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U2414H, HDMI to DVB-C decoder, TV

I would also like to use the U2414H (rev A03) as a TV display connected through HDMI to DVB-C decoder (HDTV 1080p signal). Will the monitor detect HDTV signal and automatically switch to expect TV limited levels (range 16-235) or being a PC monitor it is always expecting PC full levels (range 0-255)?

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Re: U2414H, HDMI to DVB-C decoder, TV

 

All of our monitor testing is done on Dell PCs, not a DVB-C box.

On a PC, the U2414H Menu Color Settings would be = RGB, PC, Standard
You could also test YPbPr, PC, Standard

Then, using AMD or Nvidia, you would go into their Control Panels and force Full. Not sure how the U2414H will respond to the DVB-C box. You will simply need to test it and post the results. For my notes, send me via Private Message the U2414H service tag number.



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Re: U2414H, HDMI to DVB-C decoder, TV

Thank you for your response.

When I connect U2414H to PC via HDMI, graphic drivers default settings are limited range - colours and especially black are washed out, which is visible in comparison to correct setting full range. So definitely monitor is expecting full range and doesn't change this just from being connected by HDMI.

But I was wondering if there is something specific in HDTV broadcast from DVB-C (which I guess is always limited 16-235 range) that can tell to the monitor that it should switch to limited levels. Black from HDTV signal looks sometimes "not black enough" for me but I'm not sure without comparison.

Do you have any idea how to properly test it without any special device? Of course there is no limited/full switch in the DVB-C box and I don't have separate TV display to visually compare colors and black.

Not sure where service tag number is.

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Re: U2414H, HDMI to DVB-C decoder, TV

 

When I connect U2414H to PC via HDMI, graphic drivers default settings are limited range - colours and especially black are washed out, which is visible in comparison to correct setting full range. So definitely monitor is expecting full range and doesn't change this just from being connected by HDMI.
* You would enter the PC graphic driver control panel and change the Color output dynamic range to Full.

But I was wondering if there is something specific in HDTV broadcast from DVB-C.
* Unknown. We did not test in this scenario.



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