HDTV-Picture-Quality (PQ)

Here's the hierarchy of importance for HDTV-picture-quality (PQ)

  1. Optimal Black level of Image
  2. Contrast Ratio (Dynamic Range)
  3. Accurate Gray scale & Colors
  4. Image Resolution (amount of detail)
  5. Quality Source material

How is PQ affected by the viewing environment?

PQ is impacted by subjective & environmental factors...

1. Subjective factors

  • Individuals have different physical vision abilities
  • A person who is slightly cross eyed, will likely have poor depth perception
  • What I'm able to see, may not be what you're able to see

2. Environmental factors

2.1 Light-controlled viewing environment

  • Movie theaters are dark, light-controlled environments
  • Home theaters are dark, light-controlled environments
  • 'Shadow detail' is visible in Dark scenes/shadows
  • 'Bright' scenes can overpower the viewer, causing eye-fatigue
  • Specific video mode is used to adjust the Black level & Brightness level to optimize dynamic range without loosing shadow or bright details

2.2 Ambient-light (moderate to bright) viewing environment

  • Great room, family room environments
  • 'Shadow detail' is easily lost unless special adjustments to black level is made
  • 'Bright' scenes need to be adjusted to optimize for ambient light
  • Specific video mode, different from the light-controlled mode, is used to adjust the Black level & Brightness level to optimize dynamic rage without loosing shadow or bright detail

How do you get optimum PQ?

Adjust your video equipment to perform it's best in your viewing environment

Consider the benefits of a THX certified calibration

hdtv-picture-quality.... is what HDTV calibration is all about!

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