Originally Posted by jeffreynmandy
I just bought a pre owned x790r projector with around 350 hours on the bulb. I would like to get the best picture that I can out of it. I know a Isf certified calibrator is ideal, but for those on a budget is there a big difference in owning a spyder5 pro and using jvc autocal? I haven't tried it yet or even downloaded it. I'm just wondering before I invest in the meter.
My thinking also was, if I own the meter, I will be able to readjust it as the bulb dims over time?
Any thoughts on it?
If you don't want to do a full calibration you could just set black and white levels using a pattern then see how you like it. You'd only run autocal after 400 or so hours hits your bulb to fix any bulb variance and gamma droop. Then you could rerun the auto cal every 500 hours or so.
If you do a professional calibration, you cant use autocal as that erases the changes the calibrator made.
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