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I recently bought another 2253BW 22" LCD monitor to match my first one and I have them side by side on the table and the second one I just got is dimmer that the other.

Settings seem to be the same

I have them running off a 256mb ATI 2400XT workstation card with a vga splitter until my new card is bought

One VGA cable is brand new and it connected to my first 2253BW and it is the brighter of the two

The second VGA cable is nice and old and beige and is connected to the second one


What could be causing this?

Is it the crappy card? Bad cable?
Edited by Zaxbys - 12/20/10 at 5:10pm
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I have the same problem with my two Acer X193wb's although they were bought months apart...used a 7600GT on them and then upgraded to a 5750 and one of them is still dim...AFAIK not all monitors are created the same...you might want to use a monitor calibration tool like Spyder Pro or change the CFLs on both...but I'm really not sure...sorry for not being that helpful but at least you know ain't the only one with the problem
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I was thinking that maybe the back light on the second monitor might need to be changed
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LCD panels are not identical. Date of manufacture can very much affect how well monitors match. Even monitors that are the same model may not look exactly the same side-by-side.

One of my 245BWs is noticeably brighter than the second. That's after using Samsung's calibration tool as well. Nothing you can do about it...

Best bet for dual displays is buy them both at the same time. That ensures the least possible fluctuation between panels as the manufacture dates will likely be close together.
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have you tryed using the one on the bright moniter pluging it into the dim one and see if its the cable?>
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have you tryed using the one on the bright moniter pluging it into the dim one and see if its the cable?>
Just did... same thing

Samsung has a calibration tool?

Should I try to replace the back lights on the dim monitor?
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Also why would a monitor have a yellowish hue?
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Also why would a monitor have a yellowish hue?
it might be the colour temps, i've got 3 profiles on my monitors, Warm, Cool and User...might want to play around those...

but as MCBrown says not all monitors are created equal, that's the problem...even if you change the CFL's you'll really have colour discrepancies.
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