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post #11 of 16
Did you try looking for color profile for your particular monitor ?

Edit : Just tried to look for you, there is none right now as the monitor is still recent. Do you any kind of calibration tools at home ?
Edited by stnz - 6/1/13 at 11:36pm
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I just did a few calibrations with the nvidia control panel. And is definitely increased its clarity and colors which is good, the dark spots are a little lighter so the textures can be seen a little better, but the darks are MUCH better on the other monitor.

But due to it being a 16:9 and smaller in screen size, and does not fit well with my current monitor, and i am just used to the old monitor i think i am going to return it and find either something down the rode or idk.
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Well I hope you'll find something suiting your needs in this case ! There is a couple of softwares allowing to manually change your monitors presettings btw, these could do some good as well.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spartan F8 View Post

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).....

As stated above, I also think you may have gotten used to your old monitors settings, good or bad. If you wanted to invest the time, you could reset both monitors and try comparing them again. I have not had a chance to use a HannsG, but many monitors have an option in the OSD to "reset" back to the default settings. I would not do this until I wrote down my old settings (very important).
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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.........

Hard to be certain from a screen shot, but the left does seem to have more detail. Might be your contrast. Also looks like you are using two different white points. This is a big guess, but maybe you are using the "cool" color profile on the right (9200K), and using the more common 6500K on the left. Since you have already started fiddling with the new monitor I would suggest going back to default (both the monitor and any changes to the nvidia control panel). Usually, if you have RGB sliders you have at least color presets like "Warm,Standard,cool".
Edited by CesarNYC - 6/2/13 at 5:01am
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post #15 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwilightEscape View Post

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.

I would say this.
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this site http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/ has some useful test images which may help you see which monitor is off the most and help to get your contrast, gamma, white temperatures the same.

Unless you have a hardware calibration tool like the iDisplay pro (not really worth it for one or two domestic monitors), a monitor that already has a true colour space profiles defined (tend to be expensive) or you buy two monitors at the same time (even that isn't guaranteed) you'll always notice some discrepancy between the two monitors.

Since you can't do anything about the aspect ratio and pixel density and you're already not happy with it, I'd send it back and save up a little bit more and get 2x new ones the same some time down the line.
 
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