i own the acclaimed hercules 17" lcd... i love it.
Web browsing, gaming, programming, word, movies, etc all rock
There is one element which im annoyed by.
If you do graphic design, working with photoshop a lot, you'll get quite frustraited. Because its a LCD(viewing angle stuff), colors actually change compairing the top to the bottom of the panel. You could imagine the frustration....
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Tyrant505 on 01/20/04 10:18 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
Good tip. Thanks for posting it. I'm hunting a 920 pro DVI right now (2 actually) for use with P-shop and After Effects. Your post has given me pause. How are you dealing with the color shift? Can you position it in such a way that the whole screen is in the right angle with your head?
Yea, I’m really frustrated with the color gradient i have with this panel. The excitement of owning it has died and now I’m almost to the point of going back to a Trinitron or something. Even looking at this website, the light bluish grey bg almost disappears 3 inches from the bottom of the panel.
This is un-adjustable. Tilting it, moving you're head up and down just moves the gradient to different areas of the screen. I don’t have great eyes so I get pretty close to the screen, however even from like 4 ft away you can still see this. Is it just mine?
I have not installed the driver cd the monitor came with. I left it at home when i came to school. Not sure if that cd will help this, anyone?
Well anyway, anyone know if Hercules accepts returns or exchanges?
Well, I hope the others are joking then. I know what you mean by colours changing. Just like on a rear projection TV. Hope that's all. All that I can suggest then, is when you edit pictures, try keeping your head in one place...
At first I thought my monitor was somewhat defective, I later realized that the input seemed to be wrong. When I looked at my monitor's menu, it said I was connecting using RGB and not DVI. I corrected something in my Nvidia drivers and everything seems to be much better now.
The only oddity I've noted was that my brightness and contrast levels to distinguish between shades of white and greys are completely different from Tom's review. Mine are set at Brightness 55, and Contrast 40.