Originally Posted by quovadis123
I received my 43" today, and am using it as a PC monitor.
Luckily next to the Sony are two 32" professionally calibrated monitors, so the eye can quickly discern any anomalies in color. I do color correcting in photo shop all day long, and color accuracy is really important.
I was successful getting perfect color in graphics mode and RGB FULL. Any YCB color format, makes the text look strange.
This is to say that this TV can reach perfect color.
The big problem I have are whites. In a totally white canvas in photo shop, the sides of the canvas are greyish. Gamma shift, when used as a monitor up close is pretty nasty.
I find the TV simply too large for a pc monitor. I am continuously moving my neck and head. Arching my neck to look up.
This tv has no input lag whatsoever. Game mode is ridiculously over saturated, and graphics mode is perfect for color in games.
I am comparing input lag with monitors that are 75hz, 90hz and 144hz.
This TV HAS NONE.
Blacks are good. Not as good as AMVA, but better than IPS blacks.
I will keep this tv a few more days before returning it, just to make sure I am not making a mistake in the settings.
I have the same problem as you with the sides looking grayish, and not consistent in brightness with the rest of the screen. I'm sitting about 3.5 feet back. It does get bothersome having to read text that extends all the way to those dark outer edges, alongside having to constantly turn my head. Sitting 6-8 feet back seems to help with the edges, but that's not realistic for mouse/keyboard usage.
The biggest problem for me continues to be the just how harshly bright this Sony seems to be. I've tried the various recommended settings (which I appreciate being posted), and I still find those settings fatiguing. Strangely enough, when I tried checking on how my previous Dell Ultrasharp U3011 looked as a reference, it was set quite a bit brighter than how I have this Sony set up. But the brightness was somehow a lot more natural feeling to my eyes, and doesn't cause the "needles in my eye" sensation the Sony gives me. Even if I set the Sony to an extremely dim setting (which makes the picture look disgusting), I still get that sensation, so I just don't understand what's causing it. I wonder if the screen is just simply too big, and having such a big panel of light, even if dimmed, is just too overwhelming.
The other issue I have is this Sony has a very noticeably blue tint to it, and decreasing that in turn makes it too red. My Dell had a natural warmth to the factory calibrated colors that I didn't have to touch, and that warmth is something I just can't seem to duplicate on the Sony. No matter what I try, the colors always seems to err on the blue, or red side. That's possibly another reason I'm getting fatigued by it, it just doesn't look properly warm.
I'm starting to think this Sony just isn't going to work out as a monitor...which is a huge disappointment, as I spent quite a bit upgrading around it (a PS4 Pro and Nvidia GTX 1070) in anticipation of moving up to 4K. Not to mention this was shipped out to me in Hawaii, so shipping this thing back is going to be a pain.
As one last idea, could the PC monitor users that are happy with this Sony share what type of room light temperature they're using? I have two floor standing lights flanking my desk that run 6000k bulbs. I wonder if I need to change my lights to a warmer color?