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Windows 7: Other than Samsung, what other monitor brands offer software control?

13 Apr 2013   #21

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

There is a brightness setting for every game.........I said that in an earlier post......do you find you need more brightness than that??

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13 Apr 2013   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
There is a brightness setting for every game.........I said that in an earlier post......do you find you need more brightness than that??
I think you need to read logicearth's reply one more time. In game brightness/video card brightness settings is completely different from monitor brightness settings.

If I set my monitor brightness settings to 28, it makes no difference how I change my video card or in-game brightness settings.

I never said I needed very high brightness settings, just a easy way to switch between reading mode and gaming mode, which other members have already provided a solution.
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14 Apr 2013   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

OK, back to the original question, is there something wrong with Samsung's Magic Tune, that makes you want to skip Samsung for this new purchase?
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14 Apr 2013   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I love Samsung, I'm currently using two Samsung monitors, a 24" and a 22" and I'm looking to switch the 22" for a 27" IPS panel. At the moment Samsung doesn't offer a 27" IPS panel at the price I want to pay (~$600-$700), at the same time I don't want to lose the ability to switch brightness levels/profiles on-the-fly through software. The only 27" Samsung that's available now is the SAMSUNG Series 9 S27B970D for $999 on Newegg, but for $999 I'd rather pay a little more for a Eizo monitor.

I'm currently researching Dell's U2713HM, HP's ZR2740w and HP Pavilion 27xi.
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14 Apr 2013   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Way too much for that little jump for me, but I am satisfied with my 23" WS, plus 24" portrait monitors, both LED, one IPS.

In your case then I would just plow through all the major manufacturer's websites to trim the shopping list down and perhaps use pcpartpicker.com once you do for ease of online shopping.

I got my portrait monitor through bestbuy special order though, they were hard to find, but loving it especially at $260 cost.

I understand the cost for climb up to monster resolutions, but for just 3" 2560x1440 is going to be too eye straining for me, I'm happy at 1920.
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14 Apr 2013   #26

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

It should be noted those monitors have a 2560x1440 resolution, so it's more than just a little jump.............and excellent screen quality. I have seen some recent Dell 27" 2560x1440 monitors for around $600-650.....it may have been the 2713HM the OP is researching. Those Ultrasharps are probably the best monitor for the money with the panel quality, build quality and features......although I like Samsung monitors too.
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14 Apr 2013   #27

WINDOWS 7 Ultimate x64 Full
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 0pTicaL View Post
Brighter during the day and dimmer at night.


Use F.lux To Adjust Monitor Color and Brightness By Time of The Day
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14 Apr 2013   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kellymac35 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 0pTicaL View Post
Brighter during the day and dimmer at night.


Use F.lux To Adjust Monitor Color and Brightness By Time of The Day

A friend of mine uses that on his 27" iMac it adds a unnatural tint to the screen that I don't like. I'd rather use native monitor software (Dell Display Manager, MagicTune, HP My Display) to adjust brightness.

I'm most likely going with a Dell. Can't afford a Eizo
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19 Apr 2013   #29

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I just discovered yesterday that Monoprice is carrying 30" LG IPS panels for $797.50 and 27" IPS panels for $474.17. I'm so tempted to give it a try, even without the monitor control software.
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