I have 2 independent computer/monitors, CRT and LCD. Running Win XP with a 128 MB video card. Since Photoshop CS3 no longer ships with Gamma calibration software,(shame on Adobe), I felt I should invest in calibration hardware. Not wanting to spend a fortune ,I first tried spyder 2 express. I returned it almost immediately. It did not install properly, (string error messages) and had very few features,no ambient light adj.,no variable Gamma setting,etc.
I then took a chance with the Huey Pro @ about $85. At first I was again dissappointed. Although it has many features (not really a stripped down calibrator) and was easy to install,it created a pink hue across my monitor.Some calibration! Called tech support,toll free & quickly got through. They recognized the problem, and shipped out a new one,no hassle,no fuss, and it works like a charm,with a caveat,monitor calibration and printer calibration,or profiling are related but seperate issues,with monitor calibration a good starting point. Oh, go with the Huey Pro version,it has features and more calibration points than the basic Huey has and is only a few dollars more.
Unless you are prepared to spend a lot more time and money,I would recommend this product. Although you probably wouldn't need the manual, none the less print out the very informative user manual from the installed program. The provided quick start guide is sparse at best.