Long story short: I find it utterly unusable, and the system seems to be better off without it.
Encountered problems since I unpacked the laptop, somewhat in order:
What does all of this mean? Do I have faulty hardware? Is the software totally useless? Can I now no longer benefit from Adobe RGB colors (which I might have to rely on in the future?).
P.s. Just for context, problems with this laptop so far (I am seriously getting aggravated with this laptop):
All of this with an out-of-the-box installation. This product for the past week has been nothing but a waste of time (including >2 hours on the line with Dell support just to establish what I already told them in the first 5 minutes). For anyone considering buying this, wait until all this *** is fixed.
Just to let you know there are a few forums around with people having issues with the Premier colour.Mine was it cause a conflict with the latest graphics drivers causing blacks to have a blocky,pixelated effect.
After uninstalling the issue is gone.
As a warning there are issues with the latest A06 graphics driver causing video to not play and audio to stop.
You will see in your reliability monitor the error 'IntelCpHDCPSvc.exe' .I just use as do others the A05 version.
In another thread somebody pointed out to me PremierColor is created by 'Portrait Displays'.
They have an online form for technical support: www.portrait.com/.../support_contact_dtune.php
They are aware about an issue where PremierColor does not work in combination with a recent video driver update installed through a Windows 10 update.
I will contact them regarding my issues, and problems with understanding how the application works.
I never heard back from them, and these problems persist. So, unfortunately, no. Given that Dell is not required to support this support either, most likely, never.
As much as I understand, PremierColor lets you manually switch between different color profiles. This may be desired because otherwise non-color-managed applications tend to produce oversaturated output on a wide-gamut display, such as the 4K UHD panel.
If you use only colour-managed applications, this should not be needed.
I'd agree that some default profiles in DPC have oddly low brightness by default.
Interesting, that is already more information than is provided anywhere in Dell documentation (well, there is none ...) 🙂
It may not be required, but the fact remains they are still (as of this moment) selling this laptop bundled with said software. If they don't intend to support it, it shouldn't be preinstalled on the system. Very frustrating.