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Should I calibrate my monitor? + Good way to do so?

#11iPWNtheNoobs(Topic Creator)Posted 8/26/2013 8:45:04 PM
final bump
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#12TheFeshPincePosted 8/26/2013 8:48:45 PM
If it looks good, why mess with it?
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#13NicodimusPosted 8/26/2013 10:56:30 PM
rkpeagle posted...
If you have a blu-ray player, I'd recommend this.

http://www.amazon.com/Wow-World-Wonder-Blu-ray/dp/B00462PTDQ/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=J1ES4K8L8Q4P&coliid=IKID7K4SLZ2E


That's what I use as well.

Alternatively, you can find a forum about your specific monitor and plug in the agreed upon optimal settings from people that actually used calibration equipment to obtain a professional-level result. While it's true that you have to calibrate to your specific room/lighting, those values are almost certainly going to be closer to accuracy than the stock settings.
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#14_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 8/26/2013 11:06:58 PM
I think there is a calibration tool in windows 7 and windows 8.

Not sure how good it works though.
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#15rareware101Posted 8/26/2013 11:11:04 PM
http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/

Two things though, you'll still never know what should correct without spending a ton on a proper calibrator and it's only really important to people who work in graphic design to have absolute colours.
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#16WerdnAndreWPosted 8/26/2013 11:39:28 PM
http://www.avsforum.com/t/948496/avs-hd-709-blu-ray-mp4-calibration
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#17iPWNtheNoobs(Topic Creator)Posted 8/27/2013 10:52:08 AM
Well, I know it is okay the way it is, but if I can get better (and possibly even free) why not get better?
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