With that in mind though we can give you some general best practices to follow no matter what your make and model of TV. Advertisement A good place to start is with the preset modes that come with your TV—delve into the settings to find them.
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Plug the USB stick into your TV and open the image using the media player so that the chart is on-screen. Calibrating your TV Firstly, we need to check for the correct picture size. Adjusting brightness Take a look at the blackest section of the greyscale bar on the test chart, and then adjust the brightness on your TV so that the black field on the left is as black as possible.
Adjusting contrast Now we need to look at the lightest part of the greyscale bar on the test chart. Begin adjusting the contrast of your TV until the field on the furthest right is white and you can still make out a difference between this and the section next to it.
If you can see a white border, simply lower the sharpness until it disappears.
Adjusting Colour Saturation Adjust the colour saturation to a level that allows you to notice a difference between all the color gradations on the test chart. Be sure to pay particular attention to the centre part of the colour scale and the image in the middle of the test chart to ensure that skin tones look natural.
Additional settings Now that all of the basic settings on the TV have been optimized, you should already be able to notice the difference it makes.
This will enhance the quality of your images by restoring lost details.
This further improves color gradations of all sources and is very efficient on highly compressed signals. You will notice the difference in the various gradations of a blue sky for example. If you only use digital sources, we recommend keeping all noise reduction settings switched off.
All other settings - including colour temperature and black corrector in the advanced settings - can be adjusted to your own personal taste.
Take some time to experiment with each of them and see what you think. Optimizing settings for various sources One of the easiest ways to quickly improve overall picture quality is to select the scene that matches your content source. Now that all of the picture settings are optimized on your TV you should see a real improvement — even if you thought your picture looked great to begin with!