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Old 11-04-08, 06:30 AM   #1
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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?
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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