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Samsung PN59D8000 picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff/forum admin / June 7, 2011 6:19 AM PDT


Related products:
Samsung PN51D8000
Samsung PN64D8000

Calibration report using these settings (150 hours):

Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the Samsung PN59D8000 in a dim room via the HDMI input at 1080p/24 resolution. Your settings may vary depending on source, room conditions, and personal preference. Check out the Picture settings and calibration FAQ for more information.

Note that the main calibration was performed at about 150 hours into the lifespan of the TV. The TV's picture quality characteristics change over time, so at the 940 hour mark, to provide a comparison in the PND7000 review (http://cnet.co/pUjDLr), we re-calibrated the PND8000. Unfortunately those picture settings resulted in higher (worse) black levels than the TV is capable of, so after 1443 hours we again re-calibrated the TV. See the bottom of this post for the picture settings we used at 1443 hours as well as the resulting calibration report, and check out our full plasma TV aging report (http://cnet.co/qOeRT0) for more information.

-- 150-hour calibration--

--Picture menu
Mode: Movie
Cell Light: 14
Contrast: 95
Brightness: 58
Sharpness: 0
Color: 50
Tint: G50/R50

Screen adjustment submenu:
Picture Size: Screen Fit
Position: [no change]

Auto Adjustment submenu: [Grayed out]

3D submenu: N/A

Advanced settings submenu:
Black tone: Off
Dynamic contrast: Off
Gamma: 0
Expert Pattern: Off
RGB Only Mode: Off
Color space: Custom
White Balance: [see below]
10p White Balance: On
Flesh tone: 0
Edge enhancement: Off
Motion Lighting: Off
xvYCC: Off

Color Space submenu:
Color Space: Custom
Red: Red 47, Green 5, Blue 4
Green: Red 19, Green 58, Blue 3
Blue: Red 3, Green 3, Blue 53
Yellow: Red 51, Green 54, Blue 4
Cyan: Red 20, Green 53, Blue 51
Magenta: Red 42, Green 8, Blue 53

White balance submenu:
R-Offset: 30
G-Offset: 14
B-Offset: 12
R-Gain: 7
G-Gain: 21
B-Gain: 19

10p White Balance submenu:
Interval 1: Red -7, Green -8, Blue -7
Interval 2: Red -5, Green -4, Blue -4
Interval 3: Red 3, Green 3, Blue 3
Interval 4: Red 1, Green 2, Blue 3
Interval 5: Red -1, Green 2, Blue 5
Interval 6: Red -3, Green -2, Blue -1
Interval 7: Red -5, Green -3, Blue -3
Interval 8: Red -4, Green -2, Blue -3
Interval 9: Red -2, Green 0, Blue -2
Interval 10: Red -2, Green 0, Blue -7

Picture options submenu
Color tone: Warm2
Digital Noise Filter: Off
MPEG Noise Filter: Off
HDMI black level: Normal [grayed out]
Film mode: Off

--Changes at 1443 hours [no other settings modified]--

Calibration report using these settings: http://scr.bi/nNqs3F

Cell Light: 16
Brightness: 56

Color Space submenu:
Color Space: Custom
Red: Red 46, Green 6, Blue 5
Green: Red 16, Green 55, Blue 0
Blue: Red 3, Green 3, Blue 54
Yellow: Red 46, Green 51, Blue 4
Cyan: Red 14, Green 53, Blue 50
Magenta: Red 42, Green 8, Blue 54

White balance submenu:
R-Offset: 30
G-Offset: 14
B-Offset: 10
R-Gain: 0
G-Gain: 24
B-Gain: 17

10p White Balance submenu:
Interval 1: Red -8, Green -8, Blue -7
Interval 2: Red -1, Green 0, Blue -1
Interval 3: Red 3, Green 5, Blue 6
Interval 4: Red 1, Green 5, Blue 6
Interval 5: Red 0, Green 4, Blue 6
Interval 6: Red -3, Green 0, Blue 1
Interval 7: Red -5, Green -1, Blue -1
Interval 8: Red -6, Green -2, Blue -4
Interval 9: Red -5, Green 0, Blue -2
Interval 10: Red -6, Green 0, Blue -7

Note: This post was edited by its original author Added link to calibration results on 06/07/2011 at 1:24 PM PT

Note: This post was edited by its original author Fixed model number typo. on 06/08/2011 at 9:09 AM PT

Note: This post was edited by its original author corrected name of "Cell Light" setting on 07/28/2011 at 8:21 AM PT

Note: This post was edited by its original author Added in 940 hour calibration information and settings on 07/29/2011 at 8:25 AM PT

Note: This post was edited by its original author Added 1443 hour calibration information; removed faulty 940 hour settings on 08/31/2011 at 1:29 PM PT

Note: This post was edited by its original author fixed broken bit.ly link to aging report on 09/01/2011 at 5:10 AM PT

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by bhambengal / June 8, 2011 1:21 AM PDT

Looking forward to the review and trying out the settings. I am curious as to why you titled this thread "PN59C8000 settings", shouldn't it be PN59D8000?

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Has anyone tried these settings on the PN59D7000?
by SunriseGatefield / June 28, 2011 2:00 AM PDT

I know picture settings can be quite specific to a particular model, so these might not carry over to the D7000, but has anyone tried them?

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pnd8000 settings
by vsorgi / July 21, 2011 10:29 PM PDT

I used them on my 64d8000 and they look good, although I thought thought the picture looked a little "soft" with the sharpness setting at 0. I pushed it up to 25....maybe a psychological thing but I thought it looked better there. I'm looking forward to getting it professionally calibrated.

My question is this....if you use the picture settings that Katz recommends, how much better would the picture be with an ISF calibration? Would it be worth the money to have it done?

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good question
by fausto412 / June 23, 2012 1:18 AM PDT
In reply to: pnd8000 settings

i would like to know the answer also.

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by RayPaganJr / November 15, 2011 8:14 PM PST

These settings I thought would be helpful. I compared it to the other factory settings, Dynamic, which was way too bright and Standard. Movie mode looked a bit green and too soft, almost dull looking. I had to reset the settings and will look to AVS for different ones to see how it looks.
I'll get mine professionally calibrated in a few months, so these settings won't matter then, but just wanted to see how it would look.

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Thought i'd contribute my settings
by iamphatboy / February 9, 2012 12:18 AM PST

Hi, I am an ISF certified calibrator and thought that i'd share some of my settings which worked great for one of my clients.

Picture Mode: Cal-Day
Cell light: 14
Contrast: 88
Brightness: 50
Sharpness: 8
Color: 47
Tint: 50/50

Color Tone: Warm2

R: 22
G: 25
B: 38

R: 30
G: 25
B: 19

All else is Off, Low or 0


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White balance
by M5v10beast / November 30, 2012 3:51 PM PST

Did you mean WB HIGH as WB offset and WB low as WB gain? Or is it for the 10p WB? Thanks

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