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I'm not hugely happy with this monitor
on July 28, 2014
I'm not hugely happy with this monitor. The response times are great, which is important. It's got great real estate. I'm just not terribly happy with the ability to customize the way it looks. I use the Gaming mode preset, but then have fiddled around with the settings. It's good for gaming, but way too bright and too contrasty for anything else. So then I switch to Theater (that I have fiddled around with), but it's a bit too dark for reading web pages. I can't find that perfect in-between sweet spot. The OSD and settings buttons aren't as user-friendly as I would have hoped. It's just hard to get a good picture. I've had to go to my video card settings for gamma correction, esp. for blue, to get close. I get gaming to look good with the gamma correction, but then that makes Theater look too blue. Anyway, long story short, it's way too difficult a monitor to calibrate, in my opinion. And it's heavy too.
Update 2/4/2015 - This monitor was starting to cause some eye strain. I've owned this for I guess about a year, but I'm replacing it with an Acer XB270H which is much better. The picture was perfect out of the box. Had a gamma reading of 2.19.