Originally Posted by ToKuten
Hey guys, I recently built a new gaming PC with S2716DG, got 1 dead or stuck pixel (don t know..) ... the screen seems overly bright to me and cause eye strain and headache, What settings are people running on their Dell?
Generally I think a stuck pixel is considered a pixel that's always on with one color, like a pixel that is always green, and a dead pixel is one that is always off or dark.
The screen won't look right till you go to nVidia's control panel and tone down the gamma setting, or try some of the ICC profiles people have posted. Every monitor is different, and its highly likely none of the ICC profiles or nVidia settings configurations will perfectly match your monitor, but they could be a good starting point. To date, i've spent hours messing with settings to get the monitor to a better and better point, and i'm not even done yet.
When you decide to start messing with the gamma and other settings, or the ICC profiles, navigate to http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/
and check out the various test pages, especially the gamma page, and the black level page. I highly suggest you consider not only what you're seeing on the lagom website, but also what feels best to your eyes as well, since your enjoyment is the ultimate purpose here.
As for the current settings I am using, they are as follows (although as I pointed out, I'm not certain i'm done yet)
With these settings I do lose the final shade of gray (square 1 in black levels page), however in general the black levels are better and banding in dark areas is less noticeable with this panel/setup.