How Do I Determine My Display Backlight Type?
SpyderX asks you to choose the backlight type used in your display, in order to produce a more precise calibration. Display Manufacturers are not always clear about display technology. The process below will assist in finding the right backlight type to select in your SpyderX software.
How do I Find My Display Information?
Do a web search on the manufacturer and model number of your display. Find the manufacturer’s info for your model either on their own site, or on a reseller site.
Is My Display Wide Gamut LED?
First check to see if the display is described as “Wide Gamut”, “AdobeRGB Gamut”, “AdobeRGB Color Space” or “% AdobeRGB” with a percentage number greater than 80%. If so, your display is Wide LED. With Apple Displays, being called “Display P3” or “P3 Color” describes a wide gamut display. For non-Apple displays, please check the section on Blue Green LEDs below, as there are a few Wide Gamut Displays built using BG LED technology, which may calibrate a bit better with that setting selected.
Is My Display Standard Gamut LED?
If your display is not described with any of the Wide Gamut, AdobeRGB or P3 descriptions above, but is described with the term LED, then it’s a Standard LED display. If it is not described as LED, but was manufactured in the last several years, its Standard LED anyways, as that is the current method used to manufacture screens.
Is My Display a Pre-LED Screen?
Apple displays before 2009, and other displays of a similar, or slightly newer age, may have CCFL fluorescent backlights. There are not a lot of such displays still in use, as the fluorescent tubes tend to dim or burn out with age. If your display info includes the terms “CCFL” or “Fluorescent”, or if it is from that era, then choose General as your display type, and consider purchasing a new display in the near future.
Is My Display a Green Blue LED Screen?
Green Blue LEDs were first manufactured in 2013 and are fairly rare. LG developed the technology and used it in its AH-ISP screens, under its own name, and also in Dell displays such as the U3014 and UP2716D. Samsung PLS panels also used BG LED technology. If your wide gamut display info does not mention “BG-LED” “AH-ISP” or “PLS”, or is from another manufacturer, then it’s unlikely it’s BG LED, and can be best characterized as Wide LED.
What If I’m Calibrating a Projector?
Projectors will not show significant effect from these settings. Using General for all projectors is recommended.
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