Originally Posted by oicwutudidthar
Guys, is it best to have the u2713hm set to sRGB for general gaming and movie use? or is another setting better. Also, what is the recommended brightness setting?
I saw your post being buried and wanted to respond. You'll find the "sRGB
" pre-set can be
used for all around general use and looks fine since they are pre-calibrated out of the box.
Personally I find the 'Color Temp / 6500K
' pre-set myself more than adequate for all around everything without having to switch pre-set modes.
I like to keep Brightness 35% Contrast 75%
. Most people find that 35% brightness seems to work rather well and more than bright enough to 120cd/m^2 which is about standard for most use with things like photo work and displays colors close to 'on spot'. Anything above 40% brightness really starts to get too bright IMO and forces my eyes to have to adjust more often when scenes are switching fast from dark to light, like action movies or FPS gaming.
You can even set the Dell Display Manager
to adjust automatically between pre-sets when gaming, movies, multimedia etc if you like. I'm not fond of the constant switching in my opinion and some of the pre-sets don't suite my taste.
I don't suggest ICC profiles from other web sites as the profiles were calibrated to the reviewers monitor which we know varies from monitors and what worked for him might actually bring your monitor more out of skew than originally when individually pre-calibrated by Dell.
Originally Posted by Blindrage606
How's the RMA process exactly with the U2713HM with Dell? Do I have to let them "hold" a charge on my card before they send out a replacement panel?
Nope you do not need to provide your credit card as collateral for free cross shipping. Dell really has trust with their customers when it comes to this process and really makes it easy with their premium panel warranty.
Originally Posted by birthdaymonkey
I've been sent out three replacements, all of which (in addition to the original) are sitting in my office currently. I haven't been charged a dime.
You should be requesting for free return shipping labels if they aren't included in the box. I'm sure it will catch up with you. I suggest to others doing the exchange route to request for you free shipping lable. It may catch up with you as they have a way to send 'the bill" with proof of your exchange and in the end your liable for products not returned when it's free of charge since it may insinuate your keeping them as "a sale".
Again it's the 'trust' factor Dell provides when it comes to their premium panel service.
Originally Posted by iKill4Fun
Just tested for BLB and Yellow Glow, can you guys tell me if it's okay or should I persist on getting another replacement? Personally feel the yellow glow at bottom left are quite visible during dark scenes playback.
Honestly your 35% brightness back light bleed looked fine and not sure how that's bleeding through in actual use on you but it may look different in front of you over what we're seeing from the photo. I do know you like to keep your brightness higher than average. Seems the best out of ones you received and no dead pixels or crosshatching would be a keeper. However if your still not satisfied.....
Originally Posted by Mjolnir125
The Cross hatching is starting to bother me, so I talked to Dell chat online. They said they are going to send me a refurbished monitor, but that they would "not close the case until I was completely satisfied" so if that panel is worse than what I will have I will just keep pushing. The tech support guy as usually knew absolutely nothing, but I pretty much expected that. Hopefully if this panel is worse they will let me send it back instead of my existing panel, which is perfect other than the cross hatching...
I see your about to try your luck in exchange for one without any crosshatching finally....good luck. You can always keep the one you have if your first one which is near perfect, if it wasn't for the crosshatching, turns out to be better than the exchange; but you already know that. Good luck bud.