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Originally Posted by hatlesschimp View Post

Get ready to give your TVs a tune because it works on them too!

I haven't even opened the box yet and used myself. But I'm thinking the software will be tied to an email address so I will have to create a general one and hand out the info as needed. We will cross that bridge once I've opened the box and know for sure.

Check the site out. Pretty good!
http://spyder.datacolor.com/portfolio-view/spyder4elite/
when i was looking for one I think i found out you could only use it for a certain number of monitors and that's what stopped me from getting one.
    
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Datacolor Spyder4Elite Verdict

If you rely on accurate colour to be displayed on your computer, the Spyder4Elite is a very useful piece of kit. It is extremely easy to use and calibration will be done within a matter of minutes. At £160 the Spyder4Elite is expensive, but as it is in its fourth generation, it can be relied on to do your colour calibration perfectly. For those who have never even considered their monitor calibration, you're bound to be extremely impressed by the difference it makes. If you are on a tighter budget, remember there are cheaper Spyder models with less features.
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/datacolor-spyder4elite-monitor-calibration-review-18480

This guy reckons it can even calibrate you iPhone lol.
http://www.slrlounge.com/spyder-4-elite-hardware-review-calibrate-your-monitor-iphone-ipad

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Datacolor-Spyder4-Elite-Display-Calibration-System-Review.aspx


Before and after shots in this review
http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/spyder4elite_review/
Edited by hatlesschimp - 6/5/13 at 3:30pm
post #13 of 202
Yeah this sounds like an awesome idea. I would love to use one of these on my BenQ Lightboost monitor and perhaps in the future when I get another IPS monitor.
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Cool idea, I'd be down for this. But I'm still wondering how we'd make sure no one kept it.
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I'm down for this, I would love to get my VG248QE under one of these things, and maybe even my TV.

EDIT: Oh and is there some type of escrow service you could use? Like you send 200 bucks to the escrow service and they hold it, meanwhile you get shipped the calibrator, when you return the calibrator, your money is returned. Is there something like that?
Another idea would be before you send the person the calibrator, they send money to you via paypal, and once they return the calibrator, you refund the money in paypal.
Edited by dreadlord369 - 6/5/13 at 6:02pm
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Haha I think this is an awesome idea. Too bad modern postage is all white and black. If there were cool stamps or something it would be neat to use the original packaging and see every where it has traveled.
post #17 of 202
cool hatless--really appreciate the thought. i think requiring peeps to put the amount of the device in escrow via paypal is a good idea, just in case... doubt anyone would run off with it but you just never know. had someone recently bust into my car to steal my poker chips! i would have left the car open if I would have known...cost 4x more to fix the window then it did for the chips
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umm... Can I put my fathers badge as proof I won't steal it? tongue.gif I DON't HAVE $200!!! wheee.gif
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post #19 of 202
I wouldent mind loaning my Spyder4Elite either if people are near the Bay Area
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Well it looks like it will be doing a tour of the USA very soon. I have to get this organised by the the 12th because I have to fly out for work for 3 weeks.

I'm thinking something along the lines of this.
Everyone that gets selected for the little spideys first tour puts $150 into my paypal as a bond. second they transfer a second amount for the postage that might be $3 per person on the tour list. so i can cover the postage costs to and from the USA. the last member to have it will send it back to me and I will reimburse them for the cost of the postage. Each member has to cover the postage to the next person. To keep track of where it is. people need to send registered mail with delivery confirmation. Here in Australia it cost $2.70 on top of the postage, Im sure like most things in the US it will be cheaper. Also as you receive it you need to post a photo confirming you have it and when you post it to the next person you need to post the receipt and tracking number on here. Obviously blank out any addresses with photo editing. But as you provide proof that you have received it this allows the person that sent it to you to be refunded their bond sooner. Also their needs to be some sort of cut off for who is eligible to be apart of this. What will be the criteria.


Its rough but what do you think?
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