I have done like 25 calibrations with sypdertvpro now, all ranging from plasmas , crt rear projection, front dlp projection, LCD rear projection and LCD flat panels..
Must say, WOW, all displays turned out amazing..
Did find one strange thing , on Philips Plasma and LCD's,(newer models) the TINT value spydertvpro finds is rather off.. (like +17).. So, from doing all other displays, I found the tint was always around the 0 mark.. So I make the philips tint set to 0, then BOOM, picture perfect.. Confimed with colour decoder test with avia..
IMPORTANT for GREY SCALE::::
before doing the grey scale, turn colour setting on display to totally MIN setting (OFF, to make black and white)..
Found this works awesome, takes the DVD player out of the equation for setting up grey scale (no matter if HD or SD player)..
So using the Dvd supplied to setup, HD and SD look Awesome.. Skin tones, Depth of picture are just jaw-droping..
I found that 1080I, 720P, 480P all had same contrast and brightness settings... but..... when going into 480i, brightness always has to be turned down.... So adjust for the better resolutions, then go back and set the brightness for 480i sources...
Hope this helps...
Originally Posted by cyborgx
I am considering purchasing the Spyder 2 Pro to callibrate my BenQ8700+ (720P) projector.
I am concerned that the callibration source disk they supply is a standard DVD, and thought that the colourspace, as well as colours and intensity would be different depending upon the source material, and hence I am thinking that to PROPERLY calibrate an HD system, the source material should be HD too?
Please excuse me if I am totally off the mark. I have read a lot about this in the past, and also when changing the source material and output resolutions, the required settings can be very different. In fact the projector seems to keep different settings in it's memory for each resolution.
I am ready to order the product, but want to know that calibration done using the Spyder and it's standard DVD will provide the correct settings even when I play HD-DVD's?
Otherwise how do I callibrate for the HD-DVD's?
All help and advice greatly appreciated