Television Gamma - WOW

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Arcadie, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Arcadie macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2008
    I was playing around with my imac and went into displays > color > Calibrate and made a new "profile" I change it from "standard Gama" to "Television Gamma" and OMG what a difference. All the colors are popping a lot more and everything is even more vibrant than before. If you havn't tried this, i recommend you do, you may like it.
  2. darnocs macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2009
    Television Gamma - WOW - Why?

    I like the different screen adjustments. Just wondering tho...what is the purpose of changing it? Does the 2.2 improve battery life, or does it just look better? Which is better for my screen?
  3. numediaman macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2004
    Chicago (by way of SF)
    It shouldn't effect battery life. Frankly, it is just a preference.

    Yes the colors pop using tv gamma, but they are certainly not true to life and you are going to be very sad when you print color and it does not reproduce what you see on your screen.

    That's why I prefer matte screens, as well: most people think glossy looks better until they have to do photo or video work, then they realize that the matte screen allows them to see colors and details easier.

    (On this subject: I've never understood the attraction of glossy screens on laptops. On a laptop you can not control your environment so glare and light control are major problems. With an iMac glossy, at least you can change the environment around the computer to help with this.)

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