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Samsung UN55C8000 picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff/forum admin / April 6, 2010 6:20 AM PDT


Related products:
Samsung UN46C8000
Samsung UN65C8000

Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the Samsung UN55C8000 in a dark room via the HDMI input with a 2D, 1080p, film-based source (we did not perform a calibration for 3D). Your settings may vary depending on source, room conditions, and personal preference. Check out the Picture settings and calibration FAQ for more information.

--Picture menu
Mode: Movie
Backlight: 8
Contrast: 97
Brightness: 48
Sharpness: 0
Color: 47
Tint: G50/R50

Eco Solution submenu:
Energy Saving: Off
Eco Sensor: Off
No Signal Power Off: Off

Auto Adjustment and Screen submenus: [Grayed out]

Advanced settings submenu
Black tone: Off
Dynamic contrast: Off
Gamma: 0
Color space: Auto
Flesh tone: 0
Edge enhancement: Off
xvYCC: Off
LED Motion Plus: Off

White balance submenu
R-Offset: 25
G-Offset: 23
B-Offset: 25
R-Gain: 25
G-Gain: 25
B-Gain: 19

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

Picture options submenu
Color tone: Warm2
Size: Screen Fit
Digital Noise Filter: Off
MPEG Noise Filter: Off
HDMI black level: Normal [grayed out]
Film mode: Off [grayed out]
Auto motion plus: Custom
-- Custom settings:
Blur reduction: 10
Judder reduction: 0
Smart LED: On
Auto Protection Time: 2 hours
Smart LED: Standard

3D submenu
3D Mode: Off
3D AutoView: On
[remaining options grayed out]

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by sixof6 / April 25, 2010 2:54 AM PDT

Great post. I just adjusted my C8000 and the picture looks 100% better.

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by dean10011111 / April 28, 2010 7:56 AM PDT

i really dont understand why cnet hates 240hz tecknolegy i mean really why would you want the motion to look blurey when it could look real, dont understand

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CNET's Calibration made my TV look like my old Sony
by TomS1222 / May 1, 2010 3:28 PM PDT
In reply to: motion

I agree with the previous poster. I like the 240hz setting. It looks a lot more real and some people don't like this feature.
After adjusting my Samsung to the CNET recommended settings the picture looks way worse than the out of the box settings. I hit the reset button real quick. I guess I will have to experiment on my own to see which settings I prefer.

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by dward075 / October 18, 2010 11:17 AM PDT

I just got this TV delivered yesterday, and am pretty happy with the factory settings. I'm definitely no videophile, and, honestly, the last Sony LCD TV we had, I never touched the settings. We are currently watching it on the Natural presets and I think it looks pretty good. The blacks do look a little washed out in some areas, but not always. How do I adjust that? I'm also wondering about the 240Hz discussion. How do I know if it's set to 240Hz or not. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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standard settings
by 15danielp / May 8, 2010 5:07 AM PDT

Does anyone have picture settings for a brightly lit room? Most of the time I watch sports in a lit room.

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My bright room settings for blu ray movies
by ainthegreat / June 1, 2010 2:54 AM PDT
In reply to: standard settings

mode standard
BL 20
con 100
bright 40
sharp 50
color 60
Black tone darkest
Dy contrast medium
gamma 0
color space native
White balance all 25
EE off
LED MP off
CT cool
size screen fit
DNF auto
MPEG NF auto
AMP Smooth
Smart led standard

Hope you like if not have fun tweaking your set!!

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by dean10011111 / June 9, 2010 8:45 AM PDT

i found the best motion settings for this tv to get a clear picture is judder 9 blur 3. this creats some artifacts but its smooth

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samsung HDTV
by energylove / October 24, 2010 8:40 PM PDT
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by fzidar / November 21, 2010 1:13 AM PST

How do i print these picture settings

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by pinoysrule88 / November 22, 2010 10:34 AM PST

Does anyone know if these picture settings are recommended to be used on the C7000 series? Thanks.

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Try them out
by jst65 / November 26, 2010 8:24 AM PST
In reply to: UN55C7000

I bet they are.

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Samsung UN55C8000 picture settings
by jfalpine / December 11, 2010 9:18 PM PST

Many thanks!!! I love the thiness of the TV and the way it hangs on the wall. I was hating the picture and about to return the set. These settings have made all the difference!! It is now a keeper. Guess I'll have to spring for the 3-D glasses.

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