HP LP2475 vs LP2065 & Mac drivers

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by FFleck, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. FFleck macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2011
    I have just bot a HP LP2475w monitor which is now working as a primary monitor. As a secondary monitor I have my older HP LP2065.
    My comments/questions are:

    1 _ as HP does not provide any drivers for Mac (I have a Mac pro) the only way would be buying a calibration system like Spider3?

    2_ as they are arranged side by side it's easy to compare image quality before any calibration process. For my surprise the LP2065 have a slight advantage over the LP2475. It seems like the pixels are a bit bigger in the LP2475.
    They both have same height resolution (1200px) but the LP2065 screen is a half an inch smaller in height then the LP2475 leaving the impression of smaller pixels.

    If anyone went through the same issues or knows something about these I will really appreciate any feedback. Thanks!
  2. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
    Monitors don't have drivers. It sounds like what you're actually looking for is a color profile. I'd give Google a shot.
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    FFleck thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2011
    What I'm calling drivers are some apps that comes in a dvd but for PC only. Mostly used for calibration.
    Not even HP's webpage mentions about any Mac support for these monitors.
    Yes, I did look around Google, maybe the way out is buying a colorimeter.
    Thanks for your reply!
  4. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
    It seems like on Google there are a few people who ran color meters and then posted the resulting color profiles.
  5. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    Yes but are worthless as every screen is different. The only way to get a clean profile is to use the one apple builds when it recognizes the screen or get a colorimeter.
    This is a great screen but like all screens, if you want super photo quality you need to calibrate it to your specifications. If it is wide gamut (can't remember) get the Spider3. If it is not an i1 will do a better job. If you get a good calibrator the whole world of budget LCD's comes to life as well. A Dell U2311H can post better results than a factory calibrated Eizo. Worthy investment.
  6. FFleck thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2011
    Big thanks for the help! it was really useful.
  7. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    If you're using a colorimeter, such as a Spyder 3, all you need is the OS X version of the calibration software (should already have it on the disk that came with it, or get the newest version from Datacolor if it's not the latest). That will create the .icc profile file you need (specific to the monitor being calibrated).

    If you don't want to buy a colorimeter, you can try downloaded .icc profiles, or use calibration images and do it manually (photography forums should offer downloads for these and How-To's as well, if you're interested in this route).

    Hope this helps. :)

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