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Old November 3, 2009, 05:15 PM
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IIRC the Xrite is the same hardware as the Lacie Blue eye....with the Lacie having better software....and a bigger price tag ;)
Indeed; I have tried the Lacie apps, but no way I'll pay 150$ premium over the Xrite for the same result.
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Old November 3, 2009, 05:20 PM
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yeah...it would be nice if they came with calibration stuff (even the software ones I dont find do too well)...but it would add 50 cents to their bottom line per card..so we'd end up getting hit for like...30 bucks extra, lol
Software alone is basically useless since a person doesn't have a baseline to adjust to. The old colour "wheels" weren't perfect, but at least they offered some form of baseline.
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Old November 3, 2009, 05:26 PM
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yeah, I even tried the whole...print a picture, then compare on my CRT...I gave up after 20 mins...I'm pretty darn sure my 2209WA is accurate (other than some bleed/yellow shift at the top and bottom on whites)
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What were the main advantages of one over the other?
Color accuracy favors the i1. Gamma is good on both. The Spyder2Pro didn't correct the plus-red grayscale on my LG L245WP, while the i1 gives me perfect neutral gray. Having said that, the Spyder2Pro gave a more "exciting" presentation, so some might like that better outside of photo work (games/movies). I prefer accuracy in all my media, just because I'm used to accurate displays now; inaccurate skin-tones drive slivers underneath my nails.

Also, the i1 is more precise from unit-to-unit, while the Spyder2Pro units were known to be a little spotty.
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Old November 3, 2009, 05:39 PM
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Hrmmmmm......

I wonder if there's any money to be made in a local market with one of these things..... I know I'd pay $20 for somebody to come in and properly tune my monitor.
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There probably is, I'm pretty sure most of the monitors at our college arn't accurate...heck, other than the mac lab, I'd bet that they're all TN panels too...our CADD lab has seanix rebranded 22"s (no idea what the originals were)
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I have a friend who did this and he told me that it was impressed by results.
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I have been using spyder2express on my Dell 2405 since 2006. I printed a picture from my HP photosmart printer, and the color does not match too well, but not too bad. Recently, I used it on my new linux new build, using Argyl software (datacolor software does not work in linux). Surprisingly, the printed photo from 2006 matches what is on the screen now, well not 100%, but a lot better than using datacolor software on winxp.

BTW, Argyl took a long time to generate icc data, measuring a lot of sample points. I think this software works in MS as well, and is free.
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