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Originally Posted by FattysGoneWild View Post

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 done using factory defaults. Put those on first. Factory brightness was blazing at a whopping 304cm!

Results

Brightness 21 which put it at 121cm. 20 brightness put it at 117cm. 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 ICC profile
Thank you. I'm having rev A03 too. What's your Color profile (set in OSD)? Standard/Warm/Custom RGB?
EDIT:
Ooopps..checked mine again. It's rev A02.
Edited by poinguan - 7/14/16 at 1:30am
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Thank you. I'm having rev A03 too. What's your Color profile (set in OSD)? Standard/Warm/Custom RGB?

Standard. I will update my post for more clarity. If you change that. It will throw the whole profile off and be completely wrong.
post #2553 of 5191
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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.

Mine had a "R" at the end as well. Purchased from Best Buy. The one thing reviewers have repeat. Gamma gamma and more gamma. Its so far off. It is criminally unacceptable and shame on Dell for not addressing this. Once properly calibrated. Its a very fine looking display for a TN panel. Also disable deep sleep in the monitor settings. Other then that. You should be fine.
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Well, it looks like this will be my next monitor, very soon. The cost for the specs seems within reason.
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The one thing reviewers have repeat. Gamma gamma and more gamma. Its so far off. It is criminally unacceptable and shame on Dell for not addressing this. Once properly calibrated. Its a very fine looking display for a TN panel. Also disable deep sleep in the monitor settings. Other then that. You should be fine.
It's a sad fact that gamma is normally off on most TN gaming monitors. Manufacturers seem not to bother with it unless it's an IPS screen.
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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.
Ungh. Rain on my parade again. I had a feeling it was older stock but wasn't sure how much they have. They often say out of stock and get more so I was hoping it was the same batch.
I'll take a look and see. Prob is I only had enough funds through them otherwise I would have tried on the bestbuy -r version. Hdcp I might be fine without but screen coating is affected too?
Edit: My wife just signed for it and confirmed its A01. Is the HDCP issue a guaranteed A01 issue, or is it an issue so far only only attributed to some A01s?
I already had to play a return game with an Acer TN XB270HU so I'm not fond of the idea of mailing back. And due to funds, can only utilize Newegg.
I was debating how frowned upon to pick one up at Bestbuy and put the A01 in and return it. I used to work there and thats only scratching the service of stuff I saw go down.
Edited by TheGlow - 7/14/16 at 8:45am
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Is this a01 issue really that big? I don't want to buy a new monitor and be plagued with multiple rma issues until getting the right one
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Is this a01 issue really that big? I don't want to buy a new monitor and be plagued with multiple rma issues until getting the right one
https://www.reddit.com/r/Monitors/comments/4pe7wn/dell_s2716dg_users_please_check_in/d51v3ol
From what I can tell A01 doesnt support HDCP. That may or may not be important. For me, I dont think it will be an issue but i was always hdcp compliant so I dont know.
Otherwise Im hearing the newer ones have a lighter coating so the color quality is better.
I thought it was bad with the IPS lottery and I settled to go TN for less headache. And it seems I find the one big TN issue.
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Ungh. Rain on my parade again. I had a feeling it was older stock but wasn't sure how much they have. They often say out of stock and get more so I was hoping it was the same batch.
I'll take a look and see. Prob is I only had enough funds through them otherwise I would have tried on the bestbuy -r version. Hdcp I might be fine without but screen coating is affected too?
Edit: My wife just signed for it and confirmed its A01. Is the HDCP issue a guaranteed A01 issue, or is it an issue so far only only attributed to some A01s?
I already had to play a return game with an Acer TN XB270HU so I'm not fond of the idea of mailing back. And due to funds, can only utilize Newegg.
I was debating how frowned upon to pick one up at Bestbuy and put the A01 in and return it. I used to work there and thats only scratching the service of stuff I saw go down.

The coating is thick. Don't settle for it. It will effect colors. If HDCP is a big thing for you. It seems like its the A01 October 2015 builds are not HDCP compliant. November 2015 on up are. I just read a user report their A01 is compliant. Morally what you want to do. Honestly. I think its pretty messed up and some poor soul would be very sad. Karma. Remember that! Tis up to you though. Personally I would go with A02 or above only. I did know even know or hear about an A03 version.

It must have fixed even more issues possibly? Like I said mine is pretty fresh. May 2016. Best Buy obviously got some recent fresh stock in. Even though Best Buy sent what they sent. If they had sent me A01 period. It would have went right back unopened. I was not going to settle for that version. Especially being an almost $500 dollar monitor. No way in hell! Sorry to hear you are stuck dealing with Newegg. I think they are being shady though and unloading old stock.
Edited by FattysGoneWild - 7/14/16 at 11:14am
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It's a sad fact that gamma is normally off on most TN gaming monitors. Manufacturers seem not to bother with it unless it's an IPS screen.

I kinda new that. But this. Its beyond unacceptable. I would even go as far to say. If you don't have the calibration tools to fix the horrific gamma out of the box. Don't even bother buying it. Dell should even go one step further. Fix it or at least attempt to make it look reasonable through a firmware update. Maybe I am being to hard and IPS snobbish. Since my other monitor is a Dell U2415 IPS. At the same time. Once calibrated. It can rival my other IPS monitor and come very very close color wise.
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