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My Dell U2520D display shows magenta cast on a standard mode on both windows and mac. I think i am aware now that even if i use rgb ICC profile with this wider gamut display it will still look oversaturated by non color aware apps. And since my only need is sRGB space i tried display’s rgb mode but colors looked faded and not a good emulation of sRGB. I have a macbook 16 2020 to reference for soft tuning of certain settings available in nvidia panel like input range for 8bit rgb with a limited quantization range. That looks like a wild guess at targetting a restricted color space, colors looked off.
So what else can be done to correct the colors if not accurate then at least remove the cast and keep them balanced without making them faded.
This monitor came with calibration report of deltaE < 1 so where and how does one use this accuracy? Is the ICC profile stored in display only? Then it should have worked with mac as mac shows one profile with dell’s model name but results are oversaturated colors with standard mode, same results with sRGB or custom preset.
Are there sRGB only monitors for windows’s non color aware apps under 300$? I don’t mind little popping colors as long as there is no cast to them and they look balanced. I read people loved older Ultrasharps like U2415h etc. (silly me who thought newer will be better). If Benq says PD2500Q is 100% sRGB & Rec 709 only, then can i assume i will not see oversaturated colors?
And how do I use their factory calibration with window’s non color aware apps? or Does it mean that this calibration is waste unless I use color aware apps? Also curious how hardware calibration devices fix desktop colors as its a non color aware program.