Whether you have just bought a new TV or have been suffering with colours that don’t look quite right on a set you have had for years, it is probably much easier to fix than you think and might not cost you a thing.
How do you like to watch?
If you turn all your lights off, the picture on your TV will look completely different to when the lights are on; therefore, you need to consider how you like to watch TV and the environment this creates.
If you like the TV on in the background while you enjoy other things, something as simple as using smaller task lamps or standing lamps rather than overhead lighting might make a substantial difference to your enjoyment.
If you like to turn all your lights off for a home theatre experience, you can reduce the strain on your eyes – in addition to improving the look of the picture without changing anything on your TV – by adding some bias lighting.
Calibrate your TV
All modern TVs have a variety of picture presets, and these should be your first stop. The presets exist because, for most people, they will get you close to the optimal picture quality in seconds.
If you want to achieve perfection, you might want to consider a calibration disc. These walk you through fine tuning the colour settings on your TV and are quite inexpensive.
Make sure you calibrate your TV in an environment similar to the one in which you will generally be watching; for example, calibrating in bright lights when you normally watch in the dark will not give you the best results.
Make sure you have a good signal
If you have calibrated your TV to match your environment and still have complaints, this is where you will want to get professional help from a Devises TV aerial installation specialist such as http://steveunettaerials.co.uk/services/satellite-repair-installation-devises/.
If you have a poor-quality aerial, something wrong with your satellite dish or just some dodgy cables connecting to your TV, you could end up with a distorted or pixelated picture, or colours that are ‘off’, no matter what you do.
None of these will cost you an arm or a leg, and the difference in picture quality could well be like night and day.