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Had optical block replaced today - now it's a little magenta

I lived with the "green" discoloration for a while until I got the optical block replaced today. The picture is much better now but skin tones seem somewhat magenta. Is it because the optical block needs to be broken-in or is it just because the "greenish" hue was operational for so long? Is there a way to calibrate the monitor?

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Go into the menu and there should be a setting for warm, cool and hot, try the different settings

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