Some examples that show why a wide gamut monitor matters:

Started Apr 26, 2014 | Discussions thread
fishy wishy
fishy wishy Senior Member • Posts: 7,378
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Hmm. For many, a hardware calibrator is more something with an inflated price that they would prefer to rent from time to time rather than buy- in line with the cost cutting of a $200-300 monitor which is what a Dell 2410 is now. Hardware calibrators could tell you that your monitor cannot be calibrated perfectly across all intensities due to non-linear response, if you don't have very sophisticated controls as you won't have on $250 monitors. I had several (cheap) monitors where the red popped too much at 100% so you'd be wrong for photos to base the monitor RGB WB on pure white because usually on flesh midtones you'd get too much green.

Not much point getting a $250 monitor and $250 calibrator only to find your monitor is basically incapable is there? How about a more expensive monitor with a better reputation and more controls and see if it can look true with standard calibration images first- because non-linear response is visible without hardware calibrators, especially if you have another reasonably good monitor as a reference.

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