Originally Posted by rdk914
I certainly don't think this needs to be a ding-dong at all. That said, I am not completely sold that when Steve Shaw said that they have a different white point baked into the EDR he meant that they do NOT have a different white point baked into the EDR, since there is no such thing. Some posts after his post suggest that others found this to be a noteworthy statement, and Anger.Miki requested clarification on how it was done (and even guessed at the possible method). To my knowledge, Steve Shaw has not elaborated (or explained that he misspoke).
And that's the problem. Unless he clarifies, you would have to guess.
Maybe what he means is that there is an element of metamerism that is common to most users, that arises from WOLED technology and that would need to be corrected with a custom WP were it not corrected by the operation of the EDR with the software (maybe call that a general metamerism fix).
But we all know that's not what EDRs do, as recently clarified.
EDRs are nothing to do with white points or metamerism. I think of EDRs as like a "poor man's profile" for any given [meter+panel] combination. Nothing to do with white points or metamerism.
Steve's post to me indicates very clearly that he is of the view that if you use the EDR you can then just target D65 in the software and all WOLED issues are resolved.
I profoundly and politely disagree [with that bolded concept] as would many others
Users can try alternative white points to address their user specific metamerism, but those would either need to be done by their own perceptual match or just by trial and error and personal preference.
Yes indeed, that's the whole point of perceptual matching
Of course it is possible that Steve did not mean to say what he said, but you would think if that were the case that he would have clarified things after people misunderstood.
I agree. You would have thought he would want to either clarify, retract or justify such a statement. Obviously this is over-analysing to the point of absurdity, but my particular beef is his use of the word "baked". I infer from that, that he is implying that there's something "special" about that one particular EDR, and it does something that no other EDR can do. Which is, as we know, ridiculous.
Maybe a paid up LS user can could ask Steve Shaw what he mean and let us know.
Yes I agree with you, this is probably the only way to ever find out