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Samsung LN46C630 picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff/forum admin / September 1, 2010 5:52 AM PDT


Related products:
Samsung LN40C630
Samsung LN55C630
Samsung LN60C630

Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the Samsung LN46C630 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.

--Picture menu
Mode: Movie
Backlight: 5
Contrast: 94
Brightness: 45
Sharpness: 0
Color: 48
Tint: G50/R50

Eco Solution submenu:
Energy Saving: Off
Eco Sensor: Off
No Signal Power Off: Off

Auto Adjustment and Screen submenus: [Grayed out]

Advanced settings submenu
Black tone: Off
Dynamic contrast: Off
Shadow Detail: +1
Gamma: +2
Expert Pattern: Off
RGB Only Mode: Off
Color space: Custom
White Balance [see below]
10p White Balance: On
Flesh tone: 0
Edge enhancement: Off
xvYCC: Off
LED Motion Plus: Off

Color Space submenu
Red: Red 56, Green 6, Blue 0
Green: Red 21, Green 54, Blue 0
Blue: Red 7, Green 5, Blue 84
Yellow: Red 50, Green 50, Blue 0
Cyan: Red 0, Green 50, Blue 50
Magenta: Red 50, Green 0, Blue 50

White Balance submenu
R-Offset: 29
G-Offset: 27
B-Offset: 29
R-Gain: 26
G-Gain: 25
B-Gain: 10

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

Picture options submenu
Color tone: Warm2
Size: Screen Fit
Digital Noise Filter: Off
MPEG Noise Filter: Off
HDMI black level: Normal [grayed out]
Film mode: Off [grayed out]
Auto motion plus: Custom
-- Custom settings:
Blur reduction: 10
Judder reduction: 0
Auto Protection Time: 2 hours

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panel type?
by Jottle / September 2, 2010 5:06 AM PDT

Is it possible to list the version of the panel on the c630 that cnet used to find these calibration settings? (i.e. does the serial sticker on your c630 testing tv read AA, SQ, or C?)

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Version no: SQ01
by katzmaier CNET staff/forum admin / September 9, 2010 4:37 AM PDT
In reply to: panel type?

Hope this helps!

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Re: LN46C630 picture settings
by tomtran77 / October 7, 2010 7:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Version no: SQ01

Thanks, Katzmaier... Your settings helped a lot. Since this is my first LCD purchase, I'm still trying to get used to it. The settings seem way better than out of the box. However, I am having one problem. For some reason, it won't let me choose "full screen" under screen size. Other than that, all adjustments were calibrated to your recommendation and so far so good. Please advise. Thanks in advance.


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by teal1066 / September 19, 2010 5:52 PM PDT

I think it will help out..this will give you best Ultimate home theater..

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"full screen"
by callmechaz / November 19, 2010 1:21 AM PST
In reply to: Samsung

I don't understand your reply to tomtran77. I have the same problem in that my "full screen" setting is ghosted out. Otherwise things look pretty good. Why is it ghosted out on my set?

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Calibration/Settings for viewing sports?
by dangut44 / September 26, 2010 10:37 AM PDT

I recently purchased the LN46C630 (w/ SQ05 panel) and I've spent a lot of time reading through and trying out various calibration settings. While the majority of the "movie mode" settings look fantastic with my BR player, these settings look horrible with sports games. The picture is way too dark/dull.

Does anyone have any recommendations for sports-appropriate settings? Thanks.

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LN40C630 Sports Settings
by FredSoDak / October 1, 2010 10:40 PM PDT

I use these for sports/outdoors channels...

Mode: Standard
Backlight: 14
Contrast: 65
Brightness: 50
Sharpness: 5
Color: 50
Tint (G/R): G50/R50

Black Tone: Off
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Shadow: 0
Gamma: 0
Expert Pattern: Off
RGB Only Mode: Off
Color Space: Native
Flesh Tone: -10
Edge Enhancement: Off

Color Tone: Normal
Digital Noise Filter: Off
MPEG Noise Filter: Off
Film Mode: Off
Auto Motion Plus: Off

Side Notes...
Sharpness above a setting of 10 produced image distortion.
Sometimes the Auto Motion Plus Anti Judder setting of 2 produced better results.

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AMP update
by FredSoDak / October 2, 2010 1:10 AM PDT

UPDATE to my Side Notes...

my auto motion plus is not working properly, here is how I know.

the Off setting & the Custom setting with both blur & judder set to 0 should be the same; however, the Custom setting with both blur & judder set to 0 will introduce artifacts on still images. this is a problem that did not exist when the tv was new.

even weirder, the Clear setting does not produce artifacts on still images, and seems to work similar to the Off setting.

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by randy6k80 / December 26, 2010 12:08 PM PST

I just tried these settings when using them for broadcast HDTV and have found them to be horrible. They may work for movies but for everyday viewing, not so good.

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by fredback / January 1, 2011 3:55 PM PST

Do you have settings for LN46C670M1F model?

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Samsung LN46C630
by bobbyvelours / March 4, 2011 8:49 AM PST

Do these same settings apply to LN46C600?

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by herc37 / March 18, 2011 8:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Samsung LN46C630

To the person above with the LN46c600 I suspect that the settings for the 630 are going to be very close if not right on, I used the 630 settings for my LN55c750 and from what I'm seeing they are very close to where I like the picture viewing Blu-Ray's have not set up the Cable TV yet so can't comment on that. Hope this reply helps

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Best settings for HD-basketball from PC with HDMI
by MortyOslo / April 14, 2011 2:16 AM PDT

I have a Samsung with type no LE46C635 or model code LE46C635K1WXXE.

Is this a better og lesser version of the C630 mentioned here and what are the differences?

I have tried all the recommended settings in this thread for movie and sport, but have not found a ideal setting for my frequent view of 720p HD NBA basketball from my PC with HDMI.

Any other recommended settings for this and watching movies in 720p x264 mkv format from PC?

Thx guys!

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