Based on your review of the Spyder 3 Elite last year I was ready to buy one, but then I read your recommendation of the ColorEyes Display Pro because of its ability to achieve 90CD/n2 brightness. I'm wondering if I shown spend the extra cash. A new monitor is out of the question right now even though I wouldn't mind the owning the EIZO that you reviewd! I am running Windows XP Pro, with a Gigabyte HD 4650 video card with Dual Monitor/Dual Link support with a Sony CRT monitor and a Sony SDM-HS94P 19" VA panel LCD display. DDC2B compliant, Native resolution 1280 x 1024, Contrast 700: 1 Brightness 250 nits, Colors 16.7 M. I don't know how 250 nits compares with 90CD/n2, but I'm wondering if It would even be possible to get it down to that figure and keep contrast and color accuracy in line. I read the test review on Tom's Hardware here:
Tom's Hardware Review of the Sony SDM-HS94
To quote from the review: "The contrast has very good stability, which means that the brightness can be lowered without losing too much detail in the picture, which is always a good characteristic. Sony has done very good work on this monitor. You can choose the brightness level that suits you and your working conditions without losing too much contrast". But they also say: "It's a shame, though, that the brightness is so high at the optimum calibration point. We would have preferred a value of around 150 nits".
So, considering the two monitors that I have, would you still advise me to go the ColorEyes route? Using Adobe Gamma, I can get both displays to look close, the LCD color looks good, but the contrast seems higher than the CRT.