I just received my Spyder2Pro and SpyderTVPro software upgrade. I've used the previous SpyderTV software, so I "thought" I understood how all this worked. Well, I'm dang confused.
First, is there a dedicated Spyder forum at ColorVision, or anywhere else? I looked around and didn't find anything. And the FAQ on the Colorvision site were quite weak.
Second, I get an error "file 316.bmp not found" when I launch SpydeTVPro. Once I bypass the error and continue to let the program load it displays a SpyderTVPro screen with menu options, but no wizard. Is there a wizard? How do you start it? Maybe the original error is aborting the wizard.
Third, I ran Spyder2Pro on my laptop and the results are horrible. Everything is very, very blue, but the red, green and blue bars are all within desired tolerance. Also, the calibration was nothing like I was expecting. My laptop (ATI video) allows me to control the brightness, contrast, and gamma for all three colors, and it displays a little graph. Unfortunately the graph has no labels, so I don't know what it actually corresponds to. I'm guessing that the left side is IRE0 and the right side is IRE100. When I change brightness it shifts the entire line up. When I change contrast is shifts the right most point, keeping a straight line to the left side. And when I change gamma it curves the middle point of the line up and down. So when Spyder2Pro asks me to adjust the settings for red, green and blue, how the heck am I supposed to know which setting to use? Am I adjusting for the left side of the graph, the right side, the middle? I was under the impression that the software would help me adjust RGB gain and bias. I figured I would adjust for IRE100 and then for IRE0, and maybe a few points in between. Perhaps that's what SpyderTVPro will do if I can get it to work?
I'm very confused. I'm probably missing something very obvious.
Thanks for your help.