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Originally Posted by majnu View Post

Colour Calibration involves a lot more than setting the brightness and contrast ratios. Even though you can use CCC or NVCP to adjust RGB, Hue and Saturation you're still doing it by eye and using it to judge what RGB should look like.

Using a colorimeter you're allowing the software to display various shades of colours which the colorimeter then reports back what it's currently seeing. If it doesn't match with the industry standard values the software will then adjust RGB, luminence, gamma etc to bring it to what it should be. The output from this is a ICC/ICM profile which is unique to your panel.

P.S Where abouts in Manchester are you from?

Lagom has a whole suite of tests, not just for brightness and contrast ratios, my point was don't bother using setting too much stock in other peoples professionally calibrated ICC profiles. Use them but make sure you finish off your calibration by eye for what looks good to you.

Of course a colorimeter would be ideal if you can afford it. But if you aren't a colour professional I firmly believe you really don't need to buy one: for example some people prefer a lot of saturation which isn't industry standard. But it's what they like. Should they buy a colorimeter and use the industry standard values just because they are "right"? No, use what works for you because your job does not depend on perfect colour like it would for colour professionals. Just because something is "industry standard" doesn't mean you will like it and doesn't mean you should force yourself to use it if you don't like it.

I believe this ideal is perfectly suited to people in this thread. If you are a colour professional then you really wouldn't be buying a Korean IPS/PLS for your job! I don't want people having incorrect dreams about how awesome calibration will be, when in fact it doesn't offer all that much to the regular user. It won't turn your monitor from OK into fantastically awesome, for example.

P.S I live in Hulme in Manchester, near the City Centre smile.gif
Edited by hamzatm - 6/3/13 at 5:16am
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post #2532 of 25891
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Originally Posted by hamzatm View Post

Lagom has a whole suite of tests, not just for brightness and contrast ratios, my point was don't bother using setting too much stock in other peoples professionally calibrated ICC profiles. Use them but make sure you finish off your calibration by eye for what looks good to you.

Of course a colorimeter would be ideal if you can afford it. But if you aren't a colour professional I firmly believe you really don't need to buy one: for example some people prefer a lot of saturation which isn't industry standard. But it's what they like. Should they buy a colorimeter and use the industry standard values just because they are "right"? No, use what works for you because your job does not depend on perfect colour like it would for colour professionals. Just because something is "industry standard" doesn't mean you will like it and doesn't mean you should force yourself to use it if you don't like it.

I believe this ideal is perfectly suited to people in this thread. If you are a colour professional then you really wouldn't be buying a Korean IPS/PLS for your job! I don't want people having incorrect dreams about how awesome calibration will be, when in fact it doesn't offer all that much to the regular user. It won't turn your monitor from OK into fantastically awesome, for example.

P.S I live in Hulme in Manchester, near the City Centre smile.gif

I'm very close to you in Trafford area and can calibrate your monitor if you like smile.gif
post #2533 of 25891
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Originally Posted by majnu View Post

Colour Calibration involves a lot more than setting the brightness and contrast ratios. Even though you can use CCC or NVCP to adjust RGB, Hue and Saturation you're still doing it by eye and using it to judge what RGB should look like.

Using a colorimeter you're allowing the software to display various shades of colours which the colorimeter then reports back what it's currently seeing. If it doesn't match with the industry standard values the software will then adjust RGB, luminence, gamma etc to bring it to what it should be. The output from this is a ICC/ICM profile which is unique to your panel.

P.S Where abouts in Manchester are you from?

100% agreed with the calibration.

You can't calibrate by eye, you should use a calibration tool like X-RITE.

http://www.xrite.com/
post #2534 of 25891
Meh I have brought home various calibrators (Color Munki and an X-Rite DTP-94b so far also have an i1 Pro) from work and I am not too impressed with the results as yet compared to other ICCs I've downloaded (but am still testing and trying different software). It is not written in stone that getting a calibrator is going to make a huge difference especially as you are not stuck with "out of the box" color if you don't have one.
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post #2535 of 25891
Im in love with the screen, coming from a Benq XL2410T the BLB is really good, could be better tho. Doing 120hz without any issues what so ever.

I do have one problem tho, I cant seem to get my benq monitor to work when I have the QNIX overclocked. Since I only have one DVI-D on my 6990 I have to run the benq @ 60hz which causes serious flickering. Does anyone have any suggestions?
post #2536 of 25891
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I'm very close to you in Trafford area and can calibrate your monitor if you like smile.gif

Thanks very much for the offer! I'm not too fussed though in reality, my QNIX is currently not in use until I get a bigger desk and I can run it side by side with my trusty gamer-friendly lightboost enabled XL2411T! Cheers though smile.gif
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post #2537 of 25891
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Right on and thanks again. Glad I haven't opened it for taping yet; can kill two birds with one stone when need to install stand. Have you tried putting it in portrait position yet?

Edit: Ah no screws included cause Gateway customers for whom this was intended would use their original screws.

http://support.gateway.com/s/MONITOR/8010541/8010541mvr3.shtml

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How is the stand? Shakey, wobbily? Trying to find the best budget solution


Works fine in portrait and landscape mode, rotates very nicely.

The stand itself is very sturdy, I just tried to wobble it and it doesn't shift at all. Very good quality stand compared to my U2412m.
post #2538 of 25891
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Originally Posted by kxdu View Post

Also, for the people looking to replace the stock stand, I would recommend this one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120857358937?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2648


swivels to landscape and also has USB ports, similar to the dell ultrasharp stands

I found this as well for those that want a singular solution.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dual-Two-LCD-Monitor-Desk-Mount-Adjustable-Double-Arms/190814800843?_trksid=p2047675.m2109&_trkparms=aid%3D555003%26algo%3DPW.CAT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D142%26meid%3D8123566806364108807%26pid%3D100010%26prg%3D1076%26rk%3D2%26sd%3D120857358937%26
post #2539 of 25891
I have just ordered the x-star on ebay. I am paying with e-check via paypal so it should take 6-8 days to clear, then 6-8 days to be shipped at my place. I will update with pictures as soon as I receive it.
post #2540 of 25891
The main problem I have with my monitor is that on certain sites the color is darker - different on one side of the screen, I don't see it in games though. Any way of fixing this ?
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