Nixeus NX-VUE27P 1440P IPS Monitor Review
Non-Colorimeter Tweaking and Results
In a perfect world, either every monitor would come factory calibrated to perfection or every single consumer would own a decent colorimeter. We don’t live in such a world, and as such most consumers simply use their untrained eyeballs to fix any imperfections with the stock colors of their new monitor.
In order to gauge how easy this is to do for a given monitor we have included a new set of tests. These tests will be carried out before any of our standard tests and will consist of us using a combination of the free online LCD Monitor Test Images (found here LCD monitor test images) and then if necessary the free Hex2Bit Monitor Calibration Wizard (found here Hex2Bit – Software by Mike Walters). The goal of these tests is to not only gauge how easy it is to accurately calibrate a given monitor using only the onboard monitor tools, but to see how closely we can come to what a Spyder3 Elite can do.
To obtain these results we did the following:
– Used “User Defined” mode to set values of 70 Red, 71 Green, and 74 Blue.
– Adjusted the brightness to 31% (which resulted in a 120.6 cd/m2)
– All other settings left to default levels
There are two main issues with the Nixeus NX-VUE27P so let’s start with the easy to fix one: the default factory color profile. In order to tweak the colors into some semblance of perfection, owners will have to first navigate to the Color section, then the Color Temperature option. Next they will need to place the monitor into User Define mode, and then navigate up one level, which will allow RGB settings to be tweaked. Once that is done, simply use 70 for Red, 71 for Green, and 74 for Blue. This will get the colors very close and for most it will be more than good enough.
The other issue is the default Gamma, and here the rather underwhelming on-screen display will be of little help. Owners will have to go ‘off screen’ to correct the issue. Unfortunately, we cannot tell you precisely what to do as it will be a judgement call on your part… though even if just corrected to ‘close’ the appropriate level it will be much better than the stock settings.
Overall, the combination of physical buttons but terrible OSD will leave consumers happy and yet frustrated all at the same time. If Nixeus is serious about courting the ‘Pro’ market, they need to step up their game on the on-screen display and factory calibration side of the equation. By the same token, the average consumer will consider this level of frustration to be pretty much par for the course.