How to "calibrate" a new Dell 3008WFP Monitor?

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#1

I have in front of me the new Dell 3008WFP monitor to replace the fade/gone dim Viewsonic I post of earlier.

The color looks different than the Viewsonic and I would like to know how to “calibrate” the 3008WFP so the bright and contrast and RBG color settings are correct.

Is it a thing that can be done with software and the built-in firmware settings in the 3008WFP? If so, would you please help me to find tools to do this?

Or, does it require a separate calibration tool in hardware, such as a device?

Thank you for helping


#2

There are some web sites out there with really good instructions and test patterns. Here’s two:

Monitor Calibration Methods
Gamma correction

Hopefully people can add more.


#3

Thank you for reply

The best of the setting up hardware so far shows these settings:

Preset Modes: Custom (R,G,B) = 100, 100, 100
Brightness: 15
Contrast: 50

Combined with Nvidia Driver Software “Adjust Desktop Color Settings”:

All Channels - Brightness +45
All Channels - Gamma +45

All other settings so far are at default.

Monitor shows a noticeable Blue tint / bias and it has been difficult to compensate for that.

I will continue to work with the settings in hoping I will find some that are the proper display solution.

I do not believe I will invest in calibration hardware (Spyder3). If I am unable to find solutions that are satisfactory, I will contact Dell about a return and refund. I do not think a second unit will help much based upon search content that I have found so far.

I will update if new changes warrant.


#4

I have sadly had to send the monitor back due to the issue. The “B” in the RGB is over-saturated it seems to what they say, so I will not replace it as it may be with other newly made versions of the 3008WFP as well.

Thank you for helping


#5

I have gotten a Samsung 305T after Samsung confirmed they are pre-color calibrated at the factory.

The 305T looks as I would expect it should unlike the Dell. I think I will be very happy with the 305T if it stays at high quality and does not develop problems or defects.

Thank you for reply


#6

How do games play at 2560x1600 with your gtx295?


#7

[QUOTE=eric93se;2485597]How do games play at 2560x1600 with your gtx295?[/QUOTE]

I find the step down to 2048x1536 that the driver allows to be better than 2560x1600 in both speed and graphical quality. Some games stretch badly to a wide screen perspective but look normal at 2048x1536.

Speed is very good for games like Painkiller Black v1.64, even with AA enabled.

I’m fortunate to have a good match for the card and monitor together.