How To Calibrate Your TV To Get Perfect Picture

A TV is an electronic device that converts optical or electromagnetic broadcasting signals into visuals and

A TV is an electronic device that converts optical or electromagnetic broadcasting signals into visuals and sound. It is a daily use appliance and is mainly used to stream and play channels of different categories such as information, marketing, and entertainment. The picture displayed by the TV is a result of many intricate circuits and devices that have their own mode of function e.g. electron guns and transistor panels. But due to changes in the signals, there may be fluctuations and disturbances in the picture and its quality displayed by the TV. This can be fixed and adjusted to an optimum level by the settings accessible by the command prompt of the TV itself.  Below are steps that will show you how to calibrate your TV to get the perfect picture.

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How to calibrate your TV to get perfect picture


The first thing you need to do is decide, whether you want to have the settings that will be comfortable enough for you to have a satisfying experience or do you want to dig deep for a 100 percent optimum image suited to your specific and advanced needs. If the former is your choice then you just need to find the ‘home settings’ option that will most likely be not too deep in the settings.

If you still want the 100 percent experience or have a certain taste in the picture quality, then the following steps will get you through the tips and tricks:

Firstly, choose a picture or better yet, a Blu-ray film that has scenes of various lightings and colorings. This will help you in making adjustments.

Now, move onto the basic adjustments. These include brightness, contrast, backlight (in case of LCD type display), color strength and sharpness. But before altering them, do these two things:

  • Turn off the advanced picture mode options that are enabled by default so that you can make adjustments according to your own likings.
  • Take a note of the default settings in case you mess up or want to return to the factory settings.


It is just a measure of how much light the screen gives as the output. Adjust it according to your comfort.


This one is not the actual contrast but the intensity of ‘whiteness’ of the picture. The difference in both brightness and contrast will give you the actual contrast. So use them both in combination to get the full effect


This option deals with the details of the image. Too much of it produces distortion in the image and too little blurs it up. Use it to meet your comfort.


As the name suggests, this feature enables you to control the intensity of colors displayed. Zero color means a pure black and white image and a full value means every color to its fullest. Again, set it according to your mood. This feature can also be used to set the skin tones in the picture or video.

Image Size

This is the setting that provides different aspect ratios for the view. It is actually the ratio of length to the width of the display picture. This is normally set in synchronization with the aspect ratio of the TV screen but it can be changed as per the desire of the viewer.

Advanced adjustments

These are some of the adjustment options that dig even deeper:


This setting comes in handy when there is a rather, dynamic imaging involved like an action film with lots of fast scenes. Increasing the motion causes the easy transition of the frames and smoothes out the video but it also reduces the sharpness and quality. So it is a give-and-take that is balanced, keeping in mind the type of images involved.


This option lets you set the balance between the three basic color filters i.e. Red, Green, and Blue. You can shift from the cooled up images with blue as the dominant color to the very warm displays with red as the dominant one. For most people, the warmer it is the better. So start by finding the warmest sequence, unless you have some other specific combination in mind.

White balance

This feature produces the three basic colors by the same amount, creating the white color. This increases the luminance of the Temperature settings described previously and is normally adjusted in resonance with it.