[quote]Fun fact: the service menu on the 48 W600B can be accessed by pressing: (power off) DISPLAY, 5, VOLUME UP, POWER(on).
Cool ....Samsung VA panel like my Sony ,nothing at panelook on this panel (or cell ) yet . I believe it's a 60Hz panel though . First 3 letters of panel # are mfg code LSY is definitely Samsung without a doubt ....decent panels.
No CMS for calibration in the serv menu maybe thats a good thing you can't get into to much trouble in there that way but anyway don't change ANYTHING in the service menu ..........you could turn it into a brick ! there are no picture or color adjustments in there on your set .
Turn off all the ECO /Energy Saver crap
and brightness and /or backlight sensors .
For the most accurate colors
put it in Cinema mode and screw
the contrast (picture ) to max same thing with the backlight .they are way to low out of the box !
you might want to do that in all the modes as well some of the other settings esp. gamma in each mode and each input
I leave the color temp at vivid is sports mode for effect but I usually don't use it, tweaked Cinema is usually the best on a Sony
The Cinema mode /scene select
will turn off all the other advanced settings crap you don't need for a good picture
Best to set color temp at neutral
in most modes and particularly Cinema
Sonys like to push red if you don't (been that way forever ) and some blues can take on a lavender tint and it can otherwise skew the yellows ,greens and magenta ,set it too cool and it pushes blue like a Cheap Emerson, Dynex or Westinghouse at WM or Target in store or torch mode !
Advanced settings Cine motion
should be auto though thats your 3:2 pull down for 24p film content (movies )
In advanced settings Gamma at +2 usually helps with picture detail on Sonys also
Fageet about any motion settings or blinking back lights /edge lights or frame dimming
I would keep the brightness and color saturation about 50-55 no more than 60 on either one otherwise excessive brightness you will kill your blacks and thus contrast and might lose detail and see blooming and/ or a washed out picture excessive color saturation skews the colors and kills picture detail .
Sharpness on a Sony with a VA panel probably about 17 most other sets a lot less .
contrary to popular wisdom contrast sets white levels and Brightness sets black levels no lie !
Oh in the screen setting menu set your screen pixel mapping @1:1 (full pixel very important ) ,auto wide ON ,4:3 default OFF ,Auto Display area OFF very important !
Note : if full pixel is not right
your brand new 1080p set is suddenly a 720p set no matter what the display info banner says no lie !
Should have a very good picture. Sometimes Sammy Panels look better in Sonys than Samsungs ha ha ha .