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nekrosoft13 11-04-08 06:30 AM

Calibrate TV/Monitor
 
What is best way to calibrate a TV and or monitor?

I know that there are those Spiders that you can use.
http://spyder.datacolor.com/products.php

but is there a diffrent maybe cheaper way?

EciDemon 11-04-08 07:24 AM

Re: Calibrate TV/Monitor
 
For a monitor you can use adobe gamma or a similar tool to get better colour balance, many monitors tend to have too much blue etc and to bright gamma. This will however only give you a colour profile for windows.

http://www.normankoren.com/makingfin...tml#QuickGamma maybe this one works for you?
I use an old app I got with some old gfx card, don't remember the name of it though

Toss3 11-04-08 09:25 AM

Re: Calibrate TV/Monitor
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nekrosoft13 (Post 1833314)
What is best way to calibrate a TV and or monitor?

I know that there are those Spiders that you can use.
http://spyder.datacolor.com/products.php

but is there a diffrent maybe cheaper way?

You could call some of you local stores if they could lend(or rent) you a colorimeter for a day or two. Most stores use them for calibrating cameras etc and probably have lots of them just lying around.

And the spyders aren't really that good to be honest, a licensed calibrator would do a much better job(but would of course be more expensive). But if you want a meter, the eye-one is the one to go for.

Here's a good place to get you started(I know there is a lot of ads on that site, but it's definitely one of the best guides out there):

http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10457

bacon12 11-04-08 11:43 AM

Re: Calibrate TV/Monitor
 
I looked into this a while back and if it is done right you would need thousands in equipment. Call a local shop and pay them $200, you will be glad you did.

shabby 11-08-08 03:16 PM

Re: Calibrate TV/Monitor
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bacon12 (Post 1833667)
I looked into this a while back and if it is done right you would need thousands in equipment. Call a local shop and pay them $200, you will be glad you did.

I did the same thing, the guy was here 2-3 hours calibrating it, getting the colors just right with the colorimeter. Those calibration dvd's wont allow you to adjust the color so they're not that useful.

evilchris 11-09-08 03:41 PM

Re: Calibrate TV/Monitor
 
www.accucal.org

I paid $750 for an audio/video cal. Worth every penny, I would have paid double. Jeff owns.

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