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Monitor black settings

Postposted on Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:21 pm

I have a Samsung Syncmaster 225ms that I got at Christmas, and it's having trouble displaying black properly. It's like a washed out black, almost looks like a photo negative. It goes away when I look at my monitor from the side, but is very apparent when viewing straight-on. This is very annoying when trying to watch movies and even looking at pictures.

Is there anything that I can change in my settings to fix this? I've tried messing around with Brightness/Contrast, but nothing has worked. Any help would be awesome.
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Re: Monitor black settings

Postposted on Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:47 pm

LCDs can't display a true black, so you're out of luck if you wan't good black levels. You can try to adjust the monitor a litter better by using this calibration page:

LCD Monitor Test Page
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Re: Monitor black settings

Postposted on Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:05 pm

Oh my god! aside from the good black levels and amazing brightness, my laptop got raped on that test! stupid TN panel :(

I have a nice LED backlit screen, but the colors do warp a lot with viewing angle. I have never seen a laptop with a better screen than mine (but many equal these days), and that worries me. Mine did REALLY poorly on viewing angle tests, and even the square flickery box test.
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Re: Monitor black settings

Postposted on Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:08 pm

My Apply Studio Display didn't do too extremely bad.
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Re: Monitor black settings

Postposted on Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:20 pm

The only test on there that bugs me is the Contrast/Dark Level test. Shades 2-9 appear the same color. When I look from the side, they are all distinguished.
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Re: Monitor black settings

Postposted on Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:39 am

NeXus 6 wrote:LCDs can't display a true black, so you're out of luck if you wan't good black levels. You can try to adjust the monitor a litter better by using this calibration page:

LCD Monitor Test Page

Yeah, I've found that to be a very useful site. It sure shows how crappy your display is anyway. My 2005FPW did pretty good though.
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