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Old 07-19-2010, 09:09 AM
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Hi everyone. Newbie here.
I am trying to calibrate 2 monitors to work in synch in 2 different locations.
The monitors are both NEC MultiSync. One is the 2190ui (older) and a brand new PA241W. When I use the Spyder Elite 3 Software on each of them, the results are quite different. Neither one looks neutral. The 2190 looks greenish and the PA241W tends toward magenta.
I understand that they are different monitors but does anyone have any idea as to how to calibrate them to look somewhat similar...and neutral?
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:40 PM
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Re: Calibrating 2 monitors

The Spyder Elite software is not able to calibrate the NEC monitor internal hardware LUT, for that you need the NEC Spectraview software

I guess basICColor Display can also calibrate the NEC internal LUT and they got a 10/14 day trial, check

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Old 07-19-2010, 01:52 PM
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Re: Calibrating 2 monitors

Different displays can have different backlighting and hence different colors even when calibrated to the same target. If you can get the NEC software, there is a visual (or better, measured) white point option where you can get the two closer in sync. You really DO want to conduct this with both displays physically next to each other. For one, you can’t measure the white point on display A while using display B unless they are next to each other. And you can’t evaluate if they produce a match if you can’t view them side by side.
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