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post #6491 of 25893
What colorimeter are you using for measurement? MenacingTuba got 1200:1 in his review and other numbers do match.
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Try a higher brightness around 200cd/m^2 and see what you get. It will probably give you better results. If you do, please let me know - I'm curious myself. I think these screens react more harshly at different brightness levels than TN panels do. My contrast ratio on my other IPS screen dropped from 600:1 to under 300:1 when going from 200 to 100 cd/m^2. anandtech has also shown reviews with similar results on other IPS screens. I realize this is PLS but it's really not that different. I personally keep my brightness cranked up on my model to cut down on the glare. Took a while to get used to that brightness though. I haven't measured my levels yet because my colorimeter is on loan, but it looks better than when the screen is dim.
You might be using a Spyder colorimeter I'm guessing? These are known for their inaccuracy in reading black levels. Actually all colorimeters suffer, albeit differently, in black level accuracy.

Brightness control is backlight control. The contrast ratio should barely shift when changing brightness.
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post #6492 of 25893
Yep, Spyder4. But either way, it still looks worse than the monitors I have right now, both of which are fairly old at this point. You would think it would at least be better than old TN panels. So far the best monitor I've tried is the Dell S2440L but I can't stand glossy screens.
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Hi, I am currently using a Fujitsu SL27-1 which has a lot of backlight bleeding and low ppi so im thinking about upgrading my monitor and the one that caught my eye was QX2710 LED Evolution ll [Matte] Perfect Pixel, I am pretty sure about ordering a pixel perfect version because it doesnt cost a lot more and it would be a shame if I would have major pixel problems and had to send it back. The problem is my current Graphics card is gtx 460 768mb and im quite sure I cant play most games on 1440p but can I still use windows and maybe play Counter Strike : GO and League of Legends? I am gonna start playing these graphicly amazing games as soon as I get a new graphics card and it is probably going to be 8970 if im purchasing a new one. But as far as I know the current 7970 cant play games at high settings with 100fps so do I really need an overclockable monitor? I saw a comparison between the Qnix evolution 2 and a Crossover monitor and the Backlight bleed was not noticable at all on the Crossover while you could clearly see it on the Qnix so, should I get an Qnix or some other brand?
post #6494 of 25893
Good point about if you can push the frames or not... but ignoring the OCing ability this monitor still has 1440p PLS with very low input lag. 120Hz (almost) makes it a no-brainer as mouse movement is smoother, and for watching videos it removes the need for unnatural 3:2 pulldown.

In FPS you could turn down some settings to get the high framerates, or (a good thing) 40fps is now an option for vsync, which is a decent number for a smooth experience. 30 is borderline acceptable, 40 gives a nice smooth game (I find anyway.
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Yep, Spyder4. But either way, it still looks worse than the monitors I have right now, both of which are fairly old at this point. You would think it would at least be better than old TN panels. So far the best monitor I've tried is the Dell S2440L but I can't stand glossy screens.

Well fwiw...I don't have a a Spyder4 but have brought home and tried various devices from work from an i1 Pro to a ColorMunki and so far have still gotten the best general, overall result with a couple ICCs from others here (after some slight manual tweaks such as to saturation). The ColorMunki especially made it way too dark (though that is a spectro and geared towards print).

Read Menacing Tuba's review if you haven't already. It's very professional and in-depth.
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Wigleyvillain - what software did you use for calibration, and what calibration targets did you use? I used the i1 pro and got a very nice result.
post #6497 of 25893
DispcalGUI. "Targets" like D65 and 120cd brightness, for example? (I'm kinda new to this; work general IT for an ad firm at present).
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post #6498 of 25893
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Well fwiw...I don't have a a Spyder4 but have brought home and tried various devices from work from an i1 Pro to a ColorMunki and so far have still gotten the best general, overall result with a couple ICCs from others here (after some slight manual tweaks such as to saturation). The ColorMunki especially made it way too dark (though that is a spectro and geared towards print).

Read Menacing Tuba's review if you haven't already. It's very professional and in-depth.

I've read his review a few times. Unfortunately reading it more won't fix my problems.
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Before this forum passes judgement on me, I suggest you read this AnandTech thread: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2336972
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It's very professional and in-depth.

Thx, professionals get paid, I don't.
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Unfortunately reading it more won't fix my problems.

What is your target brightness? Are you forcing the software to adjust the brightness or turning it down manually first and only letting the software correct the colors & gamma (this is what you should be doing).
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