Hey guys. I just purchased the Samsung UN40H5500AF.
A fantastic TV for the price. Superb for gaming and movie watching. One of the few sets where the 'game mode' actually makes the PQ even better -smoothes out image quality and makes games looks sharper and cleaner- (after calibration of course).
The PQ is excellent, (heck even better than some high end models) but I'm noticing some subtle color smearing in certain areas. It happens with extremely dark blacks against brighter backgrounds (or even dark on dark) and there's a bluish/purplish smearing trail. It's subtle and not as bad as some of those Sharp panels, but it's noticeable. I also noticed it when playing Fifa 14. The red icons above the players' heads sometimes leave a very light reddish smear when the camera is panning very quickly.
I have game mode 'on' and all processing extras turned off. Is this a common thing with these sets (or LEDs/LCDs in general) or do I have a faulty product? Again, sometimes I don't see it at all and it only happens in very specific areas of games.
If anyone else is experiencing the light smearing issue in dark areas, I'd love to know.
My panel Version: TS01 (I'm guessing this is the good kind? Not Sharp?)
Here are my calibration settings using the Disney WOW disc (Put TV in Game Mode and 'then' calibrate):
Game Mode: ON
Picture Mode: Standard (Can't change with game mode on, but try to match the Movie mode if possible)
Backlight: 10 (My TV is in a very, very dim room hence the low backlight).
Color: 50 (Tested the color pattern with a blue filter. The set actually has a perfect color balance out of the box-very rare).
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Black Tone: Off
Flesh Tone: 0
RGB Only Mode: Off
Color Space: Auto
Color Tone: Warm2
Size: Screen Fit
Digital Noise Filter: Off
MPEG Noise Filter: Off
HDMI Black Level: Low
Film Mode: Off
LED Clear Motion: Off
PS: A quick question for those using XBOX ONE with this TV. When switching to Game Mode, have any of you noticed a subtle change in the green color specifically? (Most noticeable on the system launch screen). It appears more 'vibrant' or slightly more saturated when switching to game mode. Anyone else notice this?
Last edited by TheGameScouts; 08-08-2014 at 01:55 PM.