REVIEW: BenQ V2400W Part 9
BenQ’s "senseye+photo" technology should ensure optimised image playback in the sRGB colour space. However, BenQ has not revealed how this technology functions. Nor are more precise details on the size of the colour space or comparisons to other colour spaces available. Our measurements will show whether or not this technology works. The BenQ V2400W does not have an extended colour space.
Correct coverage of the sRGB colour space is important for a multimedia device. This ensures that colours in films, photos and games and on Internet sites are displayed correctly.
The sRGB colour space is the lowest common denominator for interaction between various input and output devices in the consumer sector. In addition, Windows assumes sRGB, if no colour profile is present for a model or graphics file.
Many colour printers work using the sRGB profile on normal paper. For this reason, too, the sRGB colour space is significant for "normal users", unlike the ISO Coated colour space. Because of the increased spread of digital mirror reflex cameras and the increase in amateur photography, photo service providers have switched many of their exposure machines to the sRGB colour space to spare customers having to use specialised colour spaces.
The comparison of the ICO Coated colour space used in offset printing with the monitor’s colour space is also of interest because the former generally represents the least that current inkjet printers can manage. Many modern inkjet printers and printing processes also cover a larger area.
Comparison of the ISO Coated offset printing colour space (blue-green curve) with the monitor’s colour space (black line) and the sRGB colour space (red line).
Next, the relevant 3D colour space comparisons for the 24-inch BenQ monitor are displayed. Special attention should be paid to the sRGB colour space, since this is standard for the Internet, printers and hobby film and image editing.
Explanation: In the 3D views, the black grid represents the respective standard colour space and the white grid represents the monitor’s colour space. The actual intersection between both colour spaces is represented by the coloured cube. Where the black grid protrudes beyond the cube, the monitor’s colour space is smaller than the standard colour space. Where the white grid protrudes beyond the cube, the monitor’s colour space is larger than the standard colour space.
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ISO Coated: 93 % coverage
Unfortunately, the monitor does not quite manage to cover the lowest common denominator for printing processes. Thus, the result is only satisfactory.
sRGB: 94 % coverage
At 94 percent, coverage of the sRGB colour space is good. Apart from the peak in Red, the monitor’s colour space is very similar to the sRGB colour space and therefore covers almost the same scope as it, so there should be no nasty surprises when you are working in the sRGB colour space.
Since the colour space of the BenQ monitor is already completely exhausted for sRGB, there is no need to compare it with larger colour spaces such as the AdobeRGB or ECI 2.0 standards.
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