I occasion over to this forum just to be amazed at the things you guys are doing over here. I've even been chastised in the past by Chris for complaining about how hard this is and why somebody didn't do a simple guide to explain all this stuff.
Here's where I am now.
I dabble in all elements HT, including CIH, projectors (106" screen with an Epson 1080UB) and I have 7 HDTV's in my home ranging from 40" plasmas TO 55" LCD's and everything in-between with all sorts of components from VP50's to Edges to PS3's to DTV HD PVRs and almost everything in-between.
Craig Rounds once even calibrated a Mits 62 DLP that I bought and basically junked a month ago for the famous capacitor problem so I KNOW what a calibrated set is suppose to look like and that set was AWESOME after Craig finished with it.
Anyway... here's the rub. I REALLY need to calibrate my stuff. Always have needed to. I've always been scared to death to though because... are you ready for this? I'm color-blind. BAD.
I bought a SpyderTV (1st gen) a few years ago and dabbled in the color space with pretty good results. Why? It was simple. I didn't have to be able to see anything except to read and do what it said. It worked OK for what it was.
Fast-forward to today... I just bought a Spyder3TV and have played with it a little (again, color only to this point) but I want to do some gray scale tuning. I know all my displays need it but, of course, the Spyder3TV software doesn't touch gray scale.
I watched this thread on CalMan since its inception, basically. Watched it go through its development cycle and everything up through today. It just looks too complicated to me; especially being color blind.
Then I see this thread on this new product called ChromaPure. I went and looked at the demo and the videos and I figured even an idiot as perfect as myself could use this thing! This looks GREAT. I do this and find that there is a VERY small subset of meters supported and that my beloved new Spyder3 isn't among them (Let's not turn this into a discussion as to how big of a POS some of you think the Spyder is, OK?
I know CalMan supports the Spyder3. I just wish it looked anywhere as simple to use as ChromaPure. Is it? Am I just imagining that ChromaPure looks so easy and CalMan looks so hard? Are there any plans to support the Spyder3 in ChromaPure? IF, and that's a HUGE if; you were going to suck it up and buy a package with a supported meter, which one would you buy if you were and absolute calibration idiot AND color-blind?
Is there an economical solution for me? Can I make CalMan and my Spyder3 work? Is it idiot-proof to an adequately equipped idiot like me that's color-blind too?