Dell U2410 Calibration

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by GlynJones, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. GlynJones macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    Just bought a Dell U2410 monitor to connect to my non unibody MBP.

    On the whole I am very happy with it but I cannot find a profile that i'm happy with.

    If anyone has the same monitor running SL could they please upload their custom profiles to see if that gives me a better result.

    Thanks in advance.

    Glyn Jones.
     
  2. StephC macrumors newbie

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    Hi GlynJones,

    I just bought a Dell u2410 this week to go with my MacBook Pro 15 inch Unibody. It is connected using a Mini DisplayPort - DisplayPort adapter cable from www.circuitassembly.com and it works great.

    As for the calibration, here what I've tested so far :

    - All modes of preset colors are not useful (too saturated of color shifted) for me execpt : Adobe RGB, and SRGB which are "less bad", not better!

    - But, both Adobe RGB amd SRGB are too red tinted compared to my MacBook Pro.

    - I tried to calibrate my profile using Apple ICC calibration in Standard and SRGB mode ; it worked a little but color was still too red tinted for my taste.

    The best results I achieved so far were using Custom Color : Using Dell 2410 color profile in the monitor panel, turning saturation R, V, B, C, M, J to 48, brightness at 70 and contrast at 65.

    I have a Apple Cinema Display 24 LED at work and I hesitated before buying the Dell since I liked the Cinema Display for the sharpness, color and overall look. But the price of the Dell (520$ CAD in promotion) and the three year warranty made me choose it over the Apple Display (999$ CAD). Also I use it with my PS3 and it works well, it is more versatile than the Cinema Display.

    Still, I'm not sure if I'll keep it or return it and maybe buy an refurbished Cinema Display...

    I think the best thing to get really good colors would be to calibrate it using a hardware tool.
     
  3. GlynJones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi StephC,
    You're a life saver. Used your Custom Color settings and it has done the trick. It's now not as hard red wise and looks a lot like my old iMac (plastic) colours.

    I sold my aluminium iMac as I could no longer live with the screen reflection so I went with my MBP connected to the U2410.

    Once again, Thanks.

    Glyn Jones.
     
  4. arachdi macrumors newbie

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    Promotion in Canada

    Hi StephC;

    Where did you get this interesting promotion ?
    I'm in Calgary;

    Thanks
     
  5. nickyhkg macrumors newbie

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    StephC, May I ask you for your color profile as well? I am using the U2410 for 2 days it's perfect for photo editing however I am not used to the color for everyday use! Can you please send me your color profile as well?
    My email is nickyhkg@gmail.com

    Thanks in advance!
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It's already said to use the display on-screen controller to set the custom RGB values.

     
  7. nicowindprod macrumors newbie

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    Hello all, read this thread and started to customize my r g b values but in GAIN could someone be so kind to give the initial figures in Custom color mode? Thanks
     
  8. joecool99 Suspended

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    can anyone please post color profile for U2410 ?
     
  9. joecool99 Suspended

    joecool99

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    early 2011 15" MBP on DELL U2410 color profile

    can anyone post color profile with the 2011 MBP 2.2/2.3GHz with U2410 ?
     
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  11. joecool99 Suspended

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    yes, but needs to be calibrated.
     
  12. nkawal macrumors regular

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    any one using this monitor with 2011 mac mini i5 2.5 with discrete video card? Whats a good setting? Thanks in advance.
     
  13. vxt macrumors newbie

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    I'm having a very hard time getting true grey with U2410 and late 2011 MBP13. I'm using Spyder 3 Pro to calibrate but somehow it still looks reddish. I had no problem on Win7 on this monitor.

    Also I can't make Spyder work on MBP screen at all. Always comes out greenish and just awful. Can someone please help!
     
  14. thekev macrumors 604

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    Wide gamut panels and LED backlit displays aren't easy to calibrate.

    The Dell should be fine with your Spyder 3. No guarantees that you'll get a usable calibration on the MBP. Are you calibrating in a dark room (to prevent light leak to the sensor)? How long do you have the display on before you calibrate? If you're having trouble, I'd say give it an hour to warm up just to make sure it's 100% stable. The Dell normally takes something in the realm of 30-45 minutes. Before anyone asks, the thunderbolt display isn't any easier to calibrate.

    I'd ignore some of the things on this thread about tweaking contrast settings and stuff via Dell's OSD. Those settings shouldn't even be there on an lcd (ask any engineer). Also don't use anyone else's numbers. These things aren't 100% consistent between one display and the next (nor is any display really).

    If you're still experiencing color issues, please mention if they're all over or in patches. By the way, I've been using an i1 display pro. It seems to work okay on wide gamut panels (not 100% perfect, but it's the most neutral grey I've ever seen from one). I haven't tested it with led backlighting. They're $250, and I trust X-rite over Datacolor even if they went from US manufacturing to made in China :mad: (new device is noticeably less beefy in build quality too). The DTP-94 remains one of the greatest devices they ever made, but it doesn't work that well on modern displays.
     

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