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Wanted: Samsung UN46B8000 Picture Settings

by facechubb / July 9, 2009 10:11 AM PDT

Hey all, I've been struggling with tweaking the picture settings on my family's Samsung un46b8000, and would like to know if anyone has done any extensive testing for picture settings on this TV?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Trouble with watching regular cable/hd cable on U4N6B8000 TV
by redking2009 / September 8, 2009 9:58 AM PDT

I recently purchased the Samsung 46" LED 8000 series and have been having trouble with television picture quality watching regular TV shows and HD content.

It is hard to describe the problem but in general I would describe the issue is that every show we watch on TV has a "reality tv" effect. For example, basic shows like The Office or Seinfeld come across as looking like a reality TV show. The general picture is perfectly clear and bright but comes across with a "washed out", almost amateur-like video production (though resolution is still very high).

I have played with almost every picture setting possible including contrast, brightness, sharpness, color but no matter what I do, I can't get away from the reality tv show effect.

When we view our own photos & samsung content (e.g. gallery photos) the picture looks brilliant, colorful and in a word perfect - at any setting. A completely different story for television shows.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Could there be something wrong with my HD cable converter - I am using a HD 8300 Explorer (Scientific America).

Your help would be greatly appreciated.


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Fix "reality tv video" feel
by aprilfirst80 / September 9, 2009 12:32 PM PDT

I think I may understand the "amateur video" problem. Try turning off the 120hz smoothing function. It's under the video prefereces as PICTURE OPTION. At the bottom, there should be a 120Hz option setting that most likely says "STANDARD" Change it to OFF. The 120Hz function (which strangely is a high selling point for these TVs) adds an odd "video" quality to the picture. Some people love it that way, but I find it unappealing and jarring. See if that helps.

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picture settings
by xcross20 / September 12, 2009 6:35 AM PDT

hello , i just bought this tv , samsung UN46B8000 i need help with the picture settings , ( mostly im just gonna used my tv to play video games ) so if you can help me with the best picture settings for playing video games i'll appreciate it thank you...

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reply to reality tv video feel
by luclili / February 3, 2010 1:23 AM PST

I had the same problem with my samsungUN46B8000. Just go to picture option and switch the auto motion plus 240Hz to off.

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