Need help calibrating my Apple 23" HD cinema display..

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Anonymouslives, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Anonymouslives macrumors 6502


    Apr 26, 2008
    I just picked it up last night, and I cannot seem to get a picture I like. What do I need to do to calibrate it properly? I have it connected to a Macbook pro.
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Set it to the maximum resolution that you can from the Computer. Calibration done.

    If you are having color problems, use the Calibrate button and follow the prompts.

  3. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
    1. WHat is wrong with it?

    2. What have you done so far?

    3. Have you changed the color profile? I'd suggest starting with "Apple RGB"
  4. Anonymouslives thread starter macrumors 6502


    Apr 26, 2008
    Thanks for the responses guys. I am getting a much better picture now that I have closed my macbook pro screen, for some odd reason. I don't like the whites and brightness though. I feel like I'm looking through a screen door a lot of the time.It doesn't seem clean and clear. I did the automatic calibration but I'm not satisfied.
  5. patrickmacrumor macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2008
    Can you go to an Apple store and have a look at a similar monitor? You can then compare. Better yet, if you could take it to the Apple store for comparison.

    You won't get good results using the built-in calibration. Try a hardware calibrator such as Spyder2 or Color Eyes Display. I've noticed that the current MacBooks have a blueish tint. I was able to correct it using Spyder2Express.

    Good Luck!
  6. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    Mmm...Colorimeter...sweet! :p

    If you are able, they are nice to have, even if you don't do graphics or visual design. Good monitors and calibration seem to be easier on my eyes after spending many hours staring at it. :)
  7. BOSS10L macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2008
    Upstate NY
    If it looks like a screen door, chances are you *may* be sitting a little close. SDE or "Screen Door Effect" is something that is prevalent with LCD projectors (and subsequently LCD displays) shooting to large screens if the viewer is sitting too close. It varies from setup to setup and viewer to viewer, but I'd suggest try sitting back a bit and see if that helps. I have a Panasonic projector shooting to a 110" screen, and I'm 10' away and I've never noticed SDE, but I know some people who couldn't stand sitting that close to such a large screen.

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