Originally Posted by HiDyRa
I'm currently looking at the X-Rite i1Display Pro Plus which claims to support calibrating HDR displays and isn't crazy expensive. Altho I'd love other people's feedback on this or other products that they've used to calibrate their Q90s.
Well... dont take my opinion like I am trying to scare you off.... but if you want to calibrate TVs... you have to take it like a long long route.
There is a lot of screwing on and calibration mafia business will try to rip you off as much as they can.
Thats my opinion.
Now to your question about xrite. First things first, what you are looking at is actually only ,,colorimeter". THAT IS A BIG QUESTIONABLE DEVICE which, if you dont know exactly what to look for, you can spend money for nothing. Forget on devices which can just measure you displays for low cost. why? colorimeter only works as... well... as colorimeter. That means its a device which can measure colors (red, green, blue). If you have right setup for that device it can make job done. BUT! that device actually cannot measure light, which you TV emits. That means you need pre-programed light profiles for your xrite display pro. Like if you want calibrate q90, you ll need light- readed matrix for your xrite display pro. without it you can go f*ck yourself.
That being said, make sure that xrite you are looking for have preprogramed matrix for q90 tvs... and pray that q90 dont differt in light emmiting acros regions which samsung sale on.
Oh and forget about guarantee to read all your future displays. If some new, or upraded technology comes out (like new qleds) there is absolutelly no guarantee that xrite company will provide you with new matrix for new displays. Usually it goes like they will.... if you pay them again a lot of money.
That was my case actually.... I was like huray! I am going to calibrate... yes I am awesome. I spent 300 euros for that cheap plastic crap, turned it on at home and woala: ,,I could go f*ck myself". That time they didnt provide any matrix for suhd (qleds) so i coult take that plastic crap and throw it to garbage. If course I didnt... I bought spectroradiometer (1300 euro) which actually can read light from TVs... and since than I always create matrix for that plastic crap so it is accurate and usable.
I hope it will help a bit...