Out of the box, the colors on the Yiynova MSP19U tablet monitor display run towards the cool side of the color spectrum. Using the XRite ColorMunki Display1 color calibrator, you can quickly dial in a more optimal setting. This blog post will show you how some tips and techniques on how to do that. For reference, you may want to read my earlier reviews on both the Yiynova MSP19U and the ColorMunki Display1.
1. Tilt your display at an angle (45 degrees or so). Doing so will allow the color calibrator to sit flush with the display and ensure more accurate results.
2. Activate the Yiynova’s on screen menu (it’s located on the lower side of the unit) and use the arrow buttons on the side to select the OSU option (pictured below). Next, adjust the horizontal and vertical position of the OSU so that the on screen menu is placed to one of the corners of your Yiynova display. This step is important, because the default on screen menu occupies the same area as the color calibrator. You’re moving the on screen menu off to the side so that you can make brightness / contrast adjustments from the Yiynova without falsely triggering the color calibrator.
3. Next, move to the Palette icon on the Yiynova on screen menu and make sure to choose “Warm” for the Color option.
4. Run through the ColorMunki software. Save the profile settings. After adjustment, my contrast and brightness settings were 53 and 23, respectively.
Because of the limiting viewing angle on the Yiynova, I recommend setting your Yiynova back to its most upright position when comparing its color values to a secondary display. Note that because of the Yiynova’s limited viewing angle, your eyes have to be parallel to the surface to get a clear sense of what the color looks like.
Also, since the Yiynova’s brightness and contrast adjustments are somewhat less precise when compared to a standard IPS display (the adjustments increment by units of 3 instead of 1), you might have to manually tweak the brightness settings again AFTER the calibration. It helps if you have another display to compare your results against (see below).
Hopefully that clears up some confusion on how to calibrate the Yiynova MSP19u device. After 5 months with the device, I’m still very happy with my Yiynova and continue to highly recommend it.
Update: You can download my calibrated profile here, for what it’s worth. Your mileage may vary.
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