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Spyder Monitor/TV calibration questions

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jasper1605, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. jasper1605

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    Hey all,

    http://spyder.datacolor.com/product-ht-s3tv.php

    I'm looking at getting that so I can get my samsung ln46c750 in tip top shape, and I was wondering 2 things

    1.) Is this the one you would recommend for calibrating the TV?
    2.) Will this work with my PC monitors as well? I notice they have a separate PC section of them, but I'm confused why. If this won't work w/ PC, could I get a PC one and use it on my TV (I have my TV wired to my PC as well so I can put espn3 on it)

    Thanks :)
     
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    Just set the TV up like you want not how some box thinks you want it. It's not hard to do :).
     
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    Truth, but there are a bunch of things on this that I have no idea what they do so I'd like this to kind of "pick them for me" so it can make it look better than what I could just kind of screwing around and guessing lol.
     
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    Screwing around and guessing ?.. How the hell are you guessing when your setting it your self to how YOU like it. Vision is kinda like sound it's subjective as it don't know how your eyes are like and people see shit differently.
     
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    if you buy Spyder3Pro and SpyderTV software upgrade you can calibrate both.

    it's inaccurate.

    when a director is shooting or editing a film he is watching it on a calibrated monitor with a color temperature of D6500K. if you want to see what the director intended then you need to calibrate your television.
     
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    except that him and i have different eyes, vision, and viewing conditions.
     
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    you can buy eyes on the black market :laugh:

    visit the optometrist and control your lighting.
     
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    or, tweak it the way i like it. sorry for dragging it off topic, i'm totally indifferent to monitor calibration, so i'll shut up now.
     
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    it's okay.
     
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    The colorimeter compensates for viewing conditions. As for the others, get glasses. Calibrated is better to have than uncalibrated. That's not really debatable. It's just better if things are accurate, in almost anything. The more accurate a monitor (or even audio setup) is, the easier it is to tweak to individual taste over a wider range of materials.

    What's debatable is whether or not it's worth spending the money on. I got a Spyder 2 Pro on sale for $60 a few years back. Great investment. I was utterly blown away at the difference. Prior to grabbing it, I shared you opinion of indifference. Not anymore. Would never have spent over $100 on one tho.

    If I had to buy new at full price today, I'd probably go with a Pantone Huey. Better options out of the box than any other $100 or less colorimeter, and compatible with more software.
     
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