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post #1 of 9
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Hey there everyone,

Well to jump right to the topic and question:

I own the Samsung syncmaster p2470h.
Graphic card is a sapphire 5870 vapor-x.
Both is connected via hdmi cable.

The problem:

The screen is far more bright compared to the screen at my work even tho both have the same settings.
The screen at work is from a different company and is only 1680x1050.
Well the thing is simple.
All screens I see have a nice quality, wallpapers look smooth and nice colors. But on my samsung the screen seems more bright compared to the others and most importantly the wallpapers are distorted.
Like gradients show huge pixels.
So it looks not like a smooth gradient.



I googled about the problem several times already and couldn't find anything that helped.
Which worked for a short amount of time till now was setting the color calibration to srgb2.1.
But when I do that now, it won't work anymore.

All other people with this same screen seem to have no problem at all with it. So I guess its a setting matter, but I have no idea what could change it anymore.

So can somebody help me with that matter ?

It's actually so annoying that I plan on buying a new screen with led backlight.

ps.: I got the latest driver for my screen and graphic card.
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post #2 of 9
Cant comment on the monitor color settings, have you adjusted your gpu display settings? l am talking about bit depth, refresh rate etc. To diagnose the sourse you can temporarily use a dvi/vga cable and see if the problem is still there.
    
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post #3 of 9
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Yea I tried that, but nothing changed.
Calibrating the screen with windows, doesn't really change that pixels too.
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Which one did you try? after changing to dvi/vga cable it has the same problem?
    
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post #5 of 9
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Tried everything.
But I actually had to use a dvi adapter cos I don't have a vga port.
But yea. I simply reduced the brightes from 1.0 to 0.75 in ccc.
Not perfect but yea.
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Samsung syncmaster p2470h - there be your problem, its only a 6 bit panel and therefore cannot show all the colours that the gradient is supposed to show.
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Just curious. But where can you see that it is a 6bit panel ?
Cos I never saw that information.
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Panel Type == TN

There be your problem sir.

http://www.digitalversus.com/samsung...7_8128_36.html

TN = Very fast response times good for gaming, poor color reproductions, sub-par image quality, terrible viewing angles
MVA/S-PVA = Medium response time, increased color accuracy, increased image quality, slightly increased viewing angles
S-IPS/H-IPS/E-IPS = Slow response times, superior color accuracy, high 178/178 viewing angles, superior image quality

If you want superior image quality get IPS panels, if you want balance between gaming and image quality find MVA/S-PVA panels. TN's will always have fastest response times. But maybe the introduction of OLED we will not have to worry about this anymore in the future. Still waiting for OLED monitors to go mainstream .
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Well that makes sense then. Thanks for the info.
Guess I'll wait for OLED then
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