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Mike C May 21, 2004 7:32 AM

I am thinking of replacing my old CRC monitor with a flat screen TFT monitor as the image quality appears to be excellent. However, I have heard that it is more difficult to calibrate the picture on the screen to the output of the printer than it is with a CRC screen.

Has anyone any experience of this or any views that may help before I spend my hard earned on a new screen!!!

If this is the wrong forum to ask the question, (polite) suggestions as to where a better response would be received are welcome.


steve May 21, 2004 10:12 AM

The flat panel LCD monitors have the same color controls as the CRT monitors. I use the Colorvision Spyder calibrator on all of mine - we have three of them here in the office.

They're only $119 now - a far cry from the $500 or more we used to spend for a monitor caibrator.

Mikefellh May 21, 2004 12:08 PM

The only thing is you have to get a proper device designed for LCD monitors...the old Spyders had a suction cup that would attach it to the screen, and this could ruin the LCD monitor, especially when you try to pull it off. You need the new type that hangs from the top of the monitor.

bcoultry May 21, 2004 4:49 PM

MySpyder shipped with the hanger for LCD's even though I never had to specify the type of monitor I was using. I would assume, based on this, that Colorvision automatically includes the hanger in the box.

steve May 21, 2004 5:04 PM

All of them come with the hanger and suction cup thingees so itworks with either type, there is also a software option to set it properly for one or the other. :cool:

BruceMcL May 21, 2004 9:28 PM

Last week a friend loaned me his Eye-One by Gretag Macbeth. It did a very nice job calibrating my Samsung 17" LCD display. It's a USB device with a little counterbalance on the USB cord for use with LCD displays.

mdparker May 21, 2004 11:06 PM

I've been thinking about getting one, but saving my pennies for the time being. Which one do you recommend. I see ColorVision has ColorPlus ($99), Sypder ($169) and SpyderPro($249). I'd like to make sureI get a good one, but don't want to buy more than I would need to get good results for my home computer.


eric s May 23, 2004 11:36 PM


Look at the descriptions of the products. I believe the big difference between the packages is the software. I think the hardware is the same. Read to be sure.


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