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Published: October 5th, 2011 by Jeremy Daalder

SpectraView II now supports the fantastic i1Display Pro!

OK folks – the moment we have been waiting for is here – I don’t think the official downloads are at the NEC Site just yet, but SV 1.1.09 is available (I’m told you can get it via the in-built ‘check for updates’ feature, but I got mine direct as a preview from the very helpful Will Hollingsworth at NEC after helping him with testing a tricky issue with MultiProfiler).  If the check for updates feature doesn’t yet work, you can expect to see the update on the main site soon I am sure.  Certainly it’s already being talked about on forums by Will so that’s as official as we need I think – he told me originally the release would be later in October but since he’s publicly telling people to check for the update that must mean it is generally available now.

I’ve had it for a little while now and we’re using it on our NEC monitors here with great success (PA271w, P221W and an older SpectraView Reference 3090).  I’ve used the PC version and just this morning tried the Mac version – no problems with either of them.

SpectraView 2 is now officially compatible with the X-Rite i1Display Pro (V 1.1.09 and above) – if you are an NEC owner we *strongly* recommend you upgrade to this calibration combination.  These new sensors were actually built specifically with the NEC PA series in mind (the wide gamut calibration calculations were apparently based directly on the PA series) – and our own testing indicates no other sensor comes close to this one in accurately measuring your PA series display.  This means a much better calibration, particularly with respect to neutrals AND the wider gamut tones.  The result is a very good looking monitor indeed.

(Remember this Friday is the last day of the big NEC monitor special so if you haven’t bought one yet – don’t delay!!




This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 at 11:10 am and is filed under Colour Calibration, Image Science, NEC, X-Rite. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response.

  • Josh

    As of 5:44pm 5th Sept. its not available on NEC’s website here: http://www.necdisplay.com/support-and-services/spectra-view-II/Downloads or via check for update. You must have the pre-preview preview version :-)

    • Anonymous

      Hmmm well it was your comment he replied to with the check for updates thing so I presume it won’t be far away. I would guess it just has to be pushed from the engineering end to the public site – I believe I haven’t jumped the gun here given Will publicly replied to your enquiry…I have already installed it on all our machines so can’t run the ‘Check For Updates’ any more…but I believe that will start to work soon!

  • Anonymous

    Strangely it’s still not on the main NEC site but PC users report the check for updates definitely works. Mac users are still left in the cold though. I’m sure it will turn up soon – my link for it still seems to work and I imagine that will get pushed to the main site soon.

  • Anonymous

    1.1.09 is now on the official NEC site linked above and available to all SV2 owners as a free upgrade. Enjoy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1637345374 Gianluca Pirro

    1) Which difference is there between Nec SpectraSensor Pro and X-Rite i1
    Display Pro (no branded version)? Is the same for calibrating NEC PA Series?

    2) Does Nec Spectrasensor have plastic support to calibrate

    3) Is branded Nec version compatible with X-Rite software i1 Profiler as a
    standard i1 Display Pro? Do they have same firmware?


    • ImageScienceAdmin

      Since the NEC spectrasensor is not available in Australia, best to ask NEC US about this, but in short I think the answers are:

      1) the i1DisplayPro and NEC version are physcially the same and when
      calibrating an NEC PA they behave the same.  HOWEVER – the i1DisplayPro
      is the better choice because you can also use it with i1Profiler, and
      with the NEC version you can’t, thus limiting you to only NEC monitors.2) I believe so3)
      No, and No – the NEC device is firmware limited to only work with NEC
      software. Hence we think it’s not the best option for most people


  • ImageScienceAdmin

    (deleted double post)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1637345374 Gianluca Pirro

    Ok thanks. I  will buy X-Rite version.