I just installed a Colormunki and experienced some problems. I have a Windows7 64-bit quad core computer with 8Gb RAM. My monitor is an NEC LCD3090WQXI usually calibrated and profiled with the SpectraviewII software (latest version and i1Displayii colorimeter,) and I print with an HP Z3100GP PS. I actually bought the Colormunki for my wife's system and was testing it out.
I installed the Colormunki software, and then plugged in the Colormunki. The software did not recognize the Colormunki until I rebooted the computer, leaving the Colormunki plugged in directly to a USB2 port on the computer. The Colormunki software then recognized the Colormunki.
Next I tried opening the Spectraview II software, which did not recognize the Colormunki. I opened the Preferences and hit the button to automatically recognize the Colormunki, to no avail. After several times of starting and closing SVII, and various combinations of plugging in, unplugging and replugging the Colormunki, I was able to start SVII and do 2 rounds of calibration and profiling of the display.
Next day I booted the computer, plugged in the Munki, and started the Munki software. I was able to calibrate the Munki but then the software indicated that the Munki was not plugged in. I checked in Devices and Printers, and it was there and working. After rebooting I was able to use the Munki software just fine but I have not been able to get the SVII software to find the Munki.
Has anybody experienced problems of this sort?
Also, my wife is still using a CRT display. I was surprised to find no CRT choice on the Munki. Is there any way to profile a CRT with it?
And, finally, is there any advantage to using the Munki with Spectraview II as opposed to my i1D2 colorimeter, which is not the newer type optimized for the wider gamut monitor? I know the Munki will read the monitor's primaries more accurately, but is it as good with the darkest levels?