Monitor color is off?

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  1. yummywaffles, Sep 5, 2011
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    yummywaffles macrumors newbie

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    I have just purchased a thunderbolt->hdmi cable in order to connect my new 2011 macbook air to a samsung monitor i have. However, after setting everything up and recalibrating the screen with the macbook air, greens look a lot brighter than they should. is there something wrong with my calibration? the cable? my monitor? assuming the mba's built in screen has fairly accurate color representation i have taken 2 pictures comparing the mba air screen and the external monitor. hopefully my crappy iphone camera can give you some idea of the problem i'm experiencing. can anyone help?

    thanks!
     

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  2. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    It's a calibration issue. Look for a calibrator that can do dual monitors if it is important or run supercal yourself and get 'close'
     
  3. yummywaffles thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I already calibrated it with the OSX calibrater. I never use the 2 screens at once. when i'm at home i have it in clamshell mode. so dual monitor calibration wouldnt matter? or do i just not understand what you are saying?
     
  4. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    What monitor model is this? I too have a Samsung and noticed the odd colors out of the box. I played with the different settings on the monitor such as angle and a few other things. It was three months ago so I don't remember what settings I played with but I have it set the same way now. All I remember was it was one of the preset adjustments. Just keep messing with the adjustments, you can always hit the reset to start over.
     
  5. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    You need to calibrate both display`s independently as each one will use it`s own .icc file...
     
  6. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    you mean your mba screen is samsung and you noticed colors were off?

    cause i have a i7 13 air and on my own website www.sunshineautomall.com the reds look dull whereas on my 13 i7 pro they look real bright
     
  7. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    No, I mean my external Samsung monitor.
     

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