Make your TV more beautiful by changing your settings

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Make your TV more beautiful by changing your settings

Today we explain how each institution works and we give you tips on which institutions you can use in different situations.

Today we explain how each institution works and we give you tips on which institutions you can use in different situations. Do not be afraid to do it differently than what we are telling you here, because it is ultimately about what you find most beautiful. Tastes differ.

A few more important points:

Your eyes get used to an image. Try different settings and watch this one day. Only then determine whether this is the correct setting for you.
Institutions influence each other. Check all settings again at the end.
When it is dark in your room, you are more sensitive to the light from the television. So set the television to the moment when you normally watch it most often. Do you look in the evening as often as during the day? Then adjust your television during the day.
Write down the value of each setting before you adjust it. This way you can quickly compare afterward whether you like the image better after the adjustment or not


Before we start

Turn on your television and turn on your favorite movie, series, program or game. We use this image to optimize the settings of your television. After you have completed the steps, I advise you to do this again while you have a different film, series or game on. In this way, you optimize the settings for different sources.

Take a moment to become familiar with the menu of your television. All settings that we discuss can be found on your television in the View menu. For most televisions, you can find this menu by going to the settings.

Image mode

The image mode is a good starting point for setting up your television. This option contains a selection of different settings that are suitable for different situations. Set the Image mode to Film (also known as Cinema) for the most realistic display. The colors are now displayed as real as possible and the image does not become smoother than it was made by the filmmakers. Do you choose an image where the colors splash off the screen more and the technical gadgets of your television are optimally used? Then choose the Dynamic mode (also called Vivid). When you use your television for gaming, you choose Game Mode. In this mode (most) image enhancers are disabled so that there is an as little delay as possible between your controller and the action on the screen.

Note: when you change the image mode, all settings are adjusted. After changing the image mode, you must, therefore, reset all other settings.

Backlight

With the Backlight option, you can set how much light your television produces. Find a clear image in your film, series or game (for example, an outdoor scene that takes place during the day) and set the background lighting to a comfortable viewing level. Don't pay too much attention to the brightest and darkest parts of the screen. We will make this neat in the following steps. In general, most televisions perform best when the backlight is set between 60% and 80% of the maximum.

Contrast

The Contrast option determines how bright the brightest (white) parts of the screen are. If you set this option too low, the image will look dull, but if the setting is too high, there will be overexposure and you will no longer see any details.

To properly set this setting, first find an image with a lot of white. An image with lots of clouds or snow is ideal for this. Start on a low contrast and set it higher and higher until you see that the details begin to fade and a cloud starts to become a white spot. Now slowly lower contrast until you see all the details again. You have now set the best ratio between brightness and detail. Do you find this image too bright? Then first try to lower the Backlight option before you decide to set Contrast lower.

Brightness

The Brightness option is the opposite of the Contrast option. This option determines how dark the darkest part of the screen is. If this is set too low, you will no longer see details in dark scenes, but only black spots. If the brightness is too high, you will lose the black display and black color will look gray.

To set this, look for a dark scene. Start at high brightness and go down until you see the details begin to fade and the darkest parts turn into black spots. Now go up again until the details are back. You now have the darkest image in which details are still visible.

Sharpness

To set Sharpness, find a scene in which there are many color differences. We recommend that you first turn this option off completely and allow your eyes half an hour to get used to the image. In the first instance, it seems as if the image is becoming less sharp. However, the image you see is more realistic and looks more like the image you see in the cinema. You also see more details in the image, because these are not brushed away by the artificial sharpness that is added. Do you want a clearer picture? Then adjust the sharpness higher in small steps. If you set the sharpness higher, you will see that lines appear between colors that were previously not visible.

color

The Color option is generally fairly well set based on the Picture Mode you have chosen. Nevertheless, it is good to check whether this option is set correctly. If this option is set too high, colors will become saturated and your details will be lost. If the setting is too low, the picture is very boring. To set the color, look for a scene in which many brightly colored objects can be seen. Think of a tree in the fall or a cinema room full of red seats. First, turn the color off completely. You now see a black and white image. Note the details that are visible in the objects. Now set the color higher and higher until you see the details begin to fade. Now go back down slowly until all details are visible again. You now have the most intense colors without loss of detail.

Go through all the settings again

All settings influence each other. If you adjust one setting, you may have to adjust another setting for the best result. Therefore, go through all the settings again, except the Picture mode.

Still not the best result?

We have a technical department that knows a lot about setting up your television. If it didn't work out. Feel free to send us a message, call us or drop by our store.

 

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