Originally Posted by catfish john
any advice or recommendations will be greatly appreciated
Download the free AVS HD709 calibration disk, and instructions. It takes awhile to figure it out but you will appreciate the results. You will be able to calibrate the basic settings, brightness, contrast etc as well as color depending on how many features are available on the Samsung without purchasing a colorimeter or other hardware. It even has a small video that explains the hows and whys of basic calibration. Or you can pay to have a professional come out and do it for you.