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Boosting a 40" Samsung settings

05-07-2010, 05:49 PM
So I've been wanting to post in here for quite sometime, now I have a reason to :thumbsup:. So I've recently sold my 32" Vizio TV and upgraded to a 40" Samsung (LN40C650); its the new 2010 models, very nice:bowdown:. Basically, I wanted to get your guys opinion on any improvements I can tinker around with. I want to make it look better, but I am fresh off the boat here and don't know where to start. So any help would be necessary.

I posted a wide range of pics to help you guys out, thanks :dj


05-07-2010, 07:03 PM
There is only one way to properly set up your new TV, and that is to calibrate it. You can either have it done professionally, or do it yourself with a calibration disc. If you use someone else's settings, you might be surprised at how BAD your TV looks, as their house ( or lab ) is entirely different from YOUR house. If you don't want to hire a professional to calibrate your TV, go to www.amazon.com and purchase a calibration disc and use it yourself. They are very inexpensive, and do a fantastic job - eg. changing settings you would never even think of changing. Once finished, your picture will be as perfect for your home as it can be. :thumbsup:

05-07-2010, 07:53 PM
I never heard of that, thank you man. What would it improve do you think? Have you done it before?

05-07-2010, 10:39 PM
All of the regular members on here have calibrated their HDTVs. It would be foolish not to. It will improve everything concerning the display of your picture.

05-08-2010, 07:46 AM
#1: Good choice on the tv.

For a quick start, just to get the tv better looking before you get to the overall calibration (if you choose to do it). Set the picture setting to Movie, it will look a little darker at first, but after a day or so, you will like the picture quality better and your eyes will have no strain.

Turn off Dynamic Contrast (it makes the whites way too high). I like to use the Edge Enhancement ON with the movie setting for more clarity. Some people do, some don't, try it both ways.

Go the advanced Picture settings and go to Auto Motion Plus - custom - and set Blur reduction to 10 and Dejudder to 2.

It looks like your colors are way too high and are smearing some and the whites are overpowering the picture quality. Adjustments above will do a lot to fix that. The Auto Motion settings will remove the Soap Opera effect. Then you can fine tune it to your own preferences.

I response to other questions like yours, I have posted my settings for my 55B650, so I'll post them again below. If you want to check them out, they may work well for you, at least they will be a step in getting your tv to it's best display:

Backlight 6 for tv, 7 for blu ray
Contrast 95
Brightness 44
Sharpness 20
Color 50
Tint 50/50
Black Tone off
Dynamic Contrast off (leaving it on causes whites to overpower the pic)
Gamma 0
Color Space Auto (Auto is good because it allows the tv to adjust to differing picture quality on all the broadcast stations. Someone smarter than me said that the Samsung Auto color implementation was done very well and provided the best pic color quality)
White Balance default
Edge Enhancement on (I like it on using the Movie mode as "movie" softens the pic somewhat and edge enhancement sharpens it)
Xvycc off
Color Tone Warm 2
DN Red off
Film Mode Auto 2
Blue off

Picture Options - Auto Motion Plus -Custom-Blur Reduction 10, Dejudder 2.

05-08-2010, 02:35 PM
Well i can tell you that you need to turn the brightness way down and it looks like its pushing reds too much. Might be the camera.

I would recommend a calibration dvd