A quick fix for the Insignia NS20EM50A13 monitor’s biggest annoyance

I’ve written about the Insignia NS20EM50A13 monitor before. It’s a reasonably good low-end monitor with the annoying tendency to change the video input back to VGA any time your system goes to sleep or changes from text to graphics mode. I accidentally discovered this week–after using the monitor for months–that if you push the OK button on the front of the monitor, it brings up the input menu, allowing you to quickly flip it back to DVI without fumbling through the menus.

I still wish the monitor would let me set the default to DVI and make it stay that way, but this is an acceptable workaround for the price, at least for me.

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2 thoughts on “A quick fix for the Insignia NS20EM50A13 monitor’s biggest annoyance

  • March 31, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I know it’s blasphemy to suggest such a thing, but you could always just get a DVI-VGA adapter and then plug your computer into its VGA port.

    • March 31, 2013 at 8:31 am

      That would be one potential workaround, but as you’re aware, the display quality will drop a little if you do that.

      I’m not really complaining; the main thing is that this display isn’t all that well known, being a private label product, and the manual doesn’t tell you much more than how to plug it in, so I figure I’ll document my discoveries about it, because probably nobody else ever will.

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