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  1.    09 Jun 2017 #1
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    Calibrating monitor


    What's the best way to calibrate my LG 27ea33 ips panel montiro with nvidias control panel? I have tried adjusting the gamma/brightness/contrast/digitalvibrance but I can't really seem to find a setting that im satisfied with... I have also tried a colormunki smile device but it didn't really seem to make much of a difference really...
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  2.    09 Jun 2017 #2
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    Marietta, GA, USA
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    I used the built-in display calibration program in Windows 10.
    This article explains the process: https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/c...tor-windows-10
    First, I set the brightness and contrast on my monitor with it's built-in adjustments so that it looked fairly good to my eyes. Then, I opened Nvidia control panel beside the window for for the calibration program and fine-tuned each setting in Nvidia control panel until the test images looked like the Windows calibrator said they should look in the instructions before each step.
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  3.    10 Jun 2017 #3
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    If it's a 1920x1080, then take a look at my post here: Calibrate Monitor in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    Read the PDF, from AVSForums thoroughly through first(link is posted.

    An alternative set of calibration images to calibrate with: LCD monitor test images



    I generally use both, and as you will never get it exact.
    Specially if your monitor doesn't have 100% sRGB color gamut like my 4K BenQ does(my HP 27vx 1080p only has 72%), and you will always have to find the, best for you, acceptable compromise.
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  4.    10 Jun 2017 #4
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    Being annoyed, I finally broke down and grabbed a monitor calibration device by x-rite and now I'm very happy!
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  5.    10 Jun 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by svtcontour View Post
    Being annoyed, I finally broke down and grabbed a monitor calibration device by x-rite and now I'm very happy!
    Good for you!

    Just make sure you keep the x-rite calibrated too...
    Colorimeters sensors begin to "drift" after a time.
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  6.    10 Jun 2017 #6
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    Oh I had no idea but I guess that makes sense. The x-rite is after all another device so its now flawless - even though I'm about to go hug the damn thing bc I like it so much LOL. I got the i1 Display Pro because it was on sale and not much more than the cheapest model.
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  7.    11 Jun 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by svtcontour View Post
    Oh I had no idea but I guess that makes sense. The x-rite is after all another device so its now flawless - even though I'm about to go hug the damn thing bc I like it so much LOL. I got the i1 Display Pro because it was on sale and not much more than the cheapest model.
    A friend calibrated my LG HDTV(LG's are the only ones that don't hide the advanced settings like 2 point & 10 point calibration) using his Datacolor Spyder. But he need to send it in to be recalibrated after a couple of years.
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  8.    11 Jun 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattMcD488 View Post
    I used the built-in display calibration program in Windows 10.
    This article explains the process: https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/c...tor-windows-10
    First, I set the brightness and contrast on my monitor with it's built-in adjustments so that it looked fairly good to my eyes. Then, I opened Nvidia control panel beside the window for for the calibration program and fine-tuned each setting in Nvidia control panel until the test images looked like the Windows calibrator said they should look in the instructions before each step.
    I cannot use windows own calibration tool because the settings doesnt stick... they reset everytime I play a game... I was pretty satisfied with my calibration with windows though...
    @Cliff S thanks, will take a look at it...
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  9.    11 Jun 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerawy View Post
    I cannot use windows own calibration tool because the settings doesnt stick... they reset everytime I play a game... I was pretty satisfied with my calibration with windows though...
    @Cliff S thanks, will take a look at it...
    You're welcome
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  10.    11 Jun 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerawy View Post
    I cannot use windows own calibration tool because the settings doesnt stick... they reset everytime I play a game... I was pretty satisfied with my calibration with windows though...
    @Cliff S thanks, will take a look at it...
    I only used the Windows tool to view the test images. I tweaked the actual settings in Nvidia Control Panel under Display>Adjust desktop color settings. Make sure to click "Use NVIDIA settings" and adjust the Brightness, Contrast, and Gamma there instead of using the sliders in the Windows calibration tool. Forza 6 doesn't override my settings since I did it this way. Otherwise, it defaults to "Other applications control color settings" which is probably why it is reverting whenever you're opening a game.
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