2014 MBP and Asus PA279Q via Mini DisplayPort

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Mindlessdrone, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. Mindlessdrone macrumors newbie

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    I posted this in the Macbook Pro forum but I thought it may be better answered here since it is directly related to my photography entry.

    So I have a 2014 Retina MBP 15" and I hooked it up to my Asus PA279Q via a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable. When I hook it up it looks very yellowish and when I calibrate it with my Spyder Pro 4 it says the display can only display 60% SRGB and the same for Adobe RGB. Hooked up to my pc it is 100% SRGB and 99% Adobe RGB so I am doing something wrong. I have tried two cables and got the same result and try different ports. The colors in the Asus look horrible! I tried switching to HDMI but Adobe RGB is disabled in HDMI. So my question is am I doing something wrong, do I need a different cable or am I missing a setting? Any help would be good I thought they fixed the wide gamut issue awhile ago. I am running El Capitan.

    I did try the fix here
    http://www.ireckon.net/2013/03/forc...ix-the-picture-quality-of-an-external-monitor

    And saw that it renamed my monitor to EDID RGB Override but it did not make any difference to color and calibration. My sensor says it is anywhere from 60%-80% sRGB or aRGB when it is hooked up via displayport to HDMI when the monitor is in both sRGB and aRGB mode.
     
  2. Mindlessdrone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This seems to be an issue no one really knows about, driving me up the wall.
     
  3. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Doesn't sound like you are doing anything wrong to me. Is the Spyder 4 supported on El Capitan? But even if it's not, I would have thought it would work but not calibrate.
    In the monitor menu, is there a restore factory settings, just in case you messed with something you shouldn't?
     
  4. JDDavis macrumors 65816

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    I have a 2010 MBP and a PA24 ASUS. They are hooked together the same way...mini display port to display port and also calibrated with a Spyder. It calibrated just fine and is working well (I know that doesn't help). The only problem I have is from time to time the ASUS will not display properly when it first boots up. I just disconnect the mini display port cable, plug it back in and the resolution and color go back to normal. Sounds like you have tried about everything though.

    Random question...you said the ASUS worked fine with the PC. Does your MBP work fine with any other screen? Maybe a graphics card problem or a mini display port problem? I'm not running El Capitan so I'm not sure if that could cause an issue or not.
     
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  6. Mindlessdrone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good point on trying another monitor will test that
     
  7. Mindlessdrone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I just tried an older Del U2410 that I know also works on my PC fine and again it only calibrated to 80% srgb and 80% argb which it is also a wide gamut monitor and should be in the 90s on both so I it seems to be something wrong with the graphics card etc. Could it be a bad cable ( I have tried two though and HDMI) Is there a way to reset the iris pro card on the macbook?
     
  8. JDDavis macrumors 65816

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    I'm afraid your quickly reaching the limits of my technical abilities. If a couple of the standard things don't work then I turn to Google. Beyond that...seek professional help. If you are having issues with multiple monitors that have worked fine on the PC with different cables then I'd say you should at least suspect the graphics card or some unknown setting in the Macbook. Sorry it's not working out. So far my PA24 is working well. If there is an Apple store nearby I'd give them a try.
     
  9. Mindlessdrone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well after hours and hours of playing today I think I can say for certain that the problem is my sensor
     

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