This setting is by far the worst one i've come across. Disgusting grey scale that completely negates all of the brightness and color range that the TV is capable of. If you want to turn everything you watch into The Dark Knight, then this is for you. If you want to game or watch anything visually interesting, find literally anywhere else
TV software/firmware version tested: 1017
Note: As of the 2017 model year, CNET is no longer publishing advanced picture settings for any TVs we review. Instead, we'll give more general recommendations to get the best picture without listing the detailed white balance or color management system (CMS) settings we may have used to calibrate the TV. The main reason for the change is that individual TVs vary quite a bit, in particular review samples received from manufacturers, so if readers use our white balance and CMS settings, they won't necessarily be making their images any more accurate -- and may make them worse.
As always, the settings provided are a guidepost, and if you want the most accurate picture you should get a professional calibration.
Picture settings notes: As usual we found the Movie mode most accurate for dim-room viewing, but it's also significantly brighter by default than in previous years. Its default local dimming setting, Standard, is also relatively aggressive and, new for 2017, varies the backlight depending on picture content for what Samsung says is more punch. Grayscale was also somewhat plus red/minus green.
For calibration I got best results in my dark room by turning down the backlight turning the dimming control to Low. Samsung also recommends a brightnes setting of +3 to bring out more low-level detail, in my viewing tests that (combined with a gamma setting of +1) delivered very good results. I was able to achieve a superb grayscale using just the two-point system, although there was a bit of red clipping at the high end it didn't have a major effect. Perhaps I could have improved it with the 20 point system, but the overall numbers were excellent without it so I left well enough alone. The same goes for the CMS; colors measured so well I didn't adjust it.
Samsung QN65Q7F non-HDR settings:
Picture Mode: Movie
Picture Size settings: 16:9 Standard (Fit to Screen: Auto)
Backlight: 8 [for a dim room, for brighter rooms increase to taste]
Tint (G/R): G50/R50
Digital Clean View: Off
Auto Motion Plus Settings: Custom (Blur Red. 10, Juffer Red. 0, LED Clear Motion Off)
Local Dimming: Low
Contrast Enhancer: Off
HDR+ Mode: Off
Film Mode: Off [grayed out; when active Auto 1 is usually best]
Color Tone: Warm 2
White Balance: Warm2 [other adjustments will vary per sample]
Gamma BT.1886: 1
RGB Only mode: Off
Color Space: Auto [other adjustments will vary per sample]
HDR Notes: In Movie mode, which was again the most accurate, the Q7 measured decent but certainly not as impressive as some sets. As I mentioned in the review it was exceedingly bright, and black levels were very good according to my measurements. The Q7 didn't track the EOTF all that well, however, and advanced color measurements (color checker and P3 saturations) showed somewhat high error rates. In its favor, however, the set achieved excellent coverage of the P3 colorspace.
I didn't measure color volume, and don't plan to until I can review a few more 2017 TV and determine how relevant that measurement is.