monitors give you a better look and feel at whatever
you may be looking at as opposed to the slight "bubble-effect"
of the CM761U.