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Blueish Tinge, Screwed Up ICC Profile, and Buggy Software
on October 22, 2012
The screen is good when it works. It's PPI isn't the greatest but at >90 PPI, it's not awful. As long as one uses the On-Screen Display (OSD) to tone down the blue, the screen is pretty accurate with colors.
The rest of this review will talk about the things that don't work.
When the monitor is plugged in for the first time, everything looks quite blue. The solution is to go into the OSD, change the "Colour Temp" to "User," and adjust the blue to 30.
Then, when I tried to use the software provided by Acer to calibrate the screen, I got an Internet Explorer message box telling me that there was a script error. I ended up calibrating the screen using the sample images provided by the color calibration feature built into Windows 7.
Next, if you are using a recent version of Windows, then Microsoft Update may install the driver package from Acer. The package assumes that you are connecting the screen using VGA. If you are connected using a digital connection, then update the driver to the digital version manually using Device Manager. Next, if you open photos in Photoshop or Windows Live Photo Gallery, images may have a yellow tint. To solve this, you must remove the association between the Acer ICC profile and the Acer screen. You can do this in the Color Management dialog box.
Overall, the screen is good but a big hassle to get going. In light of its price, that's not too bad but the low price doesn't excuse such glaring problems.