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Just ordered mine from Best Buy on sale at $479.99 Currently using a Dell U2415. Finally going 1440p with my new GTX 1080 installed. If anyone is interested in my ICC profile. It will be calibrated 2.2 gamma, 120cm brightness, D65 colors. I will be using ColorMunki Display. That is what I used with my current monitor. Happy to post the ICC profile for the new monitor if wanted or requested when I get it.

Should Gsync be automatically detected when plugging in the monitor? Or do you have to uninstall and reinstall drivers again?
Edited by FattysGoneWild - 7/9/16 at 7:48pm
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Just ordered mine from Best Buy on sale at $479.99 Currently using a Dell U2415. Finally going 1440p with my new GTX 1080 installed. If anyone is interested in my ICC profile. It will be calibrated 2.2 gamma, 120cm brightness, D65 colors. I will be using ColorMunki Display. That is what I used with my current monitor. Happy to post the ICC profile for the new monitor if wanted or requested when I get it.

Should Gsync be automatically detected when plugging in the monitor? Or do you have to uninstall and reinstall drivers again?

You don't have to do anything with drivers, just check the g-sync box in Nvidia control panel and you're good to go.

The tftcentral ICC profile seems to be popular, but the colors are a tad too dark for me. I tried tinkering with gamma and luminance in nvidia control panel, but still couldn't get anything worthwhile. As of now, my only modification is 95/99/97 to make the colors a bit cooler. Would be interesting to see what you come up with using a high-end solution like ColorMunki.
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Originally Posted by poinguan View Post

Hi.
What's your monitor brightness/contrast/color settings? any icc applied?
I do crave for deep black. Should I use ULMB and forget about G-Sync to improve the black?


I downloaded profiles from https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/dell-s2716dg/

I toggle very often the two icc profiles, one for reading (lower blue) and the other for gaming.

And, as suggested in that site I set colors in the OSD monitoir as follows (maybe some minor changes can be made depending on the monitor unit):
R=100 %
G=98 %
B= 98 %

And, as I said in previous post, digital vibrance (Nvidia Control Panel) reduced to 30% to get rid of cartoon exagerated colors. But you may prefer saturated colors.

The main concern for me is not to adjust colors, but to get a better black, and that is why I lower brightness to 0%. Not only better black, but more natural picture, no eye strain, and also (less important) less power consumption. But this is my preferences, maybe you prefer very vivid colors and very vivid white.
What's your contrast? I've read the pcmonitors.info review. It mentioned nothing about the contrast setting. Default is 75.
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I manage to improve the image of my monitor lowering brightness to ZERO, and after that make the Windows callibration basically to adjust gamma. What I use now (it is night) is:

Brightness: 0%
Contrast: 65%
Mode: normal/g-sync mode
Color: warm
Contrast 65?
Edited by poinguan - 7/10/16 at 5:17am
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Originally Posted by FattysGoneWild View Post

Just ordered mine from Best Buy on sale at $479.99 Currently using a Dell U2415. Finally going 1440p with my new GTX 1080 installed. If anyone is interested in my ICC profile. It will be calibrated 2.2 gamma, 120cm brightness, D65 colors. I will be using ColorMunki Display. That is what I used with my current monitor. Happy to post the ICC profile for the new monitor if wanted or requested when I get it.

Should Gsync be automatically detected when plugging in the monitor? Or do you have to uninstall and reinstall drivers again?

I would love your ICC profile! I am currently using the one I got from the TFT site but would like to try someone else's profile.

I have had this monitor for a little over 2 weeks and love gaming on it. I have never had a monitor over 60Hz before so this is a treat. The only gripe for me if I had one is the muted colors compared to my old IPS monitor.
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You read very old posts. I use 75 contrast.
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Just thought i would share this here. I am currently using this monitor and am making the journey into the PLP domain. There was a post made earlier asking about PLP, and got me thinking about it again. Previously i had looked into doing this with my 40" 4k, but with my new Dell 27" 1440p daily driver, i wanted to see if this could still be done and on as small a budget as possible.

I have found all the necessary hardware required to do PLP with the Dell 27" monitor for $100-150! I have documented the details here but i will quote the detail below
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Well you got me curious and i went back to do some more research. I ended up finding this model number LTN154AT07 for a 15.4" 1440x900 panel. Picked up two used ones for ~$20 each and then two control boards for ~$25 each and then two power supplies for ~$7 each. I'll put it down more logically.

Parts list for 27" 1440p PLP Portrait Monitors:

Monitor: Search ebay for LTN154AT07 or B154PW02 (15.4" 1440x900 ~110dpi which is almost the 108dpi of 27" 1440p. I found two used ones i felt comfortable with for ~$20. Brand new replacements are about ~$50 each)

Controller: Search ebay for R.RM5251 LCD Controller (one of the better priced controllers i could find that has DVI digital input. cheaper ones can be found that are only VGA. Must verify with seller which monitor you are using and check for compatibility)

Power Supply: 12V 4A (i believe the plug to be 5.5x2.5mm but i could not find on the controller page. but i'm about 90% sure it is. the best priced ones i found were on amazon. i suggest searching for whatever is better priced for you)

Total: $100-$150

These three things are really all that you need, and as you can see can be had for very cheap if you do you searching.

I also ordered some 3M foam double stick tape to attach everything to the panel. I'm not exactly sure how i will do the mounting, but i have two desk mount monitor arms at my disposal which i will attempt to mount the monitors to.

Here is a picture and corresponding link where i found information about the monitor and controller to use
https://hardforum.com/threads/15-1440-resolution.1690187/#post-1038710563




Hopefully the colors won't be too far off. But it will certainly be interesting to see how it turns out.


(my fiance thinks i have a monitor addiction. So far the monitor collection includes 2x dell 27" 1440p 144Hz gsync monitors, one for each of us as a main, a 27" 1440p korean overclockable monitor, a korean 40" 4k monitor, a 24" 1080p 144Hz 1ms, 27" 1080p 60Hz, 24" 1080p 60Hz, 21.5" 1080p 60Hz. After these two mini monitors for PLP all i will be missing is a 21:9 ultrawide LOL although i did get a 29" 21:9 for my mom to use at work. okay useless info ending here..)


I will update here once all the parts arrive and i get it all hooked up.
Edited by IMI4tth3w - 7/12/16 at 9:52pm
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I just ordered this monitor from Newegg and expect it tomorrow. I never gave much thought to monitors and would get whatever was on sale 100-150 and call it a day.
My eyes would hurt at night unless I put a light on. I never mess with settings typically once i remove from the box.
Since Ive done research I lowered my brightness from 50 to 20/30 and seems fine.
I want to get the most out of this Dell so how can I find out more about ICC profiles? I saw how and where to apply in windows.
Side note, I plan to get a gtx 1070 but currently on an amd r9 380. I dont believe Radeon drivers have that much flexibility compared to Nvidias.
The additional settings seems to only have Hue, Saturation, Brightness and Contrast.
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So here we go. Received unit a few hours ago and got it all set up. Knock on wood. I believe I received a Jesus unit and I hope it stays that way. No stuck or dead pixels, no buzzing, hdcp compliant and a very recent build. Revision A03 built in May 2016. Once setup and calibrated. I fired up The Witcher 3 and my jaw hit the floor. Stunning, glorious etc etc. Wow just WOW! Gsync is absolutely amazing and worth every penny.

Smooth as butter. Coming from my previous Dell U2415 IPS panel. I can certainly notice color shift. I can deal with it though. Its really not that bad and all about how you sit or look up etc. I certainly will not miss the IPS glow. Blacks are blacks. Its nice. Out of the box. The gamma was horrendous. No surprise here and well documented. After calibration. Comparing the results and seeing the before and after.

It was a dramatic difference. I cant stress that enough. Its very close to my IPS monitor now. TN has come a longggggggg way. WOW! To say how pleased I am with this beauty is a understatement! Calibration was done by Colormunki Display. I would only suggest using my profile if you have a A03 version panel. A01 and A02 could be really different. I am not sure. You are still free to try it out if you like regardless of version!

Targets

2.2 gamma, D65, 120cm brightness

Calibration was done using factory defaults myself. But, all you need to do is adjust brightness and load the ICC profile. Factory brightness was blazing at a whopping 298cm!

Results

Brightness 21 which put it at 118cm. 22 brightness put it at 121cm. Leave contrast alone at factory level. Its fine and does not need adjustment.

ICC profile attached. Follow this article to activate it with in Windows. https://pcmonitors.info/articles/using-icc-profiles-in-windows/

http://www.filedropper.com/dells2716dgd65_1 ICC profile

**EDIT** post updated

ICC profile updated with new brightness numbers as well. Initially when first getting it and calibrating. I had lights on in my room. It was picking slightly more light. Factory reading went from initially 304cm to 298cm now with all lights off. Which in turn changed the brightness levels very slightly when re calibrating.
Edited by FattysGoneWild - 7/18/16 at 8:44pm
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I just ordered this monitor from Newegg and expect it tomorrow. I never gave much thought to monitors and would get whatever was on sale 100-150 and call it a day.
My eyes would hurt at night unless I put a light on. I never mess with settings typically once i remove from the box.
Since Ive done research I lowered my brightness from 50 to 20/30 and seems fine.
I want to get the most out of this Dell so how can I find out more about ICC profiles? I saw how and where to apply in windows.
Side note, I plan to get a gtx 1070 but currently on an amd r9 380. I dont believe Radeon drivers have that much flexibility compared to Nvidias.
The additional settings seems to only have Hue, Saturation, Brightness and Contrast.

Newegg is handing out old stock that has issues. Not HDCP compliant and heavy screen coating. If you get a A01 which more then likely you will. Don't even open it and send it back. It will say what version on the side of the box.
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THinkiNg of picking one of these up in about six weeks, although it will have a "r" at the end of the model identification.
Any tips or complaints for a possible future owner?
I'm coming from a samsung t240hd, which has served me well for almost ten years now, and still going strong to this day.
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