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Hello all,

I just received my U2410. The quality seems there, but I have a few questions.

(1) I have one dead pixel near the edge of the screen. From what I understand, Dell doesn't replace dead pixels only stuck ("bright") pixels, right?

(2) What Preset Mode should I use? One thing I've noticed is that some lighter blues and greys seem to wash out. For example, text in the IE web address bar is pretty light. Another example is on Google, the "videos" "images", etc. text is pretty light. Is this normal?

(3) Should the background on the Google web search homepage be white or some sort of blueish off-white? When I hook up my old Samsung TN panel, the google homepage is pretty close to white. However, the Dell reproduces the Google homepage with a touch of light grey and light blue. Is this a problem with the Dell monitor itself?

(4) The Height adjustment doesn't allow me to place the monitor high enough. Is there a good way to provide a base or something else so the monitor is higher?

(5) Do I use the Color Calibration Factory Report for anything?

I should note that I haven't installed the drivers. Do they make a difference?

I haven't noticed any "tint" issues (I don't think).

Any other recommendations on what I should do?

I am seriously considering returning this monitor . . .
Edited by magogian - 2/26/11 at 8:59pm
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post #2 of 7
Dont got mine yet but i shud start with installling drivers if i where u
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I did install the A02 update, and it didn't make a difference.

When looking at what should be a white like (like google), the blueish-grey tint goes away somewhat if I crank up the brightness to 90 or 100% but then the screen seems too bright. Is this the much maligned "tint" problem? In my case, the blueish-grey tint is uniform across the screen so I wasn't sure if that was the "tint" problem or a color calibration problem or other problem.
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post #4 of 7
Relax...and tell yourself there is a simple explanation for all of this. Did you trouble shoot your card, connections, do you have anything close to the monitor that may be causing magnetic interference?

Please do install all the latest drivers.
About the height adjustment it will only go but so high. Stage it higher or yourself lower maybe tilt it up?

Personally I could not live with a dead pixel (slaughters your resale potential) on a new monitor if I were in your shoes it would already be in it's box ready for return back to Dell.

For sure this is a great monitor when everything is clicking. It's impossible to make anything in mass production without a few anomalies. Not Dell's fault, per se, just your misfortune I suppose.

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Take a deep breath ..... exhale ..... relax.

Ok now. 'bout pixels: Mine came with one bright pixel at first, but the pixel disappeared after a few months (same things happened with one of my Samsungs way back in the day.) Later, I had a dead pixel appear in the lower right corner, which, too, disappeared after a day or two. Nothing to freak out about. I believe you need a minimum of 3-4 dead pixels for it to be replaced (trust me, this is way lower of a standard than almost ANY other monitor in the industry.)

Tint: sounds like calibration issue or something. Don't judge by google, open an MS Word New Document and see there. There should also be color calibration options in your nVidia menu, so check those to make sure they're good.

Report: I can think of no good use for it other that "it's cool to have one."

Height: Seriously, how high did you want it to go??? Mine goes up 5" from table to bottom of display.

Now, U2410 is a fantastic monitor, and I'm sure you'll love every inch of it once you set it up correctly and such.
    
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Originally Posted by HrlmWrld View Post
Did you trouble shoot your card, connections, do you have anything close to the monitor that may be causing magnetic interference?

Please do install all the latest drivers.
Thanks for the suggestions. I installed the A02 drivers which were the most recent I could find on Dell's website, and they didn't make a difference.

Currently, I've just placed the Dell monitor with my old computer (waiting on my MOBO to arrive before I complete my new computer). My 3 year old Samsung doesn't produce this blueish grey tint in place of white on webpages, so I don't think it could be my card, connections, or interference, could it?
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post #7 of 7
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Tint: sounds like calibration issue or something. Don't judge by google, open an MS Word New Document and see there. There should also be color calibration options in your nVidia menu, so check those to make sure they're good.

Report: I can think of no good use for it other that "it's cool to have one."

Height: Seriously, how high did you want it to go??? Mine goes up 5" from table to bottom of display.

Now, U2410 is a fantastic monitor, and I'm sure you'll love every inch of it once you set it up correctly and such.
Thank you for your help. I still get that blueish grey tint in Word (but it is uniform so I'm not sure if that means it is the "tint" issue).

The NVidia menu says that the calibrations are controlled by the screen. Any suggestions or guides on how to use the Nvideo calibration options?

Basically, do I have to purchase one of those $100 or higher calibration tools? Or are their guides that permit me to do it on my own?

Another example of my problem is that the grey text in the address bar is pretty faint. I'm not sure if that helps diagnose the problem

EDIT: I've tried some online calibration sites, and I've noticed that the almost pure whites are indistinguishable. I've tried messing with a variety of contract and brightness settings, but I can't get the highest (whitest?) whites to be distinguishable without messing up the blacks.
Edited by magogian - 2/27/11 at 12:45pm
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