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I have a U2711 in the mail, and since there are a lot of IPS users in this section, I'm interested in some suggestions for good colorimeter kits.

I've done a little googling but the results seem mixed.

I've heard mostly good things about the Spyder3 kits, and their prices don't seem too steep. Colormunki too, though some say they're not as thorough as Spyders.

The super high end kits like LaCie Blue Eye are a bit more than I really want to spend atm. So I'm really interested in something that will offer the most accurate color for the price.

I should note I only need monitor calibration, not printer, since any print work would be done remotely.
post #2 of 26
Usually the colors with Dell IPS monitors are pretty accurate. However, using a colorimeter almost always helps.

I've heard good things about the Spyder3 kits as well.
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I suggest the

, it use the same hardware as the LaCie Blue Eye just different in software. http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/eye_one_display2.htm is a good review on it.
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I really like the simplicity of the

, I personally use the Huey on my laptop but for as I am a photo major in college we use the screens their which are calibrated by the epsilon printers for each print.

For the price I would go with the pantone Huey
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I picked up the Spyder3Elite kit a couple weeks ago and seems to work but I still dont think my screen is right. I probably did it wrong though.
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I suggest the X-Rite Eye-One display 2, it use the same hardware as the LaCie Blue Eye just different in software. Here is a good review on it.
Ooh, now that is interesting.

Have you used it personally? How does it compare with the Spyder3 models?

The only Spyder models reviewed at TFT scored much worse than that X-Rite, but those reviews are a bit dated. Have the S3s been updated since?
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I picked up the Spyder3Elite kit a couple weeks ago and seems to work but I still dont think my screen is right. I probably did it wrong though.
Haha, so is this a vote for or against a Spyder3?
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Ooh, now that is interesting.

Have you used it personally? How does it compare with the Spyder3 models?

The only Spyder models reviewed at TFT scored much worse than that X-Rite, but those reviews are a bit dated. Have the S3s been updated since?
I don't own it yet have plan pick one up down the road. All I know is the Spyder3 have mix reviews and X-rite have a consistency due to same hardware as the Lacie that alone should give you an edge. Let say the Spyder3 is better, but I doubt it will make a night and day difference vs X-rite. On the other hand, I am sure it is true vice versa. X-rite is a safer bet, have no experience with the Spyder3 can't give you much insight except checking some reviews online shoppers or review sites.
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post #9 of 26
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I don't own it yet have plan pick one up down the road. All I know is the Spyder3 have mix reviews and X-rite have a consistency due to same hardware as the Lacie that alone should give you an edge. Let say the Spyder3 is better, but I doubt it will make a night and day difference vs X-rite. On the other hand, I am sure it is true vice versa. X-rite is a safer bet, have no experience with the Spyder3 can't give you much insight except checking some reviews online shoppers or review sites.
True enough. I'll do some more reading on the X-rite models. They do look pretty promising.
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Haha, so is this a vote for or against a Spyder3?
Lol ill let you know as soon as I figure it out.
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