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BH Photo Video also has X-Rite ColorMunki Accurate USB Monitor Display Calibration (CMUNDIS) on sale for $99.99. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian

Includes:
  • X-Rite ColorMunki Display
  • ColorMunki Display Colorimeter
  • Profiling Software for Displays and Projectors
  • Protective Bag/Monitor Holder
  • USB Power Cord
  • Quick Start Guide
  • X-Rite Warranty



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It's significantly better than the spyder.

The xrite has a BIG lens on the front. This allows it to measure Very deep Black levels.

The Lens is Acrylic, so be careful with handling.

Whereas the Spyder 5 series meters will Clip measurements below 0.3-ish nit.

Which means the Spyder5 is limited to IPS panels (or any panel) which have a high black point, If you attempted to measure a VA panel or Oled , The spyder would not do that reliably.

The NEW Spyder X is better in this regard, but software support is spotty, and It still has a problem with Contrast ratio. For example even on a basic 4000:1 contrast ratio panels Typical VA TV, the SpyderX will meter out to 3000:1, That's flat out wrong . So again it still has Dark measurement issues despite the fact it it too was upgrade with a lens. The bundled software is still using software compensation to get the dark values. Experts who've taken the new spyderx apart and taking a look at the components, basiacally , the photon count is too low on the sensors, and the collection time is already max.

Long story short, X-rite is WAY BETTER , not even by a little, by a significant margin.

Of course, if you're only going to calibrate IPS panels or TN @ 120cd/m^2 and above, the Spyder is fine..


The X-rite i1display PRO has been as low as $135 last black friday, this may be a fluke, as there was a 20% rakuten coupon which stacked with the Adorama Discount, SO while this is a good deal, the i1dP is a better buy if you can possibly wait for a BF discount.
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I have all 3 - - Spyder 5 Pro, ColorMunki and the i1 Display Pro. I don't notice much difference between the Spyder 5 and ColorMunki. Spyder's calibration appears a tad bit warmer to me than ColorMunki (both at whitepoint D65).

As for the i1 Display Pro - - it beats them all, hands down. It's more consistent, all around better and a lot faster. It also works better with 3rd party software than the other two. The ColorMunki will get the job done but the i1 is a better long term investment.
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This is a awesome deal.

Use with displaycal gui
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Good deal if you're sure that free software is all you need. I'm going to eventually replace mine with an i1Display so I can start using Calman.
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This is a awesome deal.

Use with displaycal gui
I guess... Amazon reg price is $129.
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is this better than Spyder series? Always had spyder Pro versions but never can seem to match my dual monitor setup with different brands of monitors
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is this better than Spyder series? Always had spyder Pro versions but never can seem to match my dual monitor setup with different brands of monitors
I have all 3 - - Spyder 5 Pro, ColorMunki and the i1 Display Pro. I don't notice much difference between the Spyder 5 and ColorMunki. Spyder's calibration appears a tad bit warmer to me than ColorMunki (both at whitepoint D65).

As for the i1 Display Pro - - it beats them all, hands down. It's more consistent, all around better and a lot faster. It also works better with 3rd party software than the other two. The ColorMunki will get the job done but the i1 is a better long term investment.
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is this better than Spyder series? Always had spyder Pro versions but never can seem to match my dual monitor setup with different brands of monitors

It's significantly better than the spyder.

The xrite has a BIG lens on the front. This allows it to measure Very deep Black levels.

The Lens is Acrylic, so be careful with handling.

Whereas the Spyder 5 series meters will Clip measurements below 0.3-ish nit.

Which means the Spyder5 is limited to IPS panels (or any panel) which have a high black point, If you attempted to measure a VA panel or Oled , The spyder would not do that reliably.

The NEW Spyder X is better in this regard, but software support is spotty, and It still has a problem with Contrast ratio. For example even on a basic 4000:1 contrast ratio panels Typical VA TV, the SpyderX will meter out to 3000:1, That's flat out wrong . So again it still has Dark measurement issues despite the fact it it too was upgrade with a lens. The bundled software is still using software compensation to get the dark values. Experts who've taken the new spyderx apart and taking a look at the components, basiacally , the photon count is too low on the sensors, and the collection time is already max.

Long story short, X-rite is WAY BETTER , not even by a little, by a significant margin.

Of course, if you're only going to calibrate IPS panels or TN @ 120cd/m^2 and above, the Spyder is fine..


The X-rite i1display PRO has been as low as $135 last black friday, this may be a fluke, as there was a 20% rakuten coupon which stacked with the Adorama Discount, SO while this is a good deal, the i1dP is a better buy if you can possibly wait for a BF discount.
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Good deal if you're sure that free software is all you need. I'm going to eventually replace mine with an i1Display so I can start using Calman.
There isn't a huge difference between the 2, in terms of using them to calibrate tvs.

The colormunki is hardware limited to read slower than the i1dp.

The i1dp also has a higher validation, (but not useful for tv calibration, UNLESS you also own a spectrophotometer which start at $2000 Used).
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I have all 3 - - Spyder 5 Pro, ColorMunki and the i1 Display Pro. I don't notice much difference between the Spyder 5 and ColorMunki. Spyder's calibration appears a tad bit warmer to me than ColorMunki (both at whitepoint D65).

As for the i1 Display Pro - - it beats them all, hands down. It's more consistent, all around better and a lot faster. It also works better with 3rd party software than the other two. The ColorMunki will get the job done but the i1 is a better long term investment.
the colormunki display is actually the same hardware as the pro.

it is limited to a slower speed though.
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There isn't a huge difference between the 2, in terms of using them to calibrate tvs.

The colormunki is hardware limited to read slower than the i1dp.

The i1dp also has a higher validation, (but not useful for tv calibration, UNLESS you also own a spectrophotometer which start at $2000 Used).
The Colormunki is also blocked by commercial software, and as I said, I want to use Calman. I have been using a Colormunki with free software since 2011.
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Good deal if you're sure that free software is all you need. I'm going to eventually replace mine with an i1Display so I can start using Calman.
Calman is several times more expensive than this hardware. Are you sure you won't get something nicer?
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Been waiting on a good price for this unit to update my ancient Spyder Pro 2. Thanks for the deal OP!
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Calman is several times more expensive than this hardware. Are you sure you won't get something nicer?

The i1Display and Colormunki are good meters, and Calman Home will be priced at $145.

ETA: https://store.portrait.com/consum...tware.html
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It's significantly better than the spyder.

The xrite has a BIG lens on the front. This allows it to measure Very deep Black levels.

The Lens is Acrylic, so be careful with handling.

Whereas the Spyder 5 series meters will Clip measurements below 0.3-ish nit.

Which means the Spyder5 is limited to IPS panels (or any panel) which have a high black point, If you attempted to measure a VA panel or Oled , The spyder would not do that reliably.

The NEW Spyder X is better in this regard, but software support is spotty, and It still has a problem with Contrast ratio. For example even on a basic 4000:1 contrast ratio panels Typical VA TV, the SpyderX will meter out to 3000:1, That's flat out wrong . So again it still has Dark measurement issues despite the fact it it too was upgrade with a lens. The bundled software is still using software compensation to get the dark values. Experts who've taken the new spyderx apart and taking a look at the components, basiacally , the photon count is too low on the sensors, and the collection time is already max.

Long story short, X-rite is WAY BETTER , not even by a little, by a significant margin.

Of course, if you're only going to calibrate IPS panels or TN @ 120cd/m^2 and above, the Spyder is fine..


The X-rite i1display PRO has been as low as $135 last black friday, this may be a fluke, as there was a 20% rakuten coupon which stacked with the Adorama Discount, SO while this is a good deal, the i1dP is a better buy if you can possibly wait for a BF discount.
Thanks for the detailed response xpt, I learned quite a few new things today
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