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  1. #1
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    Laptop LCD calibration

    I was looking at getting a Spyder2express to calibrate my MacbookPro display but I have been told there are some issues with consistency aswell as banding.

    So I wanted to see what you guys are using and if you have any reccomendations
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  2. #2
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    I use the Spyder2express on my PC and it seems to do a decent job.
    Michael B.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelb View Post
    I use the Spyder2express on my PC and it seems to do a decent job.
    Michael, LCD or CRT screen?
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    i use spyder2express on my lcds...but had issues with my laptop...so i don't even try to calibrate the laptop now, and only use my pc for editing...
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  5. #5
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    i use eye one display 2 on my laptop and my desktop. seems to kick ass, but i really don't know all that much. i don't ever put them side by side to compare. and i haven't been printing anything either. i pretty much just take its word for it.
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  6. #6
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    I have zero experience with the Spyder2 whatsoever but wanted to up my post count.
    Ouch.

  7. #7
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    This rates as a "huh?" I've calibrated MacBook Pro's and MacBooks with everything from a Huey to a ColorMunki. Not a single problem with any calibrator. All the calibrator does is create a new default profile, no different that if you used the "squinty" method. Go for it. Make sure you have the latest software.

  8. #8
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    don't know, i borrowed the spyder2pro from a colleague and the result was really terrible, the contrast and dark levels were superstrong. it was no problem to calibrate the TV though...happy i didnt buy it
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  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by forno View Post
    Michael, LCD or CRT screen?
    LCD and I'm happy with it, although I've never compared with any other calibration software.
    Michael B.
    Canon 5D2, 550D, Sony NEX 5N, Sigma 15mm fish, 24L mkI, 35L, 40mm f/2.8, 50 1.8 II, Sigma 50 1.4, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro, 60mm macro, 100mm f/2, 70-200 f/4, 200 f/2.8 mk I, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, 430EX. Growing list of MF lenses!

  10. #10
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    Hey forno. I used the spyder2 and didn't have any issues. The MAJOR thing to remember when calibrating an LCD, whether it's a laptop or desktop, is to ALWAYS use the provided sensor screen and NEVER use the suction cups. Otherwise, you will damage your screen beyond repair.

    I have the Spyder3Elite now, so if want to buy my Spyder2 we can try to make arrangements if shipping it downunder doesn't make it cost you too much to make it worth it. Let me know.
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