I am having a problem with the communication? between the laptop and mini3d using chromapure. I have tried everything I can think of, including asking Lumagen and Chromapure support. My set up is a mini 3d, Sony vw95 and I am using a Dell Latitude D531 with Windows XP, service pack 3. The Dell is 2 MHz DuoCore with 2 GB of ram. I can start the calibration software, initialize the meter and select the radiance, and then test that the red pattern comes up, which it does. The other patterns on the autocal page, for sharpness, black and white levels, also appear when selected. The problem is that if I try selecting the options on the left side of the screen, say grayscale or white balance, the right side of the screen will change to the correct page, but no pattern will appear on screen. I cannot manually gain access to the patterns using Chromapure. If I start autocal , the patterns seem to change correctly. It appears, since I can get the patterns on the autocal page, that the commands are being sent to and received by the mini. I did try different cables anyway, but it didn't help. Tom has stated that the way the commands are written to access the patterns are is no different on the left column or the right side (autocal page). The strange thing is that when I first started trying to calibrate ( about a month ago), selecting the patterns worked properly. I just started a session one day, and no patterns! I have tried reinstalling the chromapure software, reinstalling .net, and made sure XP had the latest updates. I even reformatted the hard drive and reinstalled windows XP. I also tried two other laptops, a Gateway and a Compaq. The Gateway is running XP with only has 512k memory and the Compaq is running Vista, with3 GB of ram, neither which meet the minimum requirements, but the program did start and ran with the same problem. This is certainly a weird quirk, but if anyone has any suggestions I could try, it would be appreciated. I don't know, maybe with the Duocore, speed could be an issue?
Edit- I even tried different versions of the software.
Edited by tom10536 - 1/3/13 at 10:02am