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UN40B600 - No definitiion in the shadows.

by seeburt / January 1, 2010 1:13 PM PST

I'm haveing some issues with the lack of detail in the shadow/darker areas of my tv images. I have not had my sytem profesionally calibrated, but I did find this posted here and used it as a starting point:

--Picture menu
Mode: Movie
Backlight: 2
Contrast: 98
Brightness: 45
Sharpness: 0
Color: 49
Tint: G50/R50

Advanced settings submenu
Black tone: Off
Dynamic contrast: Off
Gamma: +3
Color space: Auto
Flesh tone: 0
Edge enhancement: Off
xvYCC: Off

White balance submenu
R-Offset: 23
G-Offset: 24
B-Offset: 24
R-Gain: 27
G-Gain: 23
B-Gain: 11

Picture options submenu
Color tone: Warm2
Size: Screen Fit
Digital NR: Off
HDMI black level: Normal [grayed out]
Film mode: Off [grayed out]
Blue only mode: Off
Auto motion plus 120Hz: Custom
Custom settings:
Blur reduction: 10
Judder reduction: 0

--Setup menu
Game Mode: Off
Energy saving: Off
BD Wise: Off

I set mine up just like this except my picture menu is Dynamic. I thought my colors were flat in the Movie mode.

I am not using an HD signal yet (I'm waiting for FIOS to get to my block) though I do use Directv. My avr is an Onkyo TX SR 707.

Thanks for any help,


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UN40B600 - No definitiion in the shadows.
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / January 2, 2010 3:34 PM PST


Are you running the DirecTV box through the receiver, or is it connected to the TV via HDMI with the audio going to the receiver?

Also, have you increased the resolution output in the DirecTV box?


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No definition in the shadows
by seeburt / January 3, 2010 9:32 AM PST

It's going through the receiver, but I had the same problem prior to adding the AVR.

I haven't done anything to my Directv box. It is NOT an HD box though. I don't want to be trapped by a 2 year contract if I can help it.


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No definition in the shadows
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / January 3, 2010 10:38 AM PST


If it's a standard definition signal, then that may be why there's not a lot of definition in the shadows, and depending on the signal or source, could be significant.


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Directv HD
by seeburt / January 3, 2010 11:54 AM PST

Now it's time to find a way to get a HD rec without a 2-year hitch, but it makes perfect sense.



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