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Hi,

I recently switch from an iMac to a computer that I built my self..

As I was looking through my pictures I noticed that the picture quality of my new screen is very different from the one in my iMac. The pictures in my iMac look much better than my new monitor. The pictures in my monitor look very sharp and low-quality. Not only my personal pictures but facebook pictures to.

I had a early 2007 iMac and my new screen is a LG M237WA (supports 1080p)

My monitor specs are:
Series: LCD Monitor TV
Screen size: 23
Resolution 1920x1080
Brightness (nit)300
Contrast Ratio (DFC)20000:1
Response Time(ms)5
In-built Speakers3W x 2
HDCP Yes
HDMI Yes
Remote Control Yes
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Viewing Angle170/160
Color Depth (No. of Colors)16.7M
Pixel Pitch(mm)0.265 x 0.265s
RGBYes
Intelligent Auto (Auto Resolution)Yes
DDC/CI Yes
No. of channels supported 100

Any idea of what can it be? For me it is strange that images look better in a 1600x1050 screen than a 1080p screen.

Thanks for your help!!

Jm
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post #2 of 12
Right click the desktop, go to Screen Resolution, click Advanced Settings, and go to color management. Check the "Use My Settings" box and try adding a different color profile.

See if you can adjust image settings on the monitor itself.

How is this monitor hooked up? VGA or DVI/HDMI?

Last, I don't know that you can compare that LCD to an Apple display. Apple display are typically of very high quality I believe.
    
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Right click the desktop, go to Screen Resolution, click Advanced Settings, and go to color management. Check the "Use My Settings" box and try adding a different color profile.

See if you can adjust image settings on the monitor itself.

How is this monitor hooked up? VGA or DVI/HDMI?

Last, I don't know that you can compare that LCD to an Apple display. Apple display are typically of very high quality I believe.
hooked via HDMI....

the pictures in my sister toshiba laptop is as good as my imac screen..

could it be because of glossy screens?
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Yes that will make a difference. Glossy screens tend to be more vibrant.

Again I would look at the color profile and adjusting the monitor settings. I had a Dell 2408WFP, a pretty highly regarded LCD, that had very bad color due to its settings initially (very yellow whites, for example).
    
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Yes that will make a difference. Glossy screens tend to be more vibrant.

Again I would look at the color profile and adjusting the monitor settings. I had a Dell 2408WFP, a pretty highly regarded LCD, that had very bad color due to its settings initially (very yellow whites, for example).
nothing really happens when im changing color profiles... am I doing something wrong?

can you give me a better step by step?
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Unfortunately that is about as far as I can go with my limited knowledge. There is also limited information about the monitor online. I did grab this snip from a review:

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There are presets like cinema, vivid, standard sport and game, though the user preset is the best, as the contrast needs to be toned down to avoid blooming of whites. I prefer regular 6500K setting for color temp, as it is neutral.
    
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looks like the test of "sharp" my screen is awful.. its nothing to do as it should be.. im trying to see what I can do
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JmChile:

Your iMAC screen uses IPS technology, whereas your LG screen uses TN technology. IPS technology is much better than TN for color accuracy and precision. IPS technology also has a wider viewing angle, so colors remain accurate and vivid through a wider angle of view. TN panels generally have much faster response time than IPS and are less expensive. See the sticky:

http://www.overclock.net/monitors-di...s-defined.html

Calibrating your LG as mentioned above will help, but will not deliver performance equal to your iMAC. If color accuracy/color precision are important (such as for photography, etc.), then you will need to invest in a PVA or IPS panel. There is really no lower cost way.

There are a few moderate cost PVA/IPS panels available. Here is an HP model that is a reasonable price for the color performance:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824176104


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