Originally Posted by Plasma5300
Samsung pn51f5300b , Im talking about the color setting slider, It was set to 50 on standard but I moved it to 54. Just wondering if it can hurt the set by have the colors burn too bright
Ah, 4 points is nothing. Worst you'll do is have over saturated colors. Best will be still under saturated colors if they were under in the first place, or close to perfect saturation.
Be sure the color space is set to auto. If it was on native drop the color back to 50 and check it out. Sammy usually does a decent job with auto. Not exactly sure how they set it, but you can get really good color on various material and have it off a bit on others. So plus 5 may make one thing look good, and over saturate the other stuff.
But again, 5 clicks is really small, 8% off center, 4% of full scale.
There is a monster/ISF calibration wizard DVD floating around that was given out at their classes, really basic guide that runs you through a quick front panel. It's really nice for color and tint. You don't get color bars, instead you get 3 girls, one with a ton of makeup that looks crazy over saturated, one is "normal," and the 3rd is made up to be way under saturated. With that screen up you adjust until to make the girl in the middle look human. This is mostly an FYI, as your TV has some nice features.
You should set the brightness, contrast, and color temp first. Test disc or slides would be ideal, the avs disc/materials are free, just need to figure out what format you need for your gear.
Second best would be the expert patterns built into the TV, one greyscale pattern for brightness/contrast, and one color pattern for setting color and tint. For color temp it is usually warm or warm 2. If you can find a review it should tell you what setting gets you close to D6500.
Now you'll use the RGB only setting on your TV. You either disable red and green, or select blue. SMPTE color bars are easier to work with if you can grab some slides from the forum, but the built in pattern will work, it's just a lot more busy and I'm not sure what the extra stuff is for.
For color you'll be looking at the blue/white rectangles/boxes, for tint you'll be looking at the aqua/purplish (actual color names are escaping me.)
When you flip into blue only you'll have the blue, and the white sections will turn blue, the aqua and purple will also turn blue, so be sure not to mix up what was what before flipping to blue only.
Now adjust the color until the original blue and white (which is now blue) match each other.
Go through the same process using tint for the original aqua/purple which are now blue.
These 2 adjustments are interactive, so you'll have to make it an iterative process until you get as close as possible on both.
Feel free to ask any questions.