Samsung UN55B8500 LCD HDTV Settings
Unit-to-unit sample variations, the viewing environment, and the source might render these recommendations less than optimum. They are provided only as a potentially useful starting place.
The settings here that are most likely to translate reliably from one sample to another are those involving specific features with only a few setting options, such as Gamma and Noise Reduction. The ones most likely to be subject to sample variations are video controls offering a wide range of settings. This will be particularly true here for the White Balance (color temperature) and Color Space adjustments.
While experimenting with the user menus controls can do no damage and can easily be reset, we do not provide settings for service menu adjustments. Random alterations of such controls without detailed knowledge of what they do may corrupt a set's firmware. This will likely require extensive in-shop repairs that are not covered under the warrantee. The service level adjustments were not, however, used in this review.
We strongly recommend that you find the optimum basic video settings for your sample by using one of the many display setup DVDs that are available, such as Digital Video Essentials (DVD) or DVE HD Basics (Blu-ray). A full calibration, particularly of the gray scale and color gamut, is best left to a trained and properly equipped technician such as those certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) or THX.
Backlight: 3 or 4
Tint (G/R): G52/R48
- Black Tone: Dark
- Dynamic Contrast: Off
- Gamma: -1 or 0 (source dependent)
- Color Space: Custom
- Red: red 38, green 0, blue 0
- Green: red 30, green 45, blue 7
- Blue: red 5, green 11, blue 35
- Yellow: red 51, green 50, blue 9
- Cyan: red 23, green 70, blue 75
- Magenta: red 50, green 11 blue 50
- White Balance:
- Offset: Red 25, Green 25, Blue 28
- Gain: Red 28, Green, 25, Blue, 19
Edge Enhancement: On
- LED Motion Plus: Off
- Color Tone: Warm2
- Size: Screen Fit
- Digital NR: Off
Film Mode: Auto 2
Blue Only Mode: Off
Auto Motion Pro 240Hz: Off
- Smart LED: On