Originally Posted by holmern
I'm in Austin, TX as well. I got the X55R and haven't done much calibration as of yet. I am at 90 hours or so. Figured I would start looking around for different options on how to calibrate it. Actually thought about buying a meter and trying to do it myself.
I know I'm beating a dead horse... but...
I encourage you (and everyone) to really consider a nice calibration setup... like CalMAN or Chromapure... that can do automated calibrations and support hue/saturation/luminance color cubes.
My wife enjoys our home theater so much she gave her blessing to purchasing a CalMAN/Radiance/C6 combo to use with our RS20. The results are spectacular. Correct gamma is the most impressive, though the colors are gorgeous too. I do the automated 21 point gamma grayscale and 125 point color cube. We don't have to wait for a calibrator's availability, I can touch it up whenever I want and I can experiment with different gamma curves. Also, getting the primary and secondary colors correct across the range of saturation and luminance is something most calibrators aren't set up to do and simply can't
do unless you have an appropriate color processing box (eeColor/Duo/Radiance). My wife is very
pleased... she says it takes her enjoyment to a whole new level when movies are so beautiful.
Buying this combo still doesn't pass the ROI test over hiring a calibrator unless the advantages I cite make it worth the investment. For me and my wife it definitely is!