enu Layout & Observations
Menu Layout & Observations
If there was one area which will highlight the budget-oriented roots of the Nixeus NX-VUE24A, it will be the OSD. Rather than offering a full list of in-depth display selections this is more like a brief list of options that you can adjust to varying degrees of success. It isnít all that great but luckily you wonít need to access it all that much once the initial setup process is complete.
You can forget all about 6-color axis adjustments, and you can even forget about advanced features such as energy saving options. This is a bare-bones interface that meshes quite well with this monitorís frugal price.
If you are the type who likes to obsessively adjust their monitor via the OSD to 'perfection', look elsewhere. On the other hand if you are a more typical user who will either use an inexpensive colorimeter to adjust gamma and colors or do so by eye alone, expect to be satisfied.
As to the actual features included in the OSD when you hit the menu button (the leftmost button labeled ď1Ē) and enter the OSD you will be greeted with a very small, very simple list in a standard left/right configuration. On the left side are the four main sections and the right half will change depending on which section you select.
The first main area is the aptly called 'Picture' and this is where most people will spend a few seconds adjusting options which impact the colors and onscreen presentation. Specifically you have Brightness, Contrast, Gamma, and DCR. Brightness and contrast are self-evident in what they do, and pressing either brings up another menu with a bar that goes from 0 to 100 which roughly translates to percentages.
The Gamma abilities consist of Gamma On and Gamma Off. This isnít typo; those truly are the options. Gamma On loosely translates to 2.20 and Gamma Off translates to 2.60. Gamma On is the default level and we recommend you leave this setting alone.
The DCR or Dynamic Contrast Ratio is off by default and once again we recommend you leave this setting alone. DCR is nothing more than the monitor 'dynamically' playing with the contrast levels to make it appear as if the contrast ratio is wider than it really is. In their documentation, Nixeus actually says "we recommend leaving this feature off"Ö.and when a manufacturer doesnít even have confidence in a feature, it's safe to say that you should leave it alone.
The next main section is called Color and as the name suggests it allows users to adjust the color profile. This monitor comes with four preset profiles (5400K, 6500K, 9300K, and sRGB) as well as a User Defined mode. The last allows you to actually individually adjust the Red, Green, Blue color settings.
The third area relates to the On Screen Display itself and its location on the screen, how transparent it is, and how long it will stay on the screen before timing out and disappearing. The default is for the bottom right corner and 15 seconds. We strongly suggest you increase the time to its maximum of 1 minute.
The last is the Setup section and allows you to adjust the built-in speaker volume (we recommend turning these off and using real speakers), the OSD language, default Input port, and Overdrive (OD) setting. Overdrive reduces input lag and in conjunction with 144Hz and FreeSync can indeed make your gaming experience even more enjoyable. The default for this feature is "Median" which we assume means Medium and we didnít move it from that.
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