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How good is Datacolor Spyder 4 pro
« on: March 12, 2013, 09:43:44 AM »
for calibrating my new Dell U2713H monitor?

The dell is my first wide-gamut monitor and I want to calibrate it correctly. How good is the Spyder 4 pro?
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How good is Datacolor Spyder 4 pro
« on: March 12, 2013, 09:43:44 AM »

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Re: How good is Datacolor Spyder 4 pro
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2013, 10:55:08 AM »
for calibrating my new Dell U2713H monitor?

The dell is my first wide-gamut monitor and I want to calibrate it correctly. How good is the Spyder 4 pro?

I was asking the same question when I bought that monitor. In the end I bought the Xrite Display Pro just cause as of now, its the only one compatible with the hardware calibration. Just waiting on Dell/Xrite to update their software for it >.<

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Re: How good is Datacolor Spyder 4 pro
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013, 11:18:14 AM »
Honestly, I wish they made the Pantone Huey still.  I have had issues with my Datacolor Spyder Pro, even on a normal gamut monitor. When I re-calibrate my monitor it usually takes me several times to get a good calibration.  The reason I know that it isn't calibrating correctly is that I have an image of a white/black/grey card and there are times where the black will appear redish or greenish. It usually takes me two/three times to calibrate correctly. 

With my old Pantone Huey it would be one and done.  But, since they stopped the updates on the software, I had to move to the Spyder Pro system.  Once the system is calibrated though, it keeps the calibration fairly well, the only time I regret it is when I have re-calibrate it every two weeks - month.

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Re: How good is Datacolor Spyder 4 pro
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013, 11:18:14 AM »