Originally Posted by LBJ2
Redwolf4K: I have applied your settings recommendations to my new ( this week) Samsung UN46D6000SFwith excellent results. Any thoughts on how I can tame the horrific flash-lighting coming from both bottom corners of my screen without sacrificing the very positive results I get from your settings overall? (Flash-lighting only becomes a pest in my case when I view something that has the Top and Bottom black bars). I've noticed your Standard settings produce less flash-lighting then your movie settings---but I haven't been able to identify which setting exactly is the flash-lighting culprit. Thanks in advance for any advice
Unfortunately there is not too much that can be done about the flash lighting. I am sure everyone notices them when watching blu-rays that have a wider aspect ratio then the TV itself....
The tv then has the difficult job of keeping the black bars inky while keeping the actual film bright. It's not possible. The "Shadow Detail" control becomes useless in that case.
The only way to make the blacks inkier and the flash lighting less noticeable is to increase the ambient light in the room itself, and let the screen filter hide it. I used to view plasmas in total darkness. With this set I have my ceiling light dimmer set to around 30%.