Samsung UN85S9AF LCD/LED Ultra 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.

All the settings here are for controls found in the user menus, and are for 2D only. Those most likely to translate reliably from one sample to another involve specific features with only a few selections, such as Gamma and Noise Reduction. The ones most likely to be subject to sample variations are video controls offering a wide range of adjustment, such as white balance (gray scale) and color management (where available). Different sized sets in a manufacturer’s same model range are also unlikely to perform optimally with these settings.

We strongly recommend that you find the optimum basic video settings for your sample by using one of the many available display setup DVDs, such as Digital Video Essentials (DVD) or DVE HD Basics (Blu-ray). These will help you to set the basic controls correctly, brightness, contrast, sharpness, and sometimes color and tint. Experimenting with the more complex color calibration and other controls in the user menus will do no harm; the changes may be easily reset. But tuning a set "by eye" with such controls is no substitute for a full calibration, which is best left to a trained and properly equipped technician such as those certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) or THX.

Backlight 7
Contrast 90
Brightness 47
Sharpness 6
Color 50
Tint G50/R50
Picture Size Screen Fit
Dynamic Contrast Low
Black Tone Off
Flesh Tone 0
RGB Only 0
Color Space Custom (see below*)
W/B All 25
10 W/B (see below**)
Gamma 0
Expert Pattern Off
Motion Lighting Off
Picture Options
Color Tone Warm2
Digital Clean View Auto
MPEG Noise Reduction Auto
HDMI Black Level N/A
Film Mode As needed
Auto Motion Plus Off
Smart LED Standard

* Color Space Custom

Red Green Blue
Red 45 0 0
Green 8 48 8
Blue 0 9 43
Yellow 53 50 6
Cyan 0 50 0
Magenta 51 9 50

**10p W/B

Interval Red Green Blue
1 0 0 0
2 –1 0 +1
3 0 0 +1
4 0 0 +1
5 –1 0 0
6 +1 –1 0
7 +1 –2 0
8 +1 0 0
9 +1 0 0
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LordoftheRings's picture

The top part: Too much space between it and the TV's top.

Also, rounded edges would be more attractive.

Yep, I'm just not crazy about that stand's design; not complete to me.

dnoonie's picture

Although the price of this TV is way out of my range it is encouraging to read about such an excellent product. At least we know Samsung understands how to make an excellent product and is willing to put it out there.

Eventually the tech in this TV will find it's way into reasonable priced products...

Thanks for checking it out for us.

David Vaughn's picture
That's got to be the ugliest TV I've seen in years. Who designed the stand? Staples?
dommyluc's picture

I have been reading a lot about the new 4K "P' line from Vizio, and it includes a 70" model with full-array LED backlighting and 64 local dimming zones. Also Internet apps, AC wireless, 960 refresh rate, backlit remote, and a lot of other features. I heard the list price is going to be $2600. I am pretty sure Vizio isn't the only company that knows people aren't going to pay outrageous prices for TVs.Does Samsung honestly believe they can sell that TV for $40K? And I agree with David that the TV is ugly as hell. And how much use is a stand that only tilts up and down? Most people tilt their TVs left and right.
A little off-topic, but something that really steams me: I keep reading reviews of 4K TVs where the writers (from other magazines, of course. The esteemed authors at S&V would not be this dumb. LOL!)say that they cannot see how the TVs are of any use since you would need a huge screen to notice the difference in 4K upconversion, but these same writers rave about 10" tablet displays that have 2560 x 1440 resolution. What's up with that?

kent harrison's picture

For 40.000 dollars I could use it for better thing just too watch tv.