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  • Monitor calibration system featuring an advanced lens-based color engine
  • Extensive color calibration options, as well as functions for matching and tuning multiple displays
  • Incorporates an ambient light sensor to measure prevailing light conditions and to automatically re-calibrate your monitor and maintain consistent results

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This probe CAN NOT calibrate Oleds, CRTs, or VA panels with greater than 3000:1 contrast ratio.

It can be used with IPS panels.

This is because this probe has very limited dark reading capability, its sensors can not reliably read deeply into black, which is required for higher contrast displays.

You CAN calibrate TVs with colorimeters, but with TV's CMS, usually you can only correct for Grey balance/ White point/ Gamma curve.

You can not do full color correction except with specialized software like calman with specific TVs.

The PC + TV option can also do full color correction with madvr, but that is through software on the pc, independent of the TV's color management system.



I don't recommend this probe, (AT ANY PRICE), the i1display studio or i1display pro are much better probes capable of doing all panel types, and it doesn't cost much.

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Thanks for the heads up!

Are the Spyder colorimeters any good? I thought I'd seen people say their sensors only last a couple years before they start to become less and less accurate as opposed to the X-Rite i1Display Pro which stays accurate long into the future. Is that accurate?
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Works great with DisplayCAL
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Thanks for the heads up!

Are the Spyder colorimeters any good? I thought I'd seen people say their sensors only last a couple years before they start to become less and less accurate as opposed to the X-Rite i1Display Pro which stays accurate long into the future. Is that accurate?
My Spyder5 Pro has been used for 7 years already. I do Color calibration to both of my home and office's monitors every 30 days. It works perfectly. Have never heard about sensor issue from all my photographer friends. I don't know the what's upgrading of the new version. But as I know, you don't operate this device all the time.
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Got the elite version since I can also calibrate my projector with it!
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My Spyder5 Pro has been used for 7 years already. I do Color calibration to both of my home and office's monitors every 30 days. It works perfectly. Have never heard about sensor issue from all my photographer friends. I don't know the what's upgrading of the new version. But as I know, you don't operate this device all the time.
Thank you for your feedback!

Does anyone know if there are any hardware differences between the Pro and the Pro Elite, or is it all just software? If I get this, I plan to use it with DisplayCAL, so if the hardware is the same I'll definitely go for the cheaper option.
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Can I use this with Calman and LG AutoCal to calibrate my LG CX Oled?
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Can I use this with Calman and LG AutoCal to calibrate my LG CX Oled?
From what I can find you can only calibrate TVs from a computer hooked up directly to the TV and only for content displayed through the computer. Which kind of makes sense considering it's using software to adjust the display.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
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From what I can find you can only calibrate TVs from a computer hooked up directly to the TV and only for content displayed through the computer. Which kind of makes sense considering it's using software to adjust the display.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
Right, you need this sensor tho to read what your TV is outputting in terms color/light and then make the adjustments on to the computer.
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Thanks for the heads up!

Are the Spyder colorimeters any good? I thought I'd seen people say their sensors only last a couple years before they start to become less and less accurate as opposed to the X-Rite i1Display Pro which stays accurate long into the future. Is that accurate?
The display pro is better, there's no doubt about it. The question is: is it worth the additional cost to you?

If you are a working professional, go with the display pro. If you're just a hobbyist looking to get things reasonably close, this is a good option. You will get more longevity with the display pro, but you'll also get several good years out of this too.

You could also go with the display studio, which has the same superior internals as the display pro, but with slower calibration speed.
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This probe CAN NOT calibrate Oleds, CRTs, or VA panels with greater than 3000:1 contrast ratio.

It can be used with IPS panels.

This is because this probe has very limited dark reading capability, its sensors can not reliably read deeply into black, which is required for higher contrast displays.

You CAN calibrate TVs with colorimeters, but with TV's CMS, usually you can only correct for Grey balance/ White point/ Gamma curve.

You can not do full color correction except with specialized software like calman with specific TVs.

The PC + TV option can also do full color correction with madvr, but that is through software on the pc, independent of the TV's color management system.



I don't recommend this probe, (AT ANY PRICE), the i1display studio or i1display pro are much better probes capable of doing all panel types, and it doesn't cost much.
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The display pro is better, there's no doubt about it. The question is: is it worth the additional cost to you?
The choice is dependent on WHAT you're trying to calibrate. Read my post above.

The price difference is trivial because these things are so god damn useful. nod
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This probe CAN NOT calibrate Oleds, CRTs, or VA panels with greater than 3000:1 contrast ratio.

It can be used with IPS panels.

This is because this probe has very limited dark reading capability, its sensors can not reliably read deeply into black, which is required for higher contrast displays.

You CAN calibrate TVs with colorimeters, but with TV's CMS, usually you can only correct for Grey balance/ White point/ Gamma curve.

You can not do full color correction except with specialized software like calman with specific TVs.

The PC + TV option can also do full color correction with madvr, but that is through software on the pc, independent of the TV's color management system.



I don't recommend this probe, (AT ANY PRICE), the i1display studio or i1display pro are much better probes capable of doing all panel types, and it doesn't cost much.
That's a little over the top. The vast majority of panels it works just fine with. It will work just fine with high contrast displays but for OLED you'll have a slightly off perfect black point is all, and possibly imperfect grey scale near black. Not a big deal at all for most hobbyists, and you can account for this issue in display cal.

The bigger limitation is high brightness HDR images.
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Quote from GreenPanther4395 :
The display pro is better, there's no doubt about it. The question is: is it worth the additional cost to you?

If you are a working professional, go with the display pro. If you're just a hobbyist looking to get things reasonably close, this is a good option. You will get more longevity with the display pro, but you'll also get several good years out of this too.

You could also go with the display studio, which has the same superior internals as the display pro, but with slower calibration speed.
Thanks for your insights. I'm not a pro, just someone who likes as faithful reproduction as I can get.

Still trying to figure out if there are any hardware differences between the Pro and the Pro Elite. If it's all software, I'll be much more likely to go with the Pro as I'm just going to use DisplayCAL, anyway.
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