HDMI Way too bright!

Posted on 2014-01-14
Last Modified: 2014-01-23

My HDMI output on my computer is way too bright, hurts your eyes bright. Blacks become grey, and greys get even lighter.

I have a AMD R7770 Card, and have access to Catalyst Control Panel. My monitor is a ViewSonic VX2703.

From reading around, I see that a lot of people solved this issue by changing the color format from RGB to YCrCb. Well YCrBc was already enabled.

As far as the monitor settings, I have played with those too, even done a reset. This also happens with my Samsung monitor on the same PC.

Do you have any other suggestions?
Question by:Computer Guy
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ID: 39781615
try updating the drivers -  chipset, and video
also - did it ever work ok ?

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by:Computer Guy
ID: 39786448
Would it be natural, out of the box to reset the brightness in CCC for that monitor down? That did the trick, but wondering why I had to do this out of the box.
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ID: 39787853
without knowing all details, it's impossible to answer that.
in general, it looks like the automatic system detection does not work properly
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by:Computer Guy
ID: 39788098
Is there a setting for auto? If so where?
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nobus earned 500 total points
ID: 39788197
no - no setting; it is what the hardware/software does when it sees an unknown device : it identifies it, loads drivers - then software for it

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by:Computer Guy
ID: 39788783
Does installing the monitor drivers help? I didn't do that.
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Expert Comment

ID: 39789113
me neither, i never install it.
but you can try, and see if it helps in any way

**but i thought it was ok now? you posted "that did the trick"

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