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Hi all!


I've just recently bought a second BenQ G2420HDB screen, meaning both are identical models.

One of the monitors is definitely older than the other (bought the second one today). Screen 1 might be a year older or more, and the DVI cable used is brand new, but a generic one.

Screen 2 is bought today, and I use the same DVI cable as I did, when I only had screen 1.


Now I hope this can be settled. My older screen seems to be a bit off in color compared to the new one. It's not as sharp in the colors. I've tried changing things in the OSD of both screens, but nothing really happens. The older screen is still somewhat darker to look at.


I don't know how to change this :S


Hope you can help!



Thanks in advance smile.gif
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i know this might sound strange,but could the monitor screen just be dirty?have you tried cleaning it?
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i know this might sound strange,but could the monitor screen just be dirty?have you tried cleaning it?

Hehe, good suggestion, but I just cleaned the monitor recently smile.gif
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could be that being a year older its just lost some of its brightness and/or color tone.
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post #5 of 19
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could be that being a year older its just lost some of its brightness and/or color tone.

That's what I was afraid of... I really don't hope that's the reason frown.gif

But if I move to the side, I can almost make the screens' colors look identical... Now that's weird...
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Is it simply darker (in which case white on the other screen would be brighter) or are the colors duller? In the case of the former, match the brightness settings to where they look similar. In the case of the latter, see if catalyst control center, my digital flatpanels, display color (digital flatpanel), saturation (increase it). (Do this only to the older panel, not the newer one) If this fixes it, you can either choose to keep that setting, or find a setting in the display's OSD that has the same effect. (usually task specific modes like "Movie mode", "Game mode", "Text mode" affect saturation)

I'm rather unclear as to what the issue is there, so further info would be helpful here. tongue.gif
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post #7 of 19
Maybe cool/warm settings are different?
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Is it simply darker (in which case white on the other screen would be brighter) or are the colors duller? In the case of the former, match the brightness settings to where they look similar. In the case of the latter, see if catalyst control center, my digital flatpanels, display color (digital flatpanel), saturation (increase it). (Do this only to the older panel, not the newer one) If this fixes it, you can either choose to keep that setting, or find a setting in the display's OSD that has the same effect. (usually task specific modes like "Movie mode", "Game mode", "Text mode" affect saturation)
I'm rather unclear as to what the issue is there, so further info would be helpful here. tongue.gif

Thanks! I don't know how much more info I could give... The older screen just seems to be too dull...
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Maybe cool/warm settings are different?

Every setting is the same frown.gif
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post #9 of 19
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You might get a better idea of it with this picture I just took:

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Right. (I'm assuming you are referring to the brownish/yellowish look of the old monitor, again hard to judge by one picture) Assuming the older screen is on the right in that picture, go again to the display color tab in CCC. Now, keep the white background on both monitors and change the color temperature slider (on the bottom) until it matches. Once you click apply, that setting will stick. tongue.gif
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