Originally Posted by ray0414
Hey guys, looking to pick up a meter in the next few hours, i want to take advantage of the 10% off ebay.
I have a Samsung 82Q90R. Ive seen there are different models of the I1 Pro, an older model and a newer model that does up to 2000 nits. but are there any other models in the $200-$300 range that can go above 2000 nits? I previously had a 75Q9FN which does close to 2000 nits, but this 82Q90 i have blows the doors off it in terms of brightness, i think i may have a freak that does 3000 nits. Its so scorchingly bright that even me, a person who loves brightness, think its way too much and the blooming is very bad without severely turning down the brightness.
Could fixing my white points bring down the whites and help with the blooming?
Hi, the peak output specifications the marketing division of each company advertise the products is different from the actual display performance in real world. For example the 85Q900 is advertised as 4000 nits but this may happen in vivid mode and 2% window for just a second, if you calibrate it for HDR mode then it will have about ~2050 nits (or less).
To the price range you are searching in instrument, the i1Display PRO is the only option.
There 3 models:
i1Display PRO Retail (1000 rated from X-Rite)
i1Display PRO OEM (2000 rated from X-Rite)
i1Display PRO Plus Retail (2000 rated from X-Rite)
The Plus Retail introduced @ September 2019 to the retail market, but its not supported yet from any calibration software.
The OEM exist with 2000 nit capability from January 2017.
The physical/ebay/amazon etc. stores can sell the Retail versions of the meter.
The OEM meters are available only from specific on-line stores where have partnership with X-Rite to sell OEM meters.
Normal OEM or Retail are supported from all popular calibration software solutions.
When a meter is rated for 1000 nits, it doesn't mean that it will stop at 1000 nits, it can display to you over 2000 nits, but its not been approved from manufacturer to measure such levels.
For that reason each meter version has its own specs from X-Rite about the luminance range.
For example the Plus Retail and OEM are more expensive from normal Retail because they are rated for 2000 nits.
But the i1Display PRO (OEM/Retail/Plus Retail) is not coming with any table for a Quantum Dot display type.
For that reason you will have to use the default meter mode; the default factory calibration; but for improving your color accuracy (as a future step) is to profile your colorimeter using a spectro (hire a pro to perform it or rent/buy i1PRO2 for example, if possible...or buy i1PRO2).
Performing a four-color-matrix correction procedure, this will improve your colorimeter color accuracy. A lot of details are available here
When someone don't have access to a spectro, a workaround to improve his color accuracy (for DisplayCAL/HCFR/ArgyllCMS users) is to try locating a CCSS (Colorimeter Correction Spectral Sample) file
, if someone has measured with his spectro and uploaded that spectral file for your display.
But when you are using CCSS correction, you assume that the internal spectral data of X-Rite meter from the factory hasn't drifted, since the internal meter spectra + CCSS spectra data are used to create a correction matrix.