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Old December 20, 2013, 08:35 AM
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I checked the LCD Monitor Test. The near left bars on the contrast test aren't visible. It's just dark. If I turn the contrast setting on the monitor to maximum (100) then it's slightly more visible. I can just, just barely see the first bar. But it's very difficult. But if I do this, then my contrast messes up the gamma. The whites just become blindingly white.

What am I to do?
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Old December 20, 2013, 08:38 AM
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The only way I can see all the bars on the left is if I turn the Catalyst gamma to 2.35. Then if I go to a normal webpage everything is crushed. Whites basically are crushed.

I can only see bars from 4 onwards with normal settings. Are you supposed to see bars from 1 up?

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Old December 20, 2013, 02:52 PM
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Just a question, actually reciieved this and set it up and man is it pretty BUT most websites now take up 20% of the middle of the screen and are in general too small, is there anything I can do to improve this. Zooming in seems to degrade the quality quite quickly
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Old December 20, 2013, 05:45 PM
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I have 2 browsers side by side on mine or a browser and skype etc.. Basically you bought more room and now your complaining you have too much..
2560x1440 will basically half how big things appear compared to a 27" 1080 screen. With higher res, things become smaller (Your putting more pixels into the same area)

Either send it back or use the space better.
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Old December 20, 2013, 07:29 PM
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Not complaining, just want to improve my situation. Its also frustrating how with Windows there is no way to lock windows to the sides if you have a 3 monitor setup. And I'm already making use of the space thank you, but when reading I focus on one task at a time.
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Old December 20, 2013, 10:34 PM
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Set your desktop to a lower res. Just use 1440 for gaming. It's really Microsoft's fault for not properly addressing the font issues at high res.
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Old December 23, 2013, 07:42 AM
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Guys, I need help on setting up my Dell Ultra 2713. I can't seem to get the contrast settings set up right. I feel the blacks look very greyish and I'm balancing between using Catalyst colour/contrast/gamma settings, and the Monitors own contrast and brightness settings. It's all very confusing.

I'm using the DVI cable connection. Brightness on the monitor is set to 26 and contrast set to 70. Preset mode is set to sRGB. Busy playing Mass Effect 3, and in dark sequences, it just looks like a black mess. If I raise the brightness then the blacks become bright which makes things even worse.

Am I expecting too much? Or have I set the monitor up incorrectly? I need help.
I lowered the contrast to 51 on a friend's and felt that the gamma ramp was pretty good at this setting. The contrast set at 70 washes out or clips dark colors and bright colors. On the Lagom.nl black level test, turning the contrast down showed me all the dark patches down to 2 or 3, and the light patches up to 254.

For some reason he doesn't like it, but I think in sRGB mode, the image is very, very good, rivalling my colorimetric accurate screens like my PA301W-BK and Eizo CG246W.. I don't usually use Adobe RGB or full gamut due to Windows crappy color management.

Set your DPI at 125% and it should help with the fonts issue. Also, using Truetype fonts for your windows widgets in 7 or 8/8.1 should also help with some of the poor scaling in the O/S.
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