Sony "Trinitone" - where should it be set?

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  1. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

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    On my Sony TV there is a "Trinitone" (stated as white intensity adjustment). The instruction manual states the following info.:

    High: Select to give the white colors a blueish tint.

    Medium: Select to give the white colors a neutral tint.

    NTSC Standard: Slect to give the white colors a reddish

    tint.

    Which is considered "correct"? It would seem NTSC Standard. However, after switching back and forth between "NTSC standard" and "Medium" that the "Medium" is more accurate. Why should white have a reddish tint? Shouldn't white be neutral?
     
  2. Lee Scoggins

    Lee Scoggins Producer

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    Dave,

    NTSC Standard is considered the correct input for viewing movies, but you need a dark room as it is probably calibrated to 6500K. This tends to be a bit dark on TV material or in a lit room.

    Hope this helps,

    Lee
     
  3. Dave H

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    My room is always dark while viewing DVD movies. I'm just wondering why the reddish tint is considered normal. I guess it has something to do with the temperature?
     
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    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Greetings

    It is not reddish at all.

    It is the only white that is supposed to be neutral white in the NTSC system.

    If you look at things that are too blue all the time ... of course something correct will look red to you.

    It is only described as being reddish by sony because it is relative to the blue modes that they offer.

    Regards
     

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