How To Calibrate Your TV For The Best Video Viewing Experience

By: Low Jeremy

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.

Watching television allows us to enjoy different slices of life from all around the world and of various circumstances without us ever having to get out of the house or even get up off the couch. This is why more and more people are becoming conscious of video calibration; a process that allows our television sets to be able to produce the sharpest images that simulate almost real life.

The advent of high definition in television sets and technology in general when it comes to viewing images in home theater systems has produced an awareness in consumers for video calibration. This process entails the manipulation and adjustments of image settings within the system to be able to achieve the best possible image output from your TV.

There are actually three ways to do video calibration on your system depending on the quality of output you want to achieve. In case you are not very familiar with your own television's settings, don't be afraid to fiddle around with the menu and check the image settings such as brightness, color, contrast and the like. The proper adjustments to these settings will already produce an immense improvement in the quality of image output from your set.

If you are still not satisfied after manipulating and adjusting the basic image settings of your television set, it's probably time for you to get out and get yourself a video calibration kit that usually consist of software based applications or DVDs that are designed to enhance video calibration methods not available to you otherwise. Check out the different kinds of video calibration kits available and ask around for dependable recommendations. There are a lot of choices in the market when it comes to video calibration so it is best to get one that is easy to use, will give you the best quality in terms of calibration, and most of all, it should fit into your budget.

After all, it assumed that you already shelled out quite a sum in purchasing your home theater components and may not be too keen on spending more. However, you are a videophile and very serious about getting the best viewing experience from your home theater set up, there is one more option you can take regarding video calibration. A professional who will visit your system and make the necessary calibrations and adjustments does the most expensive type of video calibration.

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