Anyone using a Dell mon with hardware calibration?
Have been researching on this subject but shocked to learn that Dell doesn't really have its own HW cal software, but instead relies on a rigged version of i1Profiler (ie.UltraSharp Color Calibration Solution)
How come? Does this modified version actually unlock the monitor's HW LUT for such calibration?
Also, anyone invested on an i1D3 just because of ownership of such mon?
I had a U2713H just because of the HW 3D LUT calibration. Just like you said the software was just a modified i1profiler, enable the the software to write calibration data in the supported monitors.
And I did buy the i1 display Pro just because the monitor.
I have to say, I was vastly disappointed,
- gamma testing block sample is very limited and no way you can customize it, shades gamma couldn't be more inaccurate.
- sRGB emulation is one of worst I've seen, Adobe RGB emulation pretty good though.
- due to the nature of GB-LED, it has huge green tint but Dell's proprietary spectrum profile didn't have the compensation, result huge green tint under any way of HW calibration, you can only solve this with third-party software but due to the fact that third-party software can only do soft-profile it has reduced bit depth and color banding issue.
I got rid of it in 3 months and shell out some serious cash went for Eizo CG277 couldn't be happier.
The Eizo has much better ASICs and other processing algorithms which is why those Coloredge mons are so freaking expensive
Seems like the Dell situation is similar to NEC, in that a tweaked colorimeter (with tweaked matrices) is required to deliver optimal results... except that Dell doesn't have an OEMed i1D3 like NEC does
Likewise Eizo may has its EX3 (Spyder5 tweak) but I'm pretty sure All XRite sensors can do the calibration just fine, which is why your i1D3 isn't wasted afterall