Originally Posted by buzzard767
Please show the reference where Samsung says Cal-Day & Night voids the warranty. The modes are available, just like ISFccc in Panasonic, Sharp, and Pioneer Kuro for calibrators to get the most out of the display.
I've posted contrast numbers several times in this thread.
From everything I've read online it is an internal company policy at Samsung. You are ok if an authorized certified technician accesses it though. I pulled this from warranty out of manual:
"The warranty does not apply to any product that has been damaged or rendered defective as a result of any of the following excluded reasons, namely:
● as a result of accident, misuse
, or abuse;
● through the failure to use this product for its normal purposes
● by the use of parts not manufactured or sold by Samsung;
● by modification without the written permission of Samsung;
● by damage resulting from transit, neglect
, power surge or failure"
I've also came across you can delete the log...while others say its hidden:
"Control-> Sub-Option-> View Log
Log Types (Defect, NVRAM, Diagnosis)
Also reference this cnet thread on what a Samsung representive says about accessing service menu.
Granted buzz, you ARE a calibrator..it would just stink for a person who isn't to enable 2 more modes and find out they voided there warranty through the vague directions on what voids warranty.
As far as contrast I should have specified, I didn't want to use the wrong numbers when determining peak Ftl, I see darkest black is .011. I also see you just posted up another adjustment with contrast ratio circled for that particular setting(thanks). When people compared tv's do they use the highest luminance that can get without clipping(noticed early you mentioned 84ftl)? Just curious. Granted as you are never going to watch it with settings like that, would be pointless. I'm not a professional as you can tell