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Ouch that's a really steep price... almost as much as the monitor itself... don't think I can justify purchasing a calibrator that almost cost as much as my monitor x.x

And there is a dell icc? I will check once I get home.

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Is that the only screen you have in your house? Because you can use it to calibrate everything, including laptops and TVs.

Of course, a Spyder2 is still better than nothing, so if you really can't get an i1D2 I guess just go for that.
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Have you change the ICC profile so it uses the Dell as opposed to other monitor ICCs?
Can you tell me what exactly the Dell ICC profile is called? I can't seem to find it :X
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Btw, just to clarify something. On a calibrated monitor. I should not see those vertical columns of color at all? Because despite what the screenshots show, the columns aren't as noticeable when viewed in person.
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Btw, just to clarify something. On a calibrated monitor. I should not see those vertical columns of color at all? Because despite what the screenshots show, the columns aren't as noticeable when viewed in person.
Only the center should be invisible, the top and bottom don't matter.
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Only the center should be invisible, the top and bottom don't matter.
Another thing I noticed is that lutcurve is designed to calibrate for 80 cd/m^2. The icc profile I am currently using is calibrated for 120 cd/m^2. I think that is why it is off, cuz I used lagom and my calibration looks really good. Maybe not as perfect as if it was calibrated by a colorimeter, but to my eye, the gamma and contrast were pretty accurate.

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Another thing I noticed is that lutcurve is designed to calibrate for 80 cd/m^2. The icc profile I am currently using is calibrated for 120 cd/m^2. I think that is why it is off, cuz I used lagom and my calibration looks really good. Maybe not as perfect as if it was calibrated by a colorimeter, but to my eye, the gamma and contrast were pretty accurate.

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Glad to see that you are satisfied. I bought a U2311H not too long ago and I came across the same dilemma. Then I realized that I wasn't going to be doing any sort of photography, color content creation, CAD, Photoshoping.

I have a friend who has his work monitor calibrated, and quite frankly, I was not used to seeing a more vibrant picture. I was so used to seeing overly vivid colors that I didn't even like his calibrated monitor.

So it all depends how you will be using this monitor.
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If it's anything like my calibrated Samsung 52" LCD TV it would be awesome. The picture/colours went from good to a WOW.

My cousin had bought the same TV and could not believe what he was seeing at my house.

I gave him the numbers for the picture settings and he did the same.

You don't really need the calibration hardware, just go online and you'll see many posts on calibration numbers for your model. Input them and just fine tune in areas according to your own liking.
 
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This Sight might be of some Help to you !!
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/icc_profiles.htm#d

Calibrating
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/calibrating.htm

My Screens control on Screen
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This Sight might be of some Help to you !!
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/icc_profiles.htm#d

Calibrating
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/calibrating.htm

My Screens control on Screen
Attachment 208867
Will try this when I get home, but using lagom my gamma and contrast were already pretty accurate

Thanks for all the help everyone!

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Will try this when I get home, but using lagom my gamma and contrast were already pretty accurate
And how do you know? Just because the gamma test looks ok? You're still a long way from accuracy.
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