Samsung NX3000 Canon PowerShot G7 X Nikon Coolpix S6900 Panasonic Lumix ZS40 Canon PowerShot SX700 Sony CyberShot HX400V
Samsung NX3000 Canon PowerShot G7 X Nikon Coolpix S6900 Panasonic Lumix ZS40 Canon PowerShot SX700 Sony CyberShot HX400V
  News Headlines Apple Canon Casio Fujifilm HTC LG Nikon Nokia Olympus Panasonic Pentax Ricoh Rollei Samsung Sony  
Lets Go Digital
 
     
Powered by True
Counted by OneStat.com
Datacolor launches SpyderTV
Dennis Hissink : January 4th 2005 - 16:25 CET
Digital Camera Review Test Appareil Photo Numerique Prueba camara digital Digitale Camera Test Dijital Kamera Incelemeleri Digitalkamera Test Digitalkamera
ColorvisionDatacolor, the first name in color technology for businesses worldwide, continues its market reach with a newly developed home theater product line. SpyderTV will launch at UNVEILED, the official press event of CES International, held on January 4, 2005 before the show officially opens. The dynamic product represents a new line of display improvement tools for TV’s including, CRT, Plasma, RPTV, LCD or DLP display screens, and is developed by the same company that's been burning up the digital imaging category for years. Through the ColorVision brand Datacolor has delivered awardwinning Spyder products such as the ColorVision Spyder2PRO and ColorVision SpectroPRO2, preferred by professional and amateur digital photographers.
Datacolor launches SpyderTVThese tools have proven especially useful for digital camera owners using their computers as "digital darkrooms". Now, Datacolor has leveraged its colorimetric technology to optimize TV viewing.

"The overwhelming success of bringing our professional technology to the consumer market as we have done with ColorVision ColorPlus and the newly launched ColorVision Spyder2 Plus products has led us to this new digital/video product line," acknowledges Datacolor vice president, Brian Levey. SpyderTV takes the guesswork out of improving the picture on your home theater display."

Virtually all-home theater displays offer their owners visual menu adjustment sliders: Brightness, Contrast, Color, Tint, and Color Temperature Presets. "TV manufacturers have been including superb menu choices for more than a decade that improve TV performance in your home. Usually better pictures are designed to be only a few button presses away - figuring out the combination of buttons to press is the problem. The ISF "Calibration Wizard" in Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition PCs also uses these functions," confirms Joel Silver, founder of the Imaging Science Foundation.

But consumers often find these controls complicated and confusing. Additionally, the effectiveness of such controls is dependent upon an instrument that is often fallible, the human eye. Generally found as four sliders that operate in a multi-variant manner, these adjustments depend on the human eye to make distinctions. Most humans have problems with two variants, making it extremely difficult to obtain the kind of superior adjustments preferred for these displays. The SpyderTV colorimeter takes advantage of the four adjustment sliders that are available on virtually all TV's and accurately measures brightness, contrast, color, tint, and color temperature presets to guide the user to the exact scientifically-based adjustment for each control.

According to the product’s R & D gurus Mark Hunter and Heath Barber, who have joined Datacolor from the recent acquisition of professional home theater pioneer Milori, SpyderTV eliminates such troubling subjectivity with a hardware device that accurately measures targets on-screen and manages the process through a "wizarddriven" software package. In effect, they report, SpyderTV takes fine-tuning to another level with a process that is both accurate and easy to use.

"The Datacolor SpyderTV is designed to help consumers make selections that will accurately improve the display on virtually any monitor, from the high-end video screen found in today’s most sophisticated home entertainment center to the 36" TV in your living room," technical director of home theater products, Mark Hunter states.

"Owners will see a dramatic difference. The right adjustment to brightness and contrast alone results in a significant improvement in the display. Plus it's good that the process can easily be done at home, as display screens need to be periodically re-tuned," Levey says.

CES runs Jan 6- 9th, 2005. Datacolor will showcase SpyderTV along with its latest digital display video calibration systems throughout the show in the CES TechZones "Flash Forward 2.0: Bringing Digital Imaging into Focus," Central Plaza at Booth #24 and 26. Spyder TV is set to ship to retailers throughout the US by March 2005.

Consumers whose prized holiday gift was a fabulous flat screen TV may have already learned that high-def doesn't necessarily mean that the color can keep up. The blue on the Lions’ jerseys seems a lot more like the Dolphins' and the fullback himself looks green. For them, Levey adds final words of encouragement, "By the time basketball season rolls around, you'll have a terrific new tech tool to make sure the color display on your home theater system is as dynamic as the game in play."
   Read the special CES 2005 report
   Next  Pentax announces waterproof OptioWP digital camera
   Previous  Datacolor and Pantone announce Spyder2 Plus
   News by brand:Colorvision
   News by category:Software
   News by brand and category:Colorvision Software
   Canon EOS 700D - $545.00
   Nikon D7100 - $739.00
   Nikon D5300 - $585.00
   Sony Alpha 6000 - $698.00
   Canon EOS 70D - $769.00
   Sony CyberShot DSC RX100 III - $744.00
   Samsung NX300 - $499.99
   Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II - $629.00
   Panasonic Lumix DMC LX7 - $279.00
   Nikon D3300 - $439.00


LetsGoDigital digital camera magazine
Latest Colorvision announcements
Datacolor Spyder3Pro and Spyder3Print
Datacolor Spyder3
Datacolor Photography Scholarship
Datacolor SpyderTV PRO 2007 color calibration
Datacolor Conditioner to maintain color consistency
Datacolor ColorVision PrintFix Pro 2.0
Pantone Huey Pro
Color calibration solutions at CES 2007
TV color calibrator wins popular science award
Color Certification Program from Datacolor
Datacolor color calibration for plasma televisions
Datacolor exhibits at Cedia Expo London
Color calibration innovations for professionals
Datacolor sponsors ISF Certification program Europe
ColorVision calibration solutions at CeBIT 2006
 
Twitter LetsGoDigital
Latest news headlines
Best Black Friday computer deals
Barnes & Noble Black Friday doorbusters
Cyber Week Savings on consumer electronics
Holiday gift ideas from Motorola
GameStop Black Friday deals
Newegg Black Friday Deals
eBay deals for Holiday shoppers
Two 4G LTE smartphones for the price of one
T-Mobile Black Friday deals
Apple Campaign for World AIDS Day 2014
Meizu MX4 Pro smartphone
iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 on C Spire 4G LTE network
Thanksgiving & Black Friday software offer
Black Friday discounts at GameStop
Apple iPad protective cases
   
CanonCasioFujifilmNikonOlympusHTCSamsungSonyPanasonicNokia
  Accessories Android Apps Camcorders Digital cameras Mobile phones Smartphones Software Tablets   CES CeBIT Gadgets IFA Photokina PMA