Anyone have any experience with HCFR?
It's apparently a freeware program designed and updated by other professional graphic artists. Some people on a photography-enthusiasts board I found swear by it.
In researching the X-rite I came across this review left on Amazon
"I'll keep this brief because everyone else has said all there is to say.
I've used this device for over two years on CRT, LCD, and laptops, and it has performed fabulously.
But, and I only learned this a few days ago after pressing customer support at x-rite, this device CANNOT be used to calibrate the new wide-gamut monitors. They tell you that to do so you need their i1Pro starting at $995, or their ColorMunki at $500.
So, let the buyer beware. Do not buy this device if you want to calibrate a wide-gamit monitor. I've read elsewhere that the same problem exists with the Spyder 2 but that the Spyder 3 can be used on wide-gamut monitors. I've never used the Spyder products so I have no comment about them.
Someone said that x-rite is resting on its laurels and so it seems with regard to the i1Display2. They got the product when they merged or bought out Gretag McBeth and they appear to be content continuing to market it as is without being concerned that it is now essentially obsolete. Whether they intend to come out with an i1Display3 to compete with the Spyder3 remains to be seen, or perhaps they don't care about the "low-end" market. In other words if you can't afford their alternative products at either $500 or $995 you can take your business someplace else.
If that's true, that makes it a no-go for the U2711. I don't even have the monitor yet and it's already a pain Edited by Booty Warrior - 3/6/11 at 11:39pm