HDTV picture settings forum: Samsung PN60E8000 picture settings

by: katzmaier April 17, 2012 1:15 PM PDT

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Samsung PN60E8000 picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff - 4/17/12 1:15 PM

Review:
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/samsung-pn60e8000/4505-6482_7-35118281.html

Related products:
Samsung PN51E8000
Samsung PN64E8000

Calibration report using these settings:
http://scr.bi/JAt0mc

Below you'll find the settings I found best for viewing the Samsung PN60E8000 in a dim room via the HDMI input with a 1080p/24 source. Your settings may vary depending on source, room conditions, and personal preference. Check out the Picture settings and calibration FAQ for more information.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-9996461-1.html

Calibration notes: The default Movie setting was, as usual for Samsung plasmas, quite accurate before I did any adjusting. I appreciated having the myriad settings available, however, and was able to get the TV very close to ideal using the ten-point grayscale and the best-in-class color management system. The exception was a spike at 50 in blue, which I couldn't correct because my reading fluctuated from measurement to measurement, and the adjustment was too coarse. My readings for green and cyan also fluctuated somewhat, but not as much.

--Picture menu
Mode: Movie
Cell Light: 20
Contrast: 95
Brightness: 45
Sharpness: 0
Color: 50
Tint: G50/R50

Screen adjustment submenu:
Picture Size: Screen Fit
Position: [no change]

Auto Adjustment submenu: [Grayed out]

3D submenu: N/A

Advanced settings submenu:
Dynamic contrast: Off
Black tone: Off
Flesh tone: 0
RGB Only Mode: Off
Color space: Custom
White Balance: [see below]
10p White Balance: On
Gamma: 0
Expert Pattern: Off
xvYCC: Off
Motion Lighting: Off [grayed out]

Color Space submenu:
Color Space: Custom
Red: Red 41, Green 2, Blue 2
Green: Red 13, Green 53, Blue 0
Blue: Red 1, Green 2, Blue 50
Yellow: Red 50, Green 50, Blue 0
Cyan: Red 12, Green 56, Blue 52
Magenta: Red 41, Green 5, Blue 48

White balance submenu:
R-Offset: 27
G-Offset: 25
B-Offset: 26
R-Gain: 25
G-Gain: 27
B-Gain: 24

10p White Balance submenu:
Interval 1: Red -1, Green -1, Blue -3
Interval 2: Red 0, Green +1, Blue +1
Interval 3: Red +1, Green +2, Blue +2
Interval 4: Red 0, Green 0, Blue +1
Interval 5: Red +2, Green +3, Blue +4
Interval 6: Red +1, Green +1, Blue +4
Interval 7: Red +2, Green +2, Blue +2
Interval 8: Red +1, Green +1, Blue +5
Interval 9: Red 0, Green 0, Blue +5
Interval 10: Red +3, Green 0, Blue +8

Picture options submenu
Color tone: Warm2
Digital Noise Filter: Off
MPEG Noise Filter: Off
HDMI black level: Normal [grayed out]
Film mode: Cinema Smooth

Note: This post was edited by its original author added link to calibration report on 04/17/2012 at 1:40 PM PT

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