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Is the Multisync PA241w self calibrating

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Old 01-27-2013, 12:25 PM
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Re: Is the Multisync PA241w self calibrating

Thanks Robert, Tony, Kav. But I'm still more than a bit confused. I read the Nec manual three times and it just isn't clear (at least not to me). Also there are a number of different versions of the Nec in Europe and America, which is making google searches very difficult. Can anyone point me in the direction of a definitive answer to this question. It's a Nec Multisync PA241w bought in London just under two years ago.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:56 PM
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Re: Is the Multisync PA241w self calibrating

I think I have made a wrong assumption, sorry but I had assumed that the Multiprofiler software contained the necessary software to allow calibration where in fact AFAIK now it does not! Multiprofiler appears to be just a method of setting up monitor preferences.

What I believe you will need in the UK is called SpectraView Profiler version 5 or the alternative the BasiColor version 5 (the same thing?)

You should be able to download the trial after first registering http://license.basiccolor.de/login.a...age=en&oemId=3. This will allow you to evaluate your Spyder using the specialised software or alternatively look at the demo of the Basicolor which does the same job. It is going to cost you to buy the software then you can abandon the Datacolor stuff.

You do need to use the hardware calibration tool and supported ones are listed in the user manuals for both versions. The NEC method of hardware calibration is the preferred route assuming you are prepared to buy the calibration software. Once you have calibrated to your needs the software will warn you to recalibrate after a specified period and once again you will connect your Spyder to your computer and set it to run to maintain an accurate calibration.

I apologise about my previous assumptions as I use the USA SpectraVIew II software even though it is not supported in the UK
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:04 PM
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Re: Is the Multisync PA241w self calibrating

MultiProfiler used with PA series NEC SpectraView's CAN be used to calibrate a display without an instrument. The calibration targets (options) are limited but when set to conform to those aim points, MultiProfile can do this based on original measured data done at the factory and embedded within the display.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:14 PM
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Re: Is the Multisync PA241w self calibrating

Interesting point Andrew and one of which I was not aware .

Do you think that this is a viable alternative to using a seperate hardware calibration device when the criteria is for high quality printing to match conditions for instance monitor to print viewing booth?
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It's viable IF the target calibrations you ask for are such you get a match viewing the print next to that display. YMMV. If they don't, you need SpectraView and an instrument.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:13 PM
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Re: Is the Multisync PA241w self calibrating

Now I'm even more confused.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:25 PM
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Re: Is the Multisync PA241w self calibrating

Call NEC monitor support if there is a number available. Or an email address. They should be able to tell you what you need to do and exactly which hardware/software you need or don't. I called Eizo support for my calibration problems and they were very helpful, hopefully NEC support will be helpful too.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:32 PM
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Re: Is the Multisync PA241w self calibrating

I guess you're right. Just hope I don't get the guy who wrote the manual!
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:37 PM
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Re: Is the Multisync PA241w self calibrating

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I guess you're right. Just hope I don't get the guy who wrote the manual!
LOL! I hear you!

And be sure to call during the week - the weekend warriors of support often aren't the sharpest pencils in the kit...... maybe they're the ones who wrote the manual
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:45 AM
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Re: Is the Multisync PA241w self calibrating

I contacted Nec and the response was "Multiprofiler does not require a sensor to update the monitor's LUT."

Is updating the monitor's LUT equivalent to calibrating?
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