Originally Posted by ryun
Got this monitor on Tuesday of last week and I'm sorry to say that it's going back. Colors were very washed out on the desktop even after calibrating through hardware. After calibrating through software desktop was better. Also had pretty noticeable banding on gradients on default settings. CS:GO looked pretty good and blacks were surprisingly inky. GTA V looked good as well. But other darker games I tried looked like they lacked depth. Like darks were oversaturated.
That 144Hz was awesome though. I think if you're a twitch gamer and don't really care about colors this could be great. I've just seen cheaper TNs that look better.
Edit - sorry wrote this late last night and wanted to adjust to make things more clear. Before I said desktop didn't look great after calibrating in software. It looks okay after software calibration. Just not great after hardware only.
Originally Posted by ryun
Yup. The preset settings weren't great. User defined looked the best after tweaking but it only got you half way. I was able to tweak the settings in the OSD to mitigate the banding, but couldn't get very far dealing with the washed out colors in hardware alone. PCper talked about this in their review too.
I don't have a colorimeter so I was limited in what I could do, but after calibrating in software it looked better at the desktop. Different games reacted very differently to that profile I made, though. Some seemed to respect it while others had their own agenda.
Slightly digressing, but wanted to mention that the anti glare coating was also very good. No sparkles or anything on whites.
Thanks for the feed back. I will have my team take a look into this. We mainly tested the monitors for performance in games. Obviously we can't match the image and viewing angles of IPS panels. Also different panels and production batches have slight variations. Originally during development of the NX-VUE24 the display image quality looked good or equal in comparison to other TN monitors we had in our office (including the top selling 24" 144Hz, other FreeSync TN monitors, and other 24" VRR TN Monitors) and gave the go ahead for production. However, we did make some last minute monitor setting adjustments using feedback from some professional CS:GO players before we shipped. Also the GAMMA settings and information was given to us by our scalar partner.
We are aware that every person have different viewing preferences - which may look good to some people may not look good to other people.
That is why we ensured the NX-VUE24 have full display adjustments in the On Screen Display Menu. The Contrast, Brightness, and Color Temperatures are fully adjustable. Also make sure DCR (Dynamic Contrast Ratio) is off before making any adjustments.
For now, if you do not have a Colorimeter, we recommend if you do want to calibrate the monitor is to use PCPer's setting. NOTE: Their setting is not using software calibration, but using the monitor's on screen display menu hardware settings:
Our calibration profile was created using the lowest calibration speed in a dimly lit room. Here are the required settings if you wish to use our profile:
"Gamma Off" (2.6) ("Gamma On" not recommended by PCPer)
Preset: User Define
Profile download: (HERE)
The above profile was created specifically for a color temperature target of 6500K at a luminance of 120 cd/m2 (nit). Gamma 2.2. Remember that the only way to get a correct calibration on your specific panel is by using a colorimeter on that very panel.
EDIT: Also make sure Blue Ray (Low Blue Light) settings is off. It can make colors look washed out if enabled.Edited by Peter Nixeus - 9/1/15 at 3:23pm