Originally Posted by socwrkr
I was using Mantis' settings on my Samsung since bought in 2010. I made the terrible mistake of letting Best Buy come out and screw with the TV to do their calibration. Anyways, they messed up my settings pretty badly and were supposed to email me with all of my original settings, which of course they didn't - even after two complaints to the local best buy store and calling geek squad. I went back and searched for the original Mantis settings and it is still coming up more dim than it was (i've upgraded the firmware since then). Would you guys be so kind as to direct me to the settings that is commonly thought of as the best for the 63c8000? Thank you so much!
You might already know about this, but I'll post a link anyway....LINK
. I used to copy settings too, until I got seriously involved in calibration.
Saying all this, I can still recommend a couple things. First if you don't have a general calibration disc, I recommend to get one....LINK
. As for some basic settings that can make a big difference.....Here are my basic settings that you can try. They work great for my environment, panel, and content I watch.(I mainly watch HD content)
Picture mode: Cal-Night
Cell Light: 20 (I have this set to the max setting via recommendations from professional calibrators, and I get the best results using my professional grade equipment)
Contrast: 78 (this gives me a light output of 34fL, and I get no clipping. You can set this setting via a setup disc, you don't need extra equipment.)
Brightness: 56 (You can also set this via a calibration disc. This brightness setting works with my Gamma set to +1. If I keep Gamma at default, my brightness needs to be at 54. To fully adjust the Gamma you need equipment.)
Sharpness: 3 (You can set this up via a calibration disc)
Color: 48 (You can set this up via the Tv's internal "Expert Pattern" "Pattern2", using "RGB Only Mode" set to "Blue". Using the color slider, try and make the far left and right boxes blend as well as possible. You have to turn the "RGB Only" back to off, or it will just stay in blue only mode.)
Every thing else I set to "off", and black level "normal".
These settings work for me in my environment and with my panel. These settings might not work for your environment or panel. Best things you can do are, hire a pro....not BestBuy, get a calibration disc........or you can spend hundreds of hours, and thousands of dollars.(like myself)
I hope this helps.Edited by ElectronicTonic - 10/27/12 at 12:10pm