Originally Posted by ElwayLite
IMO, it's best to buy a display with a functioning CMS (some have a CMS, but it does not work properly) and either a good gamma, or gamma adjustment.
This is what I'm wondering about mostly. Why would you need a display with a functioning CMS, and why would the gamma tracking of the display matter if you have the iScan connected to it?
I would think that as long as the display has a large enough colorspace (since I'm assuming you can "shrink" it, but not "expand" it, that it wouldn't matter about the display's CMS controls (or lack thereof) and that the gamma and grayscale tracking would be the same story (ie. display doesn't matter, because the iScan would do all the grunt work).
I hope I'm not missing something here.
While I would LOVE to get a really nice tv with a great CMS and all the calibration controls I need, I haven't found one anywhere near my price range and I'm WAY too scared to buy a display second-hand (paranoia).
Also, like I touched upon before, I think I'm becoming more convinced that having an outboard video processor might be more beneficial, since I could use it now and in the future or with any display (unless of course it breaks, etc.)
But if someone came in here and gave me good reason to think that the iScan's capabilities aren't as good as they seem, or that I'm missing some critical element which changes my calibration dreams, that might convince me to just go with a decent HDTV instead.
Unfortunately my budget is only around $1500 (and that's REALLY pushing it with the "boss" already), so I'm down pretty much to a choice between the tv I mentioned (which I think would be excellent alone), or getting the iScan and a "cheap" $500 plasma; namely the LG 42PJ350 (so that I can have a good size and deep(-ish) blacks, and enough light output for my needs).
Thanks for sharing your experience with the iScan and I think that'd be really great if I could get a good deal on the iScan from Greg or anyone else!