Originally Posted by TomHuffman
The issue isn't the type of meter, but the intended use. If you are replacing an old D2 with a new D2, then there is no licensing fee because you are still only using one meter. However, you wish to have both meters on the same license, then there is a fee.
I'd be replacing my old meter. I'm suspecting there's a problem with the one I have. I'm getting bizarre results with the one I have. I was having the same problem before.
Before calibration, the image is perfectly watchable. I even had comments about how awesome the picture looks. However, my initial grayscale readings showed Red to be at +130-140% across the board, Green was at 100%, and Blue was so low it wouldn't even show up on the chart. Yet, the resulting image was fine. If I checked out the AVSHD color clipping chart (the 3rd pattern under miscellaneous A), I could see R,G, and B all flashing up to 235.
I have 1100 hours on the lamp. Using the Living Room setting, I'm getting around 14 cd/m2, (brand new it was 35, so the light output has certainly diminished) but the PJ is still plenty bright. The settings I'm using now are ones I used when the lamp was fairly new, and the image looks pretty darned good, yet CP is showing this wacky grayscale.
I just got a DUO, and was able to get the grayscale pretty dead on from 70% down, but the resulting image is decidedly bluish.
Is it possible that the meter is to blame? Maybe it's having a hard time reading accurately now that the light output has lessened. It seems to work ok on my computer monitor.