REVIEW: Eizo S2111W-BK Part 5
Some functions of the Eizo S2111W-K can be called up directly at the touch of a button: The SIGNAL button allows the user to switch between both DVI-I inputs, the AUTO button activates automatic image adjustment in analogue mode and ENTER button calls up the OSD menu.
The user can switch directly amongst the colour profiles Custom, Movie, Picture, Text and sRGB using the and buttons. Then the most important settings for brightness, colour temperature and Gamma value are also displayed. Outside of the menu, the and buttons can be used to regulate the brightness.
Every time a button is pushed, this is visually confirmed by a short illumination of the corresponding symbol. In every sub-menu, it is possible to jump to the first menu point by pushing the button twice and it is also possible to jump to the last menu point by pressing the button twice.
By "double-clicking" the ENTER button, the user can exit the OSD menu directly from any of the submenus. When the ENTER button is pressed, a beep can be heard, but this tone can be deactivated if. The sensor button is situated beside the power LED and can be used to switch the monitor on and off.
Since some settings in the menu offer 255 measurements but are displayed as a 100 percent scale, it can easily occur that you are unsure whether your button press was actually registered or not. Here, there is definitely room for improvement – and not just for the Eizo S2111W-K.
The range of functions in the OSD is no different to that offered within the OSD of Eizo S2110W except for the additional "Optimisation" functions. Why the image parameters that are used least often appear on the first level of the main menu remains an engineer’s.
We must point out that all user modes can be modified by the user and the monitor registers the settings separately for each signal input.
More and more LCDs are now offering a setting for adjusting the Saturation of the colours; a feature that is better known as appearing in televisions. The Eizo S2111W-K works with values from -100 to +100, with a standard value of 0. Exactly as in televisions, when the saturation is reduced, the colours are whittled down to black and white or grey-level display.
The S2111W-K also offers the option to increase colour saturation – for example, in Movie mode, a saturation value of +50 is set as default. This makes films with strong colours and effects appear richer in contrast. However, there is a knack to setting the saturation, since a trick of the monitor means that depending on the RGB values that are set, colour loss and as a result, less detailed colour gradients can arise.
Increasing the saturation simply replaces bright colour tones with the highest colour tone, which is usually white. The higher the saturation value, the more colour levels are lost. The dynamic contrast operates in a similar manner.
Eizo has incorporated the visual behaviour of the human eye into the saturation adjustment on its new monitor, since we are most sensitive to green tones and least sensitive to blue tones, with sensitivity to red tones somewhere between these two. Thus, when the saturation is adjusted, green tones are increased the least and blue tones the most.
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