Calibrating my Sony CRT TV...

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Chris Bozeman, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. Chris Bozeman

    Chris Bozeman Auditioning

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    I have a few questions about calibrating my television for optimal display of DVDs. Let me start off by giving some basic information about set up...

    I'm using a Sony FD Trinition 32" CRT model KV-32FS100, and a Sony DVP-NC665P DVD player. They're connected via component video inputs.

    Under the television's on-screen menu in the Video Options, there are four different present Modes available, and each can be customized.

    There are seven different submenus for adjustment:
    (Picture) Picture White Level
    (Brightness) Picture Black Level
    (Color) Color Saturation
    (Hue) Green / Red Tones
    (Sharpness) Picture Detail
    (Color Temperature) Cool, Neutral, and Warm
    (VM) Edge Enhancement; High, Low, and Off

    My primary interest is to figure out how to adjust all these settings for the best possible picture quality. I have a healthy selection of DVDs to choose as references, but I prefer to use Resident Evil Superbit Edition; I seem to hear and read that a lot of reviewers for different sites and magazines use it as a reference tool.
     
  2. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
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    Buy Video Essentials, AVIA, or Hometheater Tuneup. Watch it and do as it says.

    Regards

    Gregg
     
  3. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Also, turn the SVM completely off. Adjust the so-called "sharpness" accordingly with either of the two discs Gregg mentioned. And, above all, make sure the "Picture" control is adjusted well below the factory default.
     

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