Note: This monitor uses a TN panel. It does not support IPS.
Calibration issues (Mac only)
This monitor may have problems with color accuracy in Mac OS X. On the Device page author's test setup, the original calibration was off enough calibration was required (running MacOS 10.6 at the time).
This did not reoccur in 10.9, but the colors were corrected before upgrading my operating system. Since it is likely yours will also be off in some cases, a calibration judgement call may be required. As every monitor is unique enough it will be noticeable, there is NO WAY to provide an ICC profile.
Note: This does not work over a digital connection (Ex: DVI, HDMI, DP). VGA only.
This can be done as a primary or supplemental fix. This will further improve color accuracy when combined with a corrected ICC profile but is not required.
DVI/DVI>HDMI fix. As auto adjust does not work on a "digital" connection, this is the only fix if you do not want to use VGA, short of a hardware calibrator.
If you are using a digital connection like DVI, the only way to correct the color is through calibration (software of hardware). There are paid and free utilities that can be used and both will work equally well for quick and dirty color correction if you want to make the color accuracy better, without concern for color critical work.
On a Mac, this can be done with the Apple Calibration utility. There are better options, but for most users correcting a bad profile this is likely to be sufficient.
In order to get the best results, it is best to start with a color gamut of 2.2, or better. The final number will be unique to each monitor, so spend a few minutes on this and don't ty to share color profiles if you have multiple AL2216W's. If the 2.2 color gamut works, this is often sufficient to clean up poor color reproduction issues for general usage.
This option is the most expensive and may not be worth the cost for a "TN" class monitor, as these are all entry level. However, if you are sensitive to minor calibration inaccuracies, it will still produce the best results.
This option is only recommended if your monitor is in such good shape and has low hour where hardware calibration makes sense. Furthermore, the calibrator MUST support TN panels. For most users, the color gamut offered by TN makes it so that SW can correct it enough with little to no cost as the sRGB range on TN panels is so bad.
- Aspect ratio:
- Panel size:
- DVI (HDCP)
- Power supply:
- AC 120-240V