Originally Posted by Ursa
Interesting. The differences I got were even more severe when I pulled the light grate off the Spyder2 and used it with the SpyderTV software
The SpyderTV readings I listed above were for the proper use of SpyderTV, reading the CRT with the LCD filter in place. If I take the LCD filter off, and make the same reading in SpyderTV I get results way out in right field (actually way out in foul territory
Incorrect use of SpyderTV (CRT w/o LCD filter): x=0.475 y=0.311 Y=1116.7
Incorrect use of Spyder2Pro 2.0 (CRT with LCD filter): x=0.243 y=0.319 Y=8.5
My point was that the SpyderTV software obviously is calibrated to make ALL readings with the LCD filter in place, and you get garbage with it not in place. I didn't see any references in either the SpyderTV software or the help file about the LCD filter, other than the demonstration pictures all showed it in place. On the other hand, the Spyder2Pro software specifically instructs you to remove the filter when measuring a CRT. There was some difference, though, between the Spyder2Pro readings and the SpyderTV readings, but I don't know if this difference is significant.
I did email DataColor and was told I could use the Spyder2Pro software upgrade with the SpyderTV package. I did, and it works.