Mac pro samsung monitor color problem

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  1. imPhelikz, Apr 28, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2011

    imPhelikz macrumors newbie

    imPhelikz

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    Hi,

    I bought recently a new monitor (samsung sa300) really cool monitor the problem is that when connected to my mac pro the colors yellow, blue and green are more brighter than usual , at first I though there was a problem with the monitor but when I hook up the monitor with my macbook and everything is fine, I also use this monitor with my xbox and everything is amazing. I also have my TV as secondary screen connected to the mac pro and the colors are normal.

    I have win 7 in the mac pro and the problem is the same blue yellow and green colors are weird so is not only a OS X problem. :(

    2009 Macpro specs:

    Mac OS X 10.6.7
    2 X 2.26 Xeon
    Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 120

    Monitor is connected via dvi and the tv is connected via vga, I try switching and its the same.

    Also I try using the same profile In the MP that the macbook make to the monitor but It didn't work. (because the monitor colors are fine with the macbook)

    I upload some example pictures so you can judge. And the photo I took form the macbook looks exactly the same in the monitor when connected to the mac pro, Isn't that weird ?, It maybe is a gpu problem?:confused:

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    photo links:

    http://img847.imageshack.us/i/screenshot20110428at536.png
    http://img217.imageshack.us/i/screenshot20110428at536.png

    PS sorry if my english´s bad :)
    thank you.
     
  2. Zerozal macrumors 6502

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  3. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    That model number does not appear to exist. Is it LED backlight or wide gamut?
    What os the panel technology? PVA, TN?
     
  4. imPhelikz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking about getting the spyder3 pro.
     
  5. imPhelikz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My bad with the model, the correct one is the sa 300.
     
  6. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Backlight = LED
    Panel Type = TN
    not a wide gamut display
    What are you using this monitor for, and do you rely on this system for a living?

    I ask, as if it is, you'd be better off with a different panel type than TN for photography or video work, particularly if you earn a living at it (correct color reproduction, and it's also easier on the eyes). TN panels are the cheapest type out there, and isn't the right type for the usage listed above (it's fine for web browsing, email, gaming, ...).

    If you do need color accuracy, then PVA derivations are better, but an IPS type is really the way to go. It does mean more money (can be quite a bit), but there's a reason that these panel types are used by companies like Eizo Nanao (i.e. ColorEdge or FlexScan series) and NEC (90 or P series). You'd also want to go ahead and get a good colorimeter to keep the monitor calibrated.
     
  7. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    Have you checked to see if the colour Display Profile on your Mac Pro is the same as your MacBook?

    Go to System Preferences -> Displays -> Color and there's a lit of Display profiles.
     
  8. imPhelikz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    For know Im just using the monitor for web browsing, mail, gaming and some coding, but Im gonna start using the monitor for animation, game developing and some light photography but nothing too serious (Im in collage) so I think Im gonna get the colorimeter. Still I found this problem very rare, and actually I end up getting used to the colors now. lol
     
  9. imPhelikz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep

    you have a nice mac there. lol
     
  10. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Personally I would not waste money on a colorimeter for a TN panel. You can get a better screen for the same amount of money instead. Dell U2311H's are in the 300.00 range and they are awesome. Color on par with NEC pro line and response on par with 2ms TN's. LED is also a bad combo for calibration. The Spyder 3 is the only one that does it OK. Lots of green usually in the resulting profile. CCFL is still used or pro work. ROTFL on the specs of the Samsung. 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio... Someone needs to put an end to the crazy claims. Fully calibrated it will be probably 700:1.
     
  11. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    Wait another two or three years, tops. TN is dying already. Cheap IPS screens (e-IPS) already cut into the sales of TN panels and Samsungs new PLS technology will most certainly come down in price once released. They claim that it is cheaper to produce than IPS and does perform even better (mostly less power consumption than IPS and less harsh AG coating).
     

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