So I just got my VP2770 in today, bought on the recommendation from this page. I had a dell U2410 previously and the reason for the upgrade is quite humorous. Diablo 3 was running slow so I bought a new video card which wasn't the problem. But after spending 300$ on an unreturnable item that wasn't gettting worked at all I decided I needed a new monitor at a higher resolution to get my moneys worth. Sorry, I digress but it's kind of related. After plugging it in and turning on the monitor I was quite impressed. I really like the extra screen real estate. The color accuracy is great and the text is crisp. Probably one of the best monitors I have used in the desktop space. The second test, Diablo 3, wasn't so promising. After turning on the game and playing for a few minutes something wasn't right. The display didn't seem as vibrant as the Dell 2410. Initially I couldn't understand because when viewing test images on both monitors they seemed so close. So i took a couple of screen shots and opened them on both monitors to see what was going on. I didn't go through all the trouble of taking a photo of both screens which would have been the best option to describe what I'm seeing. Instead I just attached a screen shot with an area highlighted that I will write to. On the image there is a circled area in green. When the image is viewed on the VP2770 almost all area inside of the circle and around the torch becomes crushed and you can't see the stair detail. On the Dell the stair detail is visible with no crushed halo around the torch. This is just one spot. Pretty much any dark gray to black area is crushed to a dark gray and the detail is lost which is extremely distracting. So I then displayed a black to white gradient on both montiors so see the difference. On the viewsonic, the transition to black occurred earler than the dell and doesn't seem to my eye as smooth (it looks like the dark grays are banding). So I'm perplexed. When I leave the computer I convince myself that I'll get use to the black levels until I sit back down at the computer and turn the game back on. I would rather play at a lower size and have good black levels than play a washed out game.
That being said, If you own a 2770 please view the image on your system and see if you are seeing what I am seeing. I am running at brightness 20 contrast 70. If you have any suggestion that might fix or alleviate the issue please reply. I really don't want to send the monitor back as I've always wanted the high resolution but this is a major deal breaker for me.
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