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Spyder 3 Elite Can't calibrate anything

 
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May 28, 2013 19:25 |  #1

I've had a HP LP2475w for a long time and had nothing but problems, I finally cut my loses and got rid of it a while ago for a Dell 2711.

I finally got around to calibrating it with my Spyder 3 Elite Puck, I had nothing but problems with my HP and calibration and was told it was a difficult monitor to calibrate, but it was also defective and replaced 6 times.

I am having similar issues with the Dell 2711. When I don't calibrate it, it looks decent. When I calibrate it, using the recommended 5800 120 or my preferred 6500 120 or even Native 120 it always has a yellow tint. If I slide a window (like a web browser) across multiple monitors, I can see the tint and it is very noticeable.

No matter what I do, it gives me a tint unless I just keep it uncalibrated. I worked on this with Data Color before and they sent me a replacement puck twice but nothing changed.

Part of the problem is I don't like 120 as I do gaming and a lot more on the computer and I prefer whites to be white and not grey, but even if I pump up the brightness a bit, it still looks yellow.


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May 28, 2013 20:09 |  #2

have you tried using "native" instead of 5800?


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May 28, 2013 20:40 |  #3

DiMAn0684 wrote in post #15977469 (external link)
have you tried using "native" instead of 5800?

Yes, I mentioned above I tried the recommended 5800, 6500, and Native. When I spoke with Data Color, they said I should always use Native as it will keep the color better. But it never works, no matter what I do.

Right now, this is how I have to calibrate.

1) Do nothing.

2) Calibrate, then go into monitor RGB settings and change them until it "looks" good. Pretty sad that's how I have to calibrate with a professional calibrator tool.

I know it isn't the puck, I have 3 of them, none of them work and they all have same results. On my old HP I always had a red tint if I didn't manually calibrate it or leave it uncalibrated. On the Dell it is yellow.

My colors pop a lot better when I calibrate it with the Spyder, then go in and manually adjust RGB until it "looks" right. Not scientific but it is a ton better than letter the Spyder do it. Even uncalibrated looks pretty good and what I used for a while because I was so tired of fighting it.


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May 29, 2013 08:56 |  #4

Are you using the software that the Spyder came with? If it has trouble, maybe try this instead:
http://dispcalgui.hoec​h.net/ (external link)

It takes a long time, but is supposed to be a more accurate profile than what the Data Color software makes.


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May 29, 2013 09:09 |  #5

I have a HP LP2475w. I have had the monitor connected to 3 different laptops with different results. From what I have seen the laptop / graphics abilites of the device the monitor is connected to have more to do with my ability to clibrate the monitor than the monitor plays.


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May 31, 2013 07:03 |  #6

Saxi wrote in post #15977572 (external link)
2) Calibrate, then go into monitor RGB settings and change them until it "looks" good. Pretty sad that's how I have to calibrate with a professional calibrator tool.

Don't "go into monitor RGB settings and change them"…
You shouldn't have to.

Are you sure the screen *is* yellow, instead of *looks yellow to you* since you have always watched a blue-ish screen?

At 120Cd/m^2, whites shouldn't look "gray", unless the environment you are in is (way too) bright…

What OS?
Are you creating a V4 or V2 profile?

"Native" is the best option. What does your calibration software tell you after calibrating?
What software are you viewing images in?


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