Originally Posted by blake
Why are calibrators secretive ?
More likely just got a lot to get through and not the time to spend talking you through it.
I think of it like motor mechanics. Below is a true example of my own.
If I take my car to the mechanics to do a job like a cambelt & water pump, despite the fact that I know how to use a spanner (think remote control), I don't expect them to impart the knowledge to me of how to change my cambelt & water pump in the price! Maybe at the end of the job I'll make a little polite conversation and ask a question or two and maybe they'll give you the benefit of a couple of minutes of their time & experience. Decide I want to learn how to do a cambelt and water pump job myself? Get the manuals, spend time reading all the info you can, buy some special tools, spend a couple of days getting greasy and dirty doing probably not quite as good a job as a pro, strip a bolt or two, fix them, then turn the key on the engine and be pleasantly surprised when it doesn't break and does another 100,000 miles! Pat self on back for having put the effort in and learnt how to do something.
There is another reason why they don't want you sticking their >insert calibrator name here< "settings" for xyz projector on the Interwebs. Projectors in particular are calibrated as a whole system, with lens zoom, iris setting, screen material, screen size, lamp hours, panel wear, room decor, sources used, user preference, and a dozen more things all factoring into exactly what settings they ended up at. It diminshes their brand when folk take settings that wouldn't be the settings that would be chosen for a particular installation and use them blindly in another system and say something like "I tried >insert calibrator name here<'s settings and didn't think much of them".