Originally Posted by sohitek
I know there is currently an owners thread for the C630/C650 but I wanted to create this thread for people to post the best settings they have found for the C630 specifically.
Also, please include weather it is best settings for gaming or HD programming or sports or movies.
We will try to decide and pick the best ones for each category.
These are not at all ready for prime-time, just an initial testing!
But figured I'd post them anyway since I'm not sure anyone has posted anything done with calibration tools at all yet for the 2010 SQ01 55" panels.
Strictly speaking these are for the C650 not C630, but it is possible that the C630 is basically the same.
Make sure that your panel at least has sub-pixel structure of the 2010 SQ01 S-PVA panel type, if not, then theses would not likely work:http://www.smugmug.com/photos/867833763_AGP7d-X3.jpg
again these were just an initial partial sample figuring out the basic of the new set and are NOT any sort of final calibration. That said, even as is, they are radically closer to ideal than anything the set ships with for defaults!
Not sure how to characterize them, as correct is correct. But I guess they are not for gaming since they don't use a low lag mode.
Backlight: 4 (maybe 2-4 for a dark room and 5-8 for typical room and 8-14 for a super bright room with a ton of direct sun streaming in, although it is up to your eyeballs in the end and what they like)
Eco Solution: Off
Black Tone: Off
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Shadow Detail: 0
Color Space: Custom
10p White Balance: On
Felsh Tone: 0
Edge Enhancement: Off
Color Tone: Warm2
Size: Screen Fit
Digital Noise Filter: Off
MPEG Noise Filter: Off
HDMI: as needed Low if you send it 16-235 and Normal if you send it 0-255 (usually you need Low for stuff like external blu-ray standalone players and cable boxes and Normal for PCs)
Auto Motion Plus 120Hz: Off
Source Edit Name HMDI1/DVI: DVI Devices
BD Wise: Off
10p White Balance:
gets a pretty even gamma 2.2 from 10%-90% combined with Gamma: -1
but at 5% it starts to dive toward 2.3 and beyond and at 95% it zooms to gamma 2.0 who knows what it is at 100%; some say that in a very dark room gamma 2.3 or even 2.4 can be ok so you might try Gamma: -2 in a pitch black viewing room???
10: R0,G-1,B0 Maybe this one or Contrast can be adjusted to fix up the upper register gamma curve
anyway they are far from finished but they will get you FAR and away more realistic images (i.e. set much closer to the Rec709 spec) than the defaults the units ship with, even as is
I just wish it didnt have that weird micro-striping (very well might jsut be my particular set, more and more I think I got a bad panel
can't believe it; I so hope it is not a problem so don't want to deal with samsung again, especially since they would likely start me up again with the standard local rep who is both incompetent and a liar and not the competent and honest regional rep and god knows what sort of replacement panel they'd try to order and stick in it, arrrrrr so close to finally getting a working set).
Also have a horizontal cloud across the entire width of the screen that shows during some vertical pans, sounds like lots of 2010 sets have this. Viewing angles seem to be mediocre.
OTOH the number of things you do adjust the picture is great you can get it closer to the REC709 spec than any previous Samsung CCFL set and the dynamic range appears to be out of this world good. If not for the micro-striping (and the cloud stripe) on my set, I'd have to say that I consider it to be pretty stunning (the sole downside would be weak viewing angles, but if you get a functioning panel, these beast produce pretty stunning images).
Does anyone else notice that solid areas of color or very smooth gradients can get sort of faint horizontal stripes across them every couple of scanlines??? I'm getting a bad feeling I may have gotten a bum panel, especially since the lower middle and right seem to act a bit more normally in this regard, if still not absolutely 100% normal.
at backlight 15:
EDIT: just noticed that if you bump the brightness down to 44 from 46 (as listed above) then you maximize the 0,0,0 black, at the sacrifice of clipping 2,2,2 to 0,0,0 (it seems that 1,1,1 always gets clipped to 0,0,0 no matter what I do) it might be worth that to get 0,0,0 and letterbox bars absolutely as black as possible