OpenWindows Advanced User's Guide Adjusting Your Monitor

Once your working environment is set up properly, let your monitor warm up for at least one hour adjust your monitor's Black Level and Picture.

GraphicThis icon indicates the Picture (or Contrast) control. It affects the brightness that is reproduced for a full white input signal. Once Black Level is set correctly, Picture should be set for comfortable viewing brightness.

GraphicThis icon indicates the Black Level (or Brightness) control. This control should be adjusted so that black picture content displays as true black on your monitor. Incorrectly adjusting this control is the most common problem of poor quality picture reproduction on computer monitors, video monitors and television sets.

A monitor is properly adjusted when it meets these conditions: