DIY calibration, what do I need?
I've been wanting to have my LG B7 OLED calibrated for quite some time now, but I've been hesitant to hire a calibrator because of the cost, thinking that buying the gear and doing it myself might be about as expensive, and will allow me to calibrate a lot of current and future displays. But, I'm not sure, because I'm not sure what I need.
I've understood that I need a colorimeter, but which one? Are the cheaper ones, like the X-Rite i1 accurate enough to read out a delta e of <3, and do they do HDR?
Do I need a hardware pattern generator or not? On the Calman website, it says I need that to do HDR, is that true?
Do I need the Calman software, or is there a cheaper alternative that does the job just as fine? Also, does the LG version of the software only do LG, meaning that I will have to buy another software suite if I want to calibrate another display?
Thanks in advance for tips to get started!