Originally Posted by leppie
First post in this thread.
Finally, the 4th one I got is borderline acceptable.
1. A1, May 2013 - Horrible color calibration, very blue, unfixable, backlight bleed
2. A0, Jan 2013 - Backlight bleed, crosshatching
3. A0, Jan 2013 - Same batch, same issues...
4. A0, Jun 2013 - Slightly poor color calibration, greenish tint on Standard, but should be fixable, sRGB pretty nice. Minor backlight bleed
Guess I will keep this one. Have 2 others awaiting collection still. I have become a pro Dell monitor repackager.
Compared to my 8 year old 2407WFP, the colors of the U2713HM are rather dull and undersaturated.
1. What is up with the polarization? If you have polarized glasses/lens, you can see what I mean. Every single IPS monitor I have and seen is viewable in landscape orientation with polarized glasses. Exception this one. If you want to use this outside with polarized glasses, you will need to go portrait mode. Does anyone know if this an effect of the panel, AG or perhaps Dual link DVI?
2. Does anyone know or have played with some of the more non-obvious factory settings? Does gain affect the sRGB profile or not?
Welcome to the U2713HM club
Sorry to hear about your luck thus far. Can't answer your questions because I don't use portrait mode. The only suggestion is to try other cables to see if you see the same polarization if you want to test that out. I haven't done any tweaking as I very much like the Color Temp 6500K 75% Contrast 45% Brightness 50% Sharpness
on my monitor better than my sRGB pre-set. I do plan on buying a color calibration tool soon for my other monitor and flat panels in my home, I will calibrate my sRGB on this one and see what the difference might be.
Perhaps another member may have experienced what your asking and share. You can also test out the ICC profile
from TFT Central
see if that changes anything. I didn't prefer it but it did help others out that didn't have theirs calibrated as well as I received mine.
Originally Posted by bunnyfluffy
Does anyone else notice a black bar at the top of the monitor? It's almost as if the monitor has slide down inside the bezel.
I have two u2713hm's here and they both have the issue. They both seem to have "slid down" more on the right than the left. Is this normal?
I wouldn't say it's normal because I don't see it. Could it be your horizontal / vertical settings might be off? Have you tried tweaking that through the OCD? You may have a defective casing I'm assuming. There's a very fine line of a black border on top and bottom of mine but it's not a bar. Hasn't effected the monitor in any way nor even notice it.
Let us know if you do an exchange due to the cross hatching you mentioned in your other post and what version you end up with if you do.
Welcome to OCN
Originally Posted by velocityx
Yes, hi there. I think the only source on the Internet that shows the scale of the monitor properly are Dell own promotional videos. I've been trying to see how big the monitor gets but it was a missiom impossible. I knew 2913hm is as tall as my old 2312hm but wider, but honestly, this 27 is perfect size for me and for my viewing distance.
Performance hit is really noticeable, but I actually meant that it's average fps not 8xmsaa that I can't live without it, I need 60-90 average fps to feel comfortable gaming (fps).
One thing for sure you're right about, is that, I fired up diablo 3, and it looks just so much better in this resolution, I know it's the monitor size that brings out the details and craftmanship of it, but man, there really is something about edges and that resolution that you just need to experience to understand. All I did was switch from full HD to this 2560 and the game looks better. Amaazing!
Yes, there is a huge gap in quality between this one and U2211h/u2312hm. They are ok but this one, true 8bit, really shows it in contrast, colors, details, it's a whole another experience. My 2209wa has 8 bit as well, but the quality isn't on the same level.
Anyways, picture time !
Welcome to OCN and glad to hear you scored a good monitor.
Glad your enjoying the vivid gaming colors. I find that even without AA my 1440p monitor still looks so much better than my 1080p 120 Hz monitor with 8xAA ON. Since I'm not a professional FPS gamer I find 60 Hz refresh not a problem and haven't suffered in kill ratios either.
Welcome to the club....AndyM95 will get you added.
Originally Posted by bennisten
Just received my 2nd U2713HM as my first one had 3 "dust spots" on the screen... My replacement monitor is almost
perfect:July 2013 A00
- Very Little BLB
- No noticible cross hatch
- No Dust
My question is with the "Pre-Calibration"... My first monitor's report had a perfect 6500K Color Temp... This current report shows it just at or above
7000K... I find the whites very warm
I do not have calibration tools, nor did i really want to have to re-calibrate a pre-calibrated monitor... Has anyone else received a monitor with a color temp up and above 7000K???
How difficult will it be for me to adjust the settings myself with no calibration tools? Should I have dell send me another risking all the things I'm happy with this panel?
Any input is appreciated...
Welcome to OCN with your first post....
Are you using pre-set Color Temp 6500K settings in OSD? What pre-set do you have it on currently? You can always try 5700K if you are alreeady using 6500K and see if that adjusts your abnormally high color temp to a more suitable level. Personally you've got a keeper without cross hatching, dead pixels, or dust particles with minimal BLB and color calibration can be fixed easily rather taking the chance on another monitor. May want to try that ICC profile link above and see if that improves yours. Can always try to install it following THIS
procedure. As you see exchanges for some can be quite the luck of the draw and we've already got enough members who are good enough to be Dell packagers in the club.
There's a good thread if your looking for a calibration tool iARDAs has started that I've contributed to as I'm also looking for one as well.Looking for a affordable calibration device.
Too bad you can't rent these but not a bad tool to have around the house for yourself and other friends and family members. Once I get mine, I plan on re-calibrating every few months to keep things in line.
SIDE NOTE TO ALL: If you haven't posted your monitor pic w/OCN name in screen shot and are keeping your monitor please do and join us.