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The color profiles are handled by Windows itself; EVERYTHING that the video card outputs will change once you load that profile.
Oh good, that's reassuring! So green/red oversaturation isn't a problem I'm assuming (just to make sure... it's a big investment )?
    
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It shouldn't be, at least it isn't a problem with mine, and I'm not even able to load my color profile even though it's installed (the monitor doesn't show up in the list of devices for some reason; I need it to so I can check the box to use custom settings).
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post #13 of 19
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What's all this talk about certain applications like Firefox and PS using color profiles? If I install an ICC profile for my monitor into Windows, shouldn't everything displayed on the monitor follow the same color parameters?
    
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What's all this talk about certain applications like Firefox and PS using color profiles? If I install an ICC profile for my monitor into Windows, shouldn't everything displayed on the monitor follow the same color parameters?
It's probably someone talking out of their rear.

Your windows profile should over-ride everything else unless you setup NCP or CCC to override Windows.
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post #15 of 19
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It's probably someone talking out of their rear.

Your windows profile should over-ride everything else unless you setup NCP or CCC to override Windows.
Okay. Yeah, that bit was throwing me off. It seemed overly complicated to have several different color profiles in different applications...

So, what I have gathered is that Windows is basically the end line for color correction via profiles. If so, then what do the graphics card color settings do? Are they entirely separate?

To all of you guys that have the U2410 (I just ordered mine!), do you guys just use "standard" mode on the monitor and then do all color correction via ICC profile in Windows? And with that, all colors that are "fed" to the graphics card come out correctly; i.e., not distorted do to the wide gamut of the monitor when the source is sRGB?

Whew. Sorry for all of the questions. Just trying to understand this once and for all!
Edited by Arrec Barrwin - 2/22/11 at 7:41am
    
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post #16 of 19
The GPU's color settings are there to be tweaked if you can't load a color profile.

It's an alternative option to those who have monitors without OSD controls.
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post #17 of 19
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It's probably someone talking out of their rear.

Your windows profile should over-ride everything else unless you setup NCP or CCC to override Windows.
Okay, I was right all along. If you are using an extended gamut monitor (without any sRGB simulation mode on the monitor turned on) and viewing content that is NOT extended gamut, the colors will be distorted (red and green oversaturation). So, games and movies will not look right, as they are all sRGB. Only photoshop and Firefox, when configured with addons AND viewing x-gamut content, will allow you to see the benefit of extended color space.

Soooo buying the u2410 over the HP z24w was pointless.

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Which brings me back too my original question: WHAT MODE DO YOU USE ON THE U2410? If you use any mode other than the sRGB mode then colors should look whack.
    
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post #18 of 19
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Which brings me back too my original question: WHAT MODE DO YOU USE ON THE U2410? If you use any mode other than the sRGB mode then colors should look whack.
Yes, I use sRGB mode. Even without the color profile loaded it looks better than the other modes, though I don't have proper calibration tools to fine-tune everything precisely to get an advantage over sRGB.
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Yes, I use sRGB mode. Even without the color profile loaded it looks better than the other modes, though I don't have proper calibration tools to fine-tune everything precisely to get an advantage over sRGB.
Thank you! That was my confusion all along. I thought you guys were using x gamut mode and somehow overcoming the messed up colors with profiles or something. sRGB mode makes sense.
    
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