Three Common, Yet Fixable Issues With HDTVs

Your old television finally bit the bullet and you've decided to take the leap and purchase one of those fancy high definition TVs (don't lie; you know you're excited.) And why wouldn't you pick an HDTV? They offer an amazing picture that is so bright and crisp, it's almost as if you become part of the show you are watching.

However, despite the fantastic view that they offer, HDTVs aren't free from problems. Sure, you may never have an issue with your high fangled television, but it's always a wise idea to be aware of the problems that could potentially arise so that you know what challenge you might be facing in the future.

So, without further ado, here's a look at three of the most common issues that can happen with an HDTV.

A Pixelated Image

A picture element, or 'pixel' is the tiniest part of an image. On an HDTV, thousands of pixels are put together to form an entire image. If you can see those tiny little picture elements, or pixels, your HDTV is experiencing pixelation. There are a variety of reasons why this may happen. Some common reasons include:

  • The scene on the television is moving too fast for the pixelation of the television to keep up with.
  • Inclement weather is in the area.
  • There is an issue with the HDMI cable
  • There is a problem with the cable box, or the cable box doesn't support the pixels of your TV.

The Color is Off

Many high def televisions feature a variety of picture settings and each setting offers different combinations of color saturation, brightness and contrast. If the picture settings are off, you could experience issues with the colors on the TV.

This color problem could be related to the factory settings, which will usually give white and light images a bluish tint. In order to correct the problem, take a peek at the picture menu and sample the different color modes until you find one that you are satisfied with.

Outlines Around Objects

You might notice a strange white outline around things on the screen; for example, a person may look as if he is outlined in white as he walks across the screen. This issue could be the result of the sharpness of your TV; it's set too high. In order to get rid of that annoying outline, go to the image settings and modify the sharpness until the outlines are no longer there.

While these issues are not uncommon with HDTVs, take comfort in knowing that if you can't correct them yourself, call a reputable television repair service company like Bammel TV Service.