Edit: I see somehow I ended up on the wrong thread since mine is a UNXXEH5000 not UNXXD5000. Hopefully you will find this post somewhat useful anyway.
I find myself wishing I read to the end of this thread before purchasing this unit because I am having the same problems others are with image quality. However after some testing, digging around, and playing with plenty of settings, I am much more happy with the TV and I don't think I'll feel the need to return it for a different model. Here are some hints from my personal experiences.
I have the following video sources:
- DISH VIP612 DVR which outputs in 1080i or 720p over HDMI, or 1080p for certain PPV programming.
- A PC with a DVI output (running 1080p signal) and DVI-HDMI adapter.
First, for those having contrast/color problems
the first thing I would recommend is to turn Dynamic Contrast: Off
. This fixed most problems I was having with washed out brights, way-too-dark shadows and some color saturation issues.
Also, if you are having image quality issues
that appear to be like compression artifacts, this can be completely fixed if you are using a progressive source (720p, 1080p) by setting the Input > Edit Name > HDMI1/DVI
. If you are using a progressive source you will actually see the display reset and it's pretty apparent you are in 1:1 pixel mode. However this fix will NOT work if you are using an interlaced source (ie, 1080i).
For interlaced sources I haven't found a way to get 1:1 mode however if you download the new 1008 firmware (the unit I received from Newegg shipped with 1006) I have found the output image is much more acceptable, although not perfect. Here is the firmware download page: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/ow...UN46EH5000FXZA
My theory about why the 1:1 mode doesn't work for interlaced sources is that the 1:1 mode bypasses the chip which deinterlaces the image since the display is probably progressive scan only.
Any feedback on this is very welcome...I haven't made very many posts on this forum.