Originally Posted by wildgator25
The i1Display Pro is a Colorimeter yet is better for setting Grayscale and Gamma. The i1 Pro 2 is a Spectrophotometer and is better for Color Space. Of course there will be a difference between the two but for reflectance the differences are probably (and for arguments sake I use that word lightly) visually negligible.
How do I know? I use a Color i7 made by X-Rite on a daily basis. This Spectrophotometer is about 20 times the price of the i1 Pro 2 yet both perceive color reflectance extremely close.
2 Point calibrated with i1Pro 2.
Then scanned the results with the i1Display Pro, and Spectracal C6 - readings virtually identical.
So whereas the i1Pro 2 calibrated results had all the RGBs 30 and 100% on the 100 line, C6 and i1Display Pro showed the following:
30% Red = -102, Green on the 100 line, and Blue at the +103 line. 100% Red = -103, Green on the 100 line, and Blue at +106.
Profiling both Meters resulted in almost identical results to the i1Pro 2 when re-scanned.
Profiling gets the more precise Spectro i1Pro 2 calibrations, with the added feature of better lower %ers, and faster calibrations of the Color Meter. Also, more precise CMS calibrations of the Spectro i1Pro2, but faster speed of the Color Meters. Why we profile.
Also Spectro's maintain their calibration settings FAR longer than a Color Meter. Profiling also over comes the aging of the Color Meter to extend their life expectancy. Sure Spectro's cost more, but your calibrations are far more accurate.
Note: Lower red means you are going to push up the Reds, causing the sunburn look, and higher Blues will tend to lower your calibration that will make the PQ look duller. In the long run, especially if calibrating more than 1 TV in the house, the Spectro pays for itself.
Note:$ - i1Display Pro is lower hundreds, C6 mid hundreds, and i1Pro 2 top of the hundreds.