Calibrate Your Own Audio and Video
What this article boils down to is getting the most out of your A/V investment! Why pay several thousand dollars for a setup and not enjoy it to it's fullest! It is getting to be easier and easier to tweak your own equipment, and EH is here to give you a few tips.
From the article:
5 Tips for Calibrating Home Video
1. Adjust Mode and Warm-up
The out-of-the-box settings for most video displays crank up the setâ€™s
temperature and contrast to duplicate how the set looked on the
showroom floor. â€œWe call this the â€˜torchâ€™ setting,â€ says Small. The
problem is, this setting is most often not suitable for your viewing
arrangements. On your setâ€™s picture menu, the â€œmediumâ€ or â€œnormalâ€
setting should be selected. Additionally, any automatic settings should
be disabled, and custom settings should be enabled. The set should be
allowed to warm-up for about 30 minutes before proceeding.