Screen Calibration

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  1. Overread

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    Ok so I got the Spyder 3 elite and have already installed and plugged all the bits in. I then ran its calibration function. Now things look very different - a greeny colour cast from my past is gone, but there is a new colour cast on the screen - clearly visable as I surve the net (sort of very pale purply). I am surfing in internet explorer and I am just wondering if this change is normal (ie windows is bad at displaying in true colours)

    Also on the expert tab there is measured mode for black and white luminance with preset values - are these the best to stay with or are there others to consider.
    I should point out that I have no printer access to test with - I will also get round to editing and posting a sample photos with the calibrated screen.
     
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    Did you turn off all of the lights in the room and close any window blind casting any light on the monitor? The best way to test the calibration is to do a print out to check the colors.
     
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    Also make sure your monitor has had plenty on time to warm up.
     
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    Also what kind of panel you have may have had some effect. A lot of these cheap panels are a nightmare to get right... I actually found that with the panel I have that I have to tell it I wanted WARM colors for the test to work properly... totally not the case. Stupid cheap panels.

    My software is WAY older than yours, but I also noticed that there was a couple sections in the process where I didn't entirely understand what it was asking me to do and I really messed up on the first couple tries. (there is one section where you adjust the RGB on the monitor so it all falls within X of each other... I totally skipped this the first time assuming that the correction would adjust for the variance.) whoops. :)

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Ok been playing with this all day so far and getting very lost. So far I can calibrate the screen with the spyder to print standard target with no problem - but when I try for sRGB settings I keep getting a problem whereby it wants brightness at 0.80 and yet on the highest brightness setting of my screen I can only reach a reading of 0.44

    I have not got adobe gammer running (I don't even have it) and I have also rest my nvida control panel to default settings to no avail
     
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    Did you reset your monitor to its default settings before you began the process? And have you tried calling Spyder tech support?
     
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    yes moniter reset and I tried lowering the contrast and brightness manually to 0 to start with,but I still get an error where I can't meet its requirement - upon canceling I get this message:

    The calibrated "white luminance of the display is too high - your adjustments did not achieve the desired target value. The calibrated value is 226.0 and the target value is 80.0"

    I can lower the clibrated value to 99.6 by reduding brightness and contrast to 0 before running the calibration test, but no more - it still wants 0.80 and I still cannot get past 0.44.
     
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    Weird. I would definitely call spyder.
     
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    had a look Hertz, but they have little on the FAQ - certainly nothing that really sounds like my problem
    thanks
     
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    I got a similar message on my Mac and I turned the 'brightness' down on the LCD screen and seemed to sort it.
    Is your monitor a flat LCD or is it a CRT?
     
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    LCD - a Hanns G HX191D to be specific
    Thing is I did try lowering the brightness and contrast manually as well to 0 before running the calibration - I even set those values to 0 in the Nvida control panel - and it did lower the result - but only to 99.6. (according to the error report when I canceled after the below defeated me)
    And when calibrating I still cannot boost brightness past 0.44 to reach 0.80
     

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