Huey Pro vs. Spyder 3

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  1. icassell

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    I just got my gorgeous new Dell 2209WA IPS monitor and now am looking to supplement it with monitor calibration (I've been using the uncalibrated WUXGA+ monitor on my Dell 830 laptop until now).

    Which calibrator would you recommend? I don't want to spend an arm and a leg and it seems that the real choice is between the spyder and the huey. I'm running XP Pro.

    What are the advantages/disadvantages of each? In the price range ($100 +/- a bit) is there a better choice?

    Thanks,

    Ian
     
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    The Spyder Pro seems to always gets better reviews than the Huey. I've only seen a Huey once, and never tried it... but the person who had it, also said that they tried it a few times and it was useless to them.

    Save a little money... unless you need printer profiling AND multiple monitor support, save yourself some money and just get the Spyder III.

    BTW... expect to have some serious challenges calibrating *any* LCD monitor, especially the Dells. For some reason they are the most calibrator UN-friendly units out there.
     
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    Hmmm .... the spyder III is actually a bit more money on amazon than the huey pro (about $130 vs about $95), but I'll go with the one that's better. I know nothing about monitor calibration or how it is done. Is this a software fix in the computer video card output? To show my lack of knowledge, what is printer profiling?

    Ian
     
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    I have heard nothing good from the Huey. In fact I have read 3 negative articles about it while looking for a calibrator for my machine. I settled on the iOne Display 2, but I have heard good things from the Spyder 3 (not the 2, the 2 apparently has all sorts of issues with LED backlighting and wide gamuts).
     
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    I would definitely choose the Spyder over the huey, it's just a better product hands down. [​IMG]
     

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