Originally Posted by turbe
well, you have the information now, though I think you have misinterpreted some, you have an good idea on all this, even with the i1D3 series' next generation design.. Not only my own recommendation(s), but also a "heads-up".. I'm not trying to sell you an i1Pro and in fact, I have been encouraging enthusiasts to buy these from the secondary market for a long time... I'm a strong advocate for the Spectro and this is based on my own experiences and a lot of input and data from others. There's also the track record of the i1Pro, no meter that is common for display calibration <$2000 can even come close to that history. We don't even want to get into the i1D3
Also, you could always add a Spectro into the mix in the future, perhaps an opportunity will come your way and there will be enough doubt about the i1D3 on your display that you take advantage of this opportunity.. Then, you could profile the i1D3 to the Spectro on your actual display(s).... Many with a Spectro did start with just the colorimeter...
All this is mainly for your GT25, For your EIZO, I think you will want to take advantage of it's LUT ability (if any) and be more concerned about meter support for the MAC/PC software you select to create the LUT data for it, though I'm not familiar with that EIZO model or the supporting compatible applications for it - you may want to check into basICColor v5 and EIZO's ColorNavigator and see if they support your FS2333...
I have no doubt I've misinterpreted some of the information provided. I still have a lot to learn before I completely understand the discussions you took the time to link.
I admit I would gain some peace of mind if I were to get a i1pro rev D. However, the price of a new instrument is prohibitively expensive. Buying used is possible, it's just something I've never been comfortable with doing unless it's local. There's an increased risk when buying used. A primary concern for me is that I lack the knowledge and experience that would be needed to determine whether or not a device like the i1Pro is functioning up-to-spec. So the only assurance I would have that the device works as it should be the the word of the individual who sold it to me. The wait time in finding a seller would also prevent taking advantage of the holiday sales going on for the next few weeks.
It's quite likely I'll end up owning an i1Pro in the future. If only because the end result of this interest in calibration is likely to end with ISF certification and earning some extra cash on the side.
As to my GT25 the first link you provided leads to a post by Tom and that post links to this
which infers that a i1D3 calibrated into an i1D3 Pro can accurately measure a Panasonic plasma and that this accuracy seems to transfer in measuring different makes and models of Plasmas. I see several ways in which I may not be viewing these comments correctly. For one, it was not specified that the i1D3 Pro being sold by Tom behaves in the same way as the one specifically calibrated to the Panasonic plasma. In addition, given that Panasonic holds the patents to Pioneers Kuro tech these two displays are likely more similar to each other than those produced by Samsung or LG. As such the extent of how far this accuracy can transfer may be more limited than Toms test seems to indicate. What I find most promising here though is that Tom is the one making the i1D3 Pros and given that his adhoc test involves a Panasonic plasma as reference chances seem good that his custom tables will be more than sufficient in enabling accurate calibration of my GT25.
As to the FS2333, prad.de shows it has a 10-bit LUT. Only the ColorEdge line of Eizo monitors can use ColorNavigator software. Easypix is Eizos solution for their other monitors and unfortunately does not support third-party sensors. I ran across a review which stated BasiCColor v5 is able to perform h/w calibration successfully with the FS2333. I don't have the cash to buy a license for it right now and might just stick with a s/w solution or use the service menu.