Macbook Pro M3 and Spectraview II

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  • Hugh Sakols
    Hugh Sakols
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    on: May 18, 2024 at 1:06 pm

    After upgrading to a Macbook Pro M3, I can no longer use Spectraview II to calibrate my NEC Multisync PA 272w.  When I open Spectraview II (the latest version), it says No Supported Display.  I have used a Display Port to Thunderbolt cable with and without a USB adaptor. I also used my old Display Port cable to Mini Display Port via a Firewire dock.  I’m not sure how to proceed other than change to Calibrite or just not calibrate my monitor.

    Andrew Rodney
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    Re: Macbook Pro M3 and Spectraview II
    Reply #1 on: May 18, 2024 at 2:58 pm

    It works fine on my M1, but see the release notes that speak of using another USB cable running from display to Mac to support communications. IOW, under the M-series, you now need a second USB cable.

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    Andrew Rodney
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    Re: Macbook Pro M3 and Spectraview II
    Reply #2 on: May 18, 2024 at 3:01 pm

    https://update.sharpnecdisplays.us/spectraview/nec_spectraview_readme_macos_v1_1_44_en.html

    Found it:

    Release Notes

    Mac M1 and M2 support information

    Due to the design of the M1 and M2 Macs, direct control and communications with a display over HDMI, DVI, and DisplayPort are not possible as with previous generations of Macs. M1/M2 Macs do not support controlling displays without a USB connection.

    Therefore:

    Display models that do not have USB connections, such as the MultiSync LCD80 and LCD90 series and P212 models, are not supported and cannot be hardware calibrated on an M1/M2 Mac.

    For display models such as the MultiSync PA311D, in most cases, no additional connections to the display are necessary when the Mac is connected directly via Thunderbolt/USB-C.

    For displays connected to the Mac using the HDMI, DVI, or DisplayPort input on the display, a USB-A to USB-B cable must also be connected between the Mac and the USB input on the display in addition to the video cable connection.

    For display models that support multiple USB upstream connections, be sure to select the correct USB input on the display’s OSD setting.

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    Hugh Sakols
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    Re: Macbook Pro M3 and Spectraview II
    Reply #3 on: May 18, 2024 at 3:48 pm

    Thanks Andrew. I got it. I connected a second USB Type B to the monitor, and now Spectraview II detects it.

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