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HDTV Calibration: Fixing Common HDTV Display Image Problems


Posted by Andru Edwards - Categories: HDTV


HDTV Calibration

With so many people we know buying HDTVs due to both falling prices and the adoption of the Xbox 360, we are seeing a lot of uncalibrated sets that suffer from some basic HDTV image distortion problems. Now, if you own an HDTV and don’t want to front the cash for a professional calibration, there are a few things to do to eliminate some of the basics which will result in a better picture. In the image above, you see six boxes that highlight a few problems:

  1. Clouds of digital “mosquitoes” that surround fast-moving objects.
  2. Unnatural flesh tones and colors.
  3. People and objects have weird white outlines around them.
  4. “Crawling moss” is seen in dark areas of a movie or TV show.
  5. HD programs break up into pixels and then go back to normal.
  6. HDTV looks fantastic, but Standard-definition programs don’t.

Popular Mechanics has a great article, taking a look at these issues and explaining steps anyone can take to clear them up. If you own an high definition display, it is certainly worth a look. If anything, you will end up with a crisper, more enjoyable image - and seriously, isn’t that what you spent all that money on?


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