How to Calibrate Vizio P Series LED TV


There are plenty options for calibrating your TV, ranging from calibration discs to professional calibration services, or just try to make basic adjustments to a TV picture. It is not really hard to do, really. If you are interested in learning how to make basic adjustments to Vizio P Series TV picture, here we have a guide to calibrating the essential settings on this series. The calibration settings in this guide is the settings that we used for Vizio P Series TV Reviews. The calibration settings in this guide will work well for everything except for video games. If you want to enjoy gaming on P Series TV, you will also need to enable ‘Game Low Latency’ and you should use HDMI 5 to get the lowest possible input lag.

Vizio P Series Calibration Setting: Picture Mode

For the first step of calibration setting is to adjust the picture mode. Start off by choosing the ‘Calibrated Dark’ picture mode that makes the biggest difference in the calibration. Adjust the ‘Backlight’ as much as you want to get the perfect display whether you are in a bright room or in a dark room. Changes you made on this ‘backlight’ won’t mess up the colors, so there is nothing to worry about. Backlight setting of an LED TV determines the brightness of the LED that light the picture. The higher the setting, the brighter the picture will be. That is why backlight setting is really important to adjust it to the dark or bright room. Don’t touch ‘Brightness’. For sharpness, set it at 0 for 1080p and 4K sources to prevent any over-sharpening. if you want to use it for lower-quality content, like DVDs or SD channels, you might need to increase the sharpness a little bit. If you find anything not right for you like the picture is a bit yellow and dull, you can change ‘Color Temperature’ to something colder. If you don’t like to have the screen consistently changing luminosity depending on the scene, or if you see some blooming around bright objects, you can fix it by turning off ‘Active LED Zones’.

Vizio P Series Calibration Setting: Motion Blur

The other setting which is important for you if you want to enable the soap opera effect on movies and other 24p or 30p content, you can increase ‘Reduce Judder’ to get the right setting for you. In contrast, you will need to increase ‘Reduce Motion Blur’ on 60p content to create the motion interpolation effect. If there are too many artifacts or too much noise, you need to enable the noise reduction features. It is better not to turn them on for high-quality content because these soften the picture.

In this guide, we left the color space adjustment untouched because playing with them introduces some further issues. One of example issues is the pure green which is by default a bit too saturated, and while reducing the green saturation made that better, less-saturated greens lost too much saturation.