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Old Aug 15, 2007, 02:22 PM   #1
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Melhisedek is still being judged by the masses

Default LCD TV and monitor... How to setup colors/brightness/contrast?

I have a Samsung LE-32R72B TV and LG L204WT monitor.

I bought them and just used them with default settings never really thinking much of it

Than today I walk past EB Games and see a guy playing Bioshock demo on the exactly the same TV as mine and I cry. Picture IQ was like incredible. My colors looked all washed out and "weak" while colors on this one were vibrant and pleasant looking. I ask the guy about the settings but he hasn't the remote to check but he checks the cables and they are stock Premium 360 cables that I have as well.

Than I checked some screens showing what my PC monitor can do, and needless to say everything looked much better than on my screen...

I've fooled around with settings but I have no idea what I'm doing... Cool colors, warm colors... They all look better than the last. Also how high should contrast and brightness be ? Gotta fix this can't believe I stood out so far

Graphics card is X1900 XT with latest drivers if that makes any difference...

Thank you for your time!
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Old Aug 15, 2007, 03:27 PM   #2
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Old Aug 17, 2007, 03:19 AM   #3
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I've read there is variation between LCDs depending when they were produced etc. But I guess it's a good starting point. I dropped the brightness on my Dell to about 30 I think and its a lot better/not as bright.
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