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I'm using an Eye-One Display 2 LT to calibrate a Mitsubishi WD-82738. What is the best way to place the meter?

I read in the "Calibration for Dummies" guide that you can just hang the meter on RPTVs, however, I have my TV tilted slightly forward to compensate for a high stand thus making the meter not flush on the screen when it is hung over the display.

Would a tripod be ideal in this situation? Would I be getting innaccurate readings without the meter flush against the screen?
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There are little suction cups all around the sensor. I just place mine right onto the display. I have not found the need to hang it over the display. I also then have more cable available in which to position my computer.
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I'm using an Eye-One Display 2 LT to calibrate a Mitsubishi WD-82738. What is the best way to place the meter?

I read in the "Calibration for Dummies" guide that you can just hang the meter on RPTVs, however, I have my TV tilted slightly forward to compensate for a high stand thus making the meter not flush on the screen when it is hung over the display.

Would a tripod be ideal in this situation? Would I be getting innaccurate readings without the meter flush against the screen?

The meter must be flushed against the screen to ensure proper readings. If suction cup or tripod does not work for you, you can try hanging the meter fro the top of the RPTV, and then use some object (I had read someone's post mentioning using a bloom) to lean on it so making it gently flush against the screen.
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The meter must be flushed against the screen to ensure proper readings. If suction cup or tripod does not work for you, you can try hanging the meter fro the top of the RPTV, and then use some object (I had read someone's post mentioning using a bloom) to lean on it so making it gently flush against the screen.

I'm afraid to press on the meter to make the suction cups stick to the display. The WD-82738 already has a pretty flimsy screen, pressing on it would probably screw up the geometry. As for the broom technique, I've been using blue painters tape to keep the meter flush but it's becoming tedious since the display is so big. I'll try to see if I can find something tall enough to lean up against it. I was really hoping I could just mount it on a tripod in front of the screen, close but not necessarily flush against the screen.
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Would a tripod be ideal in this situation? Would I be getting innaccurate readings without the meter flush against the screen?

Yes, use a tripod and lean it against the tv. It works like a charm.

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Yes, use a tripod and lean it against the tv. It works like a charm.

Can you take a picture of your setup?
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