Ok alright so I am gonna buy the 629 For DVI-D Input.... Thanks!
I've recently purchased a used 629 from Ebay and having problems with it as well. It displays the resolution as 640x480 for me too... I was actually able to switch to 800x480 however the monitor only displays the part of the image and the rest I need to scroll to with the mouse.
(It seems to be working fine in 800x600 and 640x480 but the image quality is far from great because of the resizing.)
I'm wondering if replacing the controller board on the monitor fixes the issue. Otherwise it's quite unusable, and I don't like to end up purchasing another monitor which could easily act the same way.
I don't think the monitor can do this.
Which 629 do you have? LED or CCFL? The LED one have the panel off-center in the bezel.
Some LED based 629 are truly screwed up in that the can not display a clean 800x480 pixel accurate. The panel resolution is 800x480 but the controller forces an internal resample to 640x480.
I don't know about swapping controler boards, but where would you even get one and how would you know that it's better. LED controller boards and CCFL controller boards are not compatible.
I think all or at least most 629 misreport the resolution as 640x480 on the on screen menu even if 800x480 pixels are displayed.
Quite dissappointing :( Thankfully I bought it used so did not pay the full price.
I remember seeing replacement boards on mo-co-so or some other site but they're not cheap, above 60 bucks.
Ok I've found the data sheet for the display built into the monitor. Maybe somebody can figure out the correct timings and calculate a modeline for Linux?