Color management and LCDs

Philips 190x7bAbout two or three weeks ago I bought a new monitor. I was tired of staring at my good old 19″ CRT, which had some color and brightness problems in the left part of the screen. Colors were to bright there and I have to admit that the projected image seemed to be a little blurry. Therefore I decided to get a brand new 19″ LCD monitor and I ended up buying the Philips 190x7b. I think it looks really nice and it has an integrated USB hub which is quite useful if you’re an old man like me.

Unfortunately the dye distribution is not perfect. If you look at a complete black image, you can see a „brighter black“ at the left and right side of the display. For now I only noticed this while starting up my machine, seeing the neat Windows XP starting screen. While watching videos, playing games or such things I haven’t noticed it yet. Moreover all things considered the displayed image seems to have a little less brightness at the top. This I do recognize during my „normal“ Windows usage, but it’s not that bad. By now I am used to it. The most important for me is, that my eyes don’t have to strain that much any more and I really like looking at a clear and sharp image.