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Samsung HL-T5687S picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff/forum admin / March 3, 2009 6:07 AM PST

Review: http://reviews.cnet.com/projection-tvs/samsung-hl-t5687s/4505-6484_7-32313063.html

Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the Samsung HL-T5687S in a completely dark room via the HDMI input with a 1080i source. Your settings may very depending on source, room conditions and personal preference.

--Picture menu
Contrast: 28
Brightness: 52
Sharpness: 0
Color: 44
Tint: G52/R48
Color Tone: Warm 2
Size: Just Scan
Digital NR: Off
DNIe: [grayed out]
Active Color: [grayed out]
Color Gamut: sRGB
Position: [default]

--Detailed Settings menu
Black adjust: Off
Dynamic contrast: Off
Gamma: -2
White Balance: +10

--My Color Control menu
Red: 15
Green: 15
Blue: 15
Yellow: 15
Pink: 15

--Setup menu
Game mode: Off
Color weakness: Off
HDMI black level: [grayed out]
Film Mode: On

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Greyed out settings
by MPerlo9 / March 13, 2009 9:29 AM PDT

Hey David,

I really enjoy your work; thanks for keeping me up to date on the happenings of the HDTV world. A quick question for you:

I have a Samsung HL-T6187SAX and while following your calibration settings post I noticed that "Just Scan" in the Size menu and "Film Mode" in the Setup menu are both "greyed out" and cannot be altered. Any idea how I can get around this and alter these settings?

Many thanks,

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try switching resolutions
by katzmaier CNET staff/forum admin / March 13, 2009 11:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Greyed out settings

Typically those settings are grayed out on certain resolutions. I'd guess Just Size would appear as an option if you feed the set 1080i or 1080p, while other resolutions might disable it. Likewise, with prog-scan sources film mode is often disabled.

Hope this helps.

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by MPerlo9 / March 13, 2009 11:47 AM PDT

Thanks for your quick response. Maybe you can answer this other question I have that I haven't had much luck finding info on. Does the HL-T6187S support 24p playback mode? I ask because I am considering picking up a Vudu box but hear that the HDX will only play back at 1080/24p (if your set only supports 60 the HDX revets to 1080i apparently)? Do you happen to know?

Thanks again!

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by MPerlo9 / March 13, 2009 12:28 PM PDT

Btw just figured it out why Just Scan is greyed out. Even though I was viewing 1080i channels on my DVR I have it feeding into an Onkyo 605 which downconverts 1080i over component to 720p. Just thought I'd share!

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