From: D_Mac on
On Aug 17, 1:41 am, Beladi Nasralla <nasra...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have a PC with a videocard nVidia 7600GT. Few days ago I got an LCD
> monitor LG L194WT.
>
> Well, this turned out to be a cheap and nasty monitor. I have
> experience with using a higher-class LCD monitor for playing games and
> editing digital photographic pictures.
>
> In this monitor on the standard settings, the text in webbrowser is
> al'right, however all images are too dark. I tried to adjust the
> monitor. First of all, I decreased the brightness to 50% (the monitor
> is too bright). Secondly, I went to the video card driver software
> ("nVidia Control Panel"), and adjusted the gamma running "Display
> optimization wizard". Unfortunately, the game Half Life 2 DM is still
> too dark. Whatever knobs/settings I twist, it is dark. The monitor has
> modes "normal", "user", "text" and "movie"... all of them leave the
> images dark.
>
> The only thing left is to go to the nVidia Control Panel, and adjust
> gamma within "Desktop color settings". This is very effective, and
> brightens the dark tones... however, am I soomed to increase gamma
> every time I want play game HL2DM, and decrease it when I go back into
> the desktop !?? Are there better ways ? Or, being cheap, the monitor
> does not have a high enough dynamic range for adjustment ??

You need a utility called "Power Strip" It's not free but it access
your video card directly and there is a utility to walk you through a
perfect setup for your LCD screen. Use this application and you'll
have no more problems.

Doug
www.brisbaneweddingphotographers.com

From: Beladi Nasralla on
On Aug 17, 1:44 am, ransley <Mark_Rans...(a)Yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Aug 16, 9:38 am, "Mike Roman" <mikeoro...(a)loseit.gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > "Mike Easter" <Mi...(a)ster.invalid> wrote in message
>
> >news:46c4713b$0$97264$892e7fe2(a)authen.yellow.readfreenews.net...
>
> > > Beladi Nasralla wrote:
>
> > >> however, am I soomed to increase gamma
> > >> every time I want play game HL2DM, and decrease it when I go back into
> > >> the desktop !??
>
> > > Yes.
>
> > Brilliant. One word answers are sooooooo cool.
>
> Doesnt the game have its own adjustable setting for brightness.

Exactly ! Thank you for pointing this out to me. I forgot about the
existence of this feature (maybe because I rarely used it). I adjusted
the gamma for the game HL2, and -- voi-las ! -- the darks are not too
dark anymore. And I do not need change gamma in nVidia Control Panel
anymore when I am returning back to the desktop. I guess the darkness
of images in the photoediting software is less significant and can be
"healed" by minor changing the brightness/contrast settings in the
monitor.

Still... The colours look too contrasty and less narural than in a
higher-quality LCD monitor I used. I can observe a distinct banding.
Which is a consequence of this monitor being cheap and nasty TN type.
Oh well.


There
> may be an updated driver from nvidea or LG


From: Jim on
Beladi Nasralla wrote on 8/16/2007 11:41 AM:
> I have a PC with a videocard nVidia 7600GT. Few days ago I got an LCD
> monitor LG L194WT.
>
> Well, this turned out to be a cheap and nasty monitor. I have
> experience with using a higher-class LCD monitor for playing games and
> editing digital photographic pictures.
>
> In this monitor on the standard settings, the text in webbrowser is
> al'right, however all images are too dark. I tried to adjust the
> monitor. First of all, I decreased the brightness to 50% (the monitor
> is too bright). Secondly, I went to the video card driver software
> ("nVidia Control Panel"), and adjusted the gamma running "Display
> optimization wizard". Unfortunately, the game Half Life 2 DM is still
> too dark. Whatever knobs/settings I twist, it is dark. The monitor has
> modes "normal", "user", "text" and "movie"... all of them leave the
> images dark.
>
> The only thing left is to go to the nVidia Control Panel, and adjust
> gamma within "Desktop color settings". This is very effective, and
> brightens the dark tones... however, am I soomed to increase gamma
> every time I want play game HL2DM, and decrease it when I go back into
> the desktop !?? Are there better ways ? Or, being cheap, the monitor
> does not have a high enough dynamic range for adjustment ??
>

That monitor looks pretty nice based on what I can see. I bought a
Hanns-G 19" for $100, and it rocks. Best value I have took advantage of.
Not one dead or stuck pixel and everything looks great.

Jim
From: gm on
Beladi Nasralla wrote:
> I have a PC with a videocard nVidia 7600GT. Few days ago I got an LCD
> monitor LG L194WT.
>
> Well, this turned out to be a cheap and nasty monitor. I have
> experience with using a higher-class LCD monitor for playing games and
> editing digital photographic pictures.
>


I use http://www.colorvision.com/. You can buy it on eBay and you will use it on all monitors for the rest of your life.

From: Augustus on
> Still... The colours look too contrasty and less narural than in a
> higher-quality LCD monitor I used. I can observe a distinct banding.
> Which is a consequence of this monitor being cheap and nasty TN type.
> Oh well.

I'm curious....what was the brand and model of the high quality LCD you gave
up to get this one? And why?


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