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Paul

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Matching colors on monitors
« on: 2014-01-09 18:54:13 »
Here is a challenge that may stump even Daan.

I attached my living room HDTV to my PC so that it mirrors the computer monitor; I like to play a slide show of art works on it.

The problem is that slides on the two monitors look completely different. Van Gogh would weep.

I don't want to alter the colors on the original PC monitor, so I've tried to alter the color controls on the HDTV but the results just don't match up.

My question is how do professionals match up the monitors? Is there a test image that can be used as a standard? I've seen suction-cup optics that attach directly to the screen but they are costly, especially since I will only use it once.

Any recommendations?

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« Reply #1 on: 2014-01-16 12:48:31 »
THere are monitor calibrators available. These devices are electronic and placed on the screen. They give you readings of the colors found on a test pattern that the manufacturer provides. I think that you have to set the settings on your monitor and TV.

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« Reply #2 on: 2014-02-09 15:48:22 »
Paul,

Sorry for the late reply. I'd recommend this: http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/
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