BenQ FP222WH 22in Widescreen LCD MonitorFormer staff writer - May 27, 2007
Set Up Display:
DisplayMate suggests using the “Set Up Display” to properly set up your monitor before beginning any tests. The “Set Up Display” runs through many screens to help you adjust brightness, contrast and other picture quality enhancements. The “Set Up Display” consists of 34 different screens with different color variations and vars. Below are some screenshots of what I saw while running it.
The first four are focused on brightness and contrast that focus on black and grayscale.
The following progress from grayscale to white, while later testing color purity, color tracking, and so forth.
Color intensity, Gamma tracking, size and position, sharpness and moiré interference patterns are also included.
Last but not least, are text readability, font size, bandwidth, and a master screen that you can use to perform a quick setup.
Training my eyes to use the program took some time; I was having trouble with lighting, and as I progressed in the setup, of course the sun began to change position. Finally I had to shut all the blinds and just go with the lights on. Through most of the setup, brightness and contrast were the main factors; I found out that I had both of them set way too high. Finally, after going through the setup one or two more times, I began to reproduce the same results in contrast and brightness for this specific monitor; brightness 56 and contrast 41. When I finally got to the screen positioning, sharpness and gamma tracking section, I needed to adjust the monitor less and less. Screen positioning was right on. Moiré testing started to show some fluctuations in some colors while others were solid, and text testing showed that minimal readable text in most fonts was an average of 9 pixels, 6.8 points. Video bandwidth, on checkerboard intensities was 255/250, with a video mode of 98.0. With the monitor now set up, it was time to try the Tune Up Program.