HP W2558HC LCD Monitor

solaris54

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Anyone have any idea which company makes the display panel for the HP W2558HC? Is it a lottery or just one company making them?
 

Bcc335

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Dont know which company makes the panel but I've been keeping an eye on this LCD also. Found a helpful review @ www.digitalversus.com/article-357-4590-23.html

I looked at one of these at a local store and it does have a nice picture. I prefer the glossy screen. Only thing I didn't like is the factory color calibration (or lackof) if you bring up a white page it is biased toward blue. However, digitalversus.com says once calibrated it right up there with the other 5 star monitors.
 

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Dont know which company makes the panel but I've been keeping an eye on this LCD also. Found a helpful review @ www.digitalversus.com/article-357-4590-23.html

I looked at one of these at a local store and it does have a nice picture. I prefer the glossy screen. Only thing I didn't like is the factory color calibration (or lackof) if you bring up a white page it is biased toward blue. However, digitalversus.com says once calibrated it right up there with the other 5 star monitors.


You can change the color temp and then it is fine.
 

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Yes, I recall the color temp settings when thumbing thru menu. Tks for the tip will take a second look with different color temp and test again with your suggestion.
 

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Update: I tried the color temp adjustment on this monitor and it does help. I still find it has somewhat of a blue tint. I tried custom adjusting the rgb controls but was unable to completely remove the slight blue tint. Perhaps with more time or a colormeter. ymmv
 

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I picked up a HP W2558HC a few weeks ago and noticed the blue tint out of the box as well. I refuse to go matte, but the color on this monitor leaves a bit to be desired. For the price, I'm still happy with my purchase.

I ended up going with custom color, setting red higher than green or blue to get rid of the blue tint (mostly). I also had to lower the brightness and contrast quite a bit to stop colors from getting blown out, but that comes down to personal preference.

Also note viewing angles affect color on this monitor. Since it's so large, you will probably notice this if you're not looking straight at it. From an upper position it will shift to blue and from a lower position it shifts to red.
 

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I picked up a HP W2558HC a few weeks ago and noticed the blue tint out of the box as well. I refuse to go matte, but the color on this monitor leaves a bit to be desired. For the price, I'm still happy with my purchase.

I ended up going with custom color, setting red higher than green or blue to get rid of the blue tint (mostly). I also had to lower the brightness and contrast quite a bit to stop colors from getting blown out, but that comes down to personal preference.

Also note viewing angles affect color on this monitor. Since it's so large, you will probably notice this if you're not looking straight at it. From an upper position it will shift to blue and from a lower position it shifts to red.

Im quite pleased with it and as I said have it next to a Planar PX2611 Matte IPS screen.
I think using the ATI control panel to bring down the color saturation makes all the difference in the world. I dont really notice the blue tint that much but to me that would be better than too much red.
 
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