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Tuesday, September 2

1409677200 Tech News Today
1409680800 MacBreak Weekly
1409688000 Security Now
1409695200 Before You Buy
1409698800 Tech News 2Night
1409702400 All About Android
1409711400 Padre's Corner

Wednesday, September 3

1409758200 FLOSS Weekly
1409763600 Tech News Today
1409767200 Windows Weekly
1409774400 This Week in Google
1409785200 Tech News 2Night
1409787000 redditUP
1409792400 Ham Nation

Thursday, September 4

1409850000 Tech News Today
1409853600 Know How...
1409857200 The Social Hour
1409862600 Coding 101
1409866200 Home Theater Geeks
1409871600 Tech News 2Night
1409873400 The Giz Wiz
1409882400 OMGcraft

Friday, September 5

1409936400 Tech News Today
1409940000 This Week in Law
1409947200 Android App Arena
1409958000 Tech News 2Night

Saturday, September 6

1410026400 The Tech Guy

Sunday, September 7

1410112800 The Tech Guy
1410127200 This Week in Tech

Monday, September 8

1410195600 Tech News Today
1410199200 Triangulation
1410204600 iPad Today
1410217200 Tech News 2Night
1410219000 Marketing Mavericks

Tuesday, September 9

1410282000 Tech News Today
1410285600 MacBreak Weekly
1410292800 Security Now
1410300000 Before You Buy
1410303600 Tech News 2Night
1410307200 All About Android
1410316200 Padre's Corner

Wednesday, September 10

1410363000 FLOSS Weekly
1410368400 Tech News Today
1410372000 Windows Weekly
1410379200 This Week in Google
1410390000 Tech News 2Night
1410391800 redditUP
1410397200 Ham Nation

Thursday, September 11

1410454800 Tech News Today
1410458400 Know How...
1410462000 The Social Hour
1410467400 Coding 101
1410471000 Home Theater Geeks
1410476400 Tech News 2Night
1410478200 The Giz Wiz
1410487200 OMGcraft

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Know How... 47

Calibrating Your TV

June 6 2013

If you own a TV, you should watch this episode. Today you'll know how to calibrate your TV!

Calibrating our TV

Why do it? People in the video space agonize over making their products look excellent. Then we watch it on our TVs.

    Terms:
  • Contrast is really white level. The higher it is, the more details are washed out
  • Brightness is really black level, too bright, and you get washed out images
  • Color is saturation

The Lookup Method

The simplest method is to do a search and lookup your TV model to find calibration settings. Forums are usually your best bet. I've found CNet and AVSForum excellent sources for various televisions

The TV we have here is the Toshiba 40E220U.

Using Windows Media Center

If you've got a Windows 7 PC, you can hook it up to your TV and use Windows Media Center's built-in tools to help customize your picture

Ask the Audience

Today you'll know how to calibrate your TV & monitor. Got a favorite calibration tip? Let us know using the hashtag #twitkh

- KAPT Kipper @Smokeme_aKipper
@iyaz #twitkh Use the THX optimizer on my Blu-ray and DVDs.

- Nicholas Todor @Whammypower788
I love the THX Tune-Up mobile app. No special glasses required! #twitkh

- Tom Gehrke @Tomgehrke
@iyaz For color critical applications (e.g. photography), don't rule out an inexpensive colorimeter (e.g. Spyder 4, ColorMunki). #twitkh

Hardware calibration

Hardware for your computer or TV if you want. This device attaches to your PC's monitor or TV. It'll adjust the output of your computer and not mess with your monitor's settings.

Know It Alls

Hi Iyaz and Leo,

So I had a laptop with a broken screen that I wanted to turn into a print/backup server. My first step was to do a clean install of windows of course, but I ran into a problem. When I rebooted into setup, it would not output to my external monitor and I could not see what I was doing.

After some frustration, I finally found a solution. I tapped the shift key 5 times to turn on accessibility and used descriptive audio to finish the setup.

Uzetaab
Brisbane, Australia.

Dear Know How crew,
I really enjoy your show and I thought the most recent show on the home studio. I was wondering if you can do a show about a DIY multi-room audio set up similar to that of Sonos, but without the really high pricetag involved in purchasing a Sonos system.

Thanks!
Li

We did that in ep 34 available at twit.tv/kh34.

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