Don’t use the sports modeIronically, sports mode on most televisions is unanimously argued to be the worst settings for sports by critics. They crank up the brightness to a level that washes out colours and laughs at the concept of contrast. You’ll be better off with Dynamic or even Cinema mode on your LED TV, which will preserve the colours and are much more natural to look at than Sports mode.
Adjust brightness levelsAdjusting the brightness level of your television is essentially important while watching sports. This depends on various factors like at what time during the day you’re watching, how well-lit the room is and what are the lighting conditions of the sport you’re watching. For instance, if you’re watching a day cricket match you might want to dim down the brightness (given that your room isn’t well lit) and vice versa.
Tune contrast on your LED TVTuning contrast can help differentiate between colour shades that are at the same end of the spectrum. For example, similar jersey colours in a match between India & England might get a bit confusing to watch. In such cases, increasing the contrast levels of the TV will help distinguish between teams even better. This makes even more sense in a football match where it gets difficult to track team players.
Motion settingsSports like cricket & tennis feature fast-paced action that moves too fast for your television to display accurately. This might lead to blurry visuals. To tackle this, you can toggle motion-smoothing settings on your TV (different OEMs brand this tech differently). This will help solve the motion blur problem to a certain extent. Also, turning on noise reduction and turning off edge enhancement will further improve the picture quality.
Apart from the above settings, feel free to tinker with additional settings available in the menu too. In the end, it really depends on the setting of the television, lighting of the environment around it and an image that you find pleasing and comfortable to look at.
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