The Best Picture Setting for an Emerson TV

By Contributing Writer

Emerson currently manufactures nine distinct, cutting-edge High Definition LCD televisions ranging in size from nineteen inches to thirty-two inches. However, it can be difficult to enjoy any television presentation if the picture setting is not correct. Factors such as brightness, calibration and contrast all factor in to proper picture setting on an Emerson television.

Emerson LCD TV Tips

Most of today’s HDTV models come loaded with features and settings that boast enhancement of what you’re watching, but in reality just distort the picture by manipulating the color and contrast. Adjustment of the basic settings is more than adequate for maximizing the enjoyment of your viewing experience, and calibrating these settings is a very simple process. Before calibration, however, make sure the ambient lighting in the room isn’t too bright or too dim. Excessively bright light will cause a harsh glare to interfere with the picture, but a total lack of light can cause strain on the eyes.The black level (located in the brightness settings) and the white level (adjustable via the contrast/picture menu) should be the first to be adjusted. A proper ratio of these two levels will ensure the right balance of display from their respective ends of the spectrum, guaranteeing that details will not be lost in dark scenes or washed out in bright ones.

Sharpness, Saturation and Tint

The sharpness setting, when out of balance, can cause false edges and other visual distortions such as the “halo effect” to occur, and also lead to an excessively fuzzy picture. Adjust this setting to personal preference by increasing the level to maximum and gradually decreasing it until you are satisfied.Color saturation and tint are also very important settings. Frequently, these are imbalanced out-of-the-box and must be adjusted right away to have a correct color balance. Any imbalance in saturation can lead to a picture that is either too colorful or too dull, so make sure your TV is not in an “enhanced” mode before adjustment. Tint (the balance of red, blue, and green) should be evenly proportioned and adjusted to your liking so that the colors seem correct to your eye. After adjusting the tint, you may want to re-adjust the saturation to ensure the proper balance.