When you bring home your hdtv from the store the settings are set for the showroom floor and not for your home theater room or any other room of your house or apartment. Unless you are a certified video calibration technician or have the money for one then you are in the same boat as the rest us who plan on calibrating our hdtv by ourselves. You can learn how to calibrate your best home theater HDTV manually by clicking on the link to the article that is posted and if you want you can buy or one of the listed video calibration discs that are available to help you check your calibration or just have it to walk you through the whole process.
Whether you spend $400 or $4,000 on a new TV (or video projector), it is a sure bet that your new display needs some adjustments. It seems counter-intuitive, doesn’t it? You’d think that the manufacturers would set up their TVs to put out a beautiful, accurate image right out of the box. Aren’t they supposed to be the experts?
Sure, but the manufacturers’ first priority is to get their TVs and projectors sold to you, and they have a lot of competition to do battle with on the showroom floor. For that reason, they set their TVs up for success at the factory so that when they hit the floor of a retailer, they’ll grab your attention and hold it. If you’ve spent any time looking at a wall of TVs, you’ve likely noticed that some models are much brighter than others, while others still have amazingly brilliant colors that, at that time, delight the senses. How do they it? Usually, by cranking up almost every available picture setting to its absolute maximum.
The problem is that while this tactic may work well on the showroom floor, it is absolutely terrible for your living room, bedroom or home theater. In order to get a truly fantastic picture with accurate colors, excellent contrast and realistic texture and dimension, you need to calibrate your TV.
Before you learn how to calibrate your best home theater HDTV make sure you upconvert to a full 1080p via a blu-ray player if possible and put in the best high definition movie you can find with lots of color. There are other alternatives to help you upconvert for the best picture possible if you do not have a blu-ray player. You basically want the best picture you can get before calibrating your hdtv.
The many different processors that enhance the picture that needs to be turned off which are things that can include MotionFlow, CineMotion, TrueMotion, CineSpeed 120Hz, 240Hz, 480Hz as well as others before getting into the other adjustments like backlight, brightness, contrast, sharpness, color and tint. It is also important to keep a log of your settings in case you need to go back and readjust them. In my opinion I would just purchase a calibration disc anyway to check your settings for optimal picture calibration and if you already have a small fortune invested in your home theater set up then an extra 25 or 30 dollars is small change.
What are some of the issues that you have when calibrating your hdtv? Do you use a calibration disc and if so which one do you use? We welcome and encouage comments as well as encourage sharing this on facebook.