REVIEW: Dell U2410 Part 5
In the colour settings, the user can choose between RGB and YpbPr as input formats, whilst the gamma can be set to PC (2.2) or Mac (1.8). The user can also select between graphics and video mode.
The control fields change depending on the menu.
Amongst the display settings, the interpolation behaviour can be changed amongst Max, Aspect and 1:1. Furthermore, we find an adjustment option for the horizontal and vertical position of the monitor content as well as a sharpness setting and the option to zoom in on the screen in steps of 5.
Noise suppression, the pixel clock, phase and dynamic contrast are only available in particular modes. In the Info menu, the source, resolution, hertz and Picture-in-Picture settings are summarised.
In the PIP settings, the source can be selected freely from the connections, as can the source displayed and the solution. In PBP mode, the selected sources can be displayed as split screen and the image can be displayed at a slightly higher level in order to fill the monitor better and enlarge display.
On the left is the Picture-in-Picture function and on the right is the split screen; here, it is clearly visible that the image has been stretched somewhat in height.
In the other settings, OSD functions such as the Language, Transparency, Display time, Lock, Rotation and button sound can be adjusted. In addition, the DDC/CI (Display Data Channel/Common Interface) is activated, which allows for a data exchange via the screen cable.
The H-IPS panel (Horizontal In-Plane Switching) must unfortunately also do without the A-TW polariser on the U2410. Nonetheless, it promises very good image quality, coupled with the extensive electronics (12-Bit LUT and high internal computational precision). Provided that the monitor behaves in a neutral manner in the factory settings, hue losses in the course of the software calibration will generally be low at most.
As on the DELL U2711, an 8-Bit panel is used. An FRC dithering level on the panel "saves" the high internal computational precision up to the actual display.
In the factory settings, no noteworthy banding can be seen in colour and grey gradients. The FRC implementation is discreet and can only be observed through a slight snowiness in dark hues.
The important, colour space limiting sRGB and AdobeRGB modes hardly demonstrate any pronounced banding. The user is also protected against spatial dithering side effects. These still arose before the firmware update for the A00 revision.
The maximum luminance is almost 410 cd/m2 at 100 percent in the factory settings, which almost matches the manufacturer’s indication of 400 cd/m2. The luminance can be reduced to a good 126 cd/m2 in steps of 1 percent.
The contrast regulator should not be touched. The ideal white level is already selected here in the factory settings.
The monitor is very homogenously illuminated, with very slight light patches visible at the edges.
The maximum contrast ratio for the U2410 is 1,000:1 according to Dell. We cannot quite confirm this value, measuring almost 800:1 in our test. However, this is not a bad result. The question of whether the contrast ratio remains stable across the entire luminance range is more important. In this case, the light density is reduced exclusively via the backlight, which applies to the Dell U2410.
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