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Windows 7: External Monitor Display Looks Very Bad Quality/Color Issues

30 Nov 2016   #1

Windows 10 Pro
External Monitor Display Looks Very Bad Quality/Color Issues

This monitor is called Samsung Syncmaster t240hd. Its an hdtv monitor with 1920 x1200 resolution for monitor. I believe if used as a TV, its 1920 x 1080 though but i wont use it for tv. Anyways, the first thing i noticed was the monitor isn't straight. If you look at it from the side, it looks like its slouching. Is there a way to fix this? Thus adjust it a bit higher?

The other thing is when i look at numbers/words, its a lot harder to read than my old monitor? Thus you see its much easier to read the same thing on my laptop screen compared to this monitor. My laptop is dell xps 15 9550 and very nice. But its just harder to read on this hdtv. I tried making brightness higher than 45 and this makes it much worst. The lower it is, a bit better but its just harder to read on it. Basically its looks very yellowish? For example when i go to a site on another forum, where most of it is white... if i open the same page on this monitor, its yellow. Its a really ugly color and just hard to look at the screen.

Can someone tell me how i can fix this issue? Also i wasn't aware of this but this hdtv monitor has glass over the monitor. Is this how all hdtv monitors are? Is that the reason why its harder to read on this as oppose to a regular monitor?

Are there settings i can change that i can make reading words and letters much easier?

These are the settings when i click on the menu button

Mode: Standard
Backlight: 8
Contrast: 95
Brightness: 45
Sharpess: 50 (can't change)
Color : 60 (can't change)
tint: 50 (can't change)

Picture options

Color tone: normal
size: width


Mode: music
auto volume: on
tv speaker: on


melody: medium
light effect: when watching tv
light level: 5

The Asus-VS24AH-P is my original monitor that worked very good. Display looked great. I did not make any changes to brightness or contrast etc. But this monitor no longer works. ASUS VS24AH-P 24.1" WUXGA 1920x1200 HDMI DVI VGA Eye Care Monitor: Computers & Accessories

So basically the settings of the monitor now, thats how the person who used it set it as. So im wondering what are the default settings for this. I mean, its fine but for me... its a lot harder to read the letters and numbers. So im surprised he kept the settings like this if you know what i mean. Unless this is possibly the best settings? And is it true if you use an hdtv as a monitor, it will always be like this? I do like that its 1920 x 1200 resolution but its just a lot harder to read letters and things on it. Like if i look at my laptop monitor, the picture is unbelievable. This monitor its like much harder to read.

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30 Nov 2016   #2

Windows 10 Pro

Example on this same page... if i open it on my laptop monitor and on this external monitor, you see how the sides of it are blue on the laptop. But this one is like a fading light blue color. And the area where there is nothing written on, it looks white on the laptop screen... yet this one looks yellowish/fading color.
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30 Nov 2016   #3

win 7 64 bit

hi your old monitor was led and the one you got is LCD. and from your other thread you said it was 8 years old so it probably degraded over that time period. that probably why they where selling it. plus it is a tv it will not look as good as a monitor would.
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30 Nov 2016   #4

Windows 10 Pro

yes its lcd monitor.

Here are the pictures.

Here is on my laptop screen which is white and very clear

The 2nd picture shows on this samsung syncmaster t240hd. Notice how its very yellowish? Is this called yellow tint?

Basically its very hard to read any page because of this...

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30 Nov 2016   #5

Windows 10 Pro

Picture one is wikipedia on my laptop screen.

Picture two is wikipedia on the samsung screen. Its very yellowish.

What can i do here? I will ask the guy tomorrow about this issue. He said there was no screen issues but this is really noticeable.

Is there anyway to fix this? Basically its very hard to use the monitor because of this.

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30 Nov 2016   #6

win 7 64 bit

the only thing I can think of is does the tv have any color contrast settings that you can try adjusting?
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30 Nov 2016   #7

Windows 10 Pro

yes it does. The contrast is at 95
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30 Nov 2016   #8

Windows 10 Pro

okay i noticed something. in the picture, there is picture options.

They have color tone and it shows

cool 2 - makes the color temperature bluer than cool 1
cool 1 - makes whites bluish
normal - keeps whites white

It was on cool 1 setting. I changed it to normal and cool 2 setting. So is this one of the steps to fix this issue? Why would it be in cool1 in the first place? Im taking a look at google now to see if there is any yellow coloring.

Whether its normal or cool2 mode, you still see that tinted yellowing if i take a picture of it on my iphone. The best color of all these seem to be cool2 however.

The other issue is what is the contrast, brightness number suppose to be? I did lot of trial and error and only thing i found out is contrast is way too high at 95. But i play around with the contrast/brightness and i still see those yellow tint lines...
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30 Nov 2016   #9

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

As oscer has asked mate does the TV have any other controls than contrast because the contrast is not going to get rid of the yellow colouring it needs to be controlled from the TV itself, and unless I am terribly wrong that contrast setting is very high I would go as far as saying too high. You need to concentrate on the brightness then the colour control and then the sharpness the contrast can quickly wreck things.

In my experience using TV's is not as good as dedicated monitor because if I am to assume you are using a large screen even at that res you will still get a poor picture.

Once you have the TV set you can also use the Windows picture controls - gamma is very important too see pic.

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30 Nov 2016   #10

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Here's the site for manuals for the t240hd if you don't have one. Scroll down to manuals and D/Ls, if you click on Show more there are several English manuals of different sizes, just watch what language your picking to D/L, : http://Samsung T240HD |

That covers the monitor settings, and using this tutorial: Display Color Calibration covers the windows operating system (OS) settings and should help you get rid of some of that yellow.

One more area to check for windows system (OS) settings is the ease of access center found in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Ease of Access Center there might be some settings in there like making the computer easier to see that might help.
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