LCD from 2010 - RGB full or limted?
Help me with an old peasant (but serviceable!) LCD please.
I'll try to keep it tldr;
- old 2010 Samsung TN LCD BX2231
- HDMI only, Nvidia control panel sees it as HDTV, known NV issue
- tried 2 options: RGB full, YCbCr444
- both options increase perceived clarity/"cleanliness" of the screen
- "AVS HD 709" black-level/clipping calibration pattern shows more black colors
- bright material seems even brighter, and more contrasted to dark material
- overall screen becomes darker
- dark material loses a lot nuance (aka gray becomes dark gray and so on)
- no gamma bumping (in-game or LCD OSD) is bright enough
- LCD's "HDMI black level" is Normal, because Low+RGB full = even more darkness
- contrast 75, brightness 100, gamma mode1 (I'm unsure it that's 2.0, 2.2, 2.4 or some else)
So, I'm confused. It's a PC monitor, on a PC, where RGB full makes sense. Screen gets overall cleaner, I can see more dark levels, but also loses a lot of perceived brightness, and dark stuff becomes even more dark.
Old panel, or a setting set wrong?