Originally Posted by Doug Blackburn
Part of the "Radiance experience" is KNOWING you can't make the picture any better
No. I couldn't disagree more - on several levels.
First, I don't want a 'Radiance experience'. I want to forget about the equipment and just enjoy my shows and movies. The Radiance happens to be in the chain and helps me control two independent displays somewhat seamlessly, and also helps me tune the picture. Great! But - it's in a closet, out of mind and out of sight.
Second - you seem to imply that the idea that the picture is the best it can be, the psychological certainty of it if you will, is all that matters. I do believe that's what you're saying, because you didn't dispute that a high-end meter wouldn't bring dramatic calibration improvements over a c5 or i1pro, just incremental at best - not to mention whether those improvements would be visible at all. But hey, you used a $10k probe so it's gotta be better right? Well, if that helps some people sleep at night - good for them. I can't afford that kind of sleep problems.
I must admit I'm a bit peeved by the way you talk about the i1pro or c5, dismissing them out of the gate as if they would yield terrible calibration results. Well, they don't. Not even close.
I won't even go into the "if you spent 4 to $6k on a radiance what's another 10 for the meter" argument. Please.