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Did I get a steal on Monaco EZColor?


Baltimore, US
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Watchguy1 Registered since 18th Dec 2003
Wed 02-Nov-05 06:48 PM

i took the advice of everyone and bought a monitor calibrator last week. Made a big difference.

Anyway, I bought Monaco Optix Xr from Norman Camera for $180. I figured the free upgrade to OptixPro would be value added.

So, I loaded the program, calibrated my screen and dutifully looked for the right bar code to send in for the rebate. The barcode did not match so I called MAC group and told them what I was looking at and they said to send that in. Ok.

One week letter I get a letter with instructions for upgrading Optix to OptixPro. Sez. look for the "file" drop down in the top left corner of the main program screen.

I don't HAVE any commands along the top edge of my program screen. Just 4 icons, one each for profile monitor, profile scanner, profile printer and creat input profile. Huh?

So I put in a call again to Xrite. While I am waiting for the return call, I look on the site to see if there is a way to download OpixPro and simply plug in the activation code I received.

The program does not look like what I have. Beside, my software and book say EZColor. Wait. Oops. Look up Ezcolor. It is a different program.

Look up prices. EZColor is $500. OptixXr is $230. EZcolor profile all devices, OpixXR and OptixXRPro calibrates only the monitor.

Look at my box; it SEZ OptixXR and it looks just like the OptixXr box on the Xrite site. Look at the EzColor box; nope, not even close to what I have.

Did I just get a steal of a deal? The box was fully sealed; does Norman have a batch of mispackaged software? How can I make up a story like this?


Dewey Clark