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Playstation 3 & 4

HP 25er 59
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The HP monitors scale 1280x720 and 1920x1080 without issue, and unlike the HP CW/XW monitors the er/es monitors do not lack an HDMI Black Level setting and automatically and correctly, so the Playstation's RGB Range setting does not need to be changed.

PS3:

Go to Settings>Display Settings>Scroll down and select RGB Full Range (HDMI)

Go to Settings>Video Settings>Scroll down and select 1080p 24hz Output Automatic.


To use external audio devices use the 3.5mm audio in & out ports located on the back of the Crossover or use the included Playstation 3's RCA cord.

Or insert an optical cord into the optical out port located at the back of the PS3 or 4 to connect the PS3 or 4 to an external device such as a DAC.

PS4:

Go to Settings>Scroll down and select Sound and Screen>Video Output Settings>Resolution: 1080p>

RGB Range: Full

Go to Settings>Video Playback Settings and set Output at 1080p/24hz to Automatic.

« Last Edit: July 16, 2018, 04:53:07 pm by NCX »

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Xbox 360 & Xbox One


The HP monitors scale 1280x720 and 1920x1080 without issue, and unlike the HP CW/XW monitors the er/es monitors do not lack an HDMI Black Level setting and automatically and correctly, so neither the Xbox 360 Reference Levels (360) nor Xbox One's PC RGB Range need to be changed.

To get audio with external sources use an Xbox 360 RCA adapter, or use the included 3.5mm audio cord to connect to the desired sound device.

Use the following Image Settings

System Settings> Console Settings> Display> HDTV Settings>Select 1080p

Enable Display Discovery in the System Settings>Console Settings>Display Settings tab or

System Settings> Console Settings> Display> Reference Levels: Standard

System Settings> Console Settings> Display> Color Space>YCbCr709
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Settings & ICC Profile


Brightness 48
Contrast 75
Red 250
Green 231
Blue 242

ICC Profile

Use Color Sustainer to install ICC profiles
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Conclusion

HP 25er 26
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+Low price
+Stable stand
+Two HDMI inputs and one VGA input
+Low Haze or Almost-Glossy coating is completely grain free and enhances clarity and color vibrancy
+High contrast for a non-VA panel
+Accurate and vibrant color presets
+Large color space provides more vibrant colors than most other 1080p IPS/PLS panels
+Excellent calibrated image quality and out-of-the-box image quality
+Accurate and neutral image quality without over-saturation and only marginal under-saturation
+Wide viewing angles
+Very minimal IPS glow when the brightness is not cranked in a dark room
+Video Overdrive significantly speeds up the pixel response times without obvious overshoot ghosting
+Negligible input lag

-Green tinted greys unless contrast is dropped from 80 to 75
-Minor preset green tint after Contrast reduction
-Does not overclock to 75hz like the CW/XW 2015 HP monitors
-Frame-less casing has an inner black bezel which reduces the perceived black depth
-Gamma rises and slightly darkens the colors when the color controls are unlocked
-Not VESA Compliant without the purchase of a VESA adapter


The HP 25er/es is makes a few improvements over the 25-27CW/XW monitors from 2015. These improvements include slightly more accurate color presets and the ability to correctly read 0-255 and 16-235 RGB signals sent over HDMI automatically and correctly. The HP er/es series monitors also have slightly slimmer casings, but can not be overclocked to 75hz like the CW/XW monitors, and have the same grey and white bleaching issue as the the CW/XW monitors which can be corrected by reducing the contrast from 80 to 75.

The HP 25er/es have nearly identical pixel response times as the CW/XW monitors which are competitive with 60hz TN panels and the fastest 60hz IPS/PLS competitors, negligible input lag and the same excellent Almost-Glossy/Low Haze coating as the 25-27CW/XW monitors which is equally and clear and vibrant as a glossy coating, as well as less reflective. The 25er/es have very accurate color presets suitable for non-professional work and providing users with the most vibrant and accurate viewing experience a budget display can provide, and image quality on par with displays which cost significantly more both before and after calibration. Aside from not overclocking and the grey and white bleaching the HP 25er/es have no real flaws since all modern competitors use frame-less casings.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2018, 05:08:25 pm by NCX »