Welcome to the Vizio By-Eye-Only
Color Tuner Adjustment Thread.
This is not a Consumer-Calibration Equipment
or a Pro-Calibration Thread.
This is for those that wish to go on an adventure into the Color Tuner area, in particular, dealing with the 'Normal
' Color Temperature Grayscale, if you are not interested in obtaining the equipment/software or hire a Professional Calibrator. There are separate Message Threads for that.
If your By-Eye-Only adjustments are not to your liking, the Color Tuner can easily be reset to its default settings.
The main target is the 'Normal
' Color Temperature Grayscale within the SDR (Standard Dynamic Range). For now, I'm not attempting any 'Normal
' Color Temperature Grayscale adjusting with HDR-DV or HDR-10. Any of you doing these or have done so, go ahead and post with your results. Otherwise, I don't recommend adventuring into these HDR areas for now.
(Always check back to this first post for added or updated info and any 'rules' for posting that I might add or change.)
Just to cover myself here... I shall not be held accountable or responsible if your TV or Display should act up, talk back to you, get up and run away, or anything else - coincidentally or otherwise.
I've proven to myself (and one other eyewitness) that an out-of-the-box TV or Display can be improved by Eye-Adjusting the Color Tuner (mainly, improving the otherwise 'maladjusted' Grayscale for a particular panel). I've been Eye-Adjusting the Color Tuner for some years now, dating back to the 2013 Vizio M40
, the 2014 P50
, and now my 2016 P50-C1
At the bottom of this Post, I attached a pic of my latest Color Tuner Adjustment for better Grayscale and colors. Use my numbers just as a guide, as it is specific to my panel on this P50-C1
Based on what I see now with recent Firmware Releases, including 22.214.171.124
, many of you should see an improvement with the Color (especially the 'Norma' Color Temperature) and you may not need to or want to play around with the Color Tuner.
Checking your 'Normal
' Color Temperature Grayscale:
Check your 'Normal
' Color Temperature Grayscale by having one of your Custom Picture Modes that uses the 'Normal
' Color Temperature or select the Calibrated
or Calibrated Dark
Now go to the Picture > Color Calibration > Calibration Tests
and select Ramp Test Pattern
(choose White). All 11 Bars should be various shades of gray, from White to Black. There should not be any slight color hues in any Bar such as blue, yellow, brown, pink, purple, green, red, etc.
I or any other poster who is familiar at doing this will attempt guide you to whatever numbers you arrive at for your particular Vizio Display or TV, in this 'experimental' Message Thread.
The 11-Point White Balance Grayscale
If any of the above 11 Bars have tinting colors of Blue, Purple, Green, Pinks, etc... Your device is maladjusted.
The choices what to do with your Display/TV are:
- Do nothing and watch your TV or Display it as is.
- Buy Calibration Equipment and do it yourself.
- Hire a Pro.
- Wait for Firmware Releases that will hopefully improve the color (Grayscale).
- Do manual adjustments. If it looks worse, just Reset the Color Tuner back to where it was.
You could choose an unused Color Temperature to experiment with, such as 'Computer' or 'Cool' provided you are not using any Picture Mode, Custom or Default, that uses that Color Temperature.
(I'll add more details here on taking pics of your White Ramp Test Pattern and other Test Screen Patterns.)