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Samsung LN46B650 picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff/forum admin / June 25, 2009 2:49 AM PDT

Review:
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/samsung-ln46b650/4505-6482_7-33544741.html

Related products:
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Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the Samsung LN46B650 in a dark room via the HDMI input with a 1080p, film-based 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

--Picture menu
Mode: Movie
Backlight: 3
Contrast: 91
Brightness: 45
Sharpness: 0
Color: 46
Tint: G48/R52

Advanced settings submenu
Black tone: Off
Dynamic contrast: Off
Gamma: +2
Color space: Auto
Flesh tone: 0
Edge enhancement: Off
xvYCC: Off

White balance submenu
R-Offset: 24
G-Offset: 24
B-Offset: 25
R-Gain: 25
G-Gain: 19
B-Gain: 16

Picture options submenu
Color tone: Warm2
Size: Screen Fit
Digital NR: Off
HDMI black level: Normal [grayed out]
Film mode: Auto 1
Blue only mode: Off
Auto motion plus 120Hz: Custom
Custom settings:
Blur reduction: 10
Judder reduction: 0

--Setup menu
Game Mode: Off
Energy saving: Off
BD Wise: Off

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a little too soft for my tastes
by edthecow / July 14, 2009 10:44 PM PDT

hi - thanks for sharing your settings.

After a while, though, I prefered to sacrifice some shadow detail and have deeper blacks so I set gamma=0 and black tone=darkest.

I also found that sharpness=0 was too soft and was giving me headaches (or maybe I'm just watching too much tv...) until I set sharpness=15.

Without any proper calibration tools I can't say objectively what difference the changes have made, but subjectively I'd say they now make it easier to concentrate on the show rather than the technology displaying it.

So, thank you for your help.

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THANKS!!!
by The Wonderer / May 11, 2010 7:00 AM PDT

I'm extremely picky about picture settings, and when I got the LN55B650, it drove me NUTS trying to get it set well. Those numbers, to my surprise, (everybody has different tastes)did the trick with MINIMAL tweaking. I've even saved them...just in case! Thanks very much...what a life/time saver!

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