Lawrenceville, NJ – March 27, 2012 – Datacolor® (www.datacolor.com), a global leader in color management solutions, today introduces the Spyder4TV HD™, an advanced colorimeter that enables home theatre enthusiasts to calibrate TVs, improve upon manufacturer factory color settings and maximize the life of the television-set for optimal performance and viewing.

Default settings set by manufactures on most TVs are designed to make the most impact when displayed in a retail environment, not in conventional living rooms. Using an easy-to-use software program, Spyder4TV HD measures television settings and provides adjustments to brightness, contrast, color, tint and color temperature, resulting in natural colors that reduce eyestrain. By creating a balanced picture, the Spyder4TV HD can maximize the life of a television set, while reducing the amount of electricity consumed by the display. With a universal mounting system, the Spyder4TV HD can calibrate most televisions’ screens up to 70” in size.

“Diehard sports fans, movie buffs and anyone who has made the investment in a home theatre system will wonder how they’ve watched anything without having first used the Spyder4TV HD,” said Dave Faulkner, product manager, imaging color solutions at Datacolor. “Natural colors and picture accuracy, displayed as intended by the director, will provide users with a superior picture quality unlike anything they’ve experienced before in the comfort of their home.”

A successor to the popular Spyder3TV, the new Spyder4TV HD offers added benefits such as the ability to support true high definition with Blu-ray content, Mac and Windows compatibility, and software support for 10 languages. Features of the Spyder4TV HD also include:

  • Calibration wizard: Software interface with step-by-step calibration instructions

  • Blu-ray player support: Included with the Spyder4TV HD is a special test pattern disc for Blu-ray DVD players that makes it easy to adjust the output
  • SpyderWeb: A universal and easy solution for positioning the Spyder device on the television screen for accurate calibration
  • Universal solution: Compatible with LCD, LED, OLED, CRT and front projectors.

Upgrade option
Existing customers of the Spyder4Pro or Spyder4Elite calibration devices can benefit from the features of SpyderTV by downloading the SW804 Spyder4TV kit upgrade. This update will give users of the Spyder4Pro and Spyder4Elite the same functions found within the SpyderTV.

Pricing and Availability
Spyder4TV HD is available immediately for $129.00 at photography and consumer electronic retailers nationwide or online at www.datacolor.com.

For more information, visit www.datacolor.com/spyder4tv.