Apple TV Color Balance Feature May Not Improve Your Picture [Video]

Apple TV Color Balance Feature May Not Improve Your Picture [Video]

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Apple's new Color Balance feature for the Apple TV 4K may not improve the picture on some TVs, according to testing done by HDTVTest.

The Color Balance feature was added in tvOS 14.5. It works with the light sensor on your iPhone to automatically tailor the output of the Apple TV for improved color and contrast.

Through an innovative color balance process, Apple TV works with iPhone and its advanced sensors to improve a television’s picture quality. Apple TV uses the light sensor in iPhone to compare the color balance to the industry-standard specifications used by cinematographers worldwide. Using this data, Apple TV automatically tailors its video output to deliver much more accurate colors and improved contrast — without customers ever having to adjust their television settings.

Using professional calibration equipment, HDTVTest analyzed the Color Balance feature on several televisions. It some cases it led to a minor improvement. In others it actually made the colors worse.

Take a look at the video below for more details...