Originally Posted by mystvearn
I just got my U2713HM. There is a ton of real estate on this screen. Everything online looks small.
I've tried the default windows calibration software, then went back to the default factory setting. Compared to my U2311H monitor, I think the colour is a bit soft? I am not sure if this is due to the big resolution that everything appears smaller.
Is there a better way to calibrate this screen? I seem to be going back and fourth between standard and Game.
Also, is there a youtube video or a website which I can use to test the monitor? Just to make sure there are no dead pixels or anything. I am going to test this monitor with the ps3 next.
Go into the menu on the Dell, go to the page for presets, go to the bottom and enter Custom Color. Change Red to 90, Green to 90, and Blue to 100. That should give you a baseline of a nice looking blend. I recommend though that you look for one that you really like by playing around with this, just make sure you keep Blue to 100 unless you like those yellow tintish colors on your screen.
Originally Posted by Arizonian
Originally Posted by Swag
Can a dead pixel just come out of no where?
Also, there was this flashing box that persisted after using the PRAD Ghosting test program. Is there a way to fix this?
Technically yes you can develop a dead pixel later down the road. It happened with my PB278Q that had one in the lower left that I couldn't really see. Then almost two weeks in a second appeared and I noticed it because it was right in line of sight dead center and it could dot an 'i' when viewing text. Once noticed I couldn't train my eye to focus off of it. Hence the return of that monitor and prompted me to try the U2713HM which I ended up preferring.
As for the PRAD test you took, ack, I thought you were happy with the monitor. Why still run tests? Not sure what the test did for this flashing box. Have you tried turning off the monitor for a while and then see if that clears it up. Not sure what to say on that. Maybe Mjolnir125 has some thought since he was the one trying to find if you saw ghosting. The older revisions did not exhibit one bit of ghosting. He may have just received a bad monitor.
I am still incredibly happy with this monitor, just wanted to run some tests for you guys.
Well, the problems was fixed, I reinstalled Windows. Probably with all the restarts it fixed itself or something. Also, there is no ghosting and it seems a pixel that does not like white is the only thing that is causing problems. It doesn't show in any other color except white. When I put it to a white background, it stays as black; but anything else, it changes completely. I'm not going to complain, the monitor is amazing and I have no problems, no need for an RMA!