This topic doesn't seem to have appeared recently, I hope you'll forgive a rehash.
I have this setup:
Windows 7 x64
Sony 32" 1080p HDTV (sRGB gamut, CCFL)
Dell 2408WFP (AdobeRGB gamut, CCFL)
The Sony is my main screen. Fonts are large and the gamut range is closer to what most people will see from my pictures, which are all posted online. I do color correction on the Dell. However, the i1 Display 2 I had in the past never seemed to properly profile the Dell screen. I also wasn't able to successfully set up a profile for each screen with the EyeOne Match software, so the Sony is definitely not accurate.
I'd like to upgrade to a unit that's designed for wide gamut displays and has greater unit-to-unit consistency. Based on Ethan's reports at Dry Creek, the two above seem the best for this purpose.
1) Is there any physical difference between the CM Display and i1 Display Pro? Is the '5X slower' measuring cycle a limitation of the EyeOne software or inherent to the hardware? Will both devices perform at the same speed with third-party CMS software?
2) I had planned to use ArgyllCMS and Displaycal in place of the standard software. Is there any reason to prefer the standard software or some other CMS, outside of usability? Do the two calibrators have different compatibility with third-party software?
The i1 is about 50% more expensive than the CM with existing rebates. The crux of these questions is whether the i1 is worth the difference if I'm not limiting myself to the included software.
Thanks for your time.