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Originally Posted by jlp0209 View Post

Thanks. I've attached a screenshot of the report HTML file. I think it looks better than my prior trials. I'd like better contrast and black level, but that may have to do with me setting the monitor as close to 120 cd/m2 prior to running the calibration, not sure.
Here are a couple of tips for improving the black levels & contrast:
  • Make sure to set your brightness to 120cd/m2 manually, using that interactive calibration part to do it. For the calibration settings, tell it to use "Native" brightness or whatever, instead of letting it color correct to achieve 120cd/m2 brightness.
  • Be conservative with your RGB channel tweaks... as you lower the channels, it causes white to be less bright. That means you need a higher brightness setting to achieve 120cd/m2 (i.e. lighter blacks). If you aren't too picky about the color temp, just change it slightly to take out any tint (ex. yellow) and use something closer to the native. You can even do calibrations using the native whitepoint, which would basically just correct the gamma to 2.2.
  • Yellows mentioned trying the actual ColorMunki software to do a calibration as well... you may have better luck with it! Just be sure to change the preferences before going through with the calibration, as there are a few important things to change (ex. backlight type = White LED).
post #3482 of 7668
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Ok, my retailer told me that from now on they will test monitor they are about to send me before sending me it. This way we both will stop wasting our time (and their money) with couriers and returns. Very kind decision from my retailer. If monitor has defects (dead/stuck pixels, dust etc.) they will simple not send me one.

Seriously though, I hope they will find out now good one before sending me it.

I am tired of this....
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Here's the email that I got from Amazon after returning the 4th XB271HU. It didn't threaten to close my account:


Hello,

We have noticed that an unusual number of your recent orders have been returned.

Since our mission is to be Earth's most customer-centric company, we want to make sure you are happy with your Amazon shopping experience. If we are not living up to our promise, please reply to this email and let us know what we can do to improve.

To speak with a member of our Customer Service team, call 1 (866) 216-1072 or click the Contact Us button on any Amazon.com Help page (http://www.amazon.com/help).

While we welcome returns when orders do not work out, we want to do whatever we can to ensure that you are happy with your Amazon shopping experience.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,

Account Specialist
Amazon.com
post #3484 of 7668
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Originally Posted by nefrusy View Post

Here are a couple of tips for improving the black levels & contrast:
  • Make sure to set your brightness to 120cd/m2 manually, using that interactive calibration part to do it. For the calibration settings, tell it to use "Native" brightness or whatever, instead of letting it color correct to achieve 120cd/m2 brightness.
  • Be conservative with your RGB channel tweaks... as you lower the channels, it causes white to be less bright. That means you need a higher brightness setting to achieve 120cd/m2 (i.e. lighter blacks). If you aren't too picky about the color temp, just change it slightly to take out any tint (ex. yellow) and use something closer to the native. You can even do calibrations using the native whitepoint, which would basically just correct the gamma to 2.2.
  • Yellows mentioned trying the actual ColorMunki software to do a calibration as well... you may have better luck with it! Just be sure to change the preferences before going through with the calibration, as there are a few important things to change (ex. backlight type = White LED).
Thanks! Bullet point #1 I need to try. I did try to use the native brightness, I thought, but I still needed to adjust the colors to get a good white point, which in turn either brightened or dimmed the brightness. I'll redo it after work. I will also download the latest ColorMunki software as well, the software on the CD that comes with it is way out of date.
post #3485 of 7668
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Guys, BIG REQUEST

Anyone who calibrated perfectly (in his opinion/feeling etc) this monitor please send me on PM your OSD settings and your ICC profile.


I will post them in the first post of this thread and we will make a little ICC/OSD settings base for people to try out since not all people have access to professional tools for calibration. The more the better for trying out for monitor owners.

Any ICC/OSD are appreciated.

Thanks!
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I got the same sort of message ... they in fact clearly threatened to close my account. It's pretty appalling actually because going back five or six years, among all of my purchases, I've probably returned .01% of them or less. I've spent *tons* of money with them and was rather offended that they would send such a message:

...
That is exactly what I got, word for word. I called them immediately and explained that I am not returning these monitors out of fun. They all had problems. The customer service rep took note and said my account is not in jeopardy, however I am still not playing any more lottery with them.
post #3487 of 7668
Aren't panels unique? I don't see how using someone else's calibration profile does anything for a completely different panel.
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Aren't panels unique? I don't see how using someone else's calibration profile does anything for a completely different panel.

You would be surprise how many people use others ICC profiles (especially TFT central ones). If it can be useful to someone- I don't see why It can be bad idea.
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You would be surprise how many people use others ICC profiles (especially TFT central ones). If it can be useful to someone- I don't see why It can be bad idea.

Ultimately it depends on what the goal of the user is. If goal is a display that is calibrated to certain standards. It's highly unlikely you'll achieve this using someone else's ICC and settings (due to panel variance). Whether those settings and ICC get you closer to standards than what you get from factory is going to be hit and miss and could very easily be worst. Ignoring all that, whether it looks better or worse will be up to the user to decide. If a particular monitor model has a certain tendency (consistently too warm or too cool), other user settings can help with that.

I can say as someone who used to use others ICC and settings, when I was double checking my 5 monitors (different makes / models) with i1 display pro, some weren't too far off, some were worst than factory, and some were just as bad as factory but in other channels (ICC had too much red vs factory was too blue). So it's a bit of a wash. If monitor is close out of factory (my 271 was), it's questionable whether settings and ICC from a different panel will help.

note: all the standards blabla I'm referring to the "generally" accepted 120 CDM^2, 2.2 gamma, and 6500k color temp.

But no harm in trying thumb.gif
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post #3490 of 7668
Wow I forgot about this monitor series wasn't this suppose to be out in November? Also seems like in the US, amazon is the only one selling it but from some third party reseller, kinda sucks.
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