Let's talk about monitor calibration devices
Alright, lookin' around... I'm not sure what to get. I've wanted one for years. I hear much better reviews about the i1display pro than the spyder4 elite. The colormunki sounds like it is lacking in some areas and finesse that I might want even though it is significantly cheaper. Also, the i1display pro can come with a colorchecker (I think the colormunki can too?) which sounds like something up my alley since I do photography as well (I was thinking of buying one or something else similar already before I realized you could get both together).
But, here's the deal: It's $300. That's a big chunk o' change. And how many devices can I use this device and software with? Can I only calibrate the monitors hooked up to my one desktop? What if I don't want to do just software calibration but want to adjust the hardware settings instead? (e.g. for a TV, or a projector that receives multiple inputs from multiple computers, et cetera) All these limitations are not very fucking obvious. It sounds mostly software related and I don't know if I want just that or not. So, I'm looking for someone who knows about these devices and what I can and cannot do.
I wouldn't mind buying this thing if I got a few people to pay me some money to use the device for their devices... Just calibrate their monitor using the software, they have some nice ICC profile or hardware settings, uninstall the related software, and bam. Good to go... But, if I can't do that then I'm going to think about this a bit more critically.
I'm a feminist!