Having some issues with the black floor on a AOC Q3279VWF.
With an 100% black background (other other tools) the black floor is elevated. The monitor has something called DCB/Dynamic Colour Boost which lowers it. Also has a Demo function with only half the screen showing the changes.
It also has a color temperature modes, with sRGB lowering the black floor even more.
When using brightness calibration pattern sRGB crushes everything below the 23 bar. In the Disney disc pattern the 3% star is barely visible.
The problem is I don't know how to get the low black floor without getting crushed blacks.
I've set to color temperature to User (50/49/49), DCB to Auto, gamma to 3 (2.1), brightness to 68, and loaded the ICC profile as indicated in this review: https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/aoc-q3279vwf/
Also tried the ICC profile from the manufacturer.
The review states that sRGB also has 2.1 gamma, so how does it achieve lower a black floor?
RGB Full from NVCP. The monitor does not seem to have a Limited option.
The black floor is still higher than sRGB. When selecting sRGB the most display settings are not available.
How can the black floor be lowered without getting black crush?
When testing the patterns no matter what the Brightness setting was selected from the monitor there was no black crush, except for sRGB. The image dimmed or brightened, but the 16 bar was always visible. With the Contrast pattern it behaved normally, increasing Contrast from the monitor blanked out the bars from 235 downwards.
With the calibration tools in Windows in order for the Gamma pattern to look as in the example, the slider had to be moved upwards. The pattern looked better, but the image because washed out.
Are the Windows calibration tools ok to use?
Will a colorimeter with a lut, especially for madvr fix this issue?
The monitor also appears to enhance banding posterization vs. the other displays. It's particularly bad in darker scenes.