Please -- Someone with a Dell SP2208WFP Monitor, I need settings

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jmFightSpam, May 20, 2008.

  1. jmFightSpam macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2007

    I just pulled my Dell SP2208WFP out of the box today and sweet mother the default settings are horrendous. I might as well be tripping on acid the way the screen looks.

    Can anyone who uses this monitor with their Mac please provide me with all of the custom settings you use on the monitor to make it look decent? This would include RGB values, brightness, contrast, sharpness, input color format (-RGB or YPbPr+ (which is the default)), etc.

    I am connected via an HDMI/DVI-D cable and I did not install any software or drivers.

  2. fuzorsilverbolt macrumors member

    May 19, 2008
    Pantone Huey

    First of all. BARF! Why are you using a Dell monitor instead of an Apple Cinema Display for your Macintosh. Secondly, monitor settings for 1 screen are going to differ on another even if it is the same brand and model the color and screen image hue can differ singnificantly.

    Go buy a Pantone Huey and calibrate your screen. Amazon sells them for just over $50.
  3. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000


    Nov 16, 2006
    New York City
    Wow, skip the attitude. The 2208 is not a great monitor, but not every person (obviously) can afford the hideously overpriced cinema displays, which lack some of the most basic features found on monitors.

    A calibrator may help (though the Huey is garbage, turned my screens pee-yellow; way to recommend a cinema display and the worst calibrator available in the same post) but its not necessary.

    Under System Properties -> Displays -> Color, you should see an option to calibrate the color profile. Do so in expert mode and this should help greatly.
  4. Ape0r macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2008
    I wonder if it had to do with the massive enormous disgusting price difference and slow response time on the Apple display. What do you think?

    Do an advanced color calibration, turn down sharpness all the way, set brightness and contrast at 75, and use 'user' color settings.

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