Unless you have a smart monitor
My understanding is that the Dell u2410 is not a "smart monitor".
Here's my latest speculation (... about whether to start with OSD of Adobe-98-RGB, Standard, Custom, Factory, or something else ...).
- Theoretically, it shouldn't make any difference, even with a "dumb" monitor like the u2410, a mid-level video card like the AMD 6770, and non-professional but mature software+hardware like the Spyder-3 package
- In the real world with a specific video card and specific monitor, use the simplest setting that consistently results in the lowest De2k by a trustworthy procedure
- For a non-printing-pro such as myself ... if there isn't a consistent "best", but the measurement error is less than some threshold like 0.5, don't lose sleep over it.
- For completeness, if the De2k is over some threshold (2.0? 5.0?), then something in the "chain" may be broken ... video card? monitor? Spyder-3? my procedure?
Correct? More or less? Or do I continue to have a flawed understanding?
BTW: I say this to my shame, but I'm not confident I understand Andrew's very patient guidance. In any case, using the OSD to adjust individual RGB channels is probably "beyond my pay grade".