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I ended up buying the Dell U2311H after the high praises from you guys, and was nothing short of satisfied. I don't think I can ever go back to a TN panel, the colors are gorgeous, and I don't notice any difference in games so far.

I remember reading a couple threads how to calibrate your monitor, but can't seem to find any of them. Any help?
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Usually you'd use a hardware calibrator, like the Lacie Blue Eye, or the Spyder 3. If you don't want to buy one of those, then you can either try calibrating by eye or just downloading an ICC profile. To calibrate by eye, print off a few photos and try to adjust the monitor to match the prints. Downloading an ICC profile will get you close, but not all monitors are exactly the same so it may be a tad bit inaccurate. Just curious, which rev did you get?
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To calibrate by eye, print off a few photos and try to adjust the monitor to match the prints.
NEVER do this.

1) Unless your printer is hardware calibrated, you can't be sure that the colors are accurate. Yes, printers need calibrating too.

2) Your printer's gamut and your monitor's gamut are not the same. There are some colors that your monitor can display that the printer can't, and vice versa. Even if they were both perfectly calibrated, there will STILL be colors that don't match up. Trying to match one to another is like shooting yourself in the foot - you're better off not doing it.
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I ended up buying the Dell U2311H after the high praises from you guys, and was nothing short of satisfied. I don't think I can ever go back to a TN panel, the colors are gorgeous, and I don't notice any difference.

I remember reading a couple threads how to calibrate your monitor, but can't seem to find any of them. Any help?
...huh what?
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...huh what?
Finished that sentence, mind got sidetracked haha.
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