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Old 09-12-2007, 07:05 PM   #1
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i know each setting can be different but i just purchased by tv and was hoping for some starting points for my color custom settings. right now i have
red 146
green 128
blue 99 my backlight is 79
brightness 63
contrast 41
color 44
tint 8
hoping someone may have some alternate settings that they are happy with, thanks for any thoughts
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Old 09-13-2007, 05:09 AM   #2
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Now would be a good time to invest in a calibration disc or two and do a little research at another location on this site.
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:42 AM   #3
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i know each setting can be different but i just purchased by tv and was hoping for some starting points for my color custom settings. right now i have
red 146
green 128
blue 99 my backlight is 79
brightness 63
contrast 41
color 44
tint 8
hoping someone may have some alternate settings that they are happy with, thanks for any thoughts

my first purchase was a 26 inch vizio, which i quickly returned when i realized what a chore this was..it does not have a default setting..could never get decent color..so now i read theres a disc to help the common folk?
maybe someday one them will get smart and elimenate most of these "custom settings"..makes me wonder what kind of picture those who are not too bright are getting, oh come on, we all know some of them.
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my first purchase was a 26 inch vizio, which i quickly returned when i realized what a chore this was..it does not have a default setting..could never get decent color..so now i read theres a disc to help the common folk?
maybe someday one them will get smart and elimenate most of these "custom settings"..makes me wonder what kind of picture those who are not too bright are getting, oh come on, we all know some of them.

...read my thread: tuning in the colors..theres help there as to where to go..andie
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You could try these. I know not all tv's are the same but it gives you something to compare to.
Try mine as a reference point
Back light 52
Brightness 55
contrast 72
color 32
tint 0
sharpness 4
color temp custom
red 129
green 125
blue 142
Advanced - With these I just turned it all on and never bothered with them
Black level extender -on
White peak limiter on
CTI medium
flesh tone on
adaptive luma on
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Old 09-14-2007, 02:22 PM   #6
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..so now i read theres a disc to help the common folk? maybe someday one them will get smart and elimenate most of these "custom settings"..makes me wonder what kind of picture those who are not too bright are getting, oh come on, we all know some of them.
Well stated andie, and I suspect we are all sympathetic to your conundrum. However, if most of these custom settings were eliminated, we would all be driving black Model Ts.

Indeed, I too fret over the large number of "ordinary" people who are unable to make even basic adjustment to their televisions. But for the daring, let's try this:

CUSTOM SETTINGS 101

When you get your new television home, plugged in and turned on, do the following.

1) Do NOT change any of the factory settings . . . . except:

2) Brightness (also called black level). This is the single MOST important setting that the owner should attend to. The bad news is that it must be set for each input that you are going to use, for example each HDMI, component, composite, S-video port almost certainly has its own memory to hold the setting that you make. Also, this can only be reasonably well adjusted using a test pattern so until you have access to a proper test pattern, just enjoy your TV as it is. HDNET broadcasts good test pattern each Saturday morning; some commercial DVDs have a pattern on them as do the DVE and Avia discs. Once you have set Brightness, do NOT ever touch it except if you are readjusting or checking with a test pattern.

3) Contrast (also called white level). This is the second MOST important setting that you can and should attend to. It is actually a little more difficult to "get right" but it is also much more forgiving that Brightness, but you will still want to use an appropriate test pattern and once it is set, do NOT ever touch it except to readjust or check using a test pattern.

4) Color (also called saturation). You CAN set this quite well if you purchase DVE or Avia, but it is not essential that you do. Whether you do set Color with one of the calibration discs or not, this is the one user control that you may (and should) adjust for program content. (Going back a little here, once Brightness and Contrast are set correctly changing them will only worsen your picture quality no matter how good or how bad the program content, so ALWAYS leave them alone.) Color level however will vary greatly depending on the quality and source of the program; some will seem too "bright", some too "dark", some too "vivid", etc., etc., etc.. You can and should make compensations, to your viewing preferences, using the Color setting when the picture seems "irritating" - in fact, you may find that you prefer to have color saturation a bit higher or a bit lower for all of your viewing than the calibration discs tell you - that's fine.

END OF LESSON

Homework: Go to the "ISF Calibration" section of this forum and read as many threads as may interest you, follow some links, and do as much research and further research as you are comfortable with. As a minimum, figure out how to set Brightness and Contrast correctly, then pursue additional settings at your leisure. Until you are well informed and comfortable, leave the other factory settings alone.

Good luck and good viewing.
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