How To Calibrate TV
Now that you have a brand new TV sitting in your living room, you are probably trying to figure out how to calibrate the TV. Calibrating a TV is important to get the best picture quality. After all, you didn't spend all that money to get a bad picture. We have a step-by-step tutorial for you that will help you to calibrate your TV without having to depend on the technicians waiting to charge you a grip to do it.
Things you'll need:
- A DVD movie
- Daylight light bulb
- The first step you want to take to calibrate the TV is to set up the lighting in the room. Proper room lighting will make the screen's quality appear that much better. The best lighting for your TV is a dim light positioned behind the set and no other lights on in the room. Lighting the room in this manner is key to properly calibrating your TV and will help to avoid straining your eyes.
- The next step in calibrating your TV is to dim the backlight. Most LCD TVs you purchase have a backlight that can have an affect on the brightness of your TV's screen. By dimming the backlight, you will be able to better calibrate the TV. It is suggested that you dim the backlight as low as possible to properly calibrate your TV.
- Now that the lighting is right, it is time to work on the contrast and brightness settings on your TV. To calibrate the TV, you need to find the perfect balance between the contrast and brightness. The easiest way to adjust the contrast and brightness is to find a DVD movie that has an equal amount of light and dark. Turn up the brightness setting all the way. After the brightness is up as high as possible, start to slowly turn it down until the dark areas of the screen begin to look more natural. Once the brightness is properly adjusted, it is time to work on the contrast. The contrast settings are important to calibrating the TV properly. Turn the contrast all the way up and lower it until the details of the picture have the most detail without looking distorted.
- The next step to calibrate your TV is to work on the color settings. Each TV comes with temperature controls. To calibrate your TV, pick a temperature control and turn the color all the way up. Now that the person on your TV looks like a low budget martian, turn the color down on your TV until he/she look more natural.
- The last step to calibrate a TV is to set the tint settings. The great thing about getting the right tint settings is you can't possibly mess this one up. Simply move the tint settings on your TV to the midpoint and you are through. This is the quickest step to complete in calibrating a TV.
Calibrating your TV requires time and patience. Don't expect to accomplish it within in five minutes of starting the project. Be patient and enjoy the benefits once your TV is calibrated.