Originally Posted by curlyjive
I would upgrade the meter down the road, and probably the software. I think the suggestion was for a cheap way to get started and learn. for $45, it seemed like a good way to start...
Send me the money and I will say thank you! It is a better investment!
Learning with sub standard equipment is no way to learn anything other than endless frustration.
You have a good projector, you will need to recalibrate it about every 1000 hours. A pro charges $350 on the low end. So save up the money, get a D3 or C6 and Calman or Chromapure and you will be set to keep you projector in good shape for years to come. There is a lot less learning curve when you have good software that has customer support, all the pros and other DIYers use it, and it is always being supported.
You made the investment in the JVC, don't mess up the picture with inaccurate equipment, it is counter productive.
You just arrived here in this forum I think you said, spend some time, read some of the older threads about entry level meters, there are more than one..
Also where are you located (put it in your profile), if you are near someone who is nuts about this stuff like myself, you may find they would be willing to help you out the first time around with their own equipment if you are close enough.
Hope that all make sense, just don't jump the gun without knowing all the facts, this is not really the type of equipment to buy cheap figuring on upgrading later as the first expenditure will be a waste.