You think you might get color representation right looking at some bar gradients, but then come to find your gamma is completely fucking off. Its worth it if you're actually doing graphic design or video production. Even factory calibrated panels should be checked.
>>52616808 >is it worth it? >what are you using your monitor for >[list of things that mostly aren't even color-sensitive, then says it "doesn't seem worth it"] glad we could help you come to the conclusion that must've been self-evident right at the start.
>>52616849 >The same screen? Are you shitting me? Nope, if you're doing color critical work you need to re-calibrate every once in a while. Shit drifts, yo. I think it used to be more pronounced with CCFL backlights, but still.
It does a better job as in "huh so that's what accurate colors look like" and not as in "wow this looks better"
I bought mine because I have one of those Korean monitors that when overclocked fucks up the gamma and turns dark so in my scenario it actually make things look better. But for rest of my monitors it just changes the color.
>>52616828 >that must've been self-evident right at the start. Not really, I like nice things. If people replied to me with high praise saying they are completely worth it and their monitors really did look much better, I might have considered it. But that doesn't seem to be the case.
I don't do do colour sensitive work, but I still like it when things aren't distorted in any way.
>>52616849 Back when everyone used CRT displays, those had to be calibrated once a week. LCD panels that utilize CCFL backlights need calibration at least once a month as their color purity degrades with age, even if the crystals don't. White LED panels can comfortably go several months without calibration since LEDs last ten times longer than CCFL, but they still degrade over time. LED panels with a BG-R arrangement may need to be calibrated more often due to red phosphorus, but such LEDs are needed for Adobe RGB coverage. It's no problem for me to have a $250 calibrator when my display costs $1000 and it's also part of my profession to ensure accurate color, but for most people it's worthwhile to check out reviews and see which displays come from the factory with a nice calibration, as modern LED-based displays will hold their calibration for a long time.
It's also a good idea to own a colorimeter if you have a multi-monitor setup and want to ensure that the colors between them are identical.
>>52616868 you're staging a false dichotomy. TN panels are designed in an inferior way and cannot represent colors accurately or even close to it. higher quality panels can and do represent colors more accurately, but may not be calibrated properly and thus have some room to improve, hence that device.
but the marginal benefit of a spyder or something like that given the cost doesn't make any sense for most people. simply buying a better panel will give them the meat's worth of improvement already.
all this being said, if you're doing something that involves images, video, etc... and you do care about colors to the tune of $200 for a more-or-less one-time-use thing, then by all means get it. but the answer to that question is pretty much self-evident if you're not even sure what the device is and you have no financial interest in your monitor's color accuracy.
>>52617143 So view angle disadvantage should not be noticable while using monitor for generic desk work (playing games, watching videos, shitposting like mentioned above) when you sit less than 1m away. Is their low response time any significant advantage?
>>52617366 no, if you look top down at it it looks normal. If you have a low angle and become more perpendicular to the display the more dark it becomes. The viewing angles for good colors on an IPS is really only as good as TN, but the colors never dissappear completely like a TN at any angle
>>52617351 It's called IPS glow, where dark parts of an image may become brighter at steep angles. Usually not noticeable on most content unless you're watching a movie in the dark and not looking down the center.
>>52617471 No, its not glow. The whole panel becomes uniformly darker the steeper your angle is. I have my IPS set up at a small angle about 25 degrees, like when someone on a sci fi ship has a panel in front of them at slightly above lap level and another they look at a normal height
>>52616704 Unless you really need it for professional use, its not worth it. Remember this device makes colors more accurate, not better. Sometimes accurate can look really dull and even washed out. I think the vast majority of people want their colors a bit more vibrant than normal.
>>52617564 maybe the difference isnt so noticable in this pic as it is in person, but the brightness on the IPS screen is far far lower than the top two TN, even at maximum level. The only time the whites will be close to white is if I stand up and look from teh top down at the IPS.
Again, IPS monitors have a wider viewing angle, yes, but the only good angles where you could reasonably do color sensitive work is the same angles you get from a TN.
>>52616704 If you are a designer or a successful artist with enough money and need exact colors it's ok. No point having it otherwise, The only point of it is to get the colors similar to the printout. Otherwise it's a waste of time, just use configs you think looks nice.
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