Reviews and Problems with X-RITE ColorMunki Display
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Never could get it to work for me.
3 April 2014
Summary: I tried and tried, and this just didn't ever completely work for me. The process is simple enough, and I can't see what I could possibly have done wrong. I have two monitors (side-by-side), and while the system did make minor adjustments to each, it could never get them to have the same color. One or the other always had more yellow cast. After a ton of attempts and a lot of time on the internet, I finally gave up and just adjusted them by hand. FYI, I'm on Windows 7.
Summary: It manages to calibrate my Macbook Pro screen very well, which my previous calibration device did not. However, when I add an external Samsung monitor into the mix, the software simply crashes. I haven't been able to come up with a solution.
Summary: I am in the camp of users that just get mediocre results from this. I just cannot get my laptop and external monitors to match up. And I am not entirely convinced the resulting yellowish/orange tint is "correct". But I could be wrong about the color skew. I probably need to fiddle with the custom/advanced settings and read the forums on tweaking this. i.e. be prepared for it NOT being a simple plug and play.
No help unless you give up your personal information
Peter S., Amazon
15 September 2013
Summary: Not a good impression out of the box. I'm looking for information on how to install the plug-in to Adobe Lightroom 5 and the help system will not even start up unless I give up my email + address + phone number. Not the best way to make a first impression on a customer. ----(Update 9/17/13): When I started the software, what I encountered was the help link which immediately takes you to the X-Rite website where you need to register to get access to video tutorials.
Works great on my Desktop, not so much on my laptop
2 May 2013
Summary: I have a Dell Desktop with an regular Dell monitor(1), and a Dell laptop that is sometimes hooked up to a different Dell monitor (2). I installed and read all the instructions and watched a few youtube videos describing the process. I tested the product on my Dell Laptop and the Dell monitor (2). I followed the video instructions, and went with Easy adjustments.
Summary: RELATING TO THE i1 Display Pro and Profiling software: HARDWARE: The new i1 Display is an improvement over the previous i1 Display 2 which I also own. However, I'm not certain there is enough improvement here to warrant replacing the older unit. GOOD: 1) The new i1 Pro is much better suited for measuring a projector screen, in that it is equipped with a lens that allows you to point at the screen, and not have to be placed on the screen itself.
Summary: I have owned this product for about 2 weeks now and here are my experiences with it. This monitor calibrator is truly fantastic when it comes to its manin purpose - calibrating colors on your monitor - it is extremely accurate and the process is much faster than any other calibrator I've seen out there. I really enjoy the automatic profile adjustment feature based on the current ambient light conditions, kudos to that.
Summary: The passport itself is nice. Although small, it is secure and well made- I don't think light and moisture will be destroying it anytime soon. I white balance car looks slightly gray, maybe this is normal I am not sure because I usually use a gray card when doing video and have not dabbled in Photography. This brings me to my biggest gripe against the product, lack of instructions or manual.
Summary: I am using this with Lightroom 3, however due to the horrible software I actually have to create the DNG profiles in the stand alone tool. The export just doesn't work and you have to manually tell Lightroom where the plugin is... seriously. This is not the easiest thing to use, it is some of the worst software I have ever worked with. Just beyond bad. The hardware feels flimsy, I am actually afraid I might break it every time I open it...