Originally Posted by velocityx
white is not a color, just as black is not a color, you get white from mixing equal valuse of red green blue. if you get a tint, it means that white balance is bad or that colors aren't mixed equally although I think it's more of white balance temperature issue.
basic calibration with a colorimeter will solve that for you.
the first metering meters all the levels of all the colors, how monitor displays each color and then measures the temperature of black and white.and then creates a correction which then leaves you with a custom color profile.
also, the thing with calibration. it should be noted it depends on the time of day, type of artifical or natural light so one calibration is never enough. For example, I pretty much have to calibrate my screen for spring/ summer and then again for autumn winter just because it gets dark super fast and I spend more time with ambient home light than natural sun light. It affects how we see colors.
I understand that. But I am not spending money on calibrating device that should have been calibrated already. My Dell 2407WFP has been working flawlessly for the last 8 years.
At 100% contrast, white balance should be the same as 75% or any other setting. Sure it will go black at the lowest setting, but it should have an even distribution of color throughout the range. In fact around 60% it has a red tint vs a green/blue tint at 100%. Going lower seems to remove any tint, but by that time, the color is very dull. [Edit: these were all done under the sRGB profile, it seems the same issue is not present when using Standard]
Dell said they will refund me. Guess I will be taking that.
Update: Interestingly, I just used my digital camera to calibrate the 27 side-by-side with my 24. This seemed to work a lot better than going by eye. Both monitors are very close colorwise to each other. This might change things. Will try some movies and text editing.
Update: My calibration info (after 3 hours of bleeding eyes): R:100 G:84 B:84 Brightness: 73 Contrast: 78
This is quite a 'warm' calibration, I normally take the color temp a notch down, due to plenty of coding, easier on the eyes.
All other settings look pretty blue/turquoise now.Edited by leppie - 9/16/13 at 12:44pm