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Old 09-19-2012, 03:03 PM - Thread Starter
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Greetings all!

I just got a Samsung 46" LED TV recently (I forget the model number), and have been somewhat overwhelmed by that array of options/settings under the video tab. I don't remember being overwhelmed at all by the settings on my previous LCD...must have been fewer options, with more obvious implications.

For instance: I had already turned off some functions (for instance, 'motion plus') and adjusted backlight, brightness, etc., but I was watching a movie yesterday and the lighting/contrast of certain scenes (usually close-ups in dark environments, I think) changed mid-scene. Presumably the TV was trying to 'auto-something' to optimize my experience. I then turned 'dynamic contrast' option to 'off,' but I noticed the TV still tried to adjust the brightness/contrast mid-scene. So I turned off a couple other auto of them was 'black tone' which I set to 'off,' and the other thing I think I set to 'off ' was 'film mode'.

I haven't watched another movie yet, so I don't know if these settings will prevent the TV from auto-adjusting images mid-scene (which I hate), but I was wondering if there are some general guidelines/advice/consensus pertaining to recommended video settings? I don't mean just re: the mid-scene lighting/contrast adjustment but, generally, are there some video options that a majority of people in this forum people tend turn off, or put on a particular setting? Obviously, everyone's tastes and viewing environments will differ, but I am wondering if any kind of general agreement has emerged regarding some settings. I have no idea what a bunch of the settings actually do (the on-screen descriptions are not too illuminating), so I am at a bit of a loss as to how to manage settings to my satisfaction.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions to help me manage the overwhelming wealth of choice Samsung has offered me!

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Old 09-19-2012, 03:59 PM
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I'm interested in this too because I've got a Samsung ES8000 coming tomorrow. You should post your TV model I think.

Samsung ES8000 65", Evo Kit installed, Yamaha AVR with Paradigm speakers, iMac, iPad, Apple TV and HTC One phone.
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