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Samsung 2233RZ Locks Brightness in 3D Stereo Mode

June 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


When you are using the Samsung 2233RZ monitor in normal mode (2D) you can change its parameters without any problems, but when you switch in 3D mode some of the settings are being locked. It doesn’t matter what refresh rate has been set for the display at the moment – 60 Hz or even 120 Hz, you retain full control over the settings in the OSD menu of the display. As you can see in the image above I’ve set the brightness to 99 and the contrast to 60, but when I got in to 3D mode the settings change automatically to a preset value…


When you start a game in 3D Stereo mode with the 3D Vision glasses on and try to change the brightness and contrast of the monitor you can see that this function has been disabled. The brightness is set to 100 (maximum) and the contrast is set to 75 and you are not allowed to change these values. When you are back into a normal 2D mode of the display your previous brightness and contrast settings are being restored.

The good thing is that Samsung 2233RZ performs very well at these settings and there are no problems with color reproduction, and the same thing probably applies to the ViewSonic VX2265wm FuHzion 3D monitor. Maybe someone who actually owns a ViewSonic monitor can verify that, but I’m pretty sure that the same limit in the brightness also applies when 3D Stereo mode is activated.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 anybody // Jul 12, 2010 at 10:40

    anyway to avoid this?

  • 2 Bloody // Jul 12, 2010 at 11:49

    No, unfortunately there is no way to avoid it…

  • 3 tf // Sep 24, 2010 at 03:45

    In addition to Samsung 2233RZ, Dell AW2310 and LG W2363D-PF are also have the 100% brightness problem.
    I’ve heard that there is a term to enforce 100% brightness in the conditions to obtain “NVIDIA 3D VISION ready” logo…

  • 4 fuckhead // Mar 23, 2012 at 00:45

    this is bullshit why why why?=!?!?!

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