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I bought a Spyder 2 from a member here, as I want to get into color calibration, and look into doing this on a more professional level. (I'd probably end up with a professional Calman license in the end).

But for now I use HCFR version 2.0.1, because I could not get any of the newer versions to work on a Spyder 2, all sorts of errors relating to talking to the hardware.

Now, for experimenting, I've been tinkering with my tube TV (we are talking 70's wood cabinet style TV, vacuum tube fun). I was able to get the very white point 65k calibrated (with green and blue at 100%, and red at 99% -- the closest this old baby can push).

And then I calibrated the 30IRE level to the same, this gave me the flattest response.

But for some reason, even though the white point, is showing up as a nearly perfect 65k, it looks..........red, to me.

Here's a picture of what I see.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/Evilweredragon/colorbalance.jpg

Before and after. Well first off, I never realized it was so "green" before. I left my DSLR on a "Sunny" white balance for both, so they both forcibly used the same white balance.

Is this how the white should be? Or is something wrong?

I have a Sony PVM that was calibrated by my friend (the other member) using this same probe years ago, and it too has a very similar reddish white point, but that PVM is in storage right now and I can't get to it right now to do a side by side right now.

Perhaps my eyes need to adjust?

I used the Spyder 2 software on both of my Macs, using the same probe, and calibrated to 65k with that too, and the white point looks nothing like what the TV's are showing.

I can't remember which software my friend used though, I think it was calman. I'd have to see what the report PDF's showed in the software information.

Any information would be great.

After calibration, this is how the pictures look on the TV right now.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/Evilweredragon/tvwhitebalanced_zps61da0426.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/Evilweredragon/vibrantcolors_zpsd4c0cf91.jpg

And here's a photo of during calibration "night". (I have decided to do all my calibrations in a dark room at night).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/Evilweredragon/IMG_1734_zps8f4be638.jpg

In the picture my iPhone was on the TV, but I actually used a digital video essentials DVD for actual pattern generation.
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