Question regarding picture quality

Discussion in 'The HTPC, HDTV & Ultra High Definition section' started by Coolerking, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Coolerking

    Coolerking Master Guru

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    Hi all, hope you are all doing ok in this crazy moment in time.
    I have an i5 6600k, and a rx5700 xt pulse, on an samsung U28E590
    I know it doesn't support HDR, but its a 4k/60 monitor.
    I would like to know if I'm doing something wrong, when I'm watching F1, netflix, and such, many times the picture is crap.
    Just curious if anyone has any tips...As always , thanks and have a great day!
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Thanks for the reply, I am using a DP cable, and I have no issues running games and such at 4k/60, not sure of the quality of it though, it says "Glowmark" on the wire if that helps.
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Is that what came with your monitor? I can only recommend a new cable, that's my advice.
     

  5. Coolerking

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    Not sure actually, I cant remember, but for $20-$30 I will certainly get a new one and see how it goes, thanks!
     
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    Unless you're seeing some sort of snow/artifacts or lack of picture entirely due to the video connection not allowing a clean handshake between your computer and the display properly, changing a cable that sends a digital signal will not improve any other picture quality.

    A digital video connection, like DVI, DisplayPort, or HDMI, either shows a picture or it doesn't.
    It isn't a loss-y signal like an analog video connection (VGA, Component, Composite, or S-Video).

    Once you have determined the video connection is not the issue, i would try calibrating your display using these test images to see if it improves your confidence in the picture quality - LCD Monitor Test Images
     
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  7. sneipen

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    Check hz, check output. For example nvidia likes to set rbg to limited, windows display settings have also been odd at times..
    Remember first time i got connected my samsung 60inch to my pc, 6600k with then a 1080. Used HDMI.. Looked like crap, and choppy.. Had to tweak some settings, like the ones i suggested above. Check tv settings, black level, etc that can have a negative impact on image quality.
     

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