Join Date: May 2002
Location: Philadelphia Area
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I am interesting in investing my time and some money to start calibrating my own displays. I have read the stickies and while they are relatively old, I think the science and fundamentals remain the same. They are a great help and will be of continued use moving forward. However, I am worried that that software and equipment mentioned (specifically TomHuffman's post) may be dated (2007).
When I owned a RPTV, I did some modest DIY calibrations with the AVIA DVD and a plastic template for focus and geometry. I ultimately had an ISF calibrator come to my old house and professionally calibrate the set with wonderful results.
Now that I have moved (7-years ago) and have a dedicated theater and several plasma and LCD displays, I am interesting in giving it a go myself. While I know my efforts will not meet the same standards as a trained professional, I am interested in trying to learn more about the science and going DIY as I plan to change my projector in the theater within the next 3-years. So, I figured, now is the time to start my learning.
I ordered the Disney WoW disc and the DVE BD yesterday but I am interesting in hearing some recommendations on possibly using a colorimeter and calibration software. I see the larger threads discussing the possible options but wanted to ask for recommendations specific to my skill level, expectations, and budget. I would like to keep my costs below $1000 (500-700 would be great!) as anything beyond that I would most likely not consider. So, any recommendations for me to get started?
My current equipment in the theater:
Panasonic AX100u projector
SMX acoustically transparent screen
Other displays that I would consider calibrating would be various LCDs and Plasma displays in the house but nothing beyond my own equipment.
Thanks for looking.