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Which calibration hardware/software to use with JVC DLA-RS4910

Hi everyone,

I just ordered a new lamp for my projector and figured it was about time to stop eyeballing the calibrations and actually get some dedicated hardware and software for some true accuracy. I've looked into JVC's autocal software and from what I've heard it does a solid job but I have some concerns. My model, the RS4910, uses version 5 of JVC Autocal. Version 5 unfortunately, seems to only be compatible with the Spyder4Elite/pro which is no longer sold in any major stores it seems. My only option would be to buy one used off of ebay or some such site and cross my fingers it's still accurate and has all the pieces. I was wondering if, considering both the hardware(spyder4), and software (v.5) are getting a bit outdated, it would actually be better to simply purchase some modern 3rd party calibration software/hardware and just do it manually? I've never used autocal or 3rd party calibration tools before so I'm not sure if autocal provides access to some functionality that would make it the better option regardless, or if the improvements made to current 3rd party gear would make them far superior. In terms of price range I'm trying to keep it under about $350 or so all together. What do you recommend? Thank you everyone!
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Hi everyone,

I just ordered a new lamp for my projector and figured it was about time to stop eyeballing the calibrations and actually get some dedicated hardware and software for some true accuracy. I've looked into JVC's autocal software and from what I've heard it does a solid job but I have some concerns. My model, the RS4910, uses version 5 of JVC Autocal. Version 5 unfortunately, seems to only be compatible with the Spyder4Elite/pro which is no longer sold in any major stores it seems. My only option would be to buy one used off of ebay or some such site and cross my fingers it's still accurate and has all the pieces. I was wondering if, considering both the hardware(spyder4), and software (v.5) are getting a bit outdated, it would actually be better to simply purchase some modern 3rd party calibration software/hardware and just do it manually? I've never used autocal or 3rd party calibration tools before so I'm not sure if autocal provides access to some functionality that would make it the better option regardless, or if the improvements made to current 3rd party gear would make them far superior. In terms of price range I'm trying to keep it under about $350 or so all together. What do you recommend? Thank you everyone!
For SDR manual calibration works perfectly well. You can use HCFR with the x-rite i1D3.

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I just ordered a new lamp for my projector and figured it was about time to stop eyeballing the calibrations and actually get some dedicated hardware and software for some true accuracy. What do you recommend? Thank you everyone!
Hi,

If you decide to get your own meter and start the journey, the ideal meter to get is the X-Rite i1Display PRO (+ a tripod) and if you want to improve it more, you can add a spectrophotometer (like i1PRO2, as future step of color accurancy upgrade) to use it for creating a unique meter correction table for each of your displays/projectors, to improve your colorimeter color accurancy. To see why you need both or a lot of other details generally about these 2 meters see there.

Any calibration software for manual calibration using normal OSD menus can provide you the exact the same end results, since its a graphical presentation of what your meter is reading. So when you perform manual cal, whatever software you will use, the end results will be the same, the interface is different only.

About calibration software there free solutions, you can download:

1) HCFR from here with support forum topic: HCFR - Open source projector and display calibration software

2) The Free DPS version of LightSpace CMS can be used also with an i1Display PRO meter, there available to read various guides on the Light Illusion website.

The specific guide for use with LightSpace DPS is here.

But there is a lot of potentially useful/interesting info in the various guides on the website also.

Support forum topic: Free LightSpace DPS - Manual Display Calibration

There is a HCFR tutorial from a forum member here: The certainly not complete user guide to get to know and calibrate your TV

After selecting your calibration software, you have to find a calibration disk which had been created specifically for each software because there differences between calibration disk that can affect the final result when you will use not proper patterns for each measurement run.

You will playback the calibration disk from the source you use to playback your movies, to include to the adjustments you will make any player internal processing/colorspace conversions inaccuracies, to have your full video chain calibrated.

For improve your calibration knowledge, here are some useful links generally for calibration:

http://www.tlvexp.ca/

Video Calibration From The Inside - Volume I - 2nd Edition-1

http://chromapure.com/demos.asp

http://chromapure.com/ChromaPureManual.pdf

http://www.spectracal.com/downloads/...n%20How-To.pdf

http://calman.spectracal.com/user-guides.html

http://calman.spectracal.com/webinars.html

https://www.youtube.com/user/SpectraCal

http://lightillusion.com/why_calibrate.html

http://lightillusion.com/delta-e.html

http://lightillusion.com/manual_cali...ots_guide.html

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