Hi, I got the Samsung pn43e450a1fxzc for 399 a few days ago, on the 21 of September at my local furniture store.
So here is my setting, I tried to use the DVD calibration disk from the calibration forum here at avsforum and the TV looked bland.
Then I tried the settings in this thread, all of them, and it still looked a bit bland to me.
So I opened up the calibration disk again and went to the pattern that shows the bar ramp of red, green, blue, cyan, magenta and calibrated the red, green, blue gain so the bars were seen and I cranked up the color so it looks not so dull, and it worked.
Before that I set the brightness and contrast, and the color and hue, then I set the rgb gain as I described.
I tried all the settings with extra dark black and dynamic contrast etc, and the below settings is the best I could find.
So here you go, here's the settings that I was so happy with I had to register to post them here;
Settings moved to new post.
The TV looks nice, but there is no lcd look, it looks different than a lcd which is the only kind of monitor I used before today. It looks nice, just different than lcd does.
Its a large TV but I sit around 5 feet or a bit more from it and it is not too large for me.
The Ferrite Filters need to be looped twice, and are too big to fit snug around the cable, so you have to loop the cable in the Ferrite Filters and then snap it shut.
I ran the DVD stickied at the top of this forum on the TV for about 100 hours.
It's not a heavy TV, and it is pretty thin.
There is a buzz noise from the TV, but I did not hear it while playing the web browser on the TV, and while playing the blu ray I couldn't hear the buzz sound.
There was one dead pixel but it got fixed somehow and I can't find it anymore.
The remote doesn't have a switch to previous input, that works.
Overall I am happy with my 399 purchase, it looks nice and it works.