If you’re concerned about your TV’s power usage, you can use a variety of settings to lower its brightness without sacrificing image quality. Many newer TVs have a “Eco mode” that will automatically adjust the brightness throughout the day to save energy. You can also set a timer to shut your TV off after a certain number of inactive hours.
Keeping your TV’s backlight at a low setting will reduce its power consumption and can extend its lifespan, since LEDs can last up to ten years on a very low backlight setting. This may make your TV look dimmer at first, but your eyes will adapt after a day or two.
Many TVs use motion smoothing to decrease apparent motion blur on LCD-based TVs, but it comes at a cost: any object that moves onscreen will appear slightly less detailed (slightly more blurry) than the same object when stationary. This is due to the fact that a TV has to insert extra frames between the original ones in order to create the illusion of motion smoothing. This can cause judder, a jumpy appearance that’s distracting to most viewers. If you can, disable motion smoothing and turn on blur reduction instead.
Most TVs have a picture mode with a pre-set brightness level that is optimized for viewing in a specific type of lighting. This is designed to maximize contrast, which can result in a more vivid image but at the expense of color saturation and sharpness. This can be distracting to some viewers, especially if the room lighting is already fairly saturated. You can try switching to a different Picture mode or to a more neutral setting such as ‘Monitor’ or ‘Movie’. lowering TV’s
Another common issue is that the TV’s backlight is too high, causing the picture to be too bright for comfortable viewing. This can be annoying when watching movies and sports, but especially if you’re using your TV for gaming or to view dark scenes.
Increasing your TV’s screen size can help, as will moving it further away from any bright light sources. Investing in a set of dimmer lights or a bias light can also help, as they will make the TV appear dimmer while still maintaining a comfortable level of brightness.
If your TV has a backlight adjustment button, press it and hold it down for about two seconds. The TV will reboot with its volume lowered slightly. You may need to experiment with this new volume setting a bit, as it will probably be too quiet for most TVs. You can also disable the auto volume feature and manually adjust your TV’s sound output with the remote.
If you are still unable to get the TV’s volume up to a reasonable level, you should disconnect and reconnect the cables linking your TV to the external devices (like an audio receiver or game console) and check the connections at both ends for corrosion or other damage that could be affecting signal flow. You may also want to try a different cable or even an entirely different device.