Why TV more realistic than calibrated IPS monitor?

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Bas Hamstra
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Why TV more realistic than calibrated IPS monitor?
Feb 2, 2012

Dear color experts. I have a ZR24W IPS monitor calibrated with Spyder 3 express. It's at 6500K gamma 2.2. Somehow my old monitor and a lot of TV's look a lot way more "realistic" than my HP monitor. I have spend 100s of hours calibrating (also with dispcalgui).

By realistic I mean the "feel" your monitor is a window to the world and you could just step in the scene. My monitor doesn't have it. Good TV's do have it. Some points I dislike: the greens are faint. Contrast is low. Sunny day doesn't look like a sunny day, but lifeless and cold. Misses some "deep" greens.

Now I know that purpose of calibration is to match prints, but I am beyond that. I just want my pics to look super-realistic like a TV. I don't care if it prints different, since I print

Any ideas? Will an EIZO help me? Should I look for a monitor like the Samsung 2333T which is also a TV? Should I get rid of IPS and stick to PVA?

Bas Hamstra

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