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Old 10-18-2010, 09:31 AM
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Re: Which Monitor for Photo Editing 2010

Would there be any advantage in paying the extra $89.00 for the SpectraView II over the bundled basICColor? Now I am committed, I want to get the best performance out of the monitor.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:32 AM
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Would there be any advantage in paying the extra $89.00 for the SpectraView II over the bundled basICColor? Now I am committed, I want to get the best performance out of the monitor.
Can you even get the SpectraView II software? Depending on your location and dealer, might not be an option. IF you can get SpectraView II, get that.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:39 AM
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The NEC PA231 is in the SpectraView II line**.
SpectraView software is mostly US based, in Europe, they bundle basICColor which provides about the same functionality. Both SpectraView II and basICColor support the EyeOne Display-2 hardware.

**http://www.necdisplay.com/Products/P...b-e4d4d3a9910f
The estimated pricing for PA231 W is USD 929.00 on Nec Online Store, if I'm not confused I will get SpectraViewII software and Colometer bundled with this monitor ?
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Re: Which Monitor for Photo Editing 2010

The Bk-SV tag implies its a software and colorimeter bundle.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:44 AM
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The Bk-SV tag implies its a software and colorimeter bundle.
WOW !!! so its a great choice for me. many thanks...
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:04 AM
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Re: Which Monitor for Photo Editing 2010

It would appear, now that I have purchased the NEC MultiSync P221W, that the NEC US website blocks purchases of the SpectraViewII software.

So much for the free market economy, welcome to protectionism! What next, prohibition?

Can anyone assist me in acquiring SpectraViewII software? This situation hardly endears me to NEC.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:38 PM
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I'm not sure if they disable spectraview's use in firmware in europe and the UK. I know it's bundled with basicolor there, and that basicolor doesn't seem to work properly on the ones sold here (can't check hardware calibration) unless I'm mistaken. Basicolor is also very nice though. NEC's software in its tracking mainly shows how well it tracks a neutral greyscale. Basicolor will also show you Delta E values for a large range of colors.
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:24 AM
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I'm not sure if they disable spectraview's use in firmware in europe and the UK. I know it's bundled with basicolor there, and that basicolor doesn't seem to work properly on the ones sold here (can't check hardware calibration) unless I'm mistaken.
Depending on your region, you absolutely need to have a conversation with the dealer about what will and will not work software wise. It will either be SpectraView II or basICColor. No other 3rd party software will work acceptably in terms of communicating with the panel, voiding the unique capabilities of SpectraView.
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:55 AM
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Re: Which Monitor for Photo Editing 2010

I have found this Monitor Comparison Chart here:

http://shop.colourconfidence.com/pag...nitorcomp.html

(for european market only)
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:48 AM
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Re: Which Monitor for Photo Editing 2010

I think we have now established that the NEC MultiSync P221W available for the US market is a different animal to that available in Europe (shame they don't let on in any of the sales/marketing info).

I received my NEC MultiSync P221W yesterday & spent some hours testing it. To dispell any myths, it does NOT come bundled with basICColor, it does not come with any caliibration software (including GammaComp which it is advertised as being part of the package).

I purchased from a reputable dealer who advertised my model as being both SpectraViewII enabled & including NaViSet. Well it is not SpectraViewII enabled & the NaViSet software does 'not recognise a supported monitor'.

I have calibrated with the EyeOne Display2 & iMatch & will spend some time assessing the monitor.
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