SHARP NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS
ReadMe Information for Windows
Version 1.1.42.00 – build 210211 – February 11, 2021
SpectraView II provides automatic display monitor color calibration and profiling functions for supported models of NEC display monitors.
The software uses a two-way communications link with the display monitor either via the video graphics adapter over the video cable – known as DDC/CI (Display Data Channel - Command Interface) – or via a separate USB connection to the display (supported models only). Using a USB connection to the display is highly recommended for compatibility and speed.
USB drivers for the X-Rite i1, i1Pro2, Datacolor Spyder3, Spyder4, Spyder5, and SpyderX, and BasICColor Discus color sensors are automatically installed if selected in the SpectraView software installation process. Drivers are not needed for the X-Rite i1Display Pro / X-Rite i1Display Pro Plus and NEC MDSVSENSOR3 / NEC SpectraSensor Pro color sensors. Drivers for other color sensors are copied to the SpectraView application directory but are not automatically installed.
New Display Firmware - Desktop Displays
New firmware for the following desktop display models is available which adds some functionality improvements.
Navigate to the following page for more information:
New Display Firmware - Large-screen Displays
Firmware Revision 1.7 (or newer) is available for the following large-screen display models, which adds functionality improvements by upgrading the internal SpectraView Engine features.
Navigate to the following page for more information:
"Error: Unable to update the ICC profile" error message in Windows 10
An issue introduced in a Windows update prevents SpectraView from being able to replace an existing ICC profile because it is locked by the system. It cannot be manually deleted either.
The following workaround can be used if this issue is encountered:
- Open the Windows Task Manager (press CTRL+ALT+DEL and select Task Manager).
- From the Windows Task Manager select the "Services" tab.
- Look in the name column for the service called "DisplayEnhancementService" and select it.
- Right click and select "Stop". The status should change to "Stopped".
- While SpectraView is still open and displaying the "Error: Unable to update the ICC profile" error message, click "Retry" and the ICC profile will be updated.
If the error message is immediately displayed again, confirm that:
Restart the "DisplayEnhancementService" by right-clicking on the name again in the Task Manager and selecting "Start."
- The Windows Color Management window is not open.
- The Windows Display Properties window is not open.
- Close any applications that may be using color management such as the Windows Photo Viewer.
AMD video settings:
- New versions of the AMD video settings application, for Radeon and FirePro products, include a feature called "Color Temperature". This feature can severely impact the accuracy of on-screen colors when it is not set to the default "6500K". Do not set this to "Automatic" or to any value other than "6500K".
HDMI and video graphics adapter driver settings:
- When using an HDMI video connection to the display, beware that many video graphics adapters will by default treat the display as a TV-type device rather than a computer monitor. The range of video levels used in the video signal is different between TV devices and computer display monitors. TV devices typically use the range 16 to 235, rather than the full 0 to 255 range used by computer display monitors.
If incorrectly configured, this can lead to:
- Very poor black levels (because “black” output from the computer is actually level 16 rather than 0).
- Darker than normal whites (because “white” is level 235 rather than 255).
- The resulting screen image will appear slightly washed out and lacking in contrast.
- Significant color banding may be present.
- When calibrating the monitor, on some display models the calibration may fail and display an error message.
- On other models the calibration will finish, but the final results will show a distorted gamma curve.
Therefore, if using an HDMI video connection, be sure to check the video graphics adapter driver settings to make sure the correct range for a computer display monitor are being used. The terminology for the setting varies between each manufacturer and driver package, but some common examples are given below:
Consult the help for the video graphics adapter driver being used for specific details.
- Intel: “Input Range” or “Quantization range” should be “Full Range”.
- Nvidia: “Output dynamic range” should be “Full”, “Normal”, “High”, or “RGB (0-255)”.
- AMD / ATI: “Color Pixel Format” should be “RGB 4:4:4 Format PC Standard (Full RGB)”.
USB support with MultiSync displays:
(C751Q, C861Q, C981Q, EA231WU, EA241F, EA241WU, EA242F, EA244UHD, EA245WMi, EA245WMi-2, EA271F, EA271Q, EA271U, EA272F, EA275UHD, EA275WMi, EA295WMi, EA305WMi, EA304WMi, EX241UN, EX341R, MA431, MA491, MA551, P212, P232W, P241W, P242W, P243W, P435, P404, P484, P495, P554, P555, P754Q, PA231W, PA241W, PA242W, PA243W, PA271Q, PA271W, PA272W, PA301W, PA302W, PA311D, PA322UHD, PA322UHD-2, UN462A, UN462VA, UN492S, UN492VS, UN552, UN552A, UN552S, UN552V, UN552VS, UX552, UX552S, V404, V404-T, V484, V484-T, V554, V554-T, V554Q, V654Q, V754Q, V864Q, V984Q, X551UHD, X651UHD, X651UHD-2, X841UHD, X841UHD-2, X981UHD, and X981UHD-2 only)
- This version of SpectraView II supports communicating with these displays via USB. Connect a USB cable (not supplied) between the host PC and one of the USB inputs (upstream ports) on the display. Make sure the correct USB input is selected on the OSD. Using the USB connection instead of DDC/CI can be manually selected from the Display Configuration dialog in SpectraView.
Note: The video cable connection is still required in addition to the USB connection.
X-Rite i1Display Pro / X-Rite i1Display Pro Plus:
- This version includes support for the X-Rite i1Display Pro / X-Rite i1Display Pro Plus color sensor.
- The X-Rite ColorMunki Display device introduced in mid-2011 is not supported.
- The NEC MDSVSENSOR3 / NEC SpectraSensor Pro is based on the X-Rite i1Display Pro / X-Rite i1Display Pro Plus sensor and is supported. Note that this sensor may not be supported by non-NEC software.
X-Rite i1Pro or i1Monitor:
If using the X-Rite i1Pro or i1Monitor
- Be sure to allow the device at least 15 minutes to warm up before calibrating the display.
- Measurements may drift slightly causing inaccurate measurements, especially when measuring colors close to black.
- Selecting the Average low light measurements option in the SpectraView Preferences is highly recommended when using this device.
- Be sure to carefully follow the instructions for zero calibrating the device.
- In some rare cases this color sensor may "hang" when measuring black color patches during calibration. If the calibration appears to be stuck measuring black for more than 30 seconds, try moving the sensor so it is measuring something other than black (for example turn the sensor around so it is measuring the ambient light). This should cause the calibration to resume, at which point it should be canceled an restarted.
The "ColorMunki Create" version of ColorMunki is not supported by SpectraView. The "ColorMunki Design" and "Colormunki Photo" versions are supported.
The X-Rite ColorMunki Display device introduced in mid-2011 is not supported.
If the X-Rite ColorMunki software is installed, it will prevent SpectraView from accessing the device even if the main ColorMunki application is not currently running.
If you are using the ColorMunki software prior to version 1.1.0:
SpectraView will detect if the ColorMunki software is running and give the option of closing it automatically.
To use the ColorMunki software again after SpectraView has closed it, you must run the colormunki.exe application from the Startup menu in Windows.
If you are using the ColorMunki software version 1.1.0 or newer:
You must turn off the ColorMunki Service in the Windows Control Panel > "X-Rite Device Services" to allow SpectraView to access the device.
To use the ColorMunki software again you must turn the ColorMunki Service back on.
- It is not recommended to connect this device using either USB extension cables or USB hubs as it may cause errors detecting or taking measurements from the device. Whenever possible connect it directly to the host PC.
Photo Research PR-655, PR-670, PR-680, PR-730, and PR-740 Spectroradiometers:
- The USB drivers for Windows from Photo Research must be installed in order to communicate with the device. Once connected the device will appear as an RS232 COM port on the system. Select the COM port in the SpectraView Preferences. SpectraView does not change any of the measurement settings on the device such as the standard observer setting, and measurement times. Be sure to set the observer setting to 2°.
Nvidia video drivers "No Communications":
- There is a known issue with the Nvidia video drivers versions 260.xx that prevents SpectraView from communicating with the display via DDC/CI. If you experience a "No Communications" error when using an Nvidia video chipset, try downloading and installing an older version (prior to 260.xx) of the drivers. Nvidia is aware of this issue and is expected to have updated drivers available soon. If you are using a MultiSync PA series display, please connect a USB cable from the host PC to the display to avoid this issue.
Video Graphics Adapter control panel "color controls':
- Some video drivers install control panels that provide some color controls such as gamma, brightness, contrast and even Video Media playback modes. These controls can interfere with the calibration process and should never be adjusted. Be sure the settings for these controls are reset to the "default" settings.
"An error occurred while communicating with the display monitor" message:
- In some rare cases the software may encounter errors when communicating with the display monitor. Try restarting the calibration. Also try updating the video card drivers if possible. If the issue continues please provide feedback using the form on the SHARP NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS SpectraView support page and include the display monitor model and serial number, video graphics adapter model, and OS version.
- If calibrating to the DICOM tone response curve, selecting the Calibration Priority: Best grayscale color tracking option in the SpectraView Preferences may result in a slight decrease in the DICOM response curve accuracy. If the greatest possible DICOM curve accuracy is required, please select the Maximize Contrast Ratio option.
- Be sure to allow the display monitor at least 30 minutes to warm up before calibrating the display.
- Due to the unique wide color gamut of this display, colorimeter based calibration sensors such as the X-Rite i1Display V1 and V2 are not able to accurately measure some aspects of the display's color characteristics. It is recommended to select the Factory Measurement option for the Primary Colors Chromaticity Coordinates source option in the SpectraView Preferences.
Datacolor Spyder3 color sensors:
- The Datacolor Spyder3 color sensors have been tested with the following NEC displays and found to cause inaccurate measurements when measuring the color primaries:
LCD2690WUXi, LCD2690WUXi-2, LCD3090WQXi and LCD2180WG-LED, PA241W, PA242W, PA243W, PA271Q, PA271W, PA272W, PA301W, PA302W, PA311D, PA322UHD and PA322UHD-2 only
Large screen displays without SpectraView Engine:
LCD4020, LCD4620, LCD5220, LCD6520, M40, M40B, M40-2, M46, M46B, M46-2, P401, P461, P521, P551, P701, X431BT, X461UN, X462UN, and X461HB only
- The accuracy to which the Intensity can be calibrated when a relatively low value target Intensity is used (less than 150 cd/m2) will be lower than normal, which results in a large Delta-E value to be reported. This is due to the very large screen size, high brightness of the display, and the thermal effect of changing the screen brightness. The monitor may take several minutes after calibration to stabilize in Intensity. Selecting the Extended luminance stabilization time option in the Preferences can be used to minimize this issue.
- Some versions of these models do not support OSD Control Locking.
- Direct color calibration is not available when using the HDMI video input on some models. To calibrate the monitor, use the DVI input, then when completed change to the HDMI input and change the GAMMA SELECTION setting to PROGRAMMABLE on the On Screen Display.
- Direct color calibration is not available when using the DisplayPort video input. To calibrate the monitor, use the DVI input, then when completed change to the DisplayPort input and change the GAMMA SELECTION setting to PROGRAMMABLE on the On Screen Display.
Color gamut and preset Targets for displays with the SpectraView Engine:
NEC MultiSync PA series displays, C751Q, C861Q, C981Q, EX341R, MA431, MA491, MA551, P212, P232W, P241W, P242W, P243W, P435, P404, P484, P495, P554, P555, P754Q, UN462A, UN462VA, UN492S, UN492VS, UN552, UN552A, UN552S, UN552V, UN552VS, UX552, UX552S, V404, V484, V554, V554Q, V654Q, V754Q, V864Q, V984Q, X551UHD, X651UHD, X651UHD-2, X841UHD, X841UHD-2, X981UHD, and X981UHD-2 only
Starting with SpectraView version 1.1.07, the color gamut of the display can be set in the calibration Target settings. The following preset Target files included with SpectraView will set the color gamut of the displays accordingly:
- Digital Cinema
- Broadcast Video (SMPTE-C color gamut)
- sRGB Emulation
Note:These models support the color gamut adjustment features of the PA series, however the native color gamut of the LCD panel is close to sRGB. If a color gamut larger than this, such as AdobeRGB, is selected, the out of gamut colors will be clipped to the closest displayable color by the display:
C751Q, C861Q, C981Q, P212, P232W, P241W, P242W, P243W, P404, P484, P554, P754Q, UN462A, UN462VA, UN492S, UN492VS, UN552, UN552A, UN552S, UN552V, UN552VS, UX552, UX552S, V404, V484, V554, V554Q, V654Q, V754Q, V864Q, V984Q, X551UHD, X651UHD, X651UHD-2, X841UHD, X841UHD-2, X981UHD, and X981UHD-2
It is necessary to install the latest full video drivers for the video graphics card. Drivers included with Windows will need to be updated with the full video drivers from the video graphics card vendor.
Note:These models feature the option of using a USB connection to the display for communicating, instead of using DDC/CI. This can be used in cases where the video graphics adapter is not supported:
MultiSync PA Series, EA231WU, EA241F, EA241WU, EA244UHD, EA271Q, EA271U, EA275UHD, EA275WMi, EA295WMi, EA304WMi, EA305WMi, P212, P232W, P241W, P242W, P243W, X551UHD, X651UHD, X651UHD-2, X841UHD, X841UHD-2, X981UHD, and X981UHD-2 only
Please refer to the following table:
|Video Card Manufacturer
||Windows 8, Windows 8.1,
and Windows 10
|ATI (Radeon and FirgeGL)
|Matrox (P650, medical series and newer)
|Matrox (older chipsets: G400, G450, G550 etc.)
||Most chipsets supported
|S3 Chrome S20 and newer
||Supported in S3 drivers from v188.8.131.522
|S3 (older chipsets)
You can obtain the latest drivers for your video graphics adapter card or chipset directly from the manufacturer.
The following are links to some of the manufacturers that currently support DDC/CI:
This version of SpectraView is supported on 32 and 64 bit versions of Microsoft Server 2003, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
Windows "In the box" video drivers for most graphics cards will need to be updated with the full versions available from the respective manufacturers.
Installing SpectraView requires an account with administrator privileges.
SpectraView II supports the following display monitor models:
- NEC C651Q
- NEC C751Q
- NEC C861Q
- NEC C981Q
- NEC EA231WU
- NEC EA241F
- NEC EA241WU
- NEC EA242F
- NEC EA244UHD
- NEC EA245WMi
- NEC EA245WMi-2
- NEC EA271F
- NEC EA271Q
- NEC EA271U
- NEC EA272F
- NEC EA275UHD
- NEC EA275WMi
- NEC EA295WMi
- NEC EA304WMi
- NEC EA305WMi
- NEC EX241UN
- NEC EX341R
- NEC LCD1980FXi
- NEC LCD1980SXi
- NEC LCD1990SX
- NEC LCD1990SXi
- NEC LCD1990SXp
- NEC LCD2090UXi
- NEC LCD2180UX
- NEC LCD2180WG-LED
- NEC LCD2190UXi
- NEC LCD2190UXp
- NEC LCD2490WUXi
- NEC LCD2490WUXi-2
- NEC LCD2690WUXi
- NEC LCD2690WUXi-2
- NEC LCD3090WQXi
- NEC LCD4020
- NEC LCD4020-2
- NEC LCD4620
- NEC LCD4620-2
- NEC LCD5220
- NEC LCD6520
- NEC M40
- NEC M401
- NEC M40-2
- NEC M40B
- NEC M46
- NEC M461
- NEC M46-2
- NEC M46B
- NEC M521
- NEC MA431
- NEC MA491
- NEC MA551
- NEC P212
- NEC P221W
- NEC P232W
- NEC P241W
- NEC P242W
- NEC P243W
- NEC P401
- NEC P404
- NEC P435
- NEC P461
- NEC P484
- NEC P495
- NEC P521
- NEC P551
- NEC P554
- NEC P555
- NEC P701
- NEC P754Q
- NEC PA231W
- NEC PA241W
- NEC PA242W
- NEC PA243W
- NEC PA271Q
- NEC PA271W
- NEC PA272W
- NEC PA301W
- NEC PA302W
- NEC PA311D
- NEC PA322UHD
- NEC PA322UHD-2
- NEC S401
- NEC S461
- NEC S521
- NEC UN462A
- NEC UN462VA
- NEC UN492S
- NEC UN492VS
- NEC UN552
- NEC UN552A
- NEC UN552S
- NEC UN552V
- NEC UN552VS
- NEC UX552
- NEC UX552S
- NEC V404
- NEC V404-T
- NEC V484
- NEC V484-T
- NEC V554
- NEC V554-T
- NEC V554Q
- NEC V654Q
- NEC V754Q
- NEC V864Q
- NEC V984Q
- NEC X431BT
- NEC X461HB
- NEC X461UN
- NEC X461UNV
- NEC X462UN
- NEC X551UHD
- NEC X651UHD
- NEC X651UHD-2
- NEC X841UHD
- NEC X841UHD-2
- NEC X981UHD
- NEC X981UHD-2
SpectraView II supports the following color sensors:
- BasICColor Discus *
- Datacolor Spyder3 *
- Datacolor Spyder4 *
- Datacolor Spyder5 *
- Datacolor SpyderX *
- NEC i1Display V2 *
- NEC MDSVSENSOR i1Display V2 WG *
- NEC MDSVSENSOR3 *
- NEC SpectraSensor Pro *
- Photo Research PR-655, PR-670, PR-680, PR-730, and PR-740 Spectroradiometers.
- X-Rite ColorMunki
- X-Rite DTP94 / MonacoOPTIX-XR
- X-Rite i1Display Pro / X-Rite i1Display Pro Plus *
- X-Rite i1Display V1 *
- X-Rite i1Display V2 *
- X-Rite i1Monitor *
- X-Rite i1Pro *
- X-Rite i1Pro2 *
- X-Rite i1Pro3 / X-Rite i1Pro3 Plus *
- X-Rite i1Studio
* Drivers for these color sensor devices are automatically installed on the system by SpectraView if selected in the installer. Drivers for other sensors may have to be manually installed.
- The X-Rite ColorMunki Display device introduced in mid-2011 and sold as the "ColorMunki Create" bundle is not supported.
- The X-Rite i1Display Studio device introduced in 2019 is not supported.
Drivers for sensors are available on the SpectraView II installation media or in the \Program Files\NEC Display Solutions\SpectraView II\Drivers folder after installing SpectraView (on 64 bit versions of Windows the folder location \Program Files (x86)\NEC Display Solutions\SpectraView II\Drivers).
If you are having problems with SpectraView detecting the display monitor, please:
- Confirm that you have installed the latest video drivers for your video graphics adapter
For additional technical support, please visit the SHARP NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS SpectraView support page. A feedback form is available for direct assistance with SpectraView.
V1.0.00: July 1 2005
- First release of SpectraView II
V1.0.10: August 25 2005
- Added French translation of User's Guide
- Added support for the NEC i1Display V2 WG sensor for use with the LCD2180WG-LED
- Added support for the X-Rite DTP94 / Monaco OPTIX-XR colorimeter
V1.0.30: June 1 2006
- Added support for the LCD 90 Series models.
- Added Custom Gamma Curve function
- Added a Native white point setting
- Added Auto-load settings on Target Change function
- Added Test Pattern feature
- Improved monitor and colorimeter detection
- Improved calibration accuracy for low intensity values
V1.0.31: September 26 2006
- Modified to use new DDC/CI interface design to support most major graphics cards without requiring unsigned drivers.
- Added x64 drivers for X-Rite i1Pro and i1Monitor.
- Corrected aspect ratio scaling when display used in portrait orientation.
V1.0.32: December 1 2006
- Added support for the NEC LCD2490WUXi and LCD2690WUXi.
- Improved delta Custom Color Temperature input dialog.
- Changed minimum allowable Color Temperature to 4000K.
- Added support for Windows Vista.
- Default location for Target, Monitor Calibration Settings and Preference files changed to:
\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS\SpectraView II\
V1.0.40: August 1 2007
- Added support for the NEC M40 and M46.
- Added support for the NEC LCD4020 and LCD4620.
- Added support for the Datacolor Spyder2 color sensor.
- Added Ambient Light Measurement tool when using the i1Display V2 color sensor.
- Added Contrast Response graph for DICOM Conformance measurements.
- Added selectable Contrast Ratio for calibration Target settings.
- Added Visual Color Matching tool to the Custom White Point editor.
- Updated included X-Rite i1drivers that support Windows Vista x64.
- Improved calibration speed and accuracy.
- Improved ICC profile generation to reduce color banding.
V1.0.41: September 1 2007
- Improved color sensor auto-detection on startup.
- Fixed issue preventing Ambient Light measurements when using the NEC branded i1Display V2.
- Fixed issue that caused power on hours to be misreported on LCD 90 series models.
- Fixed issue that may have caused "invalid color measured" error when 50:1 contrast ratio is used.
- Added support for the NEC LCD1990SX.
V1.0.42: March 1 2008
- Added support for the Datacolor Spyder3.
- Added support for the NEC LCD5220.
- Added support for the NEC LCD6520.
- Added support for the NEC LCD3090WQXi.
- Added ambient light measurement support for the X-Rite i1Pro.
- Added monitor firmware version information to Information - Summary window.
- Added Monitor Settings dialog for adjusting Power LED and ColorComp controls (if supported)
- Added Preferences option for using Auto Luminance feature (available on the NEC LCD2490WUXi, LCD2690WUXi, and LCD3090WQXi)
- Added automatic video level calibration (Auto Contrast) when an analog video signal is being used.
- Added new Photo Editing preset Target.
- Renamed Monitor Standard Target to CRT Monitor Standard.
V1.1.00: January 14 2009
- Added support for the NEC MultiSync P221W.
- Added support for the NEC LCD2690WUXi-2.
- Added support for the X-Rite ColorMunki sensor.
- Support for the X-Rite Spectrolino has been discontinued.
- Improved the smoothness of the grayscale calibration.
- Improved the accuracy of ICC Profile generation.
- Added many new Test Patterns.
- Added feature to check for software updates.
- Improved the Preferences dialog and descriptions of each option.
- Improved the Auto Luminance function on the LCD2490WUXi, LCD2690WUXi, LCD2690WUXi-2, and LCD3090WQXi.
- A special "sRGB" target has been added for the following monitors: LCD2690WUXi, LCD2690WUXi-2, LCD3090WQXi and MultiSync P221W. This will automatically switch the monitor into the sRGB Gamut Emulation mode and profile the monitor.
- The white point of the sRGB Gamut Emulation mode on the LCD2690WUXi-2 can be calibrated automatically. The factory preset white point for sRGB mode will be used with the LCD2690WUXi, LCD3090WUXi and MultiSync P221W.
- All graphs and charts can now be zoomed and panned.
- All graphs and charts can now be copied to the clipboard as a bitmap by right-clicking on the graphs and selecting "Copy".
- Data from the Colorimeter window and Information Summary can be copied to the clipboard in text format by right-clicking in the window and selecting "Copy".
- Color Gamut chart can now be shown in CIE u'v' colorspace as well as CIE xy.
- The Target White Point and blackbody curve can be shown on the Color Gamut chart.
- Added a Validation function to quickly check if the monitor calibration is still accurate.
- Targets that have been calibrated are now shown with a green check mark in the Targets list on the main window. The check mark will turn yellow once the calibration is past the recommended recalibration date.
- Improved the management of previous calibrations and results. It is now possible to see and compare all previous calibration results.
- Improved the overall User Interface and application responsiveness.
- Improved support for Intel video chipsets including DVI and HDMI outputs.
- Added support for XP x64 and Vista x64 with the S3 Chrome S20 and newer graphics cards.
- Fixed an issue that caused an error with the LCD3090WQXi when used in portrait mode if Auto Luminance was enabled.
- Fixed an issue that caused SpectraView to crash if it was run for the first time from the Startup folder after installing the application.
V1.1.01: February 11 2009
- Fixed an issue that caused calibrations using the L* and NTSC custom curves not to be stored correctly.
- Fixed an issue that caused duplicate displays to be listed when dual displays are used on some video cards.
- Fixed an issue that caused the Calibrate button to incorrectly remain enabled even if communications with the display was not possible.
V1.1.02: May 6 2009
- Added support for the NEC LCD2490WUXi-2.
- Added support for the NEC X461UN.
- Corrected support for the NEC LCD5220 and NEC LCD6520.
- Fixed an issue that caused the serial number not to be read correctly from the NEC MultiSync P221W.
- Improved the grayscale calibration accuracy on the NEC LCD4020, LCD4620, M40 and M46.
- Changed the lower color temperature limit for the white point from 4000K to 2500K.
V1.1.03: August 28 2009
- Added support for the NEC X461HB, P401, and P461 displays.
- Updated X-Rite i1drivers to new version compatible with Windows 7.
- Fixed an issue with the X-Rite i1Display that caused incorrect readings when measuring very high brightness displays.
- Fixed issue that caused power on hours to be misreported on some very early LCD 90 series models that was reintroduced in V1.1.00.
- Fixed an issue that prevented the LCD2490WUXi-2 from being detected if the Analog video input was being used.
- Fixed an issue that caused an "Error -32" during calibration under certain circumstances.
- Improved reporting of communications errors.
V1.1.04: April 19 2010
- Added support for the NEC PA241W and PA271W displays. Please see the User's Guide for specific information on these models.
- Added support for the NEC P521 and P701 displays.
- Added optional delay for loading the SpectraView II Gamma loader application.
V1.1.05: May 20 2010
- Fixed a bug that prevented the optional delay for loading the SpectraView II Gamma loader application from being turned off.
- Added USB communications support for the NEC PA241W and PA271W displays.
- Added "sRGB Emulation" target support for the NEC PA241W and PA271W displays.
V1.1.07: November 15 2010
- Added support for the following NEC displays: PA231W, PA301W, M401, M461, M521, P551, X461UNV, X462UN, X431BT, S401, S461, and S521.
- Added color gamut setting function for the MultiSync PA series models.
- Added display warm up warning message.
- Added i1Display warning message to remove sensor cover before use.
- Added protection to prevent overwriting preset Targets.
- Corrected DICOM calibration when a specific contrast ratio was chosen on MultiSync PA series models.
V1.1.08: July 22 2011
- Added support for the NEC P241W.
- New installer application.
- Information window title now shows the Target name.
- USB connection to displays is now automatically detected.
- Fixed frozen progress bar during calibration.
- Added new Diagnostics feature.
- Added support for Intel "core graphics" on i3/i5/i7 processors.
- Added support for Matrox M series cards (requires updated driver from Matrox)
V1.1.08: August 11 2011
- Support for monitor communications when using Intel video chipsets via DisplayPort has been temporarily removed due to compatibility issues that in some cases caused SpectraView to hang.
V1.1.09: October 1 2011
- Added support for the X-Rite i1Display Pro / X-Rite i1Display Pro Plus and NEC MDSVSENSOR3 / NEC SpectraSensor Pro calibration sensors.
V1.1.09-1: Build 111201, December 1 2011
- Fixed sensor detection and timing issues with the X-Rite i1Display Pro / X-Rite i1Display Pro Plus and NEC MDSVSENSOR3 / NEC SpectraSensor Pro calibration sensors.
V1.1.10: April 20 2012
- Added support for the Datacolor Spyder4 calibration sensor.
- Added support for the BasICColor Discus calibration sensor.
- Added support for ATI Catalyst 12 based video drivers.
- Added 6 Axis Color Trim controls.
- Added automatic check for updates.
V1.1.12: July 20 2012
- Added support for the NEC P232W display.
- Added support for the X-Rite i1Pro2 calibration sensor.
- Added DDC/CI support for ATI Catalyst v12 video drivers.
- Improved monitor detection.
- Several small improvements.
V184.108.40.206: August 11 2012 (readme updated January 2 2013)
- Fixed a bug that caused the application to freeze while taking display measurements on some systems.
- Fixed installer detection of the P232W display.
V1.1.14: February 27 2013
- Added support for the NEC P242W display.
- Added support for the NEC MDSVSENSOR3.
- Improved color measurement accuracy when using the X-Rite i1Display Pro / X-Rite i1Display Pro Plus or NEC MDSVSENSOR3 / NEC SpectraSensor Pro with the NEC P232W display.
- Fixed an issue when calibrating the NEC P232W display.
- Improved the calibration accuracy for PA and newer P series displays.
V1.1.15: May 31 2013
- Added support for the NEC PA242W display.
- Added "Update Internal Calibration" function for the NEC PA242W display.
V1.1.16: August 23 2013
- Added support for the NEC PA272W and PA302W displays.
V1.1.16.02: January 6 2014
- Added support for DDC/CI on Intel Haswell CPUs with VGA and DVI connections.
- Improved calibration accuracy on PAxx2 series displays.
V1.1.17: April 7 2014
- Added support for Photo Research Spectroradiometers.
- Improved the "Update Internal Calibration" function calibration accuracy on PAxx2 series displays.
- Added support for the EA244UHD and EA304WMi displays.
- Added BT.1886 gamma curve preset.
- Improved UI support for Windows 8 and when using large fonts.
V1.1.18: October 6 2014
- Added support for the X841UHD and PA322UHD displays.
- Minor bug fixes and improvements.
V1.1.20: February 10 2015
- Multi-language version (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Chinese).
- Added support for the X651UHD and X981UHD displays.
V1.1.30: November 13 2015
- Added support for the EA275UHD, EA275WMi, EA305WMi, P212, and PA322UHD-2 displays.
- Added support for DDC/CI on Intel CPUs with HD5500 graphics using VGA and DVI connections.
- Listed support for the Spyder5 color sensor (support was added in v1.1.20 but not listed).
- Test Patterns are now shown on all displays simultaneously on multi-monitor systems.
- Other displays show black when performing ambient light measurements on multi-monitor systems.
- Option to "Open in Explorer" is shown when an ICC profile is locked on the system and can't be overwritten.
- Various User Interface improvements.
- Each display's OSD (On Screen Display) lock setting is changed right away if the preference setting is changed.
- Accuracy of calibrating to a Target with a specific Contrast Ratio is improved in some cases.
- Color Sensor measurements can now be checked as part of the diagnostic tests.
V1.1.32: July 5 2016
- Added support for the EA245WMi, EX241UN, X551UHD, X651UHD-2, X841UHD-2, and X981UHD-2 displays.
- Improved measurement color accuracy of the PA322UHD, PA322UHD-2, and EA305WMi when using the NEC MDSVSENSOR3, NEC SpectraSensor Pro, and X-Rite i1Display Pro / X-Rite i1Display Pro Plus color sensors.
V1.1.34: March 31 2017
- Added support for the EX341R, P404, P484, P554, V404, V404-T, V484, V484-T, V554, V554-T
- Fixed an issue, introduced in version 1.1.32, that could cause the ICC display profile associated with the display to be disassociated when Windows restarts if the previous calibration was created by another user.
- Added an option to check the display settings and the ICC profile associated with the display when a user logs in or Windows restarts.
- Added a notification to connect a USB cable, between the host PC and the display, if there is a communications issue with the display and USB isn't currently connected.
V1.1.36: September 28 2017
- Added support for the PA243W, EA295WMi
V1.1.37: April 6 2018
- Added support for the C751Q, C861Q, C981Q, EA245WMi-2, EA271F, P754Q, PA271Q, V754Q, V864Q, and V984Q.
V1.1.38: August 15 2018
- Added support for P243W, EA271Q, EA271U, and EA241WU.
- Discontinued support for the Datacolor Spyder2 color sensor.
- Added support for the X-Rite i1Studio color sensor.
- Discontinued support for Windows XP.
V1.1.39: October 24 2018
- Added support for the EA231WU, EA241F, UN462A, UN462VA, UN492S, UN492VS, UN552, UN552A, UN552S, UN552V, UN552VS, UX552, UX552S, V554Q, and V654Q.
V1.1.40: September 9, 2019
- Added support for the PA311D display.
- Added support for the Datacolor SpyderX color sensor.
- Bug fixes and improvements.
- Added support for R1.7 and newer firmware in the following displays: C651Q, C751Q, C861Q, C981Q, P654Q, P754Q, V554Q, V654Q, V754Q, V864Q, and V984Q.
- Enhanced UI support for higher font and layout scaling settings in Windows.
V1.1.41: May 8, 2020
- Added support for "Update Internal Calibration" for the PA271Q monitor.
- Added support for the X-Rite i1Pro3 and i1Pro3 Plus color sensors.
- Bug fixes and improvements.
V1.1.42: February 11, 2021
- Added support for the EA242F, EA272F, MA431, MA491, MA551, P435, P495, and P555.
- Minimum supported Windows version is now 8.
- Bug fixes and improvements.
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