PERFECT color for gaming on your ES6100, details below.
I'm a gamer and as some people have said, renaming the input to "PC" gives the kind of 9500k picture that you want from a gaming console or PC. If you have this TV and havent' tried gaming on the "PC" renamed mode, you're missing out. It's awesome. To enable "PC" mode, press the Source button on the remote, then tools, Edit Name, and select "PC." Voila! Perfect, 9500k gaming color on a 720p+ signal.
However, this only works for signals that are resolutions of 720p and up. Renaming an input to "PC" when a 480p or lower signal is connected does nothing.
With that said, I recently hooked up my Wii so that I could play some Nintendo Gamecube games. However, the Wii only outputs a 480p signal max. So when it comes to trying to get the color correct on a game console and renaming to "PC" is not an option, this TV is a tried and true PAIN IN THE ASS.
So how do you do it? How can you get the equivalent of "PC" color on a signal lower than 720p? There are a few tricks.
>The first trick is to use Picture Mode: Movie. Why? Because Samsung has a well-documented, terrible backlight dimming feature turned on in every mode other than "PC" and Movie. It cannot be turned off. So you should never use this TV setting other than these two. Since "PC" mode doesn't work for the Wii, movie it is.
>The next trick is to change the Flesh Tone setting in the Advanced menu to -15. Samsung is dumb again here, as the default flesh tone setting is 0. But this doesn't mean that the Flesh Tone is off, no no. You have to set it to -15 in order to turn it off completely. You absolutely CANNOT get good color for gaming on this TV without turning the flesh tone down to -15.
>And the final and most insanely stupid trick is to change the color space to Custom. This shouldn't be "insanely stupid" but it is for the following reason: You have to change the color space to Custom by opening the color space drop down and cycling to Custom by pressing UP on the remote when Auto is highlighted. If you go from Native DOWN to Custom, IT WON'T WORK. The picture doesn't change at all if you go down to Custom through Native, but it is PERFECT if you go UP through Auto to Custom. Seriously. It is a bug in the software.
Correct Way --> ^ Auto
To summarize, if you follow my instructions precisely, you can achieve approximately 9500k color temperature (ideal for gaming) on a 480p or lower source on this TV. However, you have to first set the Picture Mode to Movie, then set the Flesh Tone to -15, and finally change the color space to Custom by passing UP through Auto. Changing it to Custom by going down through Native DOES NOT WORK.
I'll post my other settings for my gaming mode below just as an FYI, but the above stuff took me damn near forever to figure out, so I hope it helps at least one other super color-picky person out there. Keep in mind, these are the settings that I use specifically for game consoles that only output signals at 480p or below. For HD signals, the color setting would be 50 on "PC" mode as well as a few other changes.
Picture Mode: Movie
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Black Tone: Off
Flesh Tone: -15
Color Space: Custom (press up through Auto, do not go down through Native!)
White Balance: Default
10p White Balance: Off
Color Tone: Standard
MPEG NF: Off
Auto Motion Plus: Off
LED Motion Plus: Off
Last edited by ultimateman; 12-19-2015 at 09:48 AM.