I have Acer K222HQL monitor, AMD Radeon HD 8670M graphic card. Connection through HDMI.

I tried different laptops, different OS (Linux distros, Windows), different ICC profiles (including IEC61966-2.1).

Tried connect to monitor with VGA, tried connect to TV using HDMI - the same problem.

  • Is it possible for you to provide a URL/link to this specific video you are having issues with? – JakeGould Dec 31 '15 at 1:17
  • @JakeGould (I tried several youtube videos) youtube.com/watch?v=PLLQK9la6Go - tile in the subway is good example - it should be dark-white, but on monitor it is yellow (and her face). – George J Dec 31 '15 at 1:22
  • 1
    First, you need to add these details to your question. I have no idea what scene or moment you are mentioning. Do you mean at 2:32? You need to add these details to your question with specifics and a screenshot for us to help you. Otherwise, my answer is much of the video itself has a yellow tint to it by design anyway. So this is not a technical issue as much a perception/understanding issue. – JakeGould Dec 31 '15 at 1:27
  • @JakeGould at 2:35, on laptop's display it's dark-white, on monitor it's yellowish, I compared it side-by-side. – George J Dec 31 '15 at 1:30
  • @George J I was wrong, tint is everywhere – George J Dec 31 '15 at 2:24

The monitors are calibrated differently - though they might not be "wrong" as opposed to different. It feels like different colour temperatures to me.

The 'classic' colour temperature most higher end gear is calibrated against is 50K - this seems yellower compared to what most people are used to. Many consumer devices are calibrated for a bluer 65K colour temperature (or are uncaliberated and are closer to that).

A quick fix would be to toy with the 'colour temperature' or 'preset modes' till you find one that is 'right' for you. Since they are presets you can switch between them. I've never seen these on a laptop, but its something that works well on desktop monitors. You probably want a cool colour temperature or setting.

I have mismatched monitors, and wanted to go the cheap route (though I feel the defaults were too yellow on the non calibrated monitor) so I ended up running the calibration option on windows. This generates a colour calibration profile you can switch to as needed, based on adjustments you make - this would be a slightly more involved option, but it worked well for me.

If you want to get them as close to perfect as possible and don't want to do it by eye, I'd suggest using a calorimeter or a colour caliberation probe to generate a profile and caliberate the monitor, though of course, this is a little overkill unless you do colour sensitive work.

If you want to know more - I referenced this scientific american post a little and the first part is worth a read as well

  • I tried to reduce red and green maximally - there are still no clear white color. – George J Dec 31 '15 at 13:42

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.