TV images are made from millions of dots called pixels, which can be red, blue and green. The balance between the colours affects the image you see.
The settings that you can change vary depending on the make and model of your TV. Some TVs have single settings to control the colour balance, and others go into great depth with fine controls settings like Tint, Hue, and Saturation. Some let you fine-tune individual colours, but that’s quite specialised so we’ll stay away from it for now - you can always come back to it later.
When you’ve paused the test pattern and found the colour settings, you’ll need to grab the red, green, and blue colour filter that came in the Picture Perfect pack. Look through one of the filters to see how your TV displays that colour - the other colours are blocked by the filter. The filters help you set red, green and blue levels separately to give the best overall result.
Blue is the most important colour to get right, so start with it and take your time.
Look through the blue filter at the pattern on the screen. You should see six black boxes on a plain blue background. If you see something slightly different to the image above, you’ll need to adjust the colour setting. Turn it down to the lowest setting, then increase it slowly until the pattern looks like the one above. If your TV has tint and hue settings, you might need to adjust these too.
Most of the time, adjusting the colour setting to get the blue level right should be all you need to do. If your TV has separate controls to adjust red and green, you can fine-tune them but you might not need to.
Move to the red filter and adjust the colour setting to match the red pattern. You might need to tweak the tint and hue settings to get it just right, if your TV has them. You can adjust the fine controls too, but it’s a good idea to note down the original settings before you change them. That way you can always go back to where you started from and try again if it doesn’t look right.
Keep checking back through the blue filter as you work on the red settings. Blue is the most important one to get right and changes how you see the other colours.
Now that you’ve got blue and red just right, you can move onto the green filter. It can be tricky to get right, so note down the original settings before you change them.
Adjust the settings until you see the green pattern, and remember to refer back to the blue and red patterns to make sure you can still see them.
Fine-tuning individual colours can be quite tricky, so you might want to come back to it when you're more confident with adjusting the settings.
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