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Calibration DVD/BlueRays allow you to adjust your television's controls by using visual techniques. Therefore, they are subjective, and completely dependent on the vision, decisions and even mood of the person performing the adjustment. Spyder4TV is an el...
Spyder4TV is for calibrating stand-alone displays, that is, displays that ARE NOT being driven by a computer. In this capacity the product assists the user in adjusting the controls on the display: Brightness, Contrast, Color, Tint, Color Temperature. ...
The purpose of calibration is to reproduce the image as it is intended to be viewed. To set your TV's proper dynamic range, color, colorimetry. A properly calibrated TV will extend the life of your set and help reduce energy consumption. In addition,...
TV Manufacturers employ factory settings that are intended to grab attention in brightly lit showrooms. Once the set is installed in a more normal viewing environment, it may be far from an honest representation of the video.
The general rule about how often to calibrate your display depends on the type of display it is as well as any changes in the video chain that may occur (such as new Blu-ray player, AV receiver etc..). For digital displays it is a good idea to re-cali...
There are several factors that could effect why the brightness calibration did not work as expected: 1. First make sure to eliminate as much light as possible. One simple way to accomplish this is to drape a cloth over the Spyder4 sensor during each r...
The Spyder4TV calibration process is designed to operate in optimal lighting conditions to preform accurately and consistently. It is important that you always do a visual assessment or "fine-tune" your TV using the additional test patterns. This wi...
These patterns allow you to "fine-tune" your TV visually setting Contrast, Brightness, Color, Tint, and Sharpness.
This feature will anonymously share each calibration you make with Datacolor allowing us to continue to improve our product by analyzing calibration data for all types of devices. No data shared with Datacolor is linked directly to a user name, machine ...
When a display is shipped, it contain excessive amounts of Blue. This is to help it sell in the retail show room. However, this excessive Blue also makes people on screen appear cold, sick and ghastly. Some displays perform a ""trick"" where Red is adde...
Spyder4TV adjusts the Contrast, Brightness, Color, Tint, Color Temperature and sharpness.
You will need to have a desktop or laptop computer with Windows XP or Mac OS X 10.5 or higher near the TV you are calibrating.
Yes, Spyder4TV supports Front projectors as well as Direct View TVs (CRTs), Rear Projection TVs (RPTVs), LCD/LED/OLED TVs, and Plasmas.
When Spyder4TV adjusts Brightness, it is important to eliminate as much ambient light as possible. If you can’t eliminate all the ambient light in your room, you can drape a dark cloth over the TV and meter during the readings.
Spyder4TV will work on all TVs. Whether you have a 10-year old 19" TV or a brand new high end home theatre, Spyder4TV easily guides you through the process of optimizing the color settings for your TV.
Virtually all-home theater displays offer visual menu adjustment sliders: Brightness, Contrast, Color, Tint, and Color Temperature Presets. TV manufacturers have been including excellent menu choices for more than a decade that improve TV performance in y...
A display set up for a showroom with Brightness and Contrast too high, and color temp too blue.
Contrast is the white level control that affects highlight detail.
Brightness is the black level control that affects shadow detail.
Tint rotates the hue of the display. We normally think of Tint as Blue rotating toward Red and Green.
Brightness controls the back level.
Color and Tint are difficult to set by eye (you need special glasses), and gray scale is impossible.
CRTs lose blue, UHP DLP sets lose red, plasma has image retention, LCD/LED/OLEDs fade slightly.
Increased realism, better highlight detail, better shadow detail, more "punch" and "wow" in the image, lower energy usage and electricity costs.
Ambient lights should be reduced or eliminated. The display should be warmed up.
CRT and Plasma displays should be recalibrated every 6 months, LCD/LED/OLED displays every 12 months or whenever a system component changes.
Spyder4TV takes the subjective human eye out of the equation and makes scientific measurements
Spyder4TV does not require service codes to be used.
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