Maybe i should had said sRGB emulation mode, maybe is more accurate term. I am not sure its what you are talking about
I cant afford the brand IPS monitors from Dell & HP & Apple, LaCIE & Eizo and i understand that those Korean 30" monitors are IPS panels (LG from what i gather) and they are wide gamut. But my experience with wide gamut monitors that don't operate in an sRGB emulation mode is that they they are way oversaturated and vibrant beyond the average sRGB-like appearance of most devices let alone print processes. In my company i work on a 30" apple cinema, which doesn't have any setting apart from brightness but its factory calibrated in such a way that my print work is not far from the image on screen neither my web work from the average commercial screen. At home i currently have an HP ZR24W with which i am also satisfied for web and print design work and photography, just the cinema seems more accurate for print work and the HP seems more consumer oriented, emphasizing vibrancy - saturation and i also had to work a little with its OSD settings.
If i am not wrong, what i understood is that both those IPS monitors are wide-gamut monitors but they operate in sRGB emulation mode. I once had a short experience with colormunki and trying to calibrate the monitors in office but the results were off from what i remember ...
I am trying to find out before i order two of those korean IPS 30" monitors which ones and if , they have sRGB emulation mode, that i guess even if its off, might probably easier to bring close to normal / correct sRGB reproduction than just pure wide gamut which i think will never look like sRGB (or CMYK) no matter how well is calibrated (those vibrant eye-penetrating reds for example dont seem to ever desaturate in a pure wide gamut operation no matter the OSD or driver level color settings)
Although their price is half or less of branded ones and especially since i am ordering two its a considerable cost and where i am ordering from is quite a hulk of a hussle to manage to return if any possible at all, in case that they suck and cant do the job i need them for ...
So in case that none of them comes with sRGB emulation mode, if i know that at least it is possible (or not) to calibrate them manually to represent with decent accuracy sRGB (and CMYK when the application (indesign, illustrator, photoshop) calls and proofs for it. Because from what i saw with a pure full wide gamut monitor on a consumer graphics card at least , it has been impossible for me to bring it to proof CMYK) that would be critical info to proceed with a purchase or not
They seller selling the Blue Eye V2 quite cheap claims it can be used with "X-Rite i1 Display 2" software, but i havent been able to figure out yet if thats freely downloadable or has to be bought , and what's the price.
If possible to avoid manual calibration, i would prefer that on any given day, and if i cant avoid it i'd prefer the most straight forward - idiot proof decently reliable solution
Edited by monographix, 09 September 2013 - 02:57 PM.