Ok, so maybe it’s true that this generation is a slave to television, but the technology is there for us to enjoy and we might as well do just that. After all, haven’t wise men throughout the ages say that we need to live life fully? So, do just that and enjoy your TV viewing experience to the hilt through TV calibration.
TV calibration, or rather, setting your television’s image settings at the optimum levels according to your preferences can do wonders for your television and your television viewing experience. TV calibration can be used on old TV sets to be able to boost and renew its service and it is important for newly bought sets as well. In fact, it is quite important to do TV calibration on brand new sets because these television sets may come with factory settings that is not necessarily calibrated to your taste and viewing circumstances.
Maybe you were expecting crisp images and fantastic visuals as the ones you’ve seen of the same model on display and now you feel cheated. Don’t despair. It’s completely normal that the images you saw on the display model and the one you’re faced with now at home are different. The difference is because the two TV sets are calibrated differently. For instance, the model television you saw was calibrated for best viewing results under display, surrounded by strong and bright white light.
Given this, the first thing you should do for TV calibration is to determine the optimum lighting, as well as other settings in the room where your television set is. The best thing to have in the room where your television set is to have controlled lighting. All lights in the room that are turned on while you watch should be situated somewhere behind the television set so that no light source can hit your TV screen and bounce off it, resulting in poor viewing clarity. This of course also means that you must have a means to conceal natural light sources that may come in from windows or doors in the room that will hamper you from getting the most out of your TV’s images.
Now that you have the lighting aspect controlled and optimized for your viewing pleasure, you can set yourself on the task of TV calibration. You can start by doing the most basic TV calibration for free by using the image menu in your set and manipulating factors like brightness, color, tint and so on.
Go through each setting and set the intensity of each at maximum and work your way down until you find the right setting for you. To maximize your TV viewing even more, you can use the aid of DVDs that are specifically maid for TV calibration in the home theater set up. If your are willing to invest more, you can even acquire the services of a professional to do your TV calibration for you.