Calibrating your screen means getting the settings right so that it will display the source (TV, DVD, games console, HD player, satellite, cable,...) as faithfully as possible. From this you might think that you need to change the settings for each source you use. This is unfortunately not practical and you’ll have to settle for one source’s test patterns . Some of you are already saying: "Uh oh, test patterns … what’s he talking about? This is all going to be far too complicated!". Don’t worry, it really isn’t difficult. Anyone can manage it! You’ll see below that, without knowing it, these test patterns are probably on some of your DVDs. And even without them, our tips will allow you to improve considerably on your usual image.
In this article we’ll also cover some of the most common settings menu options on TVs and projectors. We'll detail how to use them and give you a few tips on getting the best settings.