|Datacolor Spyder3TV Calibration System Gets Upgrade|
|Home Theater News Video Processors-Switchers News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Wednesday, 19 August 2009|
The system includes a software disc, test patterns and a quick start guide. The price for this at retail stores runs about $80. The kit is also available as a download for about $20 less.
TVs are generally shipped with boosted colors to compensate for a ambient light in a typical consumer's home. This shortens the lifespan of your TV as well as provides false images. Every connected device and cable used makes a difference in the color transfer. The Datacolor software computes various factors, including ambient light measurements.
The system requires a special calibration monitor, which can be purchased at retail locations. The software upgrade is only available to Spyder3Pro and Spyder3Elite customers. In order for calibration to work, you must have a PC computer and DVD player located near the TV for which calibration is desired.