Originally Posted by kpm197
thanks for that link
now... is it worth me buying an eyeone and attempt to self calibrate? how much improvement would i see over copying someone elses calibration settings? i know all displays are different but if i'm only looking at a 20% increase in pq it may not be worth the expenditure
I don't know how you quantify 20% increase in PQ, as I don't know there is any scientific way (or agreed upon way) to measure PQ. You may be able to use DeltaE.. but still a 20% reduction in deltaE can mean different result (from deltaE 2 to 1.6 does not mean as much as from DeltaE 4 to 3.2).
Pretty much everyone will tell you that copying other result is like shooting in the dark. You can get lucky, but you can get unlucky as well. Without proper equipment to measure, you actually won't know... unless you have worked and are experienced in watching "accurate" patterns/movies for a long time.
For me, I started with i1D2 + HCFR (a $100 investment..) and already learned a lot about my TV and the calibration process. I later upgrade to CALMAN + i1D2/ColorMunki. My grayscale is now DeltaE<2, and the skintone on the movies are really much better than before (I can flip the profile on my PJ and the result is quite different).
If you are interested, PM me "soon" as I am considered selling my i1D2 and upgrade to i1D3.