Samsung SyncMaster 17" LCD - Too Bright!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by kainjow, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. kainjow Moderator emeritus

    kainjow

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    I just bought a Samsung SyncMaster 710n 17" LCD for my PM G5. Immediately when I turned it on, the default contrast and brightness were set at 80/100!

    Anyways, I've been playing with the settings forever and can't get a good combination of brightness/contrast to look good and how my CRT did. I've also been playing with the Displays settings and that doesn't help much either.

    Does anybody else have a similar setup, and have it looking fine for them? I'm thinking either a) the default drivers in OS X suck for this monitor, or b) I'm retarded and can't get the settings right (auto is way too bright).

    It's VGA plugged into a VGA>DVI adapter, but my CRT was fine. Any help?? :(
     
  2. maya macrumors 68040

    maya

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    I hear you, I hear people complaining that they want brighter screen, and I find the 17, 20, 23, 30 inch screen are bright for my eyes even on the lowest setting(s). Either my eyes are sensitive or they need more options to lower the brightness on the lcd panels.

    I might have to wear sun glasses when computing. :p
     
  3. benpatient macrumors 68000

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    I would recommend you go to System Preferences and "Displays->Color" and do a "Calibration."

    there should also be ± buttons on the front of your display, which will let you lower the brightness quite a bit.

    does adjusting the brightness not get the screen where you want it to be?
     
  4. maya macrumors 68040

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    Already have done that ever since I owned a Mac. It helps a bit not a whole lot. It's will take some getting use to. :(
     
  5. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    F14 and F15 will raise/lower brightness on a desktop.

    Hold Option and press one of those keys to see the Displays pref. pane.
     
  6. kainjow thread starter Moderator emeritus

    kainjow

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    F14 and F15 don't do anything, but option pressing them does open the Display prefs. Maybe it's not supported on all monitors?

    I think I'm just gonna go back to my CRT, and buy a nicer, straight digital (DVI?) LCD later on. :(
     
  7. beseku macrumors newbie

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    I don't know if this helps, but I use the same monitor at work on Win 2K, and it had horrible colour out of the box. i use the win drivers to change it as below. If you can get it to do the same, that might help...


    [​IMG]
     
  8. kainjow thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Well it works perfectly fine on my PC (maybe because it doesn't go through DVI adapter?) so I'm just going to use it to replace my PC's CRT for now.

    Thanks all.
     
  9. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    I'd guess all Apple monitors. eMacs and iMacs it works on (I've tested it) and my dad's Apple display does the same thing. (Old Cinema display, mind you... 17" with the ADC connection...)
     

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