Originally Posted by Wahooslayer
I find the quote "stealing from your calibrationist" to be very interesting. I'm interested in others' opinions regarding this issue. Is there such a thing as "stealing from your calibrationist"? If I've paid for a professional calibration, is that information not therefore mine to do with and share as I wish? Or is this information somehow the intellectual property of the calibrationist? Personally, I'm conflicted on this issue.
The rights to the information depends on the aggreement between the client and the service provider. In practical terms, there is not much that a calibrator could do to not allow the data to be shared. I don't see the point in doing so anyway.
The calibration specialist provides a service. He measures a display and aligns it, hopefully to the needs of the user. The settings that are used are likely not going to yield any significant level of accuracy on another display. Some settings of them may get one "in the ballpark," and that may be useful to some people. It will not, however, replace the services of the calibration specialist. I do not see it as stealing at all. It is pointless to some degree, as the sets obviously have some variations and need specific adjustment, but it depends on what you are trying to accomplish.
I have guidelines for consumer adjustments of the sets that we sell that I provide to our clients as a starting point. Those that want to be sure of the performance of the system will pay for extra calibration services. Those that are hapy with what they have will not. Sharing the data does not replace careful measurement and alignment.
It would make more sense to visually adjust your set than to assume that someone elses settings would be better than your own.