Help to calibrate Phillips E-Line 237E3QPHSU monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by NeonBible, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. NeonBible, Jun 26, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2012

    NeonBible macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2012

    I bought a Phillips E-Line 237E3QPHSU monitor for a couple of months ago, and the color accuracy is not precise at all! I've tried to calibrate the monitor a dozen times but with no luck. So I wonder if someone else in this community also has a Phillips E-Line 237E3QPHSU, and maybe want to share their ICC-profile?

    I'm currently using a 13 inch MacBook Air mid 2012, running Mac OS X Lion. My MacBook has a Samsung panel, if it matters.

    Thanks in advance!:)
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    I'm not familiar with the panel but are you using a calibrator like a Xrite i1 Pro or Spyder 4 Pro? If not someone sharing there ICC profiles will not work even if they have the same monitor. No 2 panels will look the same without calibration. Also the ambient room lighting needs to be measured to do this correctly. If you are on a budget look at the colorMunki display or Spyder 4 express, but they are entry level calibrators.
  3. NeonBible, Jun 27, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2012

    NeonBible thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2012
    I've just used the calibration tool included in OS X, and just tried to calibrate it with my bare eyes. I don't need 100 percent color accuracy, but right now my Facebook comments are yellow instead of gray, for instance. And that's too much inaccuracy.

    But yes, I know that two monitors of the same model won't show an identical picture with the same ICC-profile. We just had about color management at school :) But it won't get worse than my case right now. And until a few days ago, I used a MacBook Air mid 2011 with LG Philips panel. I found the colors and photo quality so bland and boring, and took a Google search. It redirected me to a topic on this forum, and someone had made an ICC-profile for exactly the MacBook Air's LG Philips panel, and it seemed to work great. So I believe that even though two of the same monitors will show a slightly different image with the same ICC-profile, I don't think it will be as inaccurate as my external monitor is right now :)

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