View in true colors
Many of us have invested in a high-quality television with the hope that we will receive an accurate and enjoyable viewing experience, yet many television screens purchased are set in a way that won't provide the optimum performance they were built to display. The reason is that the default settings for your TV are set by the manufacturer to make the most impact in the retail store, not necessarily in your living room. Spyder4tv hd is designed to calibrate and make adjustments to the brightness, contrast, color, tint and color temperature in order to create accurate colors for the home environment, all with an easy-to-use software program.
With the growing popularity of Blu-ray disc, DVD movies and HDTV programs that are available today, the digital images on your TV can look better than ever before. The Spyder4tv hd will measure the current settings of your TV and provide adjustments to bring the screen up to optimum viewing levels - all for less than half the cost of a calibration service from one of those big-box retail stores.
So don't rely on your TV's factory settings and don't guess at what the correct settings should be. Take control of your home theater experience and you'll be amazed at the improved level of performance you can achieve with a Spyder4tv hd calibration. View the world in true colors!
Not for Quattron?
This review is from: Datacolor Spyder4TV HD
Pros: Relatively easy set up. Simple step-by-step user interface. Other discs included with additional test patterns that proved helpful.
Cons: Not sure if it was a hardware (colorimeter) problem or a software issue, but after calibrating a SHARP Aquos Quattron (with the yellow sub-pixel). twice, resulted in a severely oversaturated picture, that noticeably pushed green. Perhaps the result of trying to mitigate the effect of the extra pixel?
Other Thoughts: My overall first impression of the SPYDER 4TV HD was that is was well made, simple to use, and provided additional test patterns to refine the calibration process. However, after calibrating my set twice in a pitch black room, achieving the same result both times, I'm lead to believe a software patch is in order.
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