I want to get the most out of my front DLP PJ setup without having to pay a pro for a calibration (not trying to raise hackles, I'm just a DIY-kind of guy). I have used test discs like DVE for years now, so I'm familiar with the basics. However, I've never used any type of visual measuring equipment.
Being that I'm fairly ignorant of how these things work, I'm looking for an "all in one" solution. Something that comes with the hardware and the measurement software and a decent set of instructions. So I've been looking at the X-Rite i1 Display Pro. They seem to cost around $250 which is a reasonable amount IMO. I know that professional equipment of this type start at about $4K and up, so I know I won't be getting that last 1% of calibration and I'm fine with that.
According the manuf's page, it comes with the device and the software. Page here: http://www.xrite.com/product_overview.aspx?ID=1454
Is this truly an "all in one" solution? Does it come with everything I need to get a better calibration than just using the test disc and my eyes?
I also briefly looked at the Datacolor Spider4 Elite, but it seems like they took their CRT/LCD monitor calibration device, drilled a hole in the backside and called it a "PJ calibrator." The X-Rite LOOKS to be designed for PJs. Again, this is my ignorance talking...just going by what I see.
Thoughts and advice are greatly appreciated. Thank you.