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As the title says, I'm trying to use my i1 Display Pro for my first calibration. Is there a trick to not having it bounce around all over the place? No matter how I set the counterweight, it will not lay flat.

I have a feeling that purchasing the OEM probe might have left something critical out of the bargain... I've used the Spyder3 in a similar way on my monitor, but it has the benefit of tilting backwards, so gravity does the trick.
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D'oh! So obvious, but I never even considered it. Thanks!
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One question... am I taping it to the edges with 4' long strips, or to the screen with 6" strips? The numbers are approximates, of course.
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Up to you. I do it to the screen ... when I need to do it. It doesn't stay long enough to leave any residue.

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I put a weight on the downwards leading cable. But my TV stands on a board. If your TV hangs at the wall you can try to clip a weight at the cable.
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I put a weight on the downwards leading cable. But my TV stands on a board. If your TV hangs at the wall you can try to clip a weight at the cable.

So you have the counterbalance weight in back, and an additional weight up front?
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Furry paint roller on an adjustable length stick. No problems, no tape.

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Furry paint roller on an adjustable length stick. No problems, no tape.

How does that work? Are you putting the end of the stick on the floor, then having the weight of the roller hold the probe against the screen?
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I use a tripod. I just rotate the "arm" to press (gently ;)) against the i1.


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How does that work? Are you putting the end of the stick on the floor, then having the weight of the roller hold the probe against the screen?

Yes. Adjust the stick angle so that it only applies enough pressure to hold the meter flush to the display.

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