I have an eye-one display, version one, I use it with the latest updated Eye-One software and it has seemingly worked well for my needs. I recently purchased a Planar PX2611w, which from reports I read uses the same panel as the NEC 2690, but does not have the same other internals as the NEC. I took a chance which now is looking like not a good choice, but before I jump to any conclusions I have some questions for the experts here.
I could not get a decent profile using the Eye-One display and 3.62 version of the software. So I loaded the trial of Color Eyes Display Pro and I like it much more and more in depth software. It supports the eye-one display 2, but it is working with the version one puck that I have, but I am getting less than stellar results from the profile attempts. Part of this I know is the wide gamet of the display I feel sure and it is usable when I compare it with a Sony CPD-G520 that is an excellent CRT display, but I just am not getting that rock solid, warm fuzzy feeling that I want to feel about the color while I am editing images.
So is this perhaps just the shock of the wide gamet perhaps? I feel like I am constantly seeing colors in the neutrals? I am cause it does show banding on a grey ramp.
Otherwise the monitor is very nice, even backlighting, no light leaks, no misbehaving pixels, controls are OK, has RGB gain controls for what ever that is worth on an LCD. But I want to be able to look at it and love it, like I do when I look at my wife (did you read that honey? how many points is that worth?) and up to this point of playing with it for a week I am just not head over heels in love with it.
Here is a screen of the profile, not unusable I don’t think, but not very good for a $900 monitor either IMO.
So, I don’t know, any opinions or advise?
Is maybe the old eye-one display puck not up to the task of a wide gamet display? Should I just RMA back to DELL?