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#1 10 years ago

I've recently purchased a Gateway HD200 and I'm not sure if this is common among all LCD monitors, but I seem to be having trouble adjusting the color. More specifically, I seem to be having trouble with blacks. They almost appear to be blue. It was tolerable at first, but now it's becoming extremely annoying. Is this something that can be fixed by tweaking the settings a bit more, or should I return to have it replaced?

Edit: I only seem to be having this problem with my PS3. It is connected by an HDMI cable, if that helps.




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#2 10 years ago

Ok ok. I've solved my blue-black problem, but now I'm noticing heavy dithering. As far as I can tell, this is supposed to be a 24-bit monitor. I should notice minimal or no dithering on a 24-bit monitor, correct?




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#3 10 years ago

Are you sure you have the latest driver for it? The Faroudja DCDi processor alone is going to require it I tend to think to do it's job properly. Also, is there a GUI for the video processing you can make the adjustments with? If so, there may be a thorough help file you overlooked somewhere. Here's a site that describes DCDi processing and nowhere in it does it mention color benefits. It's mainly described as a deinterlacer that smooths out jagged edges like antialiasing does. [COLOR=blue]http://www.av-outlet.com/en-us/dept_335.html[/COLOR] Keep in mind that at 160 degree viewing angles and a moderate price range, this display likely has a mere TN panel, which are 6 bit. Quite frankly I am very skeptical that this display does not need to dither as basically all 6 bit panels need to where colors are concerned. Though Faroudja is a name respected in the home theater industry I would take that 24 bit color capability claim on this display with a grain of salt.




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#4 10 years ago

It's a TFT panel. Look. My only complaint is that I'm not getting smooth gradients. This is my first experience with an LCD. Is this problem common among other LCD displays?

Gateway has provided this EzTune software, but in all honesty, it sucks.




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#5 10 years ago

I've only had experience with one Gateway LCD monitor and, quite frankly, never again. Ever. Luckily that one broke within a week, which allowed me to get a refund rather than have to put up with it for years. Piece of shit.




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#6 10 years ago
Crumbs;4390256It's a TFT panel. Look.

I don't know if you're refuting my saying it's a TN panel by saying that, but trust me, no non TN panels have viewing angles of 160 degrees, and that's what this one is rated at. I agree with Bs, Gateway monitors are to be avoided. Quite frankly I'm amazed at the level of product you can find Faroudja technology in anymore. It used to be it was only seen in top quality home theater gear.




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#7 10 years ago

About my problem with gradients. Is this common with all LCD monitors? They're not as sharp as they were on my old CRT. I've only had this one for a few days, should I consider returning it in exchange for something non-Gateway or is my problem just something I'm going to have to get use to?




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#8 10 years ago

In my opinion, if you can get rid of it then do so.




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#9 10 years ago

I would agree with that, there are plenty of monitors in that price range that will likely perform better than a Gateway. The HD and Faroudja labels are mainly gimmicks when seen on low end gear. You may want to consider a Dell, Samsung, BenQ, etc.




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#10 10 years ago

I did see a couple of Samsungs I almost opted for. They were lacking HDMI inputs though. Which of these would you recommend? SAMSUNG 2253BW or SAMSUNG T220

Will color banding still be noticeable on other displays? I was told it was common among all LCDs. Color banding and poor gradients were my only complaint with this monitor.




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