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Originally Posted by Anthony5362
Garnoch, have you tried it without using the Eco sensor? I just disabled the Eco sensor on my 60" and the set became more colorful. I know the Eco dims it, but never saw a big difference in the colors like I just did
IMHO - - if you keep Samsung "processing" to a minimum and tweak what you can tweak - - namely "Brightness," "Contrast," "Sharpness," - - of that ilk - - you will get more benefit out of the firmware updates. (In conjunction with "Standard" Color Schemes and Color Tone - - menu options) I also do not use the Eco sensor although I do know that some viewers in "light to dark" environments benefit from this feature.
A lot of folks really prefer "Movie" mode (Captain Garnoch...
) but I've always liked the picture of "Standard" better - - to me it's just more of a "pop" factor and especially now, with firmware update 1046 and the beauty of the colors without the harshness and crushing of blacks plus the dimming more under control. So much so that I was able to watch my Bluray player in "Standard" (2D) - for the first time in a long, long time (3D always in "Standard" - NA) (End of Watch flick - very good!)
I always wondered about "Professional Calibration" vis a vis having firmware updates all the time and if that changes your picture. If so (and I believe it does - -at least on my set with update 1046) - - what's the point of a paying a lot of change to get your TV calibrated and then "undone" after a firmware update? Unless you have the professional equipment and know how to do it yourself - - you'll be constantly re-calibrating your TV. I know we enjoy these activities otherwise we wouldn't be on this forum. But where is the point of diminishing returns?
Now - - for a Projector - - a professional calibration makes a lot of sense - - you should be able to (pardon me Ron) - "Set It And Forget It!"
Otherwise, it's the dog chasing the tail in pursuit of the best PQ we can get on our Sammy sets - especially if you consider in the "Firmware Factor."
Home Theater Setup
SONY 75X900E & 49X900E, BenQ W1080ST, Denon X5200 & Emotiva XPA-3
AudioSource 100VS, OPPO 103 & Samsung K8500, 9.1.4 Setup - Speakers - Studio 60's,
V.2 (FL/FR), CC-690 (C), V.5, ADP 590 V.5 (SS), MilleniaOne 2.0 (BS) - Velodyne 810 Sub,
Cornered Audio (FH/RH), Definitive Technology (Front Wides)