Samsung forum

General discussion

Picture settings for Samsung Samsung PN50A530 50" plasma

by Dare978devil / July 30, 2009 2:11 PM PDT

Hi,

I realize this may be a stupid question given that there are no universally correct settings. Research has shown it is based on room light, size of room, personal preferences, content source, etc. etc. However, I find myself constantly adjusting them and was wondering if there were recognized "standards" which are most pleasing.

All of my watching is with DVDs, I don't have any real 1080p sources, and I don't even have cable. I upconvert DVDs with a Samsung DVD 1080P8 hooked up via HDMI and am very happy with the picture quality. I have found recently that some movies (such as Resident Evil) which is a particularly dark movie, some of the actors look like they were wearing dayglo lipstick in the darker scenes. In other scenes, actors cheeks sometimes have odd hues, again particularly in dark scenes. If I finally get a single DVD looking great, then the next one is once again a bit off. Again, I realize the source is not consistent and some movies have much better transfers than others, but would like best possible universal settings.

As a starting point, I generally watch movies in the WARM2 setting, as I have been told this is the closest to reference material filmed.

Movie mode - WARM2
Sharpness - 0 (I have been told this does nothing anyway)
Contrast 80
Colour 52
Brightness 54
Tint 51G/49R
Cell 10

Any comments appreciated.

Thanks,
DD.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Picture settings for Samsung Samsung PN50A530 50" plasma
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Picture settings for Samsung Samsung PN50A530 50" plasma
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
: Picture settings for Samsung Samsung PN50A530 50" plasma
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / July 31, 2009 9:11 AM PDT

Dare978devil,

You might have this discussion in the HDTV Picture Settings forum. I'm not sure how to explain the differences beyond what you have - transfer and theatrical differences, and dark movies are the hardest to tune to.

Sharpness processes analog signals, but since you're using digital, it's best to keep it at 0. The TV does some processing as well, but there's really no sense in adding that additional processing.

The only think I can think of is going into your Detailed Settings menu and adjusting the gamma and working some of the other options around that. You may just find the sweet spot that represents your collection better that way. Just a thought.

I'm not trying to push you off, but I just don't have any answer beyond that. I hope that sentiment is taken with the intended respect.

http://forums.cnet.com/5204-19410_102-0.html?forumID=150

--HDTech

Collapse -
settings
by CHUCKMALLEY / August 1, 2009 5:40 AM PDT

With my older plasma, I also keep the contrast down. Plasma has deeper blacks to start with than lcd ,so you're ahead of the game there. IMO 50-60 contrast level is plenty. Find a scene with someone wearing a shirt with stripes or patterns, if they are fuzzy looking or overpowering, your contrast is too high. If you have a dvd that is THX, they also have a menu function that shows you how to set contrast.Good luck.

Collapse -
THX!
by Dare978devil / August 2, 2009 8:48 AM PDT
In reply to: settings

Good one, I never realized that menu function would also do video, thought it was audio only! OK, I'll give that a try.

Thanks,
DD.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?