Originally Posted by Diresu
So, I just got this monitor and am having some of the similar issues with calibration as people have mentioned here. ............................
- Colors look washed out, or just not as rich as my Dell.
- The blacks actually are black on the Dell and on the ASUS you can clearly see a white overlay.
- There seems to be a "tint" of some sort over everything, especially evident when looking at skin, or colored text. It looks like there is a green / yellow tint over everything.
I have tried damn near everything at this point including messing with both the OSD settings and the Nvidia Control Panel settings and it just never quite looks like my Dell does.
Hallo, I just bought this monitor from Amazon here in Italy, it is the version -H. I'm not happy with it. I don't like the colors at all, I've try changing the settings that helps a little but doesn't solve the problem.
I came from a 20" Samsung 205BW (actually three Samsung, I use triple monitor setup) and even if I'm not a techician or an expert of monitors I have very trained eyes because of my work, I'm an Avid video editor. Then at work I use daily many kinds of Lcd monitors, and I can say that many "normal" office monitor have better colors than this Asus. They are not so orrible or unusable, but I don't like them at all.
In game they have sufficient quality but in desktop view I notice that are washed out and always too green tinted. They are out of the standard quality in my opinion, and as said changing settings will better the result but not solve the problem. In my life I had dozens of different monitors, from crt to lcd (and also plasma tv's) and I NEVER calibrate nothing!!! I'm not saying that is useless but don't confuse the calibration with the search of an impossible result... I think that if my eyes doesn't like the colors there is no calibration to solve 100% the problem. I think I'm very trained with colors because it is important in my work, don't want to convince nobody to think this monitor is not good, I found incredible that there are people that find those color almost "perfect"!! I can only envy, without controversy, those people that doesn't see what I see. Also I found that the text is difficult to read, not so much crispy, and I found the stand a little bit flimsy, not so bad but it is not very strong.
On the other hand this monitor has much pro's: very lightweight and slim, narrow bezel, good look, I don't see any ghosting or defect, and, last but not list, it came to me without any dead pixel.
I will try it for another week, maybe, to see if my eye will adapt to those colors, then I will decide if return it or not, but I think I will. The problem if I will return it will be: wich one buy??? Any advice? Of course spend more money will be a guarantee of quality, if I should buy only one will spend 3 o 4 hundreds euros but I need 3 of them so I can't spend so much.
PS: I tought that the problem of this monitor was the lcd panel so I tried a "gamut" test but it seems to reproduce well a large gamut of colors, so don't know why colors are so strange.