I just brought home my first HD monitor, a ViewSonic VX2753mh, hooked it up, and began looking at the settings. Immediately, I noticed a very distinct "washed-out" feel to the colors. Googling around, I noticed that...although there were a lot of positive reviews about the monitor...there was a persistent complaint popping here and there:
None of this really made any sense to me, since the monitor was on display at the store, and looked perfectly fine--quite crisp, in fact.
After playing around with the monitor settings, I initially discovered an AV/PC toggle, and setting it to PC fixed the picture size (the entire desktop was now visible, before it had extended off the edges of the viewable area). It wasn't, however, until I found this setting, buried inside the nVidia Control Panel:
Digital Color Format: (RGB / YCbCr444)
It was set to RGB. Upon switching it to YCbCr444, immediately, the picture quality took a massive turn for the better. Colors are now vibrant, the blur is gone, and it is a sharp, crisp display, just as it was on display in the store.
Googling and Wikipedia both haven't turned up much in the way of information regarding this acronym, so I ask you:
What is YCbCr444, and why did choosing this setting make the monitor's colors and picture perfect? Shouldn't it be the default setting?