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HDTV picture settings forum: Samsung UN65F9000 picture settings

by: katzmaier October 23, 2013 11:46 AM PDT

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Samsung UN65F9000 picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff - 10/23/13 11:46 AM


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Calibration report using these settings:
[see below]

TV software/firmware version tested: 1102

Below you'll find the settings I found best for viewing the Samsung UN65F9000 in a dim room via the HDMI input. Your settings may vary depending on source, room conditions, and personal preference. Check out the Picture settings and calibration FAQ for more information.

Calibration notes: As usual Samsung's Movie setting delivered the best picture quality compared to the other presets. Not surprisingly, it was basically as accurate as the F8000 series, with average error levels for color and grayscale pretty close to the nominal level of human perception (d2000 of 3 or less).

Of course I wanted to get it closer and Samsung's excellent controls again made that a relative cinch. First I had to decide which local dimming setting to use, which wasn't easy since the differences between the three were just as subtle as on the F8000. This time around I chose High because it delivered the flattest, most concistent gamma while maintaining the deepest black levels. Honestly though, all three showed very good gamma and shadow detail. Of course I recommend avoiding Off since it showed significantly worse black levels than any of the others, as well as worse uniformity (albeit not as bad as on the F8000) since the brighter backlight exposed some hot spots.

Dialing in gamma, grayscale and color was a breeze due to Movie's initial accuracy and the superb controls. The 2-point system got the grayscale to a level I'd be perfectly satisfied with normally, while the 10-point system worked well to further hone it to near perfection. The same went for color, where the 3D CMS worked beautifully. In the end the F9000 showed some of the most accurate color of the year according to my charts.

LED Clear motion didn't show any visible difference in blur between Off and On. I decided to turn it off because On reduced light output slightly--although not nearly as much as on past Samsung TVs.

--Picture menu
Mode: Movie
Backlight: 7
Contrast: 92
Brightness: 45
Sharpness: 0
Color: 50
Tint: G50/R50

Picture Size 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: +1
Expert Pattern: Off
Motion Lighting: Off [grayed out]
Black Enhancer: Off

Color Space submenu:
Color Space: Custom
Red: Red 47, Green 0, Blue 4
Green: Red 0, Green 50, Blue 16
Blue: Red 0, Green 0, Blue 50
Yellow: Red 50, Green 48, Blue 14
Cyan: Red 0, Green 50, Blue 50
Magenta: Red 52, Green 0, Blue 48

White balance submenu:
R-Offset: 25
G-Offset: 24
B-Offset: 22
R-Gain: 23
G-Gain: 24
B-Gain: 26

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

Picture options submenu
Color tone: Warm2
Digital Clean View: Off
MPEG Noise Filter: Off
HDMI black level: Normal [grayed out]
Film mode: Auto 1
Auto Motion Plus: Custom
Smart LED: High
Cinema Black: On

Auto Motion Plus submenu:
Blur reduction: 10
Judder reduction: 0
LED Clear Motion: Off

-- System menu
Eco Solution submenu:
Energy Saving: Off
Eco Sensor: Off
[others N/A]

Note: This post was edited by its original author [fixed omission of top section] on 10/23/2013 at 11:47 AM PT

Note: This post was edited by its original author [corrected review URL] on 10/25/2013 at 12:25 PM PT

Note: This post was edited by its original author [corrected review URL correction] on 10/25/2013 at 12:27 PM PT

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