Originally Posted by zgr7
tpi2007 thank your for this very informative message. I'm now running the monitor at %40 brightness and %40 contrast. I applied the prad.de ICC profile with extra lowered blue channel setting. I also put two ccfl lights behind the monitor. All those helped to an extent i think but still something is wrong. I can definitely feel it. Can't explain it tho'. But i can truly say that i wasn't this uncomfortable back then when i was on my VX922.
I searched goggle to see if there is anyone like me and found this link: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1646895
. U2713HMt is my first LED backlit monitor. VX922 was CCFL as i mentioned before. Maybe i'm allergic to LED backlights?
I'll test the monitor a bit more with these new settings. If it doesn't solve anything i guess i'll have to return it then
It was a perfect model. No backlight leaks, no dead pixels, no cross hatching etc. But this... damn :/
I actually run all my monitors at 0 brightness. And with this Benq I wish it could go even lower as the luminance is probably around 90 still. I got around it by using contrast at 6, and I'm considering also changing the Gamma from 3 to 2 to make it darker.
Have you tried with the brightness at around 20% (around 74 luminance according to TFT Central) or lower ?
Did you try using a lower resolution ?
Also try lowering the sharpness setting to around halfway in case it's maxed out. A slightly blurrier picture is easier on the eyes.
Also, if you have myopia, do you have glasses to work on the computer ? People with myopia can see well up to a certain distance (depending on the degree of myopia), actually wearing glasses to look at stuff nearby can cause eye strain, so the less correction you have to look at stuff nearby, the better.
Don't forget that the eyes are not only trying to compensate for the lens but they are also focusing on a source that is emitting light, hence why adjusting screen brightness is very important. Like someone said in the thread you linked to, modern monitors are stupidly bright, they all do it so they look great in showrooms, trying to get the customer's attention, and then forget that people actually use them at home under completely different circumstances.Edited by tpi2007 - 10/27/13 at 11:38am