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« on: June 11, 2012, 04:14:44 PM »
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I have a NEC 3090 with spectra vision.  The puck that came with the monitor is the MDSVSENSOR, which
states it is to be used with the wide gamut displays.  I noticed that the NEC PA271w ships with the MDSVSENSOR2,
which appears to be a newer model of the puck.  I know I can download the latest version of spectraview, but I am wondering
if my older generation puck will be OK with the 271w.

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2012, 07:09:08 AM »
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I called NEC yesterday, and they felt that there would be no difference.  The puck with the 3090
is one designed for the wider gamut so it should work fine. 

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2012, 10:20:49 AM »
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That might be true, but you just purchased this, there's no reason why you should have received a older model as the newest model has been out sense late last year, and the newest model is much improved over the older model.
I would send it back, and request the latest model, if not get your money back and go somewhere else.
NEC Spectra Sensor Pro is the latest model.
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2012, 11:46:52 AM »
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Possibly the OP did not purchase directly from NEC?  In that case, he couldn't expect NEC to swap sensors.
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 11:41:35 PM »
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I was trying to save a few hundred dollars, in that you can purchase the 271w about $250.00 less if you don't get it bundled with the puck.

I have spectravision and you can install on instance of the license on multiple machine, (thank you NEC).   Most places sell the 271w with and without
the puck. 

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 09:05:32 AM »
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The software will support both MDSVSENSOR2 and original. The newer instrument is a better instrument but you should be fine using the original on either display.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 08:29:07 PM »
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In fact, I got my PA271w with the full Spectraview pkg a few months after it first came out and it came with the MDSVSENSOR, REV C (not MDSVSENSOR2).
It works fine but I do wonder what I'm missing out on. Andrew, do you know what would be gained by upgrading?
By the way, I watched one of your videos on RetouchPro---very helpful.
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2012, 09:38:55 PM »
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I'll answer my own question...mine is the MDSVSENSOR2 despite being labelled otherwise. NEC could've made this easier and added the 2!
From NEC web site:
My NEC color sensor says "MDSVSENSOR" on the front. Is it an MDSVSENSOR2 or original MDSVSENSOR version?
If it says "Custom Calibrated for Wide-Gamut NEC Displays" then it is an MDSVSENSOR2.
 

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