START WITH THE BASICS
In just a few short minutes, you could make the first big steps towards a picture perfect TV. So grab your remote, switch on your TV and let's get started...
In Step 2 we tackle the picture processing features. We explain what the features do and how to select the best settings for each of them.
MAIN PICTURE CONTROLS
In Step 3, we show you how to use test patterns to correctly set up the last of the picture controls. Plus we have help if you want to calibrate your TV.
Welcome to PicturePerfect campaign, supported by movie directors, TV manufacturers, The Gadget Show and top standards specialists. Recently reported on by the BBC and the Daily Telegraph and a host of leading media outlets. Let's start with a question.
When you purchased your TV, did you set it up correctly?
However, TVs rarely look their best without setting up the picture.
So when you consider that Britons spend on average over 3 hours (192 minutes) a day watching TV, we think it's worth spending a little time getting our TVs looking as good as possible.
Especially when it needs no special skills or equipment and the instructions are all freely available right here at www.MyPerfectPicture.tv.
The PicturePerfect campaign aims to raise awareness that if a TV is set up properly...
Movie directors, TV manufacturers, retailers and standards specialists agree with us that everyone should get the most from their TVs. We have listed our campaign supporters on the right.
We invite you to follow our simple guides to improve your TV pictures. And then do it for your family and friends, too. And we want you to tell everyone you know to follow our guides so that as many people as possible are getting a better TV picture.
Home Cinema Podcast
21st June 2012 - by Phil Hinton
We discuss the PicturePerfect campaign, what we hope to achieve and the improvements which can be made to TV picture quality by following Step 1. With Phil Hinton, Stuart Wright, Steve Withers and Mark Hodgkinson.
Time:01:03:13 | File Size: 86.82mb | Direct Link | Please leave your feedback here.
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Manufacturers set up their TVs so that when taken out of the box, they are very bright and colourful. This is to take advantage of the fact that the human eye is always drawn to the brightest and most colourful image in a room.
Since movies and TV programmes are made to a specific standard, agreed by industry bodies, it is possible to know what a TV should ideally look like.
If a TV is set up so that its pictures match this standard, then you could consider the TV to be perfectly set up. We are calling it a PicturePerfect TV.
You would then be watching movies as the director intended, seeing what the movie maker originally wanted you to see. And you would be getting the best performance and value for money out of your TV.
The findings of a THX test indicates that setting up your TV with a picture mode such as Movie, Cinema or THX, uses less energy than your TV’s Vivid or Dynamic mode. The approximate savings were measured to be as low as 15% and as high as 50% between the two different picture modes.
Everyone's different but our eyes all work in the same way, when we look at something bright our pupils gets smaller to let less light in and when we look at something dark, it gets bigger to let more light in.
If your TV picture is set too bright, then the image is constantly changing from very bright to very dark and thus, your pupils are continually opening and closing.
This is fine for short periods of time but we often spend hours watching TV, especially in the evenings when our living rooms tend to be darker. In these circumstances your pupil will be opening and closing more than it is used to and as a result, your eyes will become tired.
However if you just reduce the brightness of your TV, you can avoid over-working your eyes and thus enjoy a viewing experience that is far more comfortable.
AVForums commissioned Ipsos MORI to include their survey questions on the Ipsos MORI CATI omnibus (computer assisted telephone interviewing).
A link to the data supporting our first press release is available on the Ipsos MORI website here.
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