Samsung LN55A950 LCD TV Settings


Keep in mind that unit-to-unit variations, viewing environment, source, and screen (in the case of front projectors) might render the settings I used less than optimum on some samples of this display. On the other hand, some parameters should be set to the same values presented here regardless of these factors. In the following list, the parameters that can be set with confidence to the specified values have no asterisk.

Parameters flagged with a single asterisk are likely to require different settings than mine. I encourage you to acquire a display-setup disc such as Digital Video Essentials: HD Basics on Blu-ray or any of the several setup DVDs available and use it to set these controls yourself.

Parameters flagged with a double asterisk are also likely to require different settings than mine, but they should be adjusted only by a qualified technician with the skill and equipment to do the job correctly.

Thanks to Joel Silver, president of the Imaging Science Foundation, for suggesting that I identify the picture controls in this manner.

Picture Menu
Mode: Movie
Backlight: 5
*Contrast: 85
*Brightness: 63
Sharpness: 10
*Color: 52
*Tint: G50/R50
Detailed Settings

  • Black Adjust: Off
  • Dynamic Contrast: Off
  • Gamma: 0
  • **Color Space (see below)
  • **White Balance (see below)
  • Flesh Tone: 0
  • Edge Enhancement: Off
  • xvYCC: off
  • LED Motion Plus: On
Picture Options
  • Color Tone: Warm2
  • Size: Just Scan (Blu-ray) or 16:9 (broadcast)
  • Digital NR: Medium
  • HDMI Black Level: Low
  • Film Mode: Auto2
  • Auto Motion Plus 120Hz: High
  • Smart LED: On

Color Space

Color Space: Custom

  • **R: 50
  • **G: 11
  • **B: 9
  • **R: 41
  • **G: 50
  • **B: 23
  • **R: 0
  • **G: 15
  • **B: 50
  • **R: 100
  • **G: 50
  • **B: 27
  • **R: 36
  • **G: 55
  • **B: 50
  • **R: 39
  • **G: 20
  • **B: 44

White Balance

**R Offset: 25
**G Offset: 26
**B Offset: 25
**R Gain: 28
**G Gain: 22
**B Gain: 24

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Ok, if the date is correct on this review what is the purpose of it?