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Technical Discussions => Computer Hardware => Topic started by: Eljae on September 03, 2009, 10:27:00 PM

Title: Samsung SyncMaster 245T
Post by: Eljae on September 03, 2009, 10:27:00 PM
I still use graphics CRT's for their very close display to print match, but I only have one left and they are becoming increasingly difficult to find new.

I am also always looking to make tweaks to my my systems.  I think that all those little things that don't make much of a difference alone, will make a cumulative difference when they add up.  So, my newest addition was the SyncMaster, recommended to us by B&H but I am unfamiliar with LCD's.

I have an Eye1 Display2, and a ColorMunki.  I have used the advanced set-up and our IT consultant also comes up with the same set-up, but it seems like the Samsung is still too bright.

Unfortunately, I have not found Samsung to be able to provide a solution in the way of support, but maybe I have not found the right place to look.  Does anyone else have any experience with this, and any suggestions on setting up this monitor?


Title: Re: Samsung SyncMaster 245T
Post by: Eljae on September 04, 2009, 06:12:18 PM
its the gamma setting that really confuses me because it is on a 0-100% scale.

Title: Re: Samsung SyncMaster 245T
Post by: Seth on September 04, 2009, 06:34:52 PM
My Samsung is pretty much spot on.  I use iOne Pro with imatch 3.6.  Try not doing the Advanced adjustment and tell it Native in Easy Mode.

Also, go to Xrite/GMB and grab the Calibration (LUT) Tester.  It does the following (grabbed from X-Rite under Fair Use)

Download: Calibration (LUT) Tester
Version: NA
Release Date: 12/2/2005
File Type: PC - ZIP file
Download: PC Version
A tool to check the active video LUT's of your graphic card. For PC (916 KB).
The Calibration Tester checks for the following two aspects of your display system:
1. Checks if your system supports adjustable gamma curves. This is a necessary condition for doing an automatic monitor calibration.
2. If the preceding test result was positive, checks if the gamma curves in your system have been modified. that is, if they differ from straight
lines connecting the points (0,0) and (1,1). If they are unmodified, certainly no monitor calibration performed by Logo's monitor calibrator
is active. If they have been modified, perhaps a monitor calibration made by Logo's monitor calibrator is active, or another tool has
modified them.
If the second test results positive, you have the possibility to turn the gamma curves into an unmodified state by pressing the Reset button.
To install, simply unzip all files into a folder of your own choosing and (optionally) create a shortcut to the executable.

It came back and told me nothing had messed with the gamma.  Your mileage may vary.


Title: Re: Samsung SyncMaster 245T
Post by: Eljae on September 04, 2009, 11:51:33 PM
Thank you very much Seth!