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Samsung PN51E450 picture settings

by tpendlebury CNET staff/forum admin / September 17, 2012 3:20 AM PDT

Review:
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/samsung-pn51e450/4505-6482_7-35169613.html

Related products:
Samsung PN43E450
Samsung PN51E450

Calibration report using these settings:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/106185065/Samsung-e450

Below you'll find the settings I found best for viewing the PN51E450 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.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-9996461-1.html

Calibration notes: As we've found with some other plasmas, the results at 50 IRE are wildly inaccurate--hence the blue spike on the charts--and not indicative of performance.

--Picture menu
Mode: Movie
Cell light: 14
Contrast: 91
Brightness: 46
Sharpness: 0
Color: 51
Tint: G50/R50

Advanced settings submenu
Color space: Native
White Balance [see below]
Gamma: +1
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Black Tone: Off
Flesh tone: 0 [grayed out]
Motion Lighting: Off

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

--Picture options submenu
Color tone: Warm2
Size: 16:9
HDMI black level: Normal [grayed out]
Film mode: Off [grayed out]
Screen Burn protection [default values]

Note: This post was edited by its original author Added calibration report on 09/17/2012 at 2:41 PM PT

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finally
by Fastrap87 / September 17, 2012 8:59 PM PDT

thanks!

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Similar to Pn51D550?
by Antwon9471 / October 2, 2012 7:00 AM PDT

Do you think these settings would produce similar results on the 2011 Samsung D550?

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Thanks
by kmoyer01 / April 29, 2013 10:08 PM PDT

Just set everything to these settings and looks great on PN43E450. Just a minor improvement over my 9 YO Tosh 720P LCD.

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These settings didn't work for me.
by honeycombe8 / May 12, 2013 5:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

I tried these settings. Very blurry. Color too strong, too. I suppose everyone's setup is different. Depends on signal, connections, peripherals, etc.

I wonder if the "0" sharpness is making it so blurry and out of focus.

P.S.: I have standard def signal from satellite. Using sat. box, signal running thru DVD recorder.

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Samsung Plasma
by Sir_Deathcharge / November 23, 2013 2:29 PM PST

When I bring sharpness to zero I also have huge issues with blurry picture. I'm not sure why they are doing that on all of the calibrations. This particular calibration is WAY OFF, in my opinion. Go with Warm1 and stretch to fit, bring sharpness up to 30 or 40.

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