Clokwork So I got the new display - Eizo Flexscan EV2785 and there’s a lot of good news, and a bit of bad news.
What kind of screens cause me discomfort? A bit hard to say - I’m not sure what tech the LG I mentioned above has but I think one of my biggest issues was with brightness and the LG was an extremely bright monitor. It also felt like the whites of the monitor were always piercing my eyes.
The good news is that the display visual quality itself is really nice. It feels even, not blown out, or too dark. Combined with the ambient light sensor it’s really quite nice. It definitely feels more pleasant on the eyes overall - could be placebo. I really like that I don’t need to make too many brightness adjustments manually, and that the light sensor can just take care of what I need to.
What are the downsides - well for one - I was hoping that by switching to this display I’d see a reduction in some of the issues I had with contrasting paragraphs of text - where I see a ghost in the contrast. So far that’s not the case, and I think I may need to lower the contrast to make it easier on my eyes. Is this a shortcoming of the monitor? No - I think it means there’s something wrong with my sensitivity and vision that’s not triggered by devices alone.
The other thing is that this display uses a proprietary protocol for sending brightness controls from software to the hardware. That means that you can’t use something like MonitorControl to adjust the brightness levels by keyboard directly - although you can use MonitorControl software based dimming or Iris software based dimming.
Overall it’s very nice, but so far not going to be the difference between being abnormal and 100% normal.