My old trusted Sony monitor finally died. I bought a HP 24uh from Amazon that arrived yesterday. The monitor native resolution is 1980x1040 and has 3 ports - HDMI, DVI, VGA.
I have notice there are a few issues in the display, but I want to make sure whether it is caused by the Intel HD Graphic chip or by this new HP monitor being defective.
I have googled a lot and gone to the HP support site but unable to find any mentioning of the "green or red edge at the vertical parts of a letter" that I am seeing. When I mean "vertical parts" it is like in the letters of L, l, I, l, the legs of the m, or M, like in the case of m, the top curves are displayed normally in black, but the legs would have either green or red edge next to them on the left side, mostly. It is manifest themselves as I am typing this.
Upon installation with the DVI to HDMI cable I noticed the display did not go full screen, i.e. when go to a website, the content would only occupy the middle 2 panels space leaving a while panel space on each side of the screen. Full screen is already set a factory spec and unable to change anyway (grayed out option on the OSD menu display. It is also set on the Intel Graphic control panel.
Color calibration and brightness are all off - way way too bright - have to adjust using my computer's Intel HD Graphic Control Panel to adjust the display. The brightness is NOT the same when it is in Window screen (the tiles) and in Desk Top mode. If it is correct on the Window screen tiles, it would be way way too bright in Desk Top mode. Since I spend 99% of the time in Desk Top mode so I adjust the setting to work with Desk Top mode at least not to give me eye strain.
I have used both the Intel Graphic control panel as well as Color Management from the Control Panel to try to calibrate the color and text display but could not eliminate this display issue.
It looks as if there are green and red tiny bars sprinkled all over the text on the screen - showing up in Gmail body, Comcast email body, news feeds, etc. basically on any screen that white is the background.
I also notice that using DVI to HDMI connection, Many display options are not accessible in Window's Control Panel (using Icon display not categories which have much less options to begin with.) HDMI to HDMI show much more display options.
At the top menu bar of a browser, there is white shadow behind the black letters, as if there are 2 identical letters the black is on top of the white, but NOT accurately overlaying it, hence the white underneath becomes a shadow-like, very visible to the point that interfere me reading the words.
Neither these connections would use full screen to display even though the display has only ONE option at 16:9. But HDMI to HDMI seems to give more display on the screen, or, use more space of the screen to display - the while panels on each side are smaller in size versus the DVI to HDMI display.
Also both use the native resolution of 1980 x 1040, and my computer recognize the monitor is an HP 24uh model.
VGA to VGA is a disaster. It immediately dropped the resolution to the lowest while stretched the display to true 16:9 and everything is very Large. The computer also does not recognize this is an HP model, but indicates it as a Generic monitor, without any option to change.
Apparently it is not using the HP driver either.
I believe the green and red should not show up in the text, and it is a defect of this monitor. It may also be the reason why the image display is blurry without sharp edge.
I want to identify which has caused the issues - the Intel Graphic (driver) or the HP monitor is defective.
Can someone help? Thanks in advance!