How to Tune Your HDTV like a Pro
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The store is where you usually like your purchases the best, as much is said about shopping. This seems to be universally true even with TV shopping. You get all excited about the wonderful things that you see in the shop, but when you get home and unpack your goodies, it doesn’t seem to be the same as the wonder that we feel in shops. This is because in shops, they project their products in the best possible way, showcasing the maximum potential of their product. So in the case of HDTV, color is set to maximum, contrast is set to maximum and whatever else could be set at a maximum. While it is fine in the store, it gets a little too much at home.
You will need to tune your TV in order for it to suit your needs. Tuning TV is easy enough if you know the basic steps in doing so. Easy or not, it is vital in order to get your HDTV working the way you want it to.
Searching for Channels
The first thing in tuning TV should be to search for channels. Normally, televisions in stores are set to connect with DVD players because more often than not, it is difficult to get a good signal from TV shows while inside the store. This is usually so because there is no proper antenna being set up nor there are cable or satellite providers.
You will have to search the channels first before anything else. Go to Menu and look for the Search option. Terms may be different for different HDTV’s but the keywords to look for would be Scan, Seek or Auto-Find. The TV tuner will then be searching for the channels that it can pick up. Sometimes you have to do this more than once to get higher quality reception and more channels.
Once you have your TV channels, you can then proceed and make your picture quality better. This can be done by adjusting various settings in your TV. In tuning TV, picture quality is of extreme importance. This will validate if you have been successful in tuning TV.
In adjusting picture settings, there are several things that you need to go through in order for you to get the best picture quality. Terms may again be different in every TV, but others may be common.
- Color. This adjusts the intensity of the color of your images. While having vivid colors is great, oftentimes overdoing it doesn’t always lead to better picture quality.
- Brightness. Adjust the brightness to match your room. It may be overly bright for your home while in stores it is just fine. Always consider that the lighting is different in both places.
- Contrast. Having too much of contrast doesn’t always lead to better image quality. Make sure to set it just right.
Honing Your Skills
Tuning TV does not stop with tinkering on your TV. It also involves placing your TV at the best side of the room where it doesn’t reflect the light and provide the best audio quality as well. This can be done by keeping a sharp eye and ear for details. Always be mindful of what would provide the best quality picture and sound, this is for your own viewing experience. You would want to be deeply satisfied with your new HDTV. So tune it properly, tune it like a pro.