Calibrating an Acer 22" LCD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kainjow, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    I bought an Acer 22" LCD to use with my MacBook in clamshell mode. However, ever since I've had it connected, I can't get it calibrated right. I've tried playing with the options so many times and it still doesn't look as good as my MacBook's display. The colors just seem a bit off and such. It shows up as AL2216W in System Profiler.

    Any advice?
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Get a colorimeter (e.g., Spyder or Huey). Only way to get precise calibration.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2006
    Yes, second that.

    Also, don't expect perfect results: the panel you purchased is a good value but uses technology that is not going to calibrate well.
  4. kainjow thread starter Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    Thanks, for now I ended up using SuperCal which made it much better, but not perfect. Maybe later I'll get that Spyder Express, although it's a tad expensive for me :)

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