• Set Yourself Up For Success Webinar

    October 6, 2021 at 2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific
    SDN and Osmosis are teaming up to help you get set up for success this school year! We'll be covering study tips, healthy habits, and meeting mentors.

    Register Now!

  • Funniest Story on the Job Contest Starts Now!

    Contest starts now and ends September 27th. Winner will receive a special user banner and $10 Amazon Gift card!

    JOIN NOW
  • Site Updates Coming Next Week

    Site updates are coming next week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Click the button below to learn more!

    LEARN MORE

Flat screen vs. old school

lphiewok

Full Member
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Aug 19, 2007
539
7
161
Fort Polk, LA
  1. Dentist
hey guys, sorry for another stupid question but as I was talking to my friend about DAT, he has mentioned a very interesting point and I want to ask you guys.

He took Kaplan course and they suggest their students to take their exam in Houston instead of Austin (which is where our school is located) and it is because Houston testing centers use flat screen lcd monitor whereas here they are using old school bubble crt screen.
They suggested this because it can help you with PAT section where small difference can make a whole lot of differences.

Have you guys considered this when picking a place to take DAT?

I would much rather take it here since I am more comfortable taking things here without my parents being all over me around my exam (like offering to give me a ride and waiting outside all worrying).

anyone has any ideas on this?
 

musl85

Full Member
10+ Year Member
Aug 13, 2007
447
3
226
NYC
  1. Dental Student
while it sounds like a good idea, the final deciding factor for me was the date that was available at the exam center. I initially had an early aug. date at the Queens NYC center. I decided to reschedule, and the only center in NYC with a spot left for late aug. was in manhatten.

All i can say is my screen was giving me a lot of jagged lines ( old school monitor), but i still did well on PAT (23). so it is still doable, but if you can def opt for the newer screens.
 

bigstix808

Mac Daddy Member
10+ Year Member
Oct 10, 2007
1,078
34
246
GA
  1. Dentist
even with the "poor pixelation" of the crt monitors, it still wouldn't matter for the DAT. i only say this because the only place on the crt monitors that would have any noticable affect is the area within 2 in of the border of the monitor. the rest is pretty much the same as your standard lcd.

oh yea, and seeing how MOST testing centers keep their monitors at a resolution of 800x600 (at most 1024x768), crt nor lcd/plasmas are going to be able to tell the difference.

glad i could help :D
 
About the Ads

doc3232

Full Member
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Feb 15, 2008
3,809
10
161
  1. Dental Student
even with the "poor pixelation" of the crt monitors, it still wouldn't matter for the DAT. i only say this because the only place on the crt monitors that would have any noticable affect is the area within 2 in of the border of the monitor. the rest is pretty much the same as your standard lcd.

oh yea, and seeing how MOST testing centers keep their monitors at a resolution of 800x600 (at most 1024x768), crt nor lcd/plasmas are going to be able to tell the difference.

glad i could help :D

And most importantly, don't take the DAT looking at your screen at an angle :rolleyes:
 
This thread is more than 13 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.