Splendid I have standard mode selected. Color brightness and contrast at 70. with smart view off. System setup, splended and eco mode both off. For color temp I have user mode and 100 for all 3. I believe this gives good color without the monitor being too bright. Some of the default settings is like a lightbulb in your face, but the whites are not as white. At the same time greys are not whited out.