Red objects look orange on my tv

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  1. Matthew Anderson

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    I believe I may have what is called the "red push" problem on my tv. Objects that are supposed to be red in color have way too much orange in them. I have tried adjusting the color and tint but I just can't get it right. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Jack Briggs

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    Yep, this is a very common problem. Most consumer sets use red push to offset the blue shift in grayscale that the manufacturers assume consumers want. Of course, if you're a real HT enthusiast, you end up losing.

    What kind of display is it?

    A service menu calibration can tame the grayscale. As for the orange tints, you might try reducing the chroma levels a bit.
     
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    I have a direct view CRT-Proscan. How do you adjust chroma levels? My tv has basic adjustments like color, tint etc.
    Thanks.
     
  4. Jack Briggs

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    Chroma level is the same as color level. Just reduce it a bit to make the skin tones appear more natural. Of course, doing this affects the other colors as well. Nothing can be done about that, short of a full calibration, which I doubt you'd want to do on an older set.
     
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    On some picture tubes, the red phosphor is not as red as it could be, it is too orange.
    If you have an RPTV, you may be able to add a red cellophane (theater lighting gel is better) over the red gun to improve the red, you will need to re-calibrate everything to get the color balance right again.
    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     
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    Thank you Jack and Allan for your advice. My tv is only 4 years old and it gets a great picture except for the color problem I mentioned. I try making adjustments with the color.
     

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