Originally Posted by eric3316
Thank you. I wasn't sure if that was something that would profile the meter that I hear people talk about all the time.
How do people here not looking to spend a lot of money profile their meter or is it necessary if you just want a good calibration as opposed to a pro level cal although I think so many other things might effect the cal anyone for a beginner.
as far as i know, there's isn't a really cheap option.
i was considering getting a spectro instead of the colorimeter, i figured if the biggest issue with a spectro was the speed, i wasn't going to do calibrations often enough to really care(i didn't quite understand at the time that doing one calibration could mean 100's of measures...) and i'd rather pay 400-500 up front and be done with it, than spend 200 and then find out i still needed to spend the 400-500 anyway.
long story short, some very helpful members on this board recommended the i1d3 to start. they said it was a very capable meter to start with, and chances are it would be good enough for my needs(so far they were definitely right). it's supposed to maintain it's accuracy pretty well over time, so it shouldn't 'need' to be profiled every year, at least not for an enthusiast. i figured, 5yrs down the road, i'll either be totally hooked and be willing to spend a grand on a decent spectro, still be satisfied with the i1d3 and happy i didn't waste my money on a spectro, or worst case, i will have learned what i do and don't like in a meter, and know what to look for when replacing it.
i mean, i've spent more than 150bux on set up discs over the years, and they haven't done anything for me the FREE avs709 patterns can't. at least the meter(even a cheap one) has given me great results, and opened the door into a whole new world of calibration performance. on the negative side, it seems to have revealed some hidden OCD issues...