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How to get the best picture from your TV

How to get the best picture from your TV

The NCAA finals are imminent—tonight the men’s division (Louisville against Michigan) tips off at 9:23, and Thursday is the woman’s final game (Louisville again, versus UConn), beginning at 8:30 p.m. If you’ll be tuning in, bear in mind that TVs don’t always get shipped with the best settings for your home viewing environment. To get the best out of your set, you should tweak the picture settings—and fortunately, it’s not hard to do.

Our lab testers adjust each set we test. In our video, they take you step by step through setting up your own TV to ensure the most natural, lifelike picture. And don’t be too concerned you’ll screw things up: Almost all TVs have a button that will reset the TV to its default settings if you need a do-over.

For more tips on TV watching, see our story, “Take your TV-watching experience to the next level.” And if you’re thinking of getting a new set, check our TV buying guide and Ratings.

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