Ah! I did not mean the settings themselves, but the results, as measured by a meter.
All of the posts you link to tend to have reports showing results for inaccuracy, dE, RGB balance, etc. These are performance metrics, right? This is what i meant by results/reports!
I'm asking, if someone just bought a calibration DVD off the shelf, ran through the exercise, and arrived at settings using the slides (without using a meter to double check himself), how would that calibration fare when it comes to dE, RGB Balance, etc?
In other words:
A. Change settings crudely with test image -> check display using a meter. Don't use the meter to go back and fine tune your settings!
B. Change settings finely with generator + meter + software + expert (presumably using meter as feedback, giong back and changing settings over and over) -> check resultant metrics using a meter.
How does the 20$ solution (A) compare to the ~300$ solution?
If they are relatively close, the disc makers would have done it and posted about it to show the value of their product, if the two are nowhere near each other then the professional calibrators would have posted to show the value of their service!
(or am i missing something fundamental?)