Originally Posted by wilson_420
Thanks for the timely response. Do you know anything about the Spyder 3tv calibration products? Seems like my only option is to do it myself which I would rather do than pay someone to come in and have to get someone in later on when I purchase another display.
Learning to calibrate on your own is a great way to potentially save money over time if you have the time to learn, however keep in mind that a professional will have gear much more expensive and accurate than what you would most likely buy as a DIY'er. Case and point, the Spyder 3tv is a relatively inexpensive probe, but its accuracy is hit or miss by a wide margin, and it may or may not play nicely with your display. It really depends on your budget - i.e. what you're willing to spend on your own gear/calibration vs hiring a pro - and how often you plan on buying/calibrating new displays.
Another option to consider is buying just the software and then renting a better probe only when you want to perform a calibration; this would give you access to a much more accurate probe at a small fraction of its regular price.