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I just got my TV ISFed today. The resulting picture seems a bit dark, though. The following is where my setting ended up when he was done:


Contrast ... -14

Black Level ... -8

Color ... 3

Tint ... -12

Sharp ... -25


It seems to me that the contrast number is just too darn low. I tried changing it to -6 instead and it seems to look better now. The picture isn't so darned dark anymore and it doesn't look washed out like the regular default settings do.


Any thoughts?


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The contrast is set low for a reason. An improved picture quality is achieved at that lower setting. Also the risk of burn in reduced. Put it back there where it was set and give yourself about a week to adjust. You will get used to it and have a better picture. Do a search on Avia, Video Essentials or calibration to get more details.


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Greetings


Here's something else. By turning up the contrast, you have changed the grayscale of the image ... negating some of the calibration that you paid for.


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Thanks for the input.


The way it looks with the contrast set at -14 is so dark that with the lights out, there is detail in the picture that simply doesn't show up. I paused the picture, and adjusted the contrast, and there was picture detail that simply wasn't showing up with the dark contrast setting.


When I raise the contrast, the only thing I can tell is that I can see more detail and the picture is brighter.


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