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F6100 Calibration Horror

by ConorToht / March 29, 2014 8:07 AM PDT

Hi everyone!

I've been a high-definition geek for years now and I've recently joined the 3D Blu Ray club.

At Christmas I got the Samsung UE40F6100 3D TV. Although I'm a BD fan the jargon/terminology used when describing the picture quality isn't an area I'm familiar with so apologies if this description is poorly worded.

My problem's with the Blu Ray picture, something just isn't right. It isn't overly sharp or very HD-esque. It's difficult to pinpoint the problem because my viewing experiences are inconsistent. Skyfall, at times, features some wonderful, crisp shots in the opening sequence but when we cut to shots of London at night there's a great deal of noise. 2013's The Wolverine has the same issue.

Some recent BD's look great whereas others are slightly off.
I read a lot of BD reviews and the problems I have on my TV aren't mentioned in these reviews, which means it isn't a general problem with the film itself.

Night shots have a lot of noise, close ups do too. Smearing appears on occasion. Gravity looks terrible on my TV, it's plagued with noise. The scene with Bullock in the capsule on the radio looks terrible.

Here are my settings (suggestions from a website);

Picture Mode: Natural (the website suggests Movie but the colours look drained)

Backlight 16
Contrast 96
Brightness 47
Sharpness 13
Colour 50
Tint G50/R50

Am I missing something? At a quick glance the picture looks great but as a videophile I'm convinced something's not right. My older 2D TV had a much better picture so I feel like this is a step down.

With films like Gravity available now it's a shame to be watching the best quality BD's on a TV that isn't calibrated properly.

Any ideas?

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