here is my display panel for the second monitor (you can see the colors/crisp also)
i have upload my Air Display color profile here :
Hope to help you
Interesting - my 2012 MBA has a "Display" profile on offer that has an almost identical name/icc identifier as your download zip file (mine ends with C5C1 and yours is C5C3, otherwise identical in name).
I will use Color Sync Utility to look at values of the profile to compare parameters.
I will try it when I get home, but would be interested to hear of others' experiences (good or bad...)
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Well I tried this with my macbook pro 13 inch (summer 2012) with a samsung LED monitor, and it seems that this macbook pro air profile did imporved the display, there can still be some improvements, but I think that's particular to my display rather than being a generic issue.
I'm using macbook air 13.3 mid 2012, graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 384mb and software is OS X 10.8.2 and I connected my mac to my TV (Samusng 40C650). I have the worst colors.. The display is so brigt, the blue is so blue, the red is so red, the green is so green. Overall, is it really bad. I switched from Windows to MAC a couple of months ago and I never had this problem on Windows. So the problem is not the TV I believe it is some configuration problem. I wish someone had a precise solution for the problem.. I tried to change the color profiles a couple of times but none worked. What will i do?
Mid 2012 MBA 13 inch, i5. OSX 10.8.2, latest updates.
Problem with MDP to VGA with my Samsung SyncMaster 2223NW external monitor.
Colours and contrast are horrible. Light shades are gone.
I use original Apple adapter. Also tried a different one.
Changing the color profile doesn't change very much. Neither in the Samsung settings, nor in the MBA color profile settings.
Nothing Apple Support advised was of any help. They tell me my monitor must be the problem. But it works perfectly well under Windows! So I think it's must be bad graphics software.
I guess it all adresses to the very same problem people in this thread experience with HDMI to HDMI, MDP to HDMI and HDMI to DVI.
I hope Apple will come up with a solution soon, because this is realy terrible to work with!
Can anyone else confirm whether this has worked for them?
Vangelis, what monitor do you have?
I have tried this colour calibration (and other thrid party colour calibration softwares) many times to no effect. Although some slight improvement can be achieved, it doesn't come close to sorting out the "greys issue" and frequently upsets the balance of the other colours in the process.
I fear that although it appears to have solved your issue, perhaps you did not have the same issue as many other posters on this site who have tried, to no avial, to solve the problem by calibrating the display.
Very much hope to be proved wrong though!
Okay - interesting!
....and yet strange..
For whatever reason it appears not to provide a solution to the issues I am experiencing.
As with others, Windows presents like a dream - so there shoudl be no fundamental compatability issue with the MBA hardware and the monitor - something associated with OSX would seem to be logically at fault.
Doesn't work for me. I guess we shouldn't be surprised that Apple doesn't fix this, or that they ignore it. They would much rather force us into buying an Apple monitor. Perhaps we should contact the media. Maybe that will get Apple's attention, or at least let other consumers know the problem so they can be forewarned.
I have two large, very expensive Apple display monitors. I bought my MacAir thinking I'd be able to attach it to one of those monitors, but I can't because the monitors are too old and the connections won't work. So then I went out to buy a cheaper PC monitor. It didn't work. THinking it was the monitor, I went out and bought another. I now have 4 monitors, none of which work on my Mac Air.