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Vizio SV471XVT HDTV Review

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Calibration

Calibration Summary

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• Tested using DisplayMate software

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Calibration


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In order to ensure that we test HDTVs under the best possible circumstances we calibrate them using DisplayMate software. This is the same software used by many manufacturers. Below you can see our calibrated settings. If you wish you can also pay someone to come into your home and calibrate your HDTV, alternatively you can use our settings, although we need to note that the best calibrations are unique to your viewing environment. The calibrated settings listed below only list items that we changed.

 

 

 

Setting Default Calibrated
Picture Mode Custom
Backlight 85 100
Brightness 50 50
Contrast 50 42
Color 50 31
Sharpness 4 0
Noise Reduction Low Off
Color Enhancement Normal Off
Advanced Adaptive Luma Medium Off
Backlight Control DCR Off
Color Temperature Cool Normal
     

The only major changeds that we made from the default settings are to reduce the contrast and turn off sharpness and a few other vide processing features.

 

Video Modes


The SV471XVt has a few video modes on offer, including some sports-themed modes.

Mode What it Does
Standard For everyday use; moderate contrast and brightness
Movie Lowers the contrast setting. Suitable for watching movies in a darkened room
Game Boosts contrast and brightness for best game viewing. Turns off any video processing that involves a delay
Vivid Exaggerates the contrast to produce brighter colors
Football Smooths image
Golf Increases sharpness, shifts colors towards green
Basketball Smooths the image for better motion
Baseball Shifts colors slightly to red
Custom Customized mode for user settings

That's a pretty wide selection of modes, although it is a little odd that there are 4 sports modes that are only slightly different, but only one movie mode and one custom mode. We would have preferred a wider selection of custom modes.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs Samsung LN46A750
  14. Vs Sony KDL 46Z5100
  15. VS Vizio SV470XVT
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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