Huge Samsung plasma flashes red, not so black blacks
Samsung's PN63A760, a 63-inch plasma TV, couldn't quite measure up to the performance of other large-screen flat panels in our tests.
We recently put the largest plasma TV we've reviewed yet, Samsung's 63-inch PN63A760, though its paces, and this massive plasma came up a bit short of the tough competition. Although its distinctive red styling makes it stand out, its lighter black levels don't help its picture quality.
We compared the Samsung directly with a pair of other huge-screen plasmas, the 58-inch
Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the Samsung PN63A760 in a completely dark room via the HDMI input with a 1080p, film-based source. Your settings may very depending on source, room conditions and personal preference. Check out thefor more information.
Cell Light: 2
Detailed settings submenu
Black adjust: Off
Dynamic contrast: Off
Color space: Auto
Flesh tone: 0
Edge enhancement: Off
White balance submenu
Picture options submenu
Color tone: Warm2
Size: Just Scan
Digital NR: Low
DNIe: [grayed out]
HDMI black level: [grayed out]
Advanced film mode: [grayed out]
Blue only mode: Off
Energy saving: Off
Bonus: We adjusted the Custom color management options to comes as close as possible to the Rec 709 HD color standard. We preferred the look of Auto with normal program material, but below we'll provide our Custom numbers for folks who want to compare the two.
Color Space Custom submenu
Red: Red 52, Green 10, Blue 0
Green: Red 47, Green 50, Blue 21
Blue: Red 0, Green 0, Blue 50
Yellow: Red 50, Green 68, Blue 21
Cyan: Red 52, Green 56, Blue 50
Magenta: Red 47, Green 0, Blue 100