Originally Posted by shibez
i have to go with dallows on this one..because i have a yankees home "pinstripe" jersey ...i am sure every one knows how white the white part of the jersey is...anyways when i watch my yankees in movie mode(warm 2)..their jerseys just dont look white ...they look more like cream. anyways in warm 1 they look white (as they do in standard but standard throws other colors off)
The Engineering Guy made this comment on how to set whites (and blacks) in B&W movies:
04-08-10, 11:12 AM #1007 | Link
Join Date: Mar 2010
"The color settings on this set will never look right because the factory set the wrong internal adjusts during manufacture! You can get the picture better, but it will never be right until the internal settings are corrected, something I'm trying Samsung to do, but don't hold your breath.
To set color balance properly, you need test equipment, however you can get close using a B&W picture. With a B&W picture on the screen, look at the very dark areas of the image. Any color contamination in the dark areas can be removed with the appropriate color 'OFFSET' control. If you find the dark areas appear a little green, as an example, decrease the setting of the GREEN OFFSET. The offset controls effect the dark areas of the picture. When you are satisfied with the dark areas, turn your attention to the bright areas, the color 'GAIN' controls are used to correct any contamination in the bright areas, just as the OFFSET did for the dark areas. You may need to go back and forth a couple of times as the two adjustments do interact with each other.
As for my settings, they are as follows, and produce an as close to a 'technically correct' setting as my set is capable of, but remember, you may have to tweak these a little for your taste and set. These settings won't make the picture 'pop' but they should produce a more natural looking image. The peak illumination with these settings is about 30ftL, which might be a little bright for a really dim room, if so, turn BOTH the contrast and brightness down a bit, Face21's levels for brightness and contrast seem about right for those levels.
MODE: MOVIE, CELL: 8, CONTRAST 79, BRIGHT: 55, SHARP: 20, COLOR:37, TINT: 37G/63R
WHITE BAL: RED(off): 32, GREEN(off): 28, BLUE(off): 20
RED(gain): 44, GREEN(gain): 29, BLUE(gain): 37
COLOR TEMP: WARM-2, GAMMA: +1, COLOR SPACE: AUTO All other picture enhancements OFF!
If you find the black levels a little to light for you taste, you may decrease the GAMMA to zero, however you will be losing some dark detail with the colors appearing more saturated. You may want to check the white balance against a B&W picture, to see if it needs a little tweaking, since these settings are adjusted to balance my set.
As for menu items that are grayed out, that is because these settings are not applicable or meaningful, with the current inputs or settings of the set. For instance, HDMI black levels refers to RGB signal coding (mostly from video game equipment) , however, your current signal is xyY coded (most likely from a DVD player) , making an RGB adjust both imposable and meaningless (that's why its grayed out)."
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Modern white copy paper is often dyed with flourescent dye which actually flouresces -blue- under flourescent light which gives the brightness of the paper as over 100.
Any way, I think we mostly all agree this panel of Sammy is great, and CNET gave Samsung #1 and #3 out of the top 5 panels for 2009. None of the top 5 were Sony Bravias or Panny's: no Kuros, for example.. Enjoy your settings!