Can I calibrate TV used as monitor with Datacolor Spyder5ELITE?

6 months 2 weeks ago #654030 by Greg Friedman
As title asks, can this Datacolor Spyder5ELITE be used to calibrate a LG 42" TV for photography use?  


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6 months 2 weeks ago #654039 by Nikon Shooter
Since the introduction of the SMD technology, it
could only if the unit as the proper access softwa-
re already installed — like monitors do… but there
will still not resolve the relative pixel density issue.

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6 months 2 weeks ago #654044 by garyrhook
Short answer: yes.

You can decide whether a TV display provides enough resolution (and I'm going to guess that your LG is a 4K television), so pixel density is a negotiable point.

The primary difference between a "monitor" and a "TV" is the response time and refresh rate. For gaming, that response of 1-2 ms matters. Not so much for image editing, right?

You'll want to turn off (on the TV) all of the enhancements for TV viewing. Another issue is chroma subsampling. You can google for this stuff, but this thread covered a lot of ground:

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-a-computer-monitor-and-a-TV-television

What you don't specify is whether you're trying to repurpose an existing device, decide whether to buy a new one, or evaluate a Spyder. If you already have the TV, get the Spyder (because using a colorimeter is a Good Thing no matter what) and see what happens?


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5 months 4 weeks ago #656463 by Rob Conley
You mind me asking how often should you calibrate your monitors?


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5 months 4 weeks ago #656531 by garyrhook
My software suggests every three weeks. I don't nearly that often.


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