Posted on Monday, September 25 2006 @ 18:35:22 CEST by LSDsmurf
A few month ago I reviewed the SpyderTV home theater calibration system from Datacolor. While the software was easy to use it seemed overly simplistic and in the end I was not sold on the final product. This was especially true after I had a chance to work with Datacolor's Colorfacts kit which showed me just how much this company could do when they put some work into their software. (All of the kit's use the same USB colorimeter so the difference is purely in the software.)
The SpyderTV Pro is an upgrade from the standard SpyderTV product. Rather than being for home users and enthusiasts it is aimed at installers and high-end enthusiasts, where the Colorfacts is for professional calibraters. The price difference from the SpyderTV to the Pro is $249 compared to $649 but there are a number of upgrades that some demanding users may be interested, though you still won't get the complete kit until moving to the Colorfacts which has a MSRP of $2400.