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Is buying a calibration tool like the spyder or i1display worth it if it's only be used for gaming and movies?
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post #2 of 6
Depends on how picky you are about image quality/accuracy, and if your display has enough potential to bother.
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Dell U2311H. Think i could get away with something cheap like a spyder express? Fact is, i can't see spending 200 dollars on a monitor that's nearly equal in price. Advice greatly appreciated
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post #4 of 6
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No thoughts on the matter?
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post #5 of 6
Doesn't the U2311H come factory calibrated fairly well?

You can certainly get better results with a high end hardware calibrator, but a cheap one like the Spyder3Express probably won't yield much better results than Dell's presets. Seems like a waste imo.
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Not certain if it's calibrated well from the factory. I'm placing my order shortly. Would love to know if it's worth it or not.
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