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Meter for above 2000nits?

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In anticipation of getting the new Vizio PX75 (peak 2700nits, reviews saying it can easily hit ~2400nits even calibrated) I want to get the right meter that can handle such high HDR. I currently have the Revision B model of the iD3, which rates it up to 2000nits. What would be a good replacement without breaking the bank?



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AFAIK there isn't anything better in a price range for the normal consumer. The next step up would be commercial grade. $3,000+
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AFAIK there isn't anything better in a price range for the normal consumer. The next step up would be commercial grade. $3,000+

Dang. I thought there was one for around $800, ConnectTed recommended it to me about two years ago. European in origin. Just can't remember.

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This one

https://www.lightillusion.com/discus.html
basICColor DISCUS Tristimulus Colourimeter


Says it can do up to 2500nits?

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Dang. I thought there was one for around $800, ConnectTed recommended it to me about two years ago. European in origin. Just can't remember.

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https://www.lightillusion.com/discus.html
basICColor DISCUS Tristimulus Colourimeter


Says it can do up to 2500nits?
I honestly have not heard about that one. The large price jump for such a small performance jump over the i1 doesn't make it ideal for average consumers to consider.

Your decision should also be based on what calibration software you will be using. They should have a list of compatible meters.

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I honestly have not heard about that one. The large price jump for such a small performance jump over the i1 doesn't make it ideal for average consumers to consider.

Your decision should also be based on what calibration software you will be using. They should have a list of compatible meters.

Would that extra few hundred nits above 2000 make much of an impact on calibrating the brightest whites if I stick with the iD3?
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Would that extra few hundred nits above 2000 make much of an impact on calibrating the brightest whites if I stick with the iD3?
I don't know bud lol. If I had both to test I could answer that. Based on the numbers I wouldn't think it would be worth it though. Especially since we are seeing large jumps in display brightness from new models every year. I assume it would be a short lived upgrade. The 2000nit i1 has only been out a couple years and it is already seeing limitations. Commercial meters can read much much higher so they will have a longer usable life span.

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I have both. Discus is like a Klein K10a just (really) slower. If you use CM then it’s more or less fast like the i1D3 but with K10a-like low luminance readings. The sad news is that basICColor recently got out of business.

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The sad news is that basICColor recently got out of business.
The Discus will (should) remain available.
It is just the software side of basiCColor that has closed.

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That’s cool. Thanks Steve. By the way, unlike plasma (where due to the subfield drive it is essential to use slower reading settings), with LCD and OLED the Discus is stable even with the fastest setting.

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The Discus will (should) remain available.
It is just the software side of basiCColor that has closed.

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Any opinion on the Discus vs. the Rev B iD3 for the above 2000nits range?
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