Dell 2209WA Monitor - sRGB, Not Wide-Gamut?

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BrianZ
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Dell 2209WA Monitor - sRGB, Not Wide-Gamut?
Feb 11, 2009

continued from a previous max'd out thread...

According on one user's reported calibration numbers ( http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1004&message=30952012 ) it appears that the 2209WA is an sRGB monitor, not wide gamut, which may be of interest to either those who would instead prefer to be able to display aRGB colors or those who would prefer this monitor in order not to have to use color-managed apps (like Firefox3 browser) to display sRGB colors normally.

If you have calibrated your 2209WA, you can plot your own monitor RGB color space values by running your custom profile through the Profile Inspector ( http://www.color.org/profileinspector.xalter ) to get the RGB coordinates. After the data appears, double click on each of the rXYZ, gXYZ, and bXYZ lines to get the x,y values, but be sure to read them from the graph, not the decimal values listed. I would be interested to see what values you get. You can compare your plot to my plot of various color spaces, and you can see those RGB values reported above match most closely with the sRGB plot...

Some of the color space values in the above plots were obtained from the chart on this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RGB_color_space

I'm not sure if this is really news to anyone, since Dell has stated the color gamut in their specs ( http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/2209WA/en/ug/about.htm#Specifications ) as 83% is of CIE1976, although this could be confusing because their footnote below the specs says that is also 72% of CIE1931, and most manufacturers seem to report color gamut as a percentage of NTSC, not CIE. I would guess the 72% of CIE1931 (which is plotted in my graph above) would be close to sRGB, and the one set of user data I've seen so far seems to support that. Let's see some more user calibration numbers.
-BrianZ

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