Dell monitor with Mac Pro

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  1. peejack macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys,

    Don't suppose any of you out there have a dell 24" monitor?

    I have been tried to calibrate this bloody thing to look good, but looks not all that at mo, the whites look yellow etc...

    I have some dead pixel with this monitor so it's going back but I will get another so I was wondering if anyone had got it looking good?

    Just doesn't look as sharp as the mac screens.

    Thanks
     
  2. timestamp macrumors 6502

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    I have noticed this with most monitors. They just don't look quite as good.

    Did the get the 2407WFP-HC? If so, the high gamut could be causing problems when calibrating. Do you have a calibrator? That is the best way to do it.
     
  3. peejack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi mate, no I have the Dell True Colour E248WFP.

    Where would I find a calibrator? would it also be possible to use a mac calibrator file and see if that works at all?
     
  4. timestamp macrumors 6502

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    Well part of your problem is that it is a TN panel, which are not known for superb colors.

    That said, you should be able to get decent colors. A calibration file from someone else might work, but in general it doesnt work too well.

    You can try a Pantone Huey, they are nice and pretty inexpensive.

    http://www.amazon.com/Pantone-Monitor-Color-Calibrator-MEU101/dp/B000CR78C4/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1200005240&sr=8-1
     
  5. peejack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Would it make any difference if i brought the different panel? The 2407WFP-HC was like £130+ more don't want to get it and have the same problem :(

    What panel should I be going for?

    And what the hell is the link you just sent? lol, what is the plastic stick thing for??? Never seen one of them before :confused:

    Do you also know what type of screen is used in the 24" iMac aluminum, it's beautiful and thats what im comparing this too.
     
  6. amik macrumors regular

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    the stick thing is a colorimeter
     
  7. Sharky II macrumors 6502a

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    set the gamma to 2.2 straight away for a start...
     
  8. tribe3 macrumors 6502

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    Go with an S-IPS panel; Apple panels are good bang for the buck at the moment. Other brands to consider are Lacie; Some NEC models, or the 30" Dell (I think it's the only one with S-IPS panels at the moment)

    Spending so much money on a Mac Pro and using a cheap monitor doesn't make a lot of sense.

    Bests
     
  9. peejack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeh I think you are right, would it be worth waiting for macworld to see if the apple displays come out or are they not a likely? Or can anyone else recommend some particular models they have tried.

    Thanks
     
  10. amik macrumors regular

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    I have a samsung 244t that I use at work and it is a very nice monitor. I personally will be picking up a hp lp3065 or dell 3008wfp.
     
  11. Joe Bannon macrumors regular

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    I have one, works good.
     
  12. waremaster macrumors 6502

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    I have a couple of the Dell 2407WFP-HC hooked to my mac pro and absolutely love them. Beautiful colors. I have them hooked to the X1900XT video card.
     
  13. ceres macrumors regular

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    Would you mind posting which custom color settings you use with this monitor.
    The default 100/100/100 red / green / blue looks horrible. I have tried playing around with the settings but couldn´t obtain proper white.

    Thank you,
    ceres
     
  14. Joe Bannon macrumors regular

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    How do I get it, I'll post mine for you too.
     
  15. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    All monitors vary, the only way to get the colours right is by using a decent calibration system. I originally bought the Pantone Huey (because it was cheap) but I wasn't happy. I now use the Spyder 2 Pro, great unit and great colours.
     
  16. peejack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  17. timestamp macrumors 6502

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    Neither, all 22" displays to my knowledge are TN panels.

    Use this site to find out which panels a display uses.

    http://tftcentral.co.uk/
     
  18. peejack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, the LG L226WTQ seems to have lots of good reviews from people using a mac It is the better spec out of the 2 right?

    And with regards to S-IPS panels I can't find any who does them?

    From that site link you sent it appears LG.Phillips make all the apple display panels??
     
  19. peejack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Also is it likely the apple displays will be updated at macworl? Are they expected or not? and is it likely they will still be the same price and use S-IPS?
     
  20. peejack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Know what? I give up I think ill buy an apple one lol ekkkk :eek::eek:
     
  21. ceres macrumors regular

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    Hit the osd menu button on the bezel and then + + to bring up color settings.

    Thanks,

    cxc
     

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