I have a NVidia GeForce GTX 660, connected to a Samsung SyncMaster S24B350 through a HDMI cable. On my computer, I'm running both, Windows 8 and Linux Mint.
I think that something might prevent my system from using the whole RGB spectrum, since bright colors seem to vanish into white under standard settings. However, under Linux I could switch to a limited color range mode (16-235) and suddenly, the image looked much better.
- Is it possible that the HDMI cable limits color range (since it was originally inteded for TVs)?
- Is there a way of switching to limited color range mode in Windows 8 as well?