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Hey there guys i just received my hanns-g 27" HL272


here are a few comparison pictures to my Hanns-G HG281D, i dont know if i am just naive to contrast or idk.

On the left my HL272 / Right HH28D









And then right of the back (i knew this) but the aspect ratios are off in both of the monitors a 16:10 / 16:9

I might be having second thoughts and might send back the monitor.

What do you think?
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The one on the right looks much better. Darker blacks, richer colors. Maybe you just need to do some serious calibration?
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I think calibration can make a world of difference. I recently bought a new Asus IPS monitor and to be honest i was pissed. The picture was absolute garbage. Then i looked at reviews and ratings regarding the monitor and a guy said that his came looking like crap then he calibrated it with an online calibrator and it made a world of difference. This is what i used and it worked great(night and day difference) http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/ . Also you might see if people owning your monitor have uploaded color profiles for download yet. I used these on my Qnix and it was a HUGE difference.

Bottom line i would try and put a little effort into getting the monitor up to par before giving up on it.
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After doing alot of dinking around with the settings, i can affirm that with the color settings i am given i cannot calibrate this monitor anywhere near to the quality of my first monitor.
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After doing alot of dinking around with the settings, i can affirm that with the color settings i am given i cannot calibrate this monitor anywhere near to the quality of my first monitor.
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how did you calibrate the new monitor?
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After doing alot of dinking around with the settings, i can affirm that with the color settings i am given i cannot calibrate this monitor anywhere near to the quality of my first monitor.

Just to confirm, you do need to use a combination of the control panel color management and on screen settings to achieve a proper calibration.
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how did you calibrate the new monitor?

Um just by the monitor itself. I will give it a week and i will dink around with it some more.


Does an LCD screen need to be broken in? it just seems like there is a white film over everything and it is just washed out.

I also dislike that is it not the same size as my other monitor and different res. So i might just send it back for that reason.
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Um just by the monitor itself. I will give it a week and i will dink around with it some more.


Does an LCD screen need to be broken in? it just seems like there is a white film over everything and it is just washed out.

I also dislike that is it not the same size as my other monitor and different res. So i might just send it back for that reason.

It is understandable if you send it back but i can address some of your points. The washed out can be addressed to several calibration points saturation, contrast, brightness. You need to use both the windows color calibrator and the OSD to adjust. It could also be that your old monitor is calibrated very poorly and you got used to it (i know this one from experience).

The screen size difference is very likely due to pixel density. Your new monitor is a different size than the old one so at the same resolution they are most definitely going to be different in terms of the pictures viewable DPI.

EDIT: Yes monitors an have a bit of break in but it is very small in a quality change
post #9 of 16
The monitor on the left is actually calibrated more accurately. Most people have their monitors oversaturated and totally messed up because it looks "nicer."
If you look at the differences in the pictures, specifically the third and last ones, you can see a LOT more detail within the clothing. The monitor on the right looks like a splotch of darkness for them where the other actually shows the ripples.

Slight adjusting is probably necessary but in reality the monitor on the right is the one that requires true calibration. Also, IPS screens will look washed out because they are showing the true colors and not the oversaturated junk. When an image is printed onto white paper with a decent printer and help up to the IPS display they will be almost exact in tone and color, try the same with your monitor.
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post #10 of 16
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It is understandable if you send it back but i can address some of your points. The washed out can be addressed to several calibration points saturation, contrast, brightness. You need to use both the windows color calibrator and the OSD to adjust. It could also be that your old monitor is calibrated very poorly and you got used to it (i know this one from experience).

The screen size difference is very likely due to pixel density. Your new monitor is a different size than the old one so at the same resolution they are most definitely going to be different in terms of the pictures viewable DPI.

EDIT: Yes monitors an have a bit of break in but it is very small in a quality change



I am kinda underwhelmed by the lack of calibration by the monitor also. I am only gifted with a usesless -2 to 4 sharpness (which has no effect). There is no gamma control, and in the user profile i can adjust RGB (no idea how to properly mess with it)

I understand that in my Nividia control panel i can adjust colors, but this also adjusts the colors for BOTH monitors so when the left one is where i want it. The right one is going to be way off in color (which i should have forseen)

Also i think i need to find a monitor that is a 16:10 Ratio and is 28" or around there so it matches up better with my current monitor.

I dont think that ATM i am impressed (i know you said that the right one is more properly adjusted but i just dont see it and there are other factors (ratio / size / etc).

And if i were to keep it for a 2nd monitor i dont think the good deal of 200$ i spent on it will do me any good. I will just find a better one down the line maybe in a few years. My 19" will serve me just fine.
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