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X-Rite i1Display 2 Color Calibrator for LCD, CRT, and Laptop Displays (Old Version)

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  • Compact colorimeter for emissive color measurements of LCD, CRT and laptop displays
  • Highest sensitivity in dark areas for better control in shadow detail and more neutral gray scale
  • Detachable ambient light head to capture ambient light measurements - also serves as a dust protector for your device!
  • Easily attaches to all models of LCD and CRT monitors with included built-in counterweight and suction cups
  • Use at multiple workstations without additional licensing fees
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 2.5 inches ; 0.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000JLO31M
  • Item model number: EODIS2
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)
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  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The i1Display 2 provides unparalleled functionality for high quality profile results. Working with a calibrated and profiled monitor is essential for professional photographers and designers, and the X-Rite i1Display 2 offers the tools you need to attain high-end, accurate, on-screen color, whether in your own studio or in a collaborative production environment. With i1Display 2, you can precisely measure all types of displays - including LCDs, CRTs and laptops.

The included i1Match software offers two modes. Easy Mode provides great results with a few simple clicks, while Advanced Mode helps experienced users achieve the best possible monitor calibration with optimized brightness and contrast controls, custom gamma and white point, reference profiles to match multiple monitors, and unlimited gamma and white point settings.

The X-Rite i1Display 2 enhanced monitor features such as Workgroup Match, Ambient Check and Match, Push Button Calibration and Validation help you get the exact color, every time, and Trend Controls keep you in touch with performance.

Product Features

i1Display 2 Measurement Device

  • Compact award-winning colorimeter for emissive color measurements of LCD, CRT and laptop displays
  • Highest sensitivity in dark areas for better control in shadow detail and more neutral gray scale
  • Detachable ambient light head to capture ambient light measurements and protect your device
  • Easily attaches to all models of LCD and CRT monitors with included built-in counterweight and suction cups
  • USB powered
  • Use at multiple workstations without additional licensing fees
i1Match Software
  • Software interface provides an Easy Mode for great results with a few simple clicks, plus an Advanced Mode for experienced users to achieve the best possible monitor calibration.
  • Workgroup Match: Utilize reference profiles to match all monitors in your workgroup
  • Unlimited gamma white point and luminance settings, including native gamma and measure luminance as target
  • Ambient Match: Check ambient light and adapt profiles for different ambient light environments
  • One push button monitor calibration (PBC) support for leading industry monitors. (Please see Specifications tab for complete listing.)
  • Gray balance optimization for more neutral and better defined grays
  • Profile summary report ideal for post profile analysis
  • Validation: Monitor validation and trending graph
  • Before and after images show instant results
  • Profile reminder to ensure true and reliable color over time
  • Easy to follow on-screen help guides - no extra manuals needed

Product Description

The Xrite Eye-One Display 2 is an, easy-to-use, powerful solution that provides the best monitor profile quality ever! With enhancements to both hardware and software, you'll achieve consistent, predictable color on all types of monitors (LCD and CRT). Eye-One Display 2 features an enhanced sensor providing higher repeatability, faster measurements and higher sensitivity in the dark areas for better control in shadow detail and a more neutral gray scale. Its lightweight, sleek design is the same as the original Eye-One Display and comes with an Ambient light head (which also acts as a dust protector), a built-in counterweight for LCD displays plus an integrated suction cup for CRTs. The included Eye-One Match 3.6.2 software has an easy-to-use interface and even provides an Easy Mode for great results with a few simple clicks. And for all monitors supporting the DDC/CI standards, you'll achieve one button push monitor profiling. The Advanced Mode allows experienced users to achieve individual and best possible monitor calibration with new features such as selection of different monitor white points, custom luminance settings and detailed profile summary. When you're ready to profile all your input and output devices, use the generous upgrade voucher* towards the purchase of other Eye-One solutions.i1Display 2 Measurement Device: Compact award-winning colorimeter for emissive color measurements of LCD, CRT and laptop displays. Highest sensitivity in dark areas for better control in shadow detail and more neutral gray scale. Detachable ambient light head to capture ambient light measurements and protect your device. Easily attaches to all models of LCD and CRT monitors with included built-in counterweight and suction cups. USB powered. Use at multiple workstations without additional licensing fees. i1Match Software: Software interface provides an Easy Mode for great results with a few simple clicks, plus an Advanced Mode for experienced users to achieve the best possible monitor calibration. Workgroup Match: Utilize reference profiles to match all monitors in your workgroup. Unlimited gamma white point and luminance settings, including native gamma and measure luminance as target. Ambient Match: Check ambient light and adapt profiles for different ambient light environments. One push button monitor calibration (PBC) support for leading industry monitors. (Please see Specifications tab for complete listing.). Gray balance optimization for more neutral and better defined grays. Profile summary report ideal for post profile analysis. Validation: Monitor validation and trending graph. Before and after images show instant results. Profile reminder to ensure true and reliable color over time. Easy to follow on-screen help guides - no extra manuals needed.Compatible with all Windows and Macintosh operating systems except MAC OS10.7 Lion (Lion Compatibility coming 9/2011).

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Now my photos are printing true to color.
Helen Hilman
Not supported by the company for OS Lion, returned the product.
Jerry13
This calibration device is as good as you could hope for.
Habba

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

331 of 336 people found the following review helpful By E. Kim VINE VOICE on December 13, 2008
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I have been increasingly more interested in my photography hobby and came to the eventual realization that monitor color and luminance calibration was necessary. It just did not make sense, spending sometimes hours post processing a photo on my computer, only to have it show up with different colors on somebody else's screen or printer.

I have never before calibrated any monitors or TVs and considered, in addition to this product, the Spyder 3 Pro and LaCie Blue Eye. I finally decided on the Eye-One Display 2.

I have now calibrated my dual LCD monitor setup (Dell 2405WFP and 2408WFP) and Dell XPS 17" laptop with complete ease and great, consistent results. Because I actually have 2 separate PCIe video cards, calibrating dual LCD is as easy as calibrating one with Windows Vista 32 bit.

PROS:

1. Cheaper than LaCie Blue Eye, which is highly regarded by certain website reviewers (although more expensive than Spyder 3 Pro)
2. Same hardware to the well regarded LaCie Blue Eye
3. Better ability to reproduce black on LCD as per a website review than Spyder 3 Pro
4. Ability to measure and calibrate luminance
5. Very simple easy mode for those who want speed and to not have to understand the complexities of color calibration
6. An advanced mode, which was actually fairly easy for even me to use (and I have no prior detailed knowledge of color technologies)
7. Software allows you to see the before and after effects of your calibration effort by showing a color chart and a small portrait of a woman.
8. Install CD contains very easy to use complete video tutorials on how to calibrate.

CONS:

1. On Apple Macs, dual monitor calibration is supposedly easy.
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114 of 120 people found the following review helpful By Jase T. Wolfe on June 5, 2007
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There isn't much to really say about this product other than it does exactly what it say it will, does it relatively quickly, and potentially has nothing for you to learn before initial use. I had five monitors to calibrate; all LCDs except for one laptop display, four of them associated with dual monitored systems, mixed on both Windows XP and Windows Vista. I had all five calibrated within 20 minutes of opening the package, and reading nothing more than the quick start flyer; the software wizard in Easy Mode literally did everything in 4 steps without much input from me. On the monitor I perform a lot of graphic work on, I switched to the advanced mode and found the software to be just as intuitive and complete as it was in easy mode. Great product.
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81 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Chris S. Rokitski on October 27, 2006
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I bought the Eye-One recently since I was having trouble seeing shadow details on both my monitors.

I am not sure if they changed packaging since the last reviewer, but mine was simple. Open the flap, fold the front down and everthing is right there for your use. It folds back up nice and easy to store everything until later use.

As soon as I got the package, I brought it to my work computer and plugged it in. I used the "easy" method for this computer. It walked me thru each step (not many in the "easy" method). I was done in a few minutes. One great part is it shows you a comparison of before and after. It is amazing how bad the monitor was calibrated before.

I also brought it home for my laptop. I used the "advanced" setting for this computer. It was just as easy. There is an explaination on each step of what you need to do. The process only took a few minutes and I was done.

It feels good to have a nice and consistant view between both computers.

I have never used calibration equipment before, so I do not have a basis to compare this system against. But I am happy with what I got and its ease of use.
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64 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Jungle NYC on May 19, 2008
Most of the other reviews here are accurate. This is a solidly-built piece that ultimately gets the job done, but the instructions are non-existent until you finally figure out which of the 4 programs they give you is the "main" program (you have to sift through a messy install CD with way too many folders and icons... it's not evident what's what)... and even then, the instructions and information are weirdly stilted. And the software itself (for Mac) is severely antiquated. It definitely looks like it was in it's prime around OS 8.6, and then (barely) updated for the first round of OS X. And, more importantly, it hung up a few times during the process. And one of the programs, that's supposed to "check" your monitor's health didn't work at all.

Does it get the job done? I think so. The easy mode is darn easy, and the advanced mode, while more time consuming, is definitely better. My monitor is definitely looking a lot sexier, and I'm pretty much glad I got this device over the competition. However, the manufacturer is definitely resting on their laurels, coping a "ain't broke, won't fix it" attitude w/ the software and documentation. When a bit of a spitshine would garner a 5-star review from everyone.
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful By B. T. Denyer on February 10, 2008
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I used this to calibrate a three year old 19" Viewsonic LCD with a TN panel, a Hanns-G HX-191DPB 19" LCD, a Dell D400 and a Dell D410 laptop. Each one took about a half hour to set up the software and calibrate. All screens look amazing. I did, however, find the need to employ a 3-foot USB extension cable for my desktop, being that the box is rather far from the monitor. Most people will not need the extension.

I chose to do the "easy" method and the "advanced" method to see the difference. After viewing both, I have to say that I find no need to do the "advanced" method again. In the future, I will use the "easy" calibration choice.

NOTE: At the end of the process, be sure to un-check the box that states it will remind you daily or weekly to recalibrate your monitor. That sure is annoying.

The colors on my monitor are now warmer and more true. Being that I have TN panel on all screens, I am very happy that I have the colors I do, for I am only seeing about 72% gamut.

Before the calibration I used the Color Index 2: Over 1500 New Color Combinations: For Print and Web Media: Cmyk and Rgb Formulas to see how far out my colors were. I chose a brown-blue-orange-red mix and typed in the numbers from the page. I wasn't even close! After calibration I typed in the same numbers and held the book up to the screen: now I was very close on all but the brown, which was only slightly out. Not bad for a 30-minutes process that required little to no input from me.

Now, the other reviewers that complained about the instructions are right: it expects a lot from you as a user.
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