Not every HDTV will have the same setting options, but most are at least similar. One such setting option is probably labeled "Picture" on the remote control or on your HDTV settings menu. There are typically three picture settings from which you can choose, which are usually named Dynamic or Vivid, Natural or Standard, and Movie, Professional or Cinema. There are other settings that you can adjust that will tweak your HDTV picture for the best outcome, but it is a good idea to start with the basic picture settings.
Selecting the Dynamic or Vivid picture setting will provide a brighter, more intensified picture. This picture setting is commonly used for HDTVs on display at retail stores because the colors are so brilliant and the lighting so bright. At first glance, this may seem like the best picture setting for your HDTV. However, due to the brightness, it can be taxing on your eyes after an extended period. This is especially true if you sit relatively close to the screen. This picture setting may be best suited for gaming or strongly lit rooms.
The Natural or Standard picture setting is likely the default picture setting on your HDTV. This setting is not as bright as the Dynamic or Vivid setting, but is somewhat brighter and sharper than the final setting option. If you are using your HDTV to view standard broadcasting, such as local television, cable or satellite, but not high definition channels, this picture setting may be best for you.
Finally, the Movie, Professional or Cinema picture setting is adjusted to provide the most realistic picture. This is especially true if you are viewing high definition programming, such as a high definition cable or satellite channel or a movie on DVD. Otherwise, you may feel this picture setting is too dark.
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