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Brightness/contrast etc recommendations?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs Forum' started by probedb, Jul 25, 2005.

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  1. probedb

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    What sort of settings do people use for these on their LCD panels?

    I'm new to this game and just bought a ViewSonic N2750w which is very nice but I'm not sure what the best setup is so the back light isn't too bright?

    Currently watching freeview via a Nebula DigiTV over VGA at 1280x720..phew! Native res of the panel :)

    Any help and suggestions much appreciated!

    Paul.
     
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    Hi pink. We have a JVC 26ds6b here, and after a bit of fiddling I've arrived at a 'night-time' preset which gives good results:

    Backlight : min (gives a convincing black)
    Brightness : mid
    Contrast : high (to give decent whites)

    Daytime sees a higher backlight and less contrast.

    Once set up, I just click between the two for day/night viewing :thumbsup:
     
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    It'll be slightly different for every TV.

    But as a rule, here's what I do. Get a DVD with a black screen on it. Go to that and Pause. Set your TV to 4:3 Letterbox mode so it puts black borders the TV has added on the sides of the picture. Dim the brightness until the slider is on the setting where the black of the picture and the black borders of the set are no longer distinguishable from each other. For me, this is just slightly below the centre/default value.

    Now go to a scene with some white in it. Clouds on a sky would be a good example. Keep turning the contrast up so that the picture becomes "rich" but stop as soon as you notice the details being crushed/blown out, that is, more areas of the clouds turning white that aren't meant to be.

    Then maybe give a slight tweak from there to see what you like best.
     
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    Cheers peeps!

    I think the problem I have is coming from a CRT is I notice the backlight and on my LCD I can't adjust it unfortunately :( I suppose it an always be relegated to the bedroom when I have money for a better set.

    It does look nice though :)
     

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