Reviews and Problems with X-RITE ColorMunki Display
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Josh Fredman, Amazon
17 April 2014
Summary: X-rite has numerous, similar products on the market and its very difficult to see how one is different from the next. the colormunki display is very limited in what it can do. the device does build a profile, but its not a true calibration. in fact, it took my monitor further away from a neutral color than when I started.
Summary: This may be a lovely product, but THE SOFTWARE THAT COMES WITH IT DOESN'T WORK! You will have to1) go to the X-rite website, 2) download the correct software--after you have un-installed the software from the disk that came with the product, 3) then get one of two common error messages that indicate you can't download the product, then 4)call their so-called "Customer Success" phone line, 5)wait for a long time on hold to get a promise from a CSS agent that you'll get an...
Summary: It worked at first, but gradually, one USB port after another wouldn't recognize it. I'm very disappointed in customer service, and would suggest not buying anything from x-rite again. And I hate it when customer service is only available for people living in Eastern Standard Time. What are people supposed to do when they are at work?
Summary: Tried to calibrate multiple projectors but couldn't successfully calibrate any projector. Software would just say "Couldn't detect projected image". Very frustrating. No response to support email.
Summary: I completed the calibration and it made my Macbook Pro look a dirty brown color. After research, I tried the "work arounds" that "sometime" happen with OSX. None of them worked, and the software crashes repeatedly. Sending this back asap.
Summary: NO NO NO NO NO! XRITE got it wrong. This turned my monitor into some funky colored/distorted mess. I plan on purchasing the Spyder soon. This just doesn't work for what I need. The customer service is poor as well. I contacted someone regarding this device and to assist me and they directed me to read the FAQS.
Summary: I really wish I could respond with unbounded enthusiasm for this device because that's what I was hoping for but unfortunately, at least for me, it is a complete bust. In either mode on my Lenovo laptop all it did was create a profile that was slightly brighter. What it created for my Samsung T260 secondary is hard to describe. The colors might be all right but there is absolutely no contrast nor black level. It is totally washed out and unviewable.
Summary: I have been struggling for two(2) days trying to get this product to install. Do a google search for colormunki driver problems and you will see why. You would think that the required driver would automatically install from the installation cd that comes with the device. On the contrary. It seems that dozens if not hundreds of others have the same problem. Windows cannot find the correct driver on the cd or the web. But it gets better!
Summary: I used this device on 4 laptops and two external monitors connected to two of the laptops. On three of the laptops, and the two external monitors, it produced a consistent brown cast. I cant imagine it's accurate. The monitors look horrible after calibration. On the other laptop (the only glossy screen of the bunch), it produced a severe yellow cast. All of the laptops have dedicated Nvidia graphic cards (two of them are high end Quadro cards for AutoCAD use).