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Acer XF240H Optimal Monitor Settings

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I wrote a post about the differences between the Acer XF240H and the KG240 found here.  I ended up  keeping the XF240H because I felt that it was the better monitor based on build quality and stand adjustability.  The colors on both displays will need to be adjusted as with most monitors out of the box as they are awful.  The settings I ended up using should work on both the Acer XF240H and the KG240 as I believe they are both the same panel.

For whatever reason most manufacturer’s monitors out of the box are horribly calibrated including the Acer XF240H and KG240.  These are the settings that I found online that I have had the most success with on my Acer XF240H.

Picture:

Bright: 5

Contrast: 45

Black Level: 3

Blue light: OFF

ACM: OFF

Super Sharpness: OFF

Color:

Gamma 2.2

Colour temp: User * R Gain:55 * G Gain:52 * B Gain:50

All bias to 49

SRGB mode: OFF

6-axis hue: Default

6-axis Saturate: Adjust all to 55 except yellow saturate to 59.

Hopefully this will resolve the terrible color settings out of the box and improve your viewing experience.

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7 Comments

  1. does this monitor having ghosting and blur? can you see hard to see washed out lines?

    • thegeekfix

      May 19, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      I don’t remember seeing ghosting or blur when using freesync. I’ve moved on to a GSync monitor now so memory may be off.

  2. These settings are awful. Do not use them. The “user” or “standard” profile is the most accurate on this display. The blacks are too black, and every color you tweak will get super inaccurate. This person must be blind.

    • thegeekfix

      February 5, 2018 at 4:23 pm

      The out of the box settings are definitely washed out and too bright as it has been reported multiple times by consumers and tech reviewers. Most monitors out of the box are incorrectly calibrated. Blacks being too black, wtf? Maybe you’re the one that is blind.

      • Well, he is right^^
        5 is the only black level u should go on that acer^^
        There are just enough test’s at youtube to calibrate it and u shouldnt be allowed to change the black level bcs u wont see the SWS colors correctly otherwise. I changed brightness and contrast in my nvidia panel it made the black real black the contrast settings on the monitor are useless^^

  3. Thanks.

    I could not remember where I found the monitor config that somebody made. I followed yours. Adjusted the brightness a little higher though, due to being difficult to read for me. (Glasses).

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