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X-Rite Eye-One Display 2, Complete Monitor Color Profiling Solution.

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About X-Rite

• The new Eye-One Display 2 is a powerful, sophisticated monitor profiling solution providing consistent, predictable color on all types of monitors - both LCD and CRT. The easy-to-use, compact device is the next generation of the Eye-One Display color profile solution.
• With new enhancements to both hardware and software, the Eye-One Display 2 features a new sensor providing higher repeatability, faster measurements and higher sensitivity in the dark areas for better control in shadow detail and a more neutral gray scale.
• Lightweight and sleek, the new device is the same as the original Eye-One Display and comes with a new ambient light head, a built-in counterweight for LCD displays plus an integrated suction cup for CRTs.

X-Rite Features

  • Eye-One Display calibrates and profiles LCD and CRT displays
  • Compact colorimeter for emissive color measurements
  • Easily attaches to both CRT and LCD monitors
  • Sleek, lightweight design easily operated with one hand
  • Calibrates your monitor to ensure the right colors are displayed
  • Use at multiple workstations no additional licensing fee
  • USB powered
  • NEW ambient light head (also acts as a dust protector)
  • NEW enhanced sensor provides higher repeatability. faster measurements and higher sensitivity in in dark areas for better control in shadow areas
  • No need for additional display holders!
  • The Eye-One Display 2 has a counterweight built into the design for easy use with any flat panel or CRT display.
  • When you need to profile a display with a hood, use the built-in suction cups toattach the device directly to the monitor.
  • Eye-One Match 3.O software
  • Easier to use! Interface redesigned for even greater simplicity
  • User-definable luminance setting
  • Monitor profile summary
  • Profile reminder
  • Chromatic adaptation formula for a closer visual match of different monitors (orof different settings on one monitor) with different white points
  • Automatic gray balance optimization for more neutral and better defined grays
  • Ambient light check procedure to determine optimal ambient light conditions for color critical work.
  • Multiple monitor profiling
  • DDC/CI support for compatible monitors - one button push profiling
  • Mac and PC compatible - Mac OS X v 10.1 or later, Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista

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4.2

(based on 29 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (14)

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    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product

The only con, which really isn't a con at all, is that it took me a while to get the cord on the puck staightened out so it would lay flat and hang straight on my LCD display. When the adjustments are complete, it displays a color board and portrait photo, and allows you to switch back and forth between before and after settings so you can see the difference.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A lemon

Unfortunately the product up to now is unworkable. Constant error messages. [...] Instrument not been able to be used for what it has been sold for.Thrown away [$]. Guarantee questionable. Endeavoring to work through issues with X-rite.

Reviewed by 29 customers

 
5.0

Solved the problem of color correction.

By

Excellent product recommended.

 
5.0

Make your hard work count!

By

Worked great on my Dell laptop and MacBook pro. Now I can edit images and create much more accurate white balance and my reds aren't so strong.

 
3.0

Good Product; Poor Documentation

By

Use it for home. Took a while to set up since I have to download the software for Win 7. Once the software is installed it's fairly easy to use. But the instructions are too poor. Have to guess which program to use for what purpose. So far only used Eye-One Match 3 software to calibrate the monitor and haven't had time what the other programs are used for (Eye-One Share, etc)

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Win 7 Directions...GO TO WEBSITE FIRST

By

The software in the carton has little value if you are using Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit) You need to go to the X-rite website to download the proper program file. You will not be able to use this file unless you UNINSTALL whatever you loaded from the CD. Don't think you can simply download the WIN 7 drivers, don't ask me how I know this. The CD software other than the main program is optional. The only device that this program and device will calibrate is the monitor, even if the projector, scanner icons and others show up (they are grayed out). Having done everything wrong at least twice, and then following the online tutorials, the gizmo actually seems to work fine. Editing in Lightroom3 and Photoshop CS4 is significantly improved. You can even evaluate your ambient light conditions and (in my case) dial down the luminance to further improve editing. I have gone back into previously edited image files and did them over to see the improvements. FYI, I also use the specific paper profiles for my Epson R1900 and together my prints are now borderline excellent.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

easy to use profiler

By

I always felt that one of my screens had a purple touch, and this product corrected for this. Now the color rendition certainly looks more akin on my different (LCD/LED) monitors than before, but there is still a slight difference between my laptop and a secondary lcd. Still, I now feel much more secure when adjusting my photos.

 
5.0

It's easy and it works

By

Monitor calibration was easy and my prints are coming out exactly as they look on the monitor. Videos are included to walk you through the process, but it is straightforward and simple.

 
4.0

Great calibrator at a great price!

By

It's an excellent product and serves my need perfectly!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Easy to use; gets useable profile

By

Easy to use at the default settings, maybe more difficult if you want to modify monitor beyond defaults. Creates a profile that is surely better than the standard. I get a reasonable approximation on my LCD. My CRT, which runs on the same machine, has distinctively different tones and hue. You can attribute that to the unavoidable difference between the CRT and the LCD, but if the X-Rite profiles are really supposed to standardize the screens, the fact that the screens are nowhere near the same even after they are both calibrated raises some questions about the product's ability to do what it claims.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Poorly documented product

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I was able to install the software but it failed to recognize the device. Therefore the product was simply unusable with Windows 7. The documentation is unforgivably inadequate. There is simply nothing helpful in the skimpy documentation. I would NOT buy another product from X-rite unless I saw it demonstrated to me on my system first. I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone.

 
5.0

Excellent Product

By

The X-Rite Eye-One Display 2 is an excellent product. Simple to set up for the layman, yet has advanced features for more experienced users. The product does exactly what it is supposed to do. It makes your monitor's color as good as it can be.

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Shopper  Probably a stupid question, but does this work with laptops?
BRIGITTE E  yes
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
DAVID R  Disappointed that it did not, at the time support my computer. Ended up buying the Spyder. The seemed confusing as to the updates, etc.
Shopper  works with lion mac os ?
ERNEST R  It does not currently work on OS X Lion, their website says they expect to have an update out sometime in Sept 2011.... Also, their site lists this calibrator as discontinued, even though it's still for sale which is weird. They said if you registered the device they would notify us when the update comes out. You might want to check their site to see if the update is out before you buy.
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