Can you use VE disc to calibrate your computer monitor?

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  1. Bolivar G

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    I got my VE disc in today and calibrated my TV with it.
    I did notice a change, picture does look better.
    I was wondering I can use it on my Computer monitor also? [​IMG] I have a DVD -rom drive, so can play it on my computer.
    My monitor is a 21" Viewsonic P225. Just wondering is this possible or even a good idea? [​IMG] Or there something else used specifically for Computer monitors?
     
  2. Bolivar G

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    So no one has any info for me?? or never been tried?
     
  3. Boka

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    Adobe Photoshop comes with a monitor calibration utility called Adobe Gamma. I don't know if it can be found seperately. It has you go through some of the same basic stuff as the DVD calibration disc. Monitor calibration is definately worth the time, like RPTV's, most monitors are overally contrasty and bright.
     
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    I dont have adobe [​IMG]
    Is there a free trial version avialable??
     
  5. Geoff H

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    If you're doing any serious color/image editing you are better off using a monitor calibration tool and associated software. I used to calibrate by eye using Adobe Gamma but absolutely nothing compares to a dedicated "hockey puck" (suction cups to your screen).
    I wish they had them for TV's!
    Check the one out by ColorVision
    http://www.colorvision.com/home.html
     
  6. Bill Lucas

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    There's a program called Displaymate that is perfect for computer monitors. Many of the HTPC crowd at AVS use it to calibrate their HT displays also.
     
  7. Bolivar G

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    That thing looks funky [​IMG]
     

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