Lately, I've been contemplating upgrading my gear. While my Display LT and HCFR have been great; lately, they've left me wanting.
The dilemma is of course, what to get: Chromapure or Calman DIY, and what new meter (Display 3, Display 3 Pro, C6, i1Pro Spectro, etc.)
As far as Calibration Software, I have to admit, Calman looks pretty slick, but Chromapure seems more to the point/straightforward. I've also been flirting with the idea of doing this for a living one day, and that's been weighing in on my decision as well.
Concerning meters, I've thought about rectifying my LT and buying an i1Pro to go with it, but rectifying costs about as much as that meter is worth and the i1Pro is a bit more than I want to spend.
The same gos for the C6, and which I've yet to see any conclusive evidence that it's head and shoulders above a regular D3.
This leaves the D3 or D3 Pro and Chromapure. One question/concern I have about that, is it's my understanding that the difference between the two, is the Pro version has correction tables applied to improve accuracy. These tables are achieved by taking measurements with a reference spectrometer on different display types.
The concern I have with this (assuming I have it correct) is how do these tables account for panel to panel variance? Are these tables only truly accurate on the display they were measured from? or is there something I'm missing?
I'm leaning toward getting Chromapure and the D3, but would appreciate any and all input. Should I get the pro version, or should I reconsider the other options I mentioned?
Thanks in advance