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    Default Dell 27 inch monitor users, please help

    HI,
    recently just realised this problem.
    it may have been there all along,i dont know.

    when i open a pic in photoshop(CS3), drag to the left side of the screen, the pic looks slightly desaturated.when i open another SAME pic and drag it to the right of the screen, it shows more saturated than the one on the left.

    if you drag the right pic to the left of the screen, the saturation matches the one on the left.

    you have to sit directly smack center of the LCD screen.

    can you please help check if you have this problem?

    Dell replaced my monitor today.it's BRAND NEW.and yet the problem is still there.

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    my graphics card is geforce 7600GT nvidia.

    i even bought another card to try before Dell changed my monitor.
    and the problem is still there.

    could it be my graphics card?dont tell me i got to get the 'top of the range' card to support this monitor.

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    The colours are not completely uniform on mine when viewed from the centre. It gets lighter towards the sides.

    But if I move my head towards the side, it's changes back to as when it's in the centre.

    Using 6800 for my gfx.

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    I think the dell 24 and above lcd don't have really good uniformity with brightness and colours gamut leh.
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    go to nvidia.com update ur gcard driver.download nvidia's software forceware.check ur gcard
    settings be sure it support ur lcd.I would suggest u get a quadro since u r investing on high end equipment.i got it around sgd 1600.00-fx1400.

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    It can be due to the quality of the monitor itself.

    Do take a trip to Simlim, look at the monitors and move your head around (side to side and up and down), you'll noticed that for most monitors, the image will change in color, saturation and brightness when you change your viewing angle in relation to the monitor.

    Apple is one of the only one that comes with a very large "work-able" viewing angle. The image does not change when you change you viewing position, I've been through a few monitors before settling on an Apple Display.

    So what you're seeing might be related to the quality of the materials they use to built the screen, or the tolerence of parts they reject or keep.

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    should have listened and bought an Apple Cinema Display

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    should have listened and bought an Apple Cinema Display
    eh who knows..she might do that tomolo.. if it solve the problem

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    oh no, i just ordered my 22"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UY79 View Post
    The colours are not completely uniform on mine when viewed from the centre. It gets lighter towards the sides.

    But if I move my head towards the side, it's changes back to as when it's in the centre.

    Using 6800 for my gfx.
    Yep. LCDs tend to have very narrow viewing angles (deviation from viewing at a normal to the pixel).

    Quote Originally Posted by glensky View Post
    go to nvidia.com update ur gcard driver.download nvidia's software forceware.check ur gcard
    settings be sure it support ur lcd.I would suggest u get a quadro since u r investing on high end equipment.i got it around sgd 1600.00-fx1400.
    The only difference between a workstation graphic card like the Quadro line and standard graphic cards is how they render 3D objects or scenes. While a consumer graphics card places emphasis on speed (getting the most FPS), workstation graphic cards render each screen (in a 3D movie like Finding Nemo) or object (modeling) with extreme precision, ensuring an object is accurate right down to the pixel. So while consumer graphic cards may have the occasional glitch when rendering, workstation ones don't.

    If you spent that much on a graphic card and don't do heavy 3D rendering, I'm sorry to say you've wasted your money dude..

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    wah lau.Dell didnt tell me all these things when i bought it.
    now i bought it for photoshop and games,then i realised the problem.
    what the...
    so no point changing another monitor from dell right?sigh...

    what if i invest in a better graphics card?8800GTS or something?should be no difference right?

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    i connect to my 19 inch philips, no such problems.but then again philips is not wide screen lor.

    really not my day today

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    what if i invest in a better graphics card?8800GTS or something?should be no difference right?
    Nope. Viewing angle is a physical limitation of the monitor's design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    wah lau.Dell didnt tell me all these things when i bought it.
    now i bought it for photoshop and games,then i realised the problem.
    what the...
    so no point changing another monitor from dell right?sigh...

    what if i invest in a better graphics card?8800GTS or something?should be no difference right?
    bring ur lcd to friend place and test it lor.. if its the same. think any card u use might be the same result. *APPLE LCD BBB *

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmmtn4aj View Post
    Nope. Viewing angle is a physical limitation of the monitor's design.
    SIGH.

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    No such problem with my Dell 30". Are you sure you're not imagining things?
    Maybe get a neutral party, your family member, put the same pic side by side, ask if they find any difference in the 2 shots.

    The Dell 27" is suppose to wide colour gamut and newer technology than the 30".

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    now then I know large screen LCD will also cause user to face narrow viewing angle issue
    May be have to wait until OLED screen to solve the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Errz View Post
    bring ur lcd to friend place and test it lor.. if its the same. think any card u use might be the same result. *APPLE LCD BBB *
    you know how heavy the monitor is?


    no apple for me lah.i already no time for shoots.now still go buy apple and got to learn mac?

    btw, i was discouraged from buying apple coms from my friends who HAS them.
    they told me to stick to pc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DingDongBell View Post
    No such problem with my Dell 30". Are you sure you're not imagining things?
    Maybe get a neutral party, your family member, put the same pic side by side, ask if they find any difference in the 2 shots.

    The Dell 27" is suppose to wide colour gamut and newer technology than the 30".
    friends, family members all CONFIRM it.

    things like saturation WONT escape my eyes.
    i'm so into portraiture now i see a subtle color off a mile away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    you know how heavy the monitor is?


    no apple for me lah.i already no time for shoots.now still go buy apple and got to learn mac?

    btw, i was discouraged from buying apple coms from my friends who HAS them.
    they told me to stick to pc.
    or ask ur friend with laptop (dvi connection) go ur house test test

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