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Tips on Fine Tuning Tv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by scarylibrary23, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. scarylibrary23

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    Recently purchased a 42" vizio 120hz lcd needing to know if anything i can do to fine tune it when I get hd on wednesday.

    Cody

    Model Number VT420M
     
  2. hilmar2k

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    Which one?
     
  3. scarylibrary23

    scarylibrary23 Legend

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    this one 42" vizio 120hz lcd
     
  4. OptimusPrime

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    If you have a DVD or blu-ray player, I suggest you run a calibration disc. This will help to adjust the display settings to your liking. If you know your TV model number, you can also look for some calibration settings to get you started here:

    www.avsforums.com
    www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com
     
  5. hilmar2k

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    When I asked which one, I was asking which 42" Vizio 120Hz LCD TV? There are several, and they are different. If it is the same one I have (see sig), I can give you a good starting point, as I continually adjusted mine for the first 2-3 weeks of owning it. PQ can go from excellent to woefully awful on that set with the wrong settings.
     
  6. CCarncross

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  7. scarylibrary23

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    vt420M is the model number
     
  8. hilmar2k

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    Okay, that's the same TV I have. Here are my settings:

    Brightness 54
    Contrast 53
    Saturation 50
    Hue -3
    Sharpness 0
    Backlight 85

    Contrast Enhancement - Off
    Color Stretch - Off
    Color Temp - Custom
    DCR - Off

    Red - 52
    Green - 50
    Blue - 46

    Noise Reduction - Off
    Fast Response - Off

    Smooth Motion - Off


    The backlight will vary based on the brightness of your viewing area. Mine is in a very bright room, hence the high backlight setting. The absolute most important thing you can do is to turn off the Smooth Motion, it's awful

    Let me know if you have any quesitons.
     
  9. scarylibrary23

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    i agree on smooth motion already turned off. my room isnt super bright nor dark. going to try these specs
     
  10. wilbur_the_goose

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    If you really want to do it right, get it ISF-calibrated.
     

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