Originally Posted by SeanPoe -->1)
First things first, you need to install the Driver for the monitor. The newest version can be found here on the Samsung site.
As of the time of this post it's the same version as the one on the install disc, so you can install it off the disc. You can install the Samsung TriDef software now too. Make sure you install the version on the disc FIRST, then download and run this update.
Once that's done, you need to download and install the update for TriDef Ignition
. The first update only updates the syncmaster launcher.-->2)
Once you have the monitor driver installed:
-->3)If you're using an NVidia GPU you can skip the following step, all ATI users will need to follow this step.
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- right-click the desktop,
- go to screen resolution,
- advanced settings,
- monitor tab,
- make sure the monitor's refresh rate is set at 120hz, if not change it.
Uninstall your ATI display Driver and install 11.5b hotfix and newest ATI driver:
- Download and install driver sweeper
- Download Catalyst 11.5b hotfix
- Download the newest Catalyst display driver for your operating system, for windows 7-64bit it's found here.
- Uninstall your current display driver. Type Add or Remove Program in the windows 7 search box and hit enter, find "AMD install manager" in the list and then uninstall it.
- Boot into safe mode (restart your computer and hit f8 key after post, then select safe mode. If your mobo brings up the drive selection menu, select your boot drive, and then right after that begins to load start hitting f8 again to bring up the windows option menu)
- Run driversweeper. Check the selection boxes for the removal of all nvidia vga drivers and ati drivers. Be sure you run this twice, it sometimes has issues on the first run and won't remove everything.
- Install the 11.5b hotfix driver.
- install the current AMD driver over that without uninstalling it first.
You will now no longer have issues with frame sequential mode and 3d-detection errors.
Now you will want to setup your color settings:
These are the settings i use:
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- Set the monitor to the Samsung Magic Bright: Standard preset (this will change to custom once you make changes, but it's a good starting point)
- The other two Samsung Magic settings set to off
- Brightness 18
- Contrast 79
- Sharpness 60
- Response Time: Fastest
- HMDI black level: Normal
- Red 37 (set this to 35 if you like cooler temp colors)
- Green 42
- Blue 42
- Gamma Mode 3
- All Eco settings Off
You may need to reduce/increase brightness depending on your ambient lighting. 18 seems perfect for a moderately-lit room. You might need to also reduce red to 33-36 depending on your viewing angle (the pink tint is only visible at Red 37 if you're looking at the monitor at an angle). If you see a slight pink tone to some whites then reduce the red until it's gone.
Check out this post
for, most likely, more accurate color settings.-->5)
Next you need to setup the monitor for 3D. To do this first switch the monitor to any 3d mode, this switches the profile to the 3d profile. I use the same settings as above except i have brightness and contrast both set at 100. This helps with the brightness reduction you get in 3d-modes. If you're seeing a lot of noticeable cross-talk in 3d mode or you're seeing a band/break running along the top of the screen about an inch down, then you will need to switch the Response Time to Normal before switching the monitor into 3d. Just be sure you remember to switch it back to fastest when you're done with that 3d-game/media. This is most likely an intended feature since the response time setting becomes inactive in 3d modes. You can read more about
it in my other thread.-->6)
Now that everything monitor related is setup now i'll talk about the different 3d-software. First, i recommend using TriDef over iZ3D for AMD users. TriDef is better at the present and it's free for this monitor. Secondly , if you're using Nvidia GPU, you have the option of using the Nvidia-3D emulator found in the original post of this thread. Nvidia-3D is slightly better in some games, and worse in others. Personally, i think TriDef is better than Nvidia-3d is in most games just because it has better auto-focus (auto-convergence), it allows you to setup your convergence and separation separately for the scene, the gun, and the sky. It also has GUI-auto-detection and auto-gun-detection which Nvidia doesn't. In games that these features don't have a large impact in, Nvidia-3d may be slightly better, this is completely game specific though, and TriDef may very well be better in these games too.
Since i prefer TriDef and that's what i recommend, i'm only going to be talking about that in this post. Someone else can talk about the others if they prefer those. As you remember, you installed two different TriDef-related software earlier. The first one is the "Syncmaster 3d mode game display settings" and it allows you to switch between frame sequential 3d and side-by-side 3d:
- So if you wanted to play with frame sequential you would launch this first and then set it to frame sequential mode. Then you would open the TriDef game Launcher and launch your game. The monitor should auto-detect this and switch to 3d mode.
- If you want to use Side-by-Side mode, then you need to set the syncmaster 3d display setting to SBS-3D and then launch your game. Now, when you do this you're going to get a split screen with two nearly-identical images. What you need to do next is set your monitor to its own SBS-3D mode with the 3d button. Now you should see one stereo image.
Both have their advantages and disadvantages. SBS-3D will reduce the horizontal resolution in half making the image significantly less sharp. So at 1920x1080 it would look as if you were playing at 960x1080 (but without stretching). The advantage here is it uses significantly less GPU power compared to sequential, so you would get better FPS. Frame sequential is the complete opposite, it's at full resolution but it's more taxing to run so you'll get less FPS. What I've doing is, i start out in frame sequential mode and attempt to run the game, if my FPS is too low to comfortably play the game then i switch to SBS-3D. You could also play with frame sequential mode and just reduce the game's resolution to increase performance but this will also impact the UI-size and field of vision.
The next step is setting up individual game profiles in TriDef to maximize the 3d effect and minimize eye-strain. See my earlier post
that covers the basics to get an idea on how to do this. I will be making a more in-depth post later on how to set-up TriDef.