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Windows 7: question about color gain and hue on and extended screen

29 Jul 2017   #1
reble

windows 7 home 32 bit, I just changed back from 64 to 32bit
 
 
question about color gain and hue on and extended screen

1st this is a Dell Inspiron 3541, OS win7 Home 32bit. I use my flat screen tv as an extended screen to put up things like maps when I am playing a game or instructions when I am working on a project.

When in PC mode on the tv the color gain and hue controls are grayed out and I can't change them. I have the American south west desktop background theme that comes default with Win7 on my desktop. When the seen shows a tanish looking sagebrush and rocks on the laptop screen. There is a middle green look like the lawn in front of my apt building on the extended screen. The color gain is also to high. The only controls that work on the tv in PC mode is brightness and contrast. I was told that the color gain and hue were controled by Windows and that's were to change them. But I don't know how. I could use some help please.

Steve



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30 Jul 2017   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Steve,

You can use the "Calibrate Color" setting in Control Panel -> Display to calibrate the color on whatever monitor you show the color window in. It's quite easy if you follow the directions. You get at it by this screen:

question about color gain and hue on and extended screen-color.jpg

Good luck, and post back if you have any trouble.


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30 Jul 2017   #3
reble

windows 7 home 32 bit, I just changed back from 64 to 32bit
 
 
re: question about color gain and hue on and extended screen

I ran through the "Calibrate Color" step by step and the extended screen is still green. See the 2 attached screen capture pictures. The top picture is my laptop screen, the bottom picture is the extended screen. The extended screen is pretty much usable as is except for some doc's that have color highlighted word back grounds.



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Steve,

You can use the "Calibrate Color" setting in Control Panel -> Display to calibrate the color on whatever monitor you show the color window in. It's quite easy if you follow the directions. You get at it by this screen:

Attachment 400100

Good luck, and post back if you have any trouble.


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06 Sep 2017   #4
reble

windows 7 home 32 bit, I just changed back from 64 to 32bit
 
 

Update. The extended screen mode on my flat screen tv has gone from the green screen to completely BLACK/WHITE. The extended screen is still usable as is. But I would love to have the color back.

Steve
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06 Sep 2017   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
What color that nasty green

How are you connecting to the t.v. anyway ?
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06 Sep 2017   #6
reble

windows 7 home 32 bit, I just changed back from 64 to 32bit
 
 
question about color gain and hue on and extended screen

See the attached pictures above. on the extended screen the sky in the picture was blue. But the bails of hay are supposed to be a tanish color not the color green that is the lawn in front of my apt.
Now the extended screen has no color in it period. Just black/white. The rest of the tv is fine. Colors are just fine. The tv has a regular 15 pin VGA plug. I am using a HDMI Male to VGA Female Adapter Video Converter Cable.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
What color that nasty green

How are you connecting to the t.v. anyway ?
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06 Sep 2017   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Have you tried hdmi to hdmi ?
Which device has the vga port ?
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07 Sep 2017   #8
reble

windows 7 home 32 bit, I just changed back from 64 to 32bit
 
 
question about color gain and hue on and extended screen

The tv has the vga port. I tried the laptop on a hd flat screen tv with a hdmi port on it. That tv works fine. This Skyworth hd tv of mine is about 5 yrs old. The internal dvd player is dead already. The only thing that still works good is the tv it self on the tv antenna and the external dvd player connected to the tv.

Steve

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Have you tried hdmi to hdmi ?
Which device has the vga port ?
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04 Oct 2017   #9
reble

windows 7 home 32 bit, I just changed back from 64 to 32bit
 
 

I finely solved both the lack of color period in the extended screen and got the hue correct now . I had to get into AMC Catalyst control center. There is a pull down menu to control the HD flat screen tv in PC mode. The color gain slider control for the flat screen tv in pc mode was some how set to 0. I slid the slider up to a little over 1/4% and the color is back and I changed the hue slider a bit so the hay field is now the tan color that shows on the laptop screen
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