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Originally Posted by Iceycold View Post

I'm assuming this applies as well if I order it on their online site right?

I hope so. I just placed an order at about 12am 1/7, and only 13 or so hours later got the "It's shipped" e-mail! Super fast! Can't wait to try this out, and hope I don't come across any issues to have to return it/exchange it, but I hope it's easy if I have to.
post #492 of 1116
Ended up buying a dell ips instead at micro center. Couldn't be happier
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Should have bought the warranty. Power brick started smoking last night. My hat fell on it and I didn't notice. Not sure what my options are.
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Should have bought the warranty. Power brick started smoking last night. My hat fell on it and I didn't notice. Not sure what my options are.

It has a 1 year warranty through the company. I'm sure you've bought it within the last year as I don't think they were selling them a year ago.
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Well I purchased one of these at the local Microcenter and the powerbrick died within 25 minutes! Drove on back for round 2 and monitor is still going strong . I definetly need to buy a desk mount for the pc as the current mount is way to short and sucks , go to tilt screen afraid its going to break. I tried running this next to my Samsung s27a550h and not a pretty site. I was planning on selling samsung but I have a huge pc desk I just purchased and I have my ps3 hooked up to the Sammy. I can not stress this enough.... if you buy this monitor, Buy the warranty. I bought the 2 year warranty , im still within my 30 day microcenter return as well. The picture is great, I could use help calibrating had the brightness at 85 .. no wonder my eyes feel like they have been staring at the sun after a couple hours of use. I turned brightness down to 10 and still very bright. Im not sure if it's possible to buy cheap power bricks, it seems like they're the root of the problem for many. Well, good luck if you plan on purchasing.. I'm having one hell of a time calibrating the colors , just dont have the eye for it and no calibrator ll anyways, good luck buy the warranty!!!!
post #496 of 1116
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I used the Spyder4Elite (part of the Spyder4STUDIO package) to create the calibration settings & profiles I've posted in this thread. The Spyder4 is more current than the Colormunki, but only supports ICM profiles I believe (so may be limited for printer calibration in some advanced situations).

Either way it works great and the Elite version has the advantage of an unlimited number of activations, so you can run it on all of your friends' PCs and calibrate their monitors too.

Thanks for the info. I may just go with the Pro for now since it looks like the Elite is available as a software upgrade. If i decide I need the extra features I'll just pay the upgrade price.

Also as an update I decided to play around with the refresh rate settings in the Nvidia Control Panel and was able to get it up to 75Hz. I think I could hit 78 but it wasn't as stable. Anything over that it would fail the test and default back to 60 but 75 sticks and I haven't had any issues. As far as I know creating a custom resolution with the higher refresh rate settings is all that's needed as far as overclocking monitors goes, but I'm not sure so someone please correct me if I'm wrong. Obviously YMMV and it's not a huge bump, but I figured people would be interested that there seems to be some flex for OCing on these panels.
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post #497 of 1116
Just received mine in the mail. The power brick makes a terrible hissing, clicking, whining sound when I turn it on and turn it off. I'm just waiting for the thing to die on me. I called EQD customer support (7:30PM PST on a Saturday and they have someone on the line!); the person filled out the relevant information and hopefully I'll have a power brick sent out to me after CS reviews on Monday. Happy with this monitor, ran some tests for dead pixels and haven't noticed any yet. Getting a monitor arm for this delivered in the mail soon.
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Sensitive eyes rejoice! I come bearing lower-brightness calibration information for our favorite Micro-Center Monitor.

I've had this thing since June or July and so far still going strong with no issues. Mine has 1 dead pixel, and I have to try to find it (I keep forgetting it's even there until I do stuff like re-calibrate).

The only annoyance is with VGA output sometimes, like when updating graphics drivers or booting (no bios screen). Fortunately I use a 19" ViewSonic as the "#1" monitor so it displays POST at boot.

Anyway, on to the cal:



As in my previous post, this is an RGB SLIDER calibration. This means you get 100% accurate color in all games and movies, since the calibration is done on the monitor and not in the LUT of the video card.

Therefore, you must manually adjust all settings on the monitor to the following specifications:

BRIGHTNESS: 57
CONTRAST: 50
ECO: STANDARD
DCR: OFF

COLOR TEMP: USER
RED: 100
GREEN: 84
BLUE: 70

All other settings are at their defaults. I recommend doing a factory reset of the monitor settings before changing to the above values to ensure you don't have something wacky going on.

Now since each panel might have slight differences, I can't guarantee you will achieve 100% accuracy with your specific monitor, however this should get you close. If accuracy is important for you, I recommend you invest in a color calibration tool, such as the Spyder4Elite that I use. It's a powerful tool!

Auria-22-6500-RGB.zip 2k .zip file

This profile uses a lower brightness than my previous profile, so if you like a strong backlight, continue to use my previous profile. If you prefer a darker backlight with deeper blacks (or you use your monitor in a dim room), you may prefer this profile.

It's standard 2.2 gamma / 6500K with 120 cd/m2 brightness.

Extract the file to your Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color folder, and use the "Color Management" utility (Win7) to apply it.

Enjoy!

I tried loading this profile through windows following these instructions:

Haven't noticed any changes though. What am I doing incorrectly?
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Okay, I had about 2 full days and nights of use, and I have to say, OVERALL, this monitor is AMAZING and an absolute BARGAIN for the features!

Getting the CONS out of the way, I have the same complaints that many do here: Ergonomics. This monitor ONLY swivels decently, and BARELY tilts. No pivot, no height adjustment, and while on that topic, the amount of space between the bottom of monitor and the stand is a joke-- Literally about a half an inch, at best. Also, connecting the display is a PAIN IN THE ASS. Takes two people to do efficiently, or one to do it in like 3-5 minutes! This is NOT a con for me, but a head's up for those ordering: GLOSSY SCREEN. I think of this as a plus, but I have dim lighting, so it does not bother me, and going from glossy to matte to glossy again now, I missed it, and welcome it with open arms; brighter colors, better sharpness and REALLY easy to clean fingerprints off of. I had an Acer HN274HBbmiiid with a matte screen, and the LCD wipes left streaks on them. Annoyed the hell out of me. I haven't messed aroudn TOO much with the OSD buttons, but did notice when I did, it sometimes doesn't make sense as far as selection and adjustment. The Up/Down keys work to select what tab you want to open, and that's it. Then you move up and down, or adjust using the Volume Up/Down and Auto/Menu to select what to adjust. Weird, but nothing that is like OMG, DEALBREAKER.

PROS? Everything else. My display came with ZERO dead pixels, glossy screen, DVI cable (all black to replace my white tip one), absolutely brilliant screen, colors look great and... I'm just in awe. I absolutely love it, and am even considering buying two more to do a triple monitor, 7680 x 1440 resolution gaming rig! Again, just thoughts, but THIS is THE monitor to do it in!

The stand is also cheaply made, but I do leave it in a fixed position, and don't adjust screen at all, so those con ergonomic features don't matter to me. Will look into setting up a wall or better stand mount.
post #500 of 1116
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I tried loading this profile through windows following these instructions:

Haven't noticed any changes though. What am I doing incorrectly?

After you put the ICC profile in the correct folder, in "Color Management" you should have your monitor selected in the device dropdown, "Use my settings for this device" checked, and then under profiles associated with the device you should have just ONE profile. Remove any others.

Also remember this profile only does minor grayscale adjustment, the majority of color adjustment comes from manually adjusting the RGB and other settings within the monitor's OSD (settings specified within my post.)
    
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