Originally Posted by EverSF
Has there been any "solution" or steps-to-success when it comes to the yellow tint reported by some users?
I'm a new owner of this monitor. I purchased shortly after I got the Dell S2716DG, which I liked but felt was a bit washed out and lacking vibrancy.
I was excited to side-by-side the two panels as I figured the Acer would be much more vibrant. It is a bit prettier during World of Warcraft, however what's bugging me is the lack of quality in the whites, particularly noticed while using Google Chrome. It has a muddy yellow / green tint. Like it's lacking "white vibrance".
I've used the ICC found in this thread. I'm yet to go through all 600 pages but have set the panel according to basic suggestions found online.
Like most things in life I figure we typically need to choose one benefit or the other. I guess I was hoping at this price point I could have both: vibrant, rich colors while gaming, and refined, vibrant colors while surfing the next. TBH that seems like the same benefit, with speed being the other (which both monitors have
I'm currently leaning towards the Dell, which isn't what I expected. But I want to believe! Thanks in advance for any guidance for this apparently-known 'issue'.
You probably shouldn't bother using someone else's color profile... there is quite a bit of variance between panels, so one person's monitor may be very yellowish, while another's is neutral or blueish. The only reason I'd bother with a profile is if you want to fix the gamma, but even that should be good enough in most cases.
If you want to fix your whites, the best option is to use a colorimeter and manually adjust your RGB settings. If you don't want to spring for one (or don't know someone who has one), then the best you can do is eyeball it and play with the RGB sliders until it's at something you like. In your case, if you have a yellowish/greenish tint, then you just need to drop green a decent amount, maybe red slightly as well. Try something like R95-G90-B100 for your R-G-B values. The downside to reducing the channels is it reduces the contrast of the monitor. If it looks good with my recommended setting, you could try to raise red and green a bit to keep the contrast higher.
Regarding the S2716DG, I think people overstate how much better IPS is than TN, when it comes to colors. Here's a quick rundown of the advantages and disadvantages of the XB271HU over the S2716DG:
- Pro: No gamma shift - colors won't shift & fade at the top and bottom of screen due to TN (see http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/viewing_angle.php)
- Pro: No interlace artifacts - on S2716DG in fast moving scenes, bright colors will exhibit vertical stripes (see https://pcmonitors.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/S2716DG-interlace-patterns.jpg from review https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/dell-s2716dg/)
- Pro: Less grainy AG coating - You may notice the S2716DG has a thicker anti-glare coating, which causes bright colors to look a little sparkly or smudged. It shouldn't be as noticeable on the XB271HU.
- Con: Slower pixel transitions - The S2716DG has faster pixel response times, so there's a little less ghosting... depending on how sensitive you are, you may or may not notice the difference. Where it really comes into play is for ULMB mode... the S2716DG will handle it much better. On the XB271HU the ULMB mode is nearly unusable IMO... it has a double image for the bottom half of the screen!
- Con: IPS glow - for dark scenes, you may notice that blacks have almost a reflective sheen on them on the IPS panel... especially in the corners. It can be distracting if you play a lot of dark games (ex. The Witcher 3).
In all honestly, choosing between a good IPS and good TN is sort of a tossup. For color quality, you trade gamma shift (TN) for IPS glow. Personally, the deal-breaker for me on my PG278Q (similar to the Dell) was the interlace artifacts. At first I could live with it, but it drove me nuts after a while.Edited by nefrusy - 8/25/16 at 7:00am