I’m trying to profile/calibrate a Dell 2707WFP 27" LCD monitor with ColorMunki, and not getting the best results. A test B/W gradient shows banding and some cyan-magenta casts. I also needed to push the Brightness control to zero, and the Munki still wanted it to go lower… didn’t leave me with a warm and fuzzy feeling!
The monitor does have access to it’s RGB channels, but the Munki does not provide any way to help adjust them. It is my feeling that PRIOR to profiling a monitor, the profiling system should allow a “linearization” or neutralizing the unit. I’ve also heard that the only real adjustment on an LCD monitor is the brightness and contrast of the backlight. If so, what did they bother putting access to the RBG channels on this unit? Just a sales gimmick?
A contact in Switzerland is using this monitor and set it up with his “…trusty X-Rite DTP94”. And was able to get very excellent results, and was able to linearize it.
It appears the Monaco Optix XR Pro is the same as the DTP94. I’m considering returning the ColorMunki (and losing the print profile capability for now), and getting an XR Pro. I can live with factory profiles for the Epson 3800, but would like to get this monitor tuned up as good as it can get. I on OS X 10.4.11 with a Radeon 9600 XT vid card.
A: Is it a correct concept that the RGB channels should used to set the LCD to produce a neutral gray before starting any profile?
B: Does XR Pro provide a way to linearize the RGB channels before beginning the profile cycle?