So, i went out and bought one of these beasts. Whoa....the wife is not happy this week. Between this and LR2.0!!
I have a couple of issues, potentially related.
1. Even though my graphics card (Radeon X600) handle the 1920x1200 res, and i was able to set this as so, i dont seem to be getting the correct res. When i plug it in using 15 pin mini Dsub (analogue), the corner of the monitor says 1600x1200. yet, when i plug it in (DVI DVI - digital) to the wifes Macbook pro (radeon x1600), the correct res 1920x1200 appears. So is this the card or the cable or both.
2. Calibration setting - D65, gamma 2.2, black point .5, White point 150, contrast ratio - default.
The problem -
a. During calibration this message appears "Max luminecence that can be acheived is 106. This is lower than target value. Auto adjustment will be made to maximum possible"
b. Caibration summary - WP 6490, Luminecence 103, Gamma 2.2, Contrast 1/255.
This baby has a max contrast ratio of 1/800, so i am not sure what went wrong. Contrast ratio = Black/White points = .5/150 = 300.
What i am i not understanding?
Should i set the contrast ratio to other than default?
IS this affected by the first issue?
I have the 30" version and the analog input only supports 1900x1200 while the digital one does 2560x1600. Maybe on the smaller models the analog supports 1600x1200 only ? Check the documentation or call them up.
When it comes to the contrast ratio, and i'm not an expert on this but i believe the dimmer the display the more the ratio changes. I have my display set to 100 liminesense (don't want to burn out my retinas in the darker environment i'm in) and the calibration software lists the contrast at somewhere around 1/333. The contrast ratio number manufacturers give is probably measured at full brightness and when you add the crack smoking marketing guys to the mix you get numbers such as 1:10,000 and others. Mind you 1:800 is probably more realistic but that would still be very bright to look at.
Also, when you look at the NEC monitor product matrix (there is a pdf on their site) it seems that the cheaper the monitors and the more consumer oriented they become the bigger the contrast ratio numbers.