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Old December 8th, 2003, 03:31 AM   #1
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hey guys. i'm having some major problems with my monitor and desperately need your inputs.

Everything on my monitor seems to be a few shades darker than it should be and i just wanted to see whether this is only happening on my monitor or also everyone elseís. please reply i'm desperate!!! :(

Ok...can you guys see ANY details on the chair? or is it ALL BLACK like it is on my monitor? are the chair and the side table SO DARK that they both PERFECTLY BLEND into each other? or can you see a definite color difference between the two? are the floor, the blanket by the chair, the chair itself, and the side table pretty much all different intensities of black (like on my monitor)? or are they are distinctly different in color/intensity?

thanks so much. really really appreciate it! :)

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Old December 8th, 2003, 03:47 AM   #2
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Alex,

I can see pretty much everything in the picture correctly.

The wodden tableis brownish, Is the chair made from swade? All carpets are different colours. The blanket beside the chair is a bluey-black colour, the mat where the shoes are is grey, and the carpet is a light grey.

Maybe your monitor has died???

The picture seems OK to me.

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Old December 8th, 2003, 03:51 AM   #3
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if it's only my monitor (which is what i'm suspecting) do you guys have any ideas on how to fix it? BOTH the contrast AND the brightness on the monitor are at its max. AND the extra brightness/contrast settings on my video cardís software effects EVERYTHING displayed on the monitor EXCEPT for videos and movies. ???

thanks again..
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Old December 8th, 2003, 03:53 AM   #4
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thanks ed. yeah, i was suspecting that it's my monitor. now i don't know if i should go out and buy a new one or try and see whats wrong with this one. ???
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Old December 8th, 2003, 04:04 AM   #5
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I can't see any detail in the chair.. Just black..

BUT that's because my monitor's gamma settings are screwed up. If you go through the monitor's menu options (as in the one you get by pressing a button on the monitor) then you may have a color control option. This allows the gamma settings to be changed. Mine are maxed out and I'm still having problems.

If anyone knows of a solution I'd be happy to hear it too..

By the way what make/model is your monitor?

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Old December 8th, 2003, 04:07 AM   #6
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If you want your video sorted out you need to change the "overlay" settings if you have them, in your graphics card's menu. This activates only when you play video (for instance as soon as I start a clip playing in Avid Free DV the gamma levels are boosted, but when paused it goes dark again. Still, it's better than nothing I guess..

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Old December 8th, 2003, 04:13 AM   #7
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<<<-- Originally posted by Kieran Clayton : I can't see any detail in the chair.. Just black..

BUT that's because my monitor's gamma settings are screwed up. If you go through the monitor's menu options (as in the one you get by pressing a button on the monitor) then you may have a color control option. This allows the gamma settings to be changed. Mine are maxed out and I'm still having problems.

If anyone knows of a solution I'd be happy to hear it too..

By the way what make/model is your monitor?

Kieran -->>>

hey kieran,

I have the NEC MultiSync FE700

i did a search on yahoo and no problems of this sort showed up any where. i guess its just me. :(
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Old December 8th, 2003, 04:15 AM   #8
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How about this?

can you guys see any details in Bush's suit? on my monitor its all SOLID BLACK with absolutely NO DETAILS.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/031207/480/re11212070200
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Old December 8th, 2003, 04:17 AM   #9
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<<<-- Originally posted by Alex Adhami : can you guys see any details in Bush's suit? on my monitor its all SOLID BLACK with absolutely NO DETAILS.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/031207/480/re11212070200 -->>>

this is the link you should copy and paste:
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/031207/480/re11212070200
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Old December 8th, 2003, 04:21 AM   #10
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ah, mine's a Packard Bell monitor, who are, I believe, related to/a subsidiary of NEC computers.

I think I'm going to get a new monitor.

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Old December 8th, 2003, 05:09 AM   #11
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<<<-- Originally posted by Kieran Clayton : ah, mine's a Packard Bell monitor, who are, I believe, related to/a subsidiary of NEC computers.

I think I'm going to get a new monitor.

Kieran -->>>

thank god i found out about this right now...i only have another month left on my three year extended warranty! :)

ps. how does the Bush picture look on your monitor?
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Old December 8th, 2003, 05:15 AM   #12
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It's not solid black, but it's still pretty bad.

Have you tried changing the color settings on your monitor's on screen menu? You should be able to max out values for red green and blue, which will improve things a little.

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Old December 8th, 2003, 05:44 AM   #13
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Seems OK on my monitor.
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Old December 8th, 2003, 08:28 AM   #14
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"BOTH the contrast AND the brightness on the monitor are at its max." - Alex Adhami

No wonder you won't see any shades in the dark areas of the picture: your contrast setting is at max! That leaves you with about 2 halftones on the display: black and white.
On a good monitor, contrast should be around center setting to display a proper dynamic range.
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Old December 8th, 2003, 09:12 AM   #15
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On my monitors, I can make out the lapel of Bush's jacket but can't distinguish any features in the chair.

I keep my dual ViewSonic monitors at full contrast and and 60% brightness, except when using them to view DVDs, at which point I turn them up to 100% brightness.

DV usually appears dark on computer monitors. Web video should be brightened prior to distribution.
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