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you cant beat them. for the money, they are spot on, and their adjustability/versatility/accuracy are supreme. money well spent, i've got 3 of them
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Would've loved to get the U2711 or even U3011, but it's simply just too expensive. Did a TON of research, and I think this monitor is going to be superb for the price.

Is the monitor calibrated fairly well out of the box? Was thinking of getting a cheap calibrator, but not sure if it's worth it due to the low cost of the monitor (in the world of top notch monitors that is)
The A00 rev. of this monitor had a blue tint to it that needed to be re-calibrated. But the new A01 rev. that are in production now fixed that issue and it has great color reproduction out of the box. For the general use, gaming, etc, etc then just use the Windows calibrator. Personally, I didn't have to change anything just the brightness down to about 30%. If you plan on using it for professional photo editing then there are hardware/software combo calibrators that are rather costly though.
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The A00 rev. of this monitor had a blue tint to it that needed to be re-calibrated. But the new A01 rev. that are in production now fixed that issue and it has great color reproduction out of the box. For the general use, gaming, etc, etc then just use the Windows calibrator. Personally, I didn't have to change anything just the brightness down to about 30%. If you plan on using it for professional photo editing then there are hardware/software combo calibrators that are rather costly though.
Just gaming

Edit: Does calibrating a monitor make a big difference in gaming, which typically uses over-saturated colors anyway?
Edited by Aranock21 - 3/31/11 at 12:50am
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Just gaming

Edit: Does calibrating a monitor make a big difference in gaming, which typically uses over-saturated colors anyway?
If the monitor doesn't produce the colors correctly then it will show up in everything. But like I said, the u2311h is usually good right out of the box atleast for me it was. Just to make sure, use the windows calibrator and you should be good to go for what you're using your monitor for.
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If the monitor doesn't produce the colors correctly then it will show up in everything. But like I said, the u2311h is usually good right out of the box atleast for me it was. Just to make sure, use the windows calibrator and you should be good to go for what you're using your monitor for.
I think im going to go with this guide. Looks like someone was basically in the same boat back in december

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I think im going to go with this guide. Looks like someone was basically in the same boat back in december

Note though, that I could only find one for was the A00 rev. not the A01 that you should be getting. Could make a difference.

Edit: Nevermind, just was looking through the tftcentral list. Saw a few on the OCN thread though. Might help, but still every monitor is different.
Edited by Doogiehouser - 3/31/11 at 1:07am
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Going to give this one a shot
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Going to give this one a shot
Just tried it, gave my monitor a slight violet tint so I switched back. Might work for you though.
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Just tried it, gave my monitor a slight violet tint so I switched back. Might work for you though.
Are your settings stock other than the brightness then?

Been reading some forums and it seems there's an A02 as well

Edit: Seems like these settings are favored in the same forum thread.

Brightness: 30
Contrast: 75
Input Color Format: RGB
Mode Selection: Graphics
Sharpness: 50
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Response time: Overdrive
RGB: Custom
• R: 99
• G: 95
• B: 98
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Ok folks. Got it today. Nothing strange. No dead pixels. Backlight or weird huges virtually non-existent. It obviously has that slight shade of purple to it, but it's very even and not even noticeable at many angles. I haven't calibrated yet, but so far everything is looking good!

Edit: If anyone has any professional calibrated settings <A01> for this monitor, or can vouge for the 1-2 stated in this thread, i'd greatly appreciate it. Putting together CPU right now
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