Peripherals forum: LED monitor has top-down brightness gradient

by: Terri N. Peate October 9, 2012 11:56 AM PDT

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LED monitor has top-down brightness gradient

by Terri N. Peate - 10/9/12 11:56 AM

I recently bought my first non-CRT monitor, an inexpensive ViewSonic LED. The 1080 resolution and the wide screen were nice for watching movies. But when I got down to what we laughingly call useful work with graphics files, I realized there was a definite darker-to-lighter gradient from the top to bottom of the screen. The same color is quite different when high or low onscreen.

No amount of fiddling with the controls provided by the monitor or by the system ameliorate this in any way, and I can't really seem to calibrate the display in a way that looks about right for general use, and doesn't render certain shades badly. Flesh tones, especially, can look chalky and posterized, depending on screen position.

Out of warranty because of my naivete. Chalk it up to experience?

Macmini4,1 running Snow Leopard

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