Witch affordable Spectrometer to buy to match a C6 meter
I have recently bought a Spectral Bundle of the SpectraCal C6 HDR2000 & VideoForge PRO. I'm still in the learning curve and experimenting still a lot. I have several TV sets of different brands in the house which I am calibrating and in the last time advanced myself and providing some services for relatives and friends as well. However, still in a more supporting way and not as a business model, yet.
Therefore I couldn't justify investing in a professional grade equipment yet, such as a Klein Meter and I don't think I will in the distinct future. However, after spending for my current setup serious money I don't want to hire any professional guys anymore, as these are not cheap in any way and it is difficult to find a good one in my location where I live. Given all the TV sets and PC monitors around here I would cost me a arm and a leg to get these all calibrated by someone from outside.
I don't have any possibility to cross reference the accuracy of my C6 meter, especially over time. I try to treat it with caution but I'm sure the meter will drift with every day. In addition, I don't have any substantial experience with it's drift and error rate. All I want to avoid is using a bad meter for my calibration and may even set things to the worse given bad readings.
I would like to ask you all what is your opinion to add a Spectrometer to my set for profiling my C6 before every calibration. I have seen it done even with the expensive Klein Meters. Of course, I wouldn't be able to invest in a several tausend Dollar device but I might be willing to invest in a Spectrometer matching my C6, also price wise.
Do you all think this makes sense? Would you invest in a Spectrometer for yourself or do you think I am completely over estimate the error rate of my C6 meter? What of a Spectrometer would you suggest to match with the C6 if you think this makes any sense?
Thanks for your input. I highly value your opinions! Have learned here a lot!