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post #391 of 2546
I'm trying to use the settings found here to tune the 60" in our community clubhouse lounge. How do I update the firmware? There is no internet connection available.
post #392 of 2546
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Originally Posted by JackB View Post

I'm trying to use the settings found here to tune the 60" in our community clubhouse lounge. How do I update the firmware? There is no internet connection available.

You should also be able to do it via USB flash drive I believe (the only way to do it on the non-"smart" models like mine), but of course you'd have to place the folder and file on it by downloading it first. Samsung's site should have it along with any instructions.
post #393 of 2546
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Originally Posted by gexxxy View Post

i tried the i am legend about the tv turning black when he closed his house and it went black for a second and normal its not the case ,,,because my 7000 does the samething its the movie,,,so far no problems for me this tv is great picture is beautiful when adjusted and calibrated,,

this also happens with other movies, more or less when rolling credits. any scene where it blacks out completely for more than a second, the screen turns 'off' then turns back on again. its not a bother, but is noticeable, if not annoying. a good example is the loading screens on Skyrim if you'd be referring to games too.
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Originally Posted by JackB View Post

Are you doing all of these settings by eye? With or without a calibration disk?

ive also indicated my settings for the 60 in my previous postings. both using the WOW disc as well as the DVE essentials disc. these are personal settings ive used, tweaked it from time to time, but always reverted back to my original posting. actually, sometimes i just play around with the auto motion to screw around with "3D" biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by JackB View Post

I'm trying to use the settings found here to tune the 60" in our community clubhouse lounge. How do I update the firmware? There is no internet connection available.

as mentioned previously, you can update via usb on a memory stick. for what its worth,

im still enjoying my display, and have officially tossed my box. biggrin.gif
post #394 of 2546
guys like i stated before my settings are by eye,,,the image quality is fantastic and i cant complain,,,with my settings i dont need to call a calibration expert no reason,,yeah sure it will look 100% better but if you tried my settings
you will like them also,,,just watched Goon with my son the sharpness and color is wonderful..

settings if anyone interested:
Mode: movie
Backlight-13
Contrast-100
Brightness-32
Sharpness-18
color-46
Tint G48/r52
Advanced settings::
colorspace -auto
White Balance:
R-offset 33
G-offset 31
B-offset 30
R-Gain 38
G-Gain 34
B-Gain 33
Gamma : 2
Dynamic contrast med
Blacktone dark
Flesh tone 0
Motion lightning off
Picture options
Color tone warm1
size 16:9
Digital noise off
HDMI level normal greyed out
film mode off
Auto motion clear 9 Blur Judder 10
Led off
Edited by gexxxy - 7/9/12 at 8:49pm
post #395 of 2546
Hi, I bought the UN60EH6000 at BB last month but I just now had a chance to hook it up and test it out. Pretty satisfied with the PQ so far!

I was curious how much tinkering people have done with all of the different modes on this TV. I know it has the Standard, Movie, and something else (Dynamic?) as well as a separate Game Mode. Also, seems to behave totally differently when the HDMI input is labeled PC. My first testing was with my laptop connected and using the "PC label" trick. Used the lagom lcd test website for test images.

Some things I noticed while testing:
  • On the contrast page, the different color scales appeared just fine. No need to adjust.
  • In the sharpness test, I was unable to get an ideal pattern, no matter what I set the sharpness to. 50 was somewhere in the middle, with half the boxes looking a bit lighter and half a bit darker. Adjusting from there caused the differences to become more pronounced.
  • I tested the whitepoint with my colorimeter, it was over 10000K. I tried changing the whitepoint by adjusting the white balance settings... but they made almost no difference. Blue had much more gain no matter what I tried.
  • When I cleared the HDMI input label and used Standard picture, the color bars in the contrast test were oversaturated for blue and red... they peaked too early so the last 4-5 steps were all the same brightness. I tried changing the brightness & contrast but it didn't seem to help. Early peaking blue and red seems to match what Televisioninfo said about the TV. What surprises me is that the issue goes away in PC mode!

Anyway, I thought I'd share my observations and see if anyone has had a similar experience. I just find it odd that the TVs characteristics change so drastically depending on the mode (the standard modes, Game, or PC). Currently I'm running on PC mode with my Cable DVR, but I'm going to take another crack at these goofy settings later.

Oh also... BB is giving me a free Geek Squad visit once per year, so I'm having them calibrate the TV "professionally" next week. I'll try to watch every step they take and report the settings and quality of their calibration.
post #396 of 2546
Hello guys, I'm in need of some help. I really like Samsung tvs. I recently purchashed a Samsung un55eh6000 tv a week ago and I am very disappointed with the picture quality. With that being said, a little info on the situation. Two months ago I purchased a 50 Samsung plasma and love the tv and picture quality. Really really awesome. I bought it online and when it came in and I put it atop my entertainment center the small bezel made the tv look a lot smaller than my previous tv. (Hitachi 50" with a 4 inch bezel) I decided to put that tv in my bedroom and get a 55 inch tv which led me to this tv because Samsung doesn't make a 55" plasma and i read a lot of reviews and people said it had an amazing picture and I don't care about 3d or smart tv stuff. But the tv I have doesn't have a good picture to it at all and reading even in this thread of people loving their picture makes me wonder if something is wrong with my tv. I've even tried settings I've found on here and other internet sources and still no luck. I really want to give this tv a shot but I might be sending it back unless someone can help. I sit about 9' away from the tv. I have directv hd with hdmi chords. Help Help Help Help please. Thanks in advance
post #397 of 2546
Hey guys, I had something weird happen with the EH6000 I bought today. I set it up, watched for a while then powered it off for a few hours. When I came back to use it again, the screen was glowing faintly, almost like one of the backlight LEDs was on. I checked the standby light and it was red, so the set was definitely off.

I powered it on then back off and it seems to be fully off now. Has anyone else experienced this?
post #398 of 2546
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Originally Posted by walsey View Post

Hello guys, I'm in need of some help. I really like Samsung tvs. I recently purchashed a Samsung un55eh6000 tv a week ago and I am very disappointed with the picture quality. With that being said, a little info on the situation. Two months ago I purchased a 50 Samsung plasma and love the tv and picture quality. Really really awesome. I bought it online and when it came in and I put it atop my entertainment center the small bezel made the tv look a lot smaller than my previous tv. (Hitachi 50" with a 4 inch bezel) I decided to put that tv in my bedroom and get a 55 inch tv which led me to this tv because Samsung doesn't make a 55" plasma and i read a lot of reviews and people said it had an amazing picture and I don't care about 3d or smart tv stuff. But the tv I have doesn't have a good picture to it at all and reading even in this thread of people loving their picture makes me wonder if something is wrong with my tv. I've even tried settings I've found on here and other internet sources and still no luck. I really want to give this tv a shot but I might be sending it back unless someone can help. I sit about 9' away from the tv. I have directv hd with hdmi chords. Help Help Help Help please. Thanks in advance

A friend was given a UN40EH6000 and I set it up for her. She absolutely did not want to pay for HD, so I knew I would be re-connecting her digitaI to analog converter cablebox. (Heaven help me.) But before I did that, I ran the coax cable into the RF input and auto programmed cable channels so we could see local broadcast stations in HD. Out of the box, the HD picture looked pretty good. But I didn't waste time changing any settings and connected the D to A cablebox.

The picture was "overdone", so I spent an hour de-tuning Standard mode (that she liked best) and am very proud of the picture I ended up with. I turned off Motion lighting, digital noise filter, Film mode, LED Motion Plus, Energy Saving, Eco Sensor, and Dynamic contrast. Lowered color and sharpness until the picture looked good.

So, I'm writing to say that the set is very adjustable and it allowed me to walk away with a pretty good picture under bad circumstances. I doubt if a lesser TV would look as good.
post #399 of 2546
Hi walsey,

I consider the picture quality to be pretty good on the UH6000... but the settings on it are definitely quirky, so it can be hard to get the picture you're looking for.

You know, maybe part of the reason it looks bad to you is that your other TVs are plasma. I know I personally have a preference for plasma sets... when I was checking out the EH6000 side-by-side with plasmas at the store, I was immediately drawn to the extra depth and natural reproduction of the plasma. But the glare off the plasmas was horrible, and their brightness limited. Those would be two major issues in the room I was buying for, so I went with the LED-LCD instead.

I haven't messed with my settings hardly at all yet. Currently I have mine set to PC mode (change the label on the HDMI input to PC). I'm pretty happy with it, although colors are very "cool" temp-wise (blueish tint). Next week the BB squad is coming to calibrate it, so I'll see what they do to mine... write down the settings, and tweak it if I don't like the results.
post #400 of 2546
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Originally Posted by cypher1024 View Post

Hey guys, I had something weird happen with the EH6000 I bought today. I set it up, watched for a while then powered it off for a few hours.

did you check and see if your eco modes are set ON? there are settings there that would power it off when no signal is detected. theres also a setting where after a timeframe, it just shuts off (sort of like sleep mode). nonetheless, im at work thus cant really surf too long...
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When I came back to use it again, the screen was glowing faintly, almost like one of the backlight LEDs was on. I checked the standby light and it was red, so the set was definitely off.
I powered it on then back off and it seems to be fully off now. Has anyone else experienced this?

i havent had this 'glowing' happen, unless it would be turning off.

hit power button -> very faint glow -> display off and red light shows up on control button.

hope this helps.
post #401 of 2546
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Originally Posted by doggghouse View Post

Hi walsey,
I consider the picture quality to be pretty good on the UH6000... but the settings on it are definitely quirky, so it can be hard to get the picture you're looking for.
You know, maybe part of the reason it looks bad to you is that your other TVs are plasma. I know I personally have a preference for plasma sets... when I was checking out the EH6000 side-by-side with plasmas at the store, I was immediately drawn to the extra depth and natural reproduction of the plasma. But the glare off the plasmas was horrible, and their brightness limited. Those would be two major issues in the room I was buying for, so I went with the LED-LCD instead.
I haven't messed with my settings hardly at all yet. Currently I have mine set to PC mode (change the label on the HDMI input to PC). I'm pretty happy with it, although colors are very "cool" temp-wise (blueish tint). Next week the BB squad is coming to calibrate it, so I'll see what they do to mine... write down the settings, and tweak it if I don't like the results.

I don't really know a lot of the picture quality terms to explain what I'm seeing. The picture just doesn't have that HD crisp, sharp look to it. My wife even noticed it too and if she sees it something probably is wrong somewhere. It isn't really all that much brighter if any than the samsung plasma that I purchased a few months earlier. I really like the look of the tv and love samsung tvs so I want to give this tv a chance. You can look at tvs all day long in a store but all you can do is read reviews and pick the one you think best suits your needs. I would hate for myself to return this tv and get a plasma and say I don't like led and write it off when its the tv that's bad not the technologhy. I actually tried gexxxy picture settings from above and didn't like the results. I guess Im gonna have sears look at it and return it if I can't get it figured out. I have 30 days but I hope I can figure something out before then. Oh and to list my problems with the picture. Not a crystal clear picture. It's not motion blur just looks like a subpar hd picutre. Colors not vibrant, letters look hazy and pixley, people look gray or washed out. It also has its moments when watching anything I think the picture looking pretty good right now and the camera angle can change or the next frame looks like crap. I know I'm ranting just disappointed.
post #402 of 2546
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Originally Posted by walsey View Post

I don't really know a lot of the picture quality terms to explain what I'm seeing. The picture just doesn't have that HD crisp, sharp look to it. My wife even noticed it too and if she sees it something probably is wrong somewhere. It isn't really all that much brighter if any than the samsung plasma that I purchased a few months earlier. I really like the look of the tv and love samsung tvs so I want to give this tv a chance. You can look at tvs all day long in a store but all you can do is read reviews and pick the one you think best suits your needs. I would hate for myself to return this tv and get a plasma and say I don't like led and write it off when its the tv that's bad not the technologhy. I actually tried gexxxy picture settings from above and didn't like the results. I guess Im gonna have sears look at it and return it if I can't get it figured out. I have 30 days but I hope I can figure something out before then. Oh and to list my problems with the picture. Not a crystal clear picture. It's not motion blur just looks like a subpar hd picutre. Colors not vibrant, letters look hazy and pixley, people look gray or washed out. It also has its moments when watching anything I think the picture looking pretty good right now and the camera angle can change or the next frame looks like crap. I know I'm ranting just disappointed.

When I tuned up the set mentioned a few posts above, I noticed the default on Standard was 12. I left it there, but you should try upping that number to get more "pop" in the picture. If you turn off all the processing I mentioned above, you will clear up the non sharp picture and text. Also, turn Sharpness down until it starts messing up the picture. Otherwise, it will put a "ring" around objects. Lower Color to get rid of the over-saturated look. Set AMP to Clear.

If you notice, Gexxy settings were for Movie mode. I would only ever use Movie mode, but, out of the box, I felt it was dull as you describe. Write down your settings before you change them, then experiment.
post #403 of 2546
bad panel perhaps?

for what its worth, panel lottery does occur, and wouldnt really consider it unless its the last option.

what would you be the native resolution of the source material tho? can you try using a blu-ray player for comparison?

aside from Gexxy, syntax also placed their settings here, including mine as well. im not certain if anyone has used mine, but as mentioned previously, write down your settings prior to making any adjustments.

keep us posted and best of luck!
Edited by jomari - 7/12/12 at 3:08pm
post #404 of 2546
Hey Zinger, I bought the 60" EH about a month ago and am still debating on whether or not to keep it. After messing with the setting for about 2 weeks straight I have it looking pretty good from straight on (although the greens seem to be a little bright). But from more than about 20 degrees off center the picture looses fidelity and it kind of bugs me. You said you switched from plasma and I was just wondering why you chose to switch? I have never had a plasma and was considering getting one. I know there the viewing angle on them is much better. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
post #405 of 2546
Thanks for the replys. I am going to try all of this when I get home this evening and will let ya'll know what I find. I will have to find all the settings and work with it a little. Any other opinions would be welcomed.
post #406 of 2546
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Originally Posted by jomari View Post

did you check and see if your eco modes are set ON? there are settings there that would power it off when no signal is detected. theres also a setting where after a timeframe, it just shuts off (sort of like sleep mode). nonetheless, im at work thus cant really surf too long....
Thanks for the reply!
I've doubled-checked and both eco mode and the auto power off are disabled.
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Originally Posted by jomari View Post

i havent had this 'glowing' happen, unless it would be turning off.
hit power button -> very faint glow -> display off and red light shows up on control button.
hope this helps.
This was at least an hour after the TV had been turned off.

I'm really hoping it was just some bizarre one-off thing.
post #407 of 2546
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Originally Posted by cypher1024 View Post

Thanks for the reply!
I've doubled-checked and both eco mode and the auto power off are disabled.

well, i dont know what to say then. im sorry i couldnt assist further. mine just did it because my auto thingy was on. turned it off afterwards.
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This was at least an hour after the TV had been turned off.
I'm really hoping it was just some bizarre one-off thing.

probably, but hey, i always try to check and see what happened in the first place. if its going to bother you, id consider trying to replicate the problem and of course, take note as of why it happened.

do you have the motion lighting turned on?
post #408 of 2546
I believe I have found my terms to better tell you guys the problems I'm having. I was wanting to say the screen was fuzzy at first but cloudy is a better word and I believe I remember seeing cloudy as a problem with led tvs. The bright colors look dull and washed out. The blacks and dark colors is when you can really tell. You can actually see the fuzzy, undefined shapes through the darks. I think that is what is making the picture not clear. I did turn all the eco stuff off and everything else I was told to cut off and it helped out A LOT. Thanks for the replies and working with a newbie.
post #409 of 2546
which model did you get with the panasonic ? i actually just got the 5000 to replace the ET5 - the black levels were weak - screen not uniform enough for me and ligher on one side and corners
mines was the left side more -


i hope the 5000 gives me as good a picture as the panny ET5 - but better screen and blacks
post #410 of 2546
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Originally Posted by walsey View Post

I believe I have found my terms to better tell you guys the problems I'm having. I was wanting to say the screen was fuzzy at first but cloudy is a better word and I believe I remember seeing cloudy as a problem with led tvs. The bright colors look dull and washed out. The blacks and dark colors is when you can really tell. You can actually see the fuzzy, undefined shapes through the darks. I think that is what is making the picture not clear. I did turn all the eco stuff off and everything else I was told to cut off and it helped out A LOT. Thanks for the replies and working with a newbie.

When we say cloudy we mean that white "clouds" appear on an all black screen, between programs and transitions to commercials and on credits. In severe cases, the clouds can be seen in dark scenes in movies. However, you seem to be indicating that the picture is simply not bright, colorful, and punchy, but extremely dull and drab.

Usually LCD/LEDs are so bright you need sunglasses to watch them, and Samsung's, especially, are known to have that Samsung "pop" which makes the picture jump out at you. Owners usually have to lower the Backlight setting to stay in the same room. It is possible you have a bad set and should consider returning it.

Before you do, however, try a few things. There are 3 Picture Modes. Click on Tools and change between Standard, Movie, and Dynamic. Does that change the picture? Usually Dynamic is so bright it will sear your eyeballs. Movie is usually dim and Standard is in between.

If the picture changes, then try leaving it at Standard or Movie where you can change more settings. Press Menu and increase the Backlight setting first to see if that helps. I noticed that it defaulted to 12 in Standard, which is probably too low. I also noticed that the CNET review of this set had it upped to 15 in Movie mode. (Go read their settings.) Once you get either Standard or Movie bright enough, switch Color Space between Auto, Native, etc. and choose one. Color Tone also changes the appearance from Cool to Warm1 to Warm2, etc. (but not all in any one mode).

If you get it close, then check/change Brightness which sets the black level and then Contrast which adjusts the white level. Finally consider lowering Color and Sharpness, and turning off all the processing features, (noise reduction, dynamic contrast, etc.). Let us know how it goes.
post #411 of 2546
^ ^ ^ Excellent and detailed information. The EH series should have more than enough picture brightness and "PoP". When I viewed both the 46EH5000 and 46EH6000 in several stores the picture brightness and clarity was outstanding compared to nearby other models and brands. The full array back light really usually needs to be toned down along with other setting and it still would provide a very bright and enjoyable picture.
post #412 of 2546
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Originally Posted by jomari View Post

probably, but hey, i always try to check and see what happened in the first place. if its going to bother you, id consider trying to replicate the problem and of course, take note as of why it happened.
do you have the motion lighting turned on?

I've done my best to replicate it, but it hasn't happened again (yet).

I think motion plus was on, but I don't know what it was set to.
post #413 of 2546
Hi to all the series 6 owners.

I recently purchased a UN60EH6050F from COSTCO, and I am in the process of refining the picture settings.

I normally use images and videos that I put on a USB stick, But I noticed that on that TV, You dont seem to have any way to adjust picture quality for that source.

When you make picture adjustments they appear to only be applied to the selected source (TV, HDMI... ), but the media displayed from the USB port do not seem to belong to any of these. When displaying content from the USB port, you can select the picture mode like Standard / movie... but they are not related to the picture mode of any of the sources.

I have one source coming from a receiver to the HDMI1 of the TV. I select Standard picture mode, and change settings. if I then go to the USB device select Standard Picture Mode, the setting changes I made do not apply.

So I either missed something trivial, or it looks like the USB device is not considered a source and therefore you cannot modify picture settings for it.

If someone know of a way for the picture setting changes to apply to the USB media, I would apreciate the enlightenment smile.gif
Edited by scrambler3 - 7/14/12 at 6:00pm
post #414 of 2546
Try turning the Digital Noise Filter to Auto... That happens when you turn it off.. the good thing about Auto is that you dont see any motion blur that you see when its ON (High)
post #415 of 2546
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Originally Posted by scrambler3 View Post

Hi to all the series 6 owners.
I recently purchased a UN60EH6050F from COSTCO, and I am in the process of refining the picture settings.
I normally use images and videos that I put on a USB stick, But I noticed that on that TV, You dont seem to have any way to adjust picture quality for that source.
When you make picture adjustments they appear to only be applied to the selected source (TV, HDMI... ), but the media displayed from the USB port do not seem to belong to any of these. When displaying content from the USB port, you can select the picture mode like Standard / movie... but they are not related to the picture mode of any of the sources.
I have one source coming from a receiver to the HDMI1 of the TV. I select Standard picture mode, and change settings. if I then go to the USB device select Standard Picture Mode, the setting changes I made do not apply.
So I either missed something trivial, or it looks like the USB device is not considered a source and therefore you cannot modify picture settings for it.
If someone know of a way for the picture setting changes to apply to the USB media, I would apreciate the enlightenment smile.gif

i have the exact same television as you do, and tried using the media player just now...
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So I either missed something trivial, or it looks like the USB device is not considered a source and therefore you cannot modify picture settings for it.

i concur on this statement. depending on the samsung television you may have purchased, the settings you determine for one source is different for another.

for example,
HDMI 1 (blu-ray for example), settings for standard -> sharpness =0

HDMI 2 (htpc), settings for standard-> sharpness =20

if i change settings on HDMI 1 for sharpness to go to 50, this WILL NOT affect sharpness on HDMI 2.

this is the same for the media player, treating it as another source which apparently doesnt allow you to change any settings at all - may it be in standard, dynamic or movie. i THINK its just the 'default' settings the tv has. i assume this using the sound options, which doesnt give you the custom option at all.
post #416 of 2546
I am looking at the Samsung UN40ES6500, which should be the most recent series ... does anyone know how good and who's upscaler technology Samsung uses in this HDTV series as we have some 480i media that we'd like to play at 1080p and wondered how well it might look?

I guessing that nearly every 1080p HDTV manufacturer is usiung the latest and greatest upscaler silicon?

Thanks,

Scott
post #417 of 2546
Thanks for the confirmation jomari. I ended up connecting a device with a USB port on my receiver so I could display the images from the USB stick through the HDMI1 input of the TV

EDIT: The content below (in Blue) is obsolete, read the newer post for better information
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1395734/official-samsung-unxxeh6000-owners-thread/420#post_22233258

For those interested in color calibration for this UN60EH6050F model, here is what I found so far, using the images from http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/

The gamma of my TV (like many LCD TV) is way high, so I used gamma -3 to get as close as possible to the 2.2 ideal.

Then to compensate for brightness, to get the black levels (http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/black.php ) and white saturation (http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/white.php ) correct, I upped the brightness to 60 and the contrast down to 75. Have not tried to use backlight instead of brightness, will eventually test the difference between the two.


Other thing I noticed with the color ramps, is the blues and reds being crushed at the top of the scale, taking down the Color value down to 37 fixed that

I don’t seem to have color unbalance so I left Tint at 50/50 , white balance untouched, Flesh tone: 0, Color Tone: Standard for now.

Black Tone: Not enough testing to be sure, put it on dark for now as the TV seems to be on the light side.

Film Mode: Auto to adapt to broadcast source variation (no experienced issues)

I have good Video sources and like stable settings, so by default, and until I see a need for it, I remove filters and dynamic options
Digital Noise filter: Off
Motion lighting: Off
Auto and LED Motion +: Off (I will see if I encounter issues there)

So far the picture looks great, I have great panel uniformity in Red, Green, Blue, Black and White, no darker areas or clouding.

The only “bad” thing with this TV are the poor contrast viewing angles. Definitely a TV to be watched from the front only. This may not be as critical if you tend to use overly contrasted settings, but if you use normal contrast level it is very noticeable. As soon as you move off center the image contrast becomes a bit washed off.

Not an issue for me as we only watch the TV from the front.
For $1350 at Costco it appears to be a great value.

UN60EH6050F Setting summary
Mode: Standard
Backlight: 12
Contrast: 75
Brightness: 60
Sharpness: 25
Color: 37
Tint: G50/R50
Advanced options
Color Space: Auto
White Balance: Default
Gamma: -3
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Black Tone: dark
Flesh Tone: 0
Motion Lighting: Off
Picture Options
Color Tone: Standard
Size: Screen Fit
Digital Noise Filter: Off
Film Mode: Auto
Auto & LED Motion Plus: Off

Edited by scrambler3 - 7/19/12 at 11:09am
post #418 of 2546
It's almost always best to keep back light as low as possible for your room lighting conditions. Room lighting should also be kept low at night, but not pitch black. Soft indirect room light and a small, low wattage "bias" light behind the TV will make perceive black levels improve and also give your eyes less to deal with in fast Bright/Dark sequences in movies. Brightness and Contrast should always be set after back light is set and all should be done with a Media Assist Disc as a minimum way to obtain some sort of "calibrated settings".

I think it may have been mentioned here in the thread, but there is a good and free Calibration Disc available here.

A good way to make TV settings is with the *FREE* AVS HD709 Calibration Disc available here on AVS:

There are several files there in different formats, But if you have a Blu-ray player you can download the AVCHD(.exe) and burn it on a REGULAR DVD +or- R and play it in HD on Blu-ray. It is an ISO file and can be burned using IMGBurn or Nero or some other ISO file burning software. I found it VERY useful for all my TVs.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/948496/avs-hd-709-blu-ray-mp4-calibration


Besides the various test screens that help you set Brightness, Contrast, Color, Tint, etc. . . there is a video tutorial that gives detailed information on how and why to make the proper TV settings. Once the settings are made using this disc, you can then follow it up with a good personal reference movie to check your settings and possibly make minor adjustments for your conditions. Many owner find that Sea Biscuit, Casino Royale, The Fall and a few others on Blu-ray make excellent "reference movies. It is important NOT to use movies heavy in CGI like Avatar or Transformers to mention a couple, because these movies generally have over saturated colors and higher than normal contrast or peak white level. If you make adjustments using "tamer" movies, the Picture Quality will look best on all movie types.
post #419 of 2546
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Originally Posted by scrambler3 View Post

Thanks for the confirmation jomari. I ended up connecting a device with a USB port on my receiver so I could display the images from the USB stick through the HDMI1 input of the TV

Thank you Mr. Scrambler3, i dont think that the upscaler isnt as good as a dedicated player has, and given the barebones features this display has, compared to others, i highly doubt that the scaler is going to do any good to standard definition material.

Your settings are somewhat identical to what i found recently, and prefer not to use the contrast level all the way up to 100. im interested in how your settings work, and will cut and paste it for play later on today.

here are my settings for reference, posted a while back...
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posting two of my settings here,

disclaimer: by no means is this the 'best' settings out there, nor have true professional experience with calibration. i simply use the tools that are within my grasp and my limits, and chose to share these on my own. if it has helped out anyone, i have succeeded. if not, well, its a starting point. i am also color blind - i cant grasp certain colors, but can perceive some sort of inconsistencies. i focuse primarily on the contrast and brightness settings, to avoid crushed blacks and better whites.

our tools differ from each other, one never the same - our eyes.

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PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO WRITE DOWN YOUR CURRENT SETTINGS, PRIOR TO TRYING MY PERSONAL SETTINGS.

1. standard setting
- i use this one for my tv viewing, and/or gaming purposes. mostly in a well lit room, with limited or brighter ambient lighting.
- a tad bluer than usual, simply because i like this settings (think i robot, sci fi if you may consider a particular genre)
- calibrated using disneys wow disc, first attempt.

Mode: Standard
Game Mode: off
Backlight: 15
Contrast: 78
Brightness: 50
Sharpness: 50
Color: 33
Tint: G45/R45
Color Space: Native
White Balance: Default
Gamma: 0
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Black Tone: normal
Flesh Tone: -1
Motion Lighting: Off
Color Tone: Standard
Size: screen fit
Digital Noise Filter: Off
HDMI Black Level: Normal
Film Mode: Off
Auto Motion: Off
LED Motion: Off

2. movie setting
- used mostly for blu-rays, movie watching in a dim or no light environment.
- warmer, gives me the film like appearance i prefer. (think LOTR, green, green, green)
- calibrated using DVE video essentials (HD-DVD version)

Mode: Movie
Game Mode: off
Backlight: 12
Contrast: 70
Brightness: 40
Sharpness: 30
Color: 43
Tint: G45/R55
Color Space: Native
White Balance: Default
Gamma: 0
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Black Tone: normal
Flesh Tone: -1
Motion Lighting: Off
Color Tone: Standard
Size: screen fit
Digital Noise Filter: Off
HDMI Black Level: Normal
Film Mode: Off
Auto Motion: Off
LED Motion: Off

I cant afford a full fledged calibration, nor am ISF certified. what i DO know is that i like these two settings, and feel very comfortable given the environment i have my set in. our settings vary and of course impact our viewing experiences. also you will notice my backlight isnt on full force, simply because i want to also partially use the economical capabilities of the tv without using any of the eco-modes found on them. dynamic contrast for me sometimes highlights the wrong parts, and/or change the experience for me.

do i like this tv? of course i do, considering that its not an edge lit panel, and has the bells and whistles i want (simply a great display panel, nothing more, nothing less), it fits my bill. i was contemplating on returning it earlier, based on the dynamic contrast ratio mentioned earlier, but since its just that and not your true contrast ratio, i decided it wasnt worth the hassle.

by the way, this is for the 60 inch version.
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Originally Posted by anywhereanytime View Post

I am looking at the Samsung UN40ES6500, which should be the most recent series ... does anyone know how good and who's upscaler technology Samsung uses in this HDTV series as we have some 480i media that we'd like to play at 1080p and wondered how well it might look?
I guessing that nearly every 1080p HDTV manufacturer is usiung the latest and greatest upscaler silicon?
Thanks,
Scott

i knew this forum software was going to ruin my reply. this is me retyping it again.

anyways, as ive mentioned previously, the upscaling on this set via the dedicated input Media Player, isnt going to be the best out there. i have tried this recently, and wasnt impressed with the output.
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I guessing that nearly every 1080p HDTV manufacturer is usiung the latest and greatest upscaler silicon?

given the sets reputation as a barebone model with a gorgeous display as the bottom line, i highly doubt they'd invest in the top of the line upscaler to reduce cost.

Your best solution is to find a decent player out there (LG does play most of the formats out there, avi, mkv etc) and/or smart media solutions like roku, WD live, sonys media streaming player... and connect the usb drive on there and use its upscaler instead. connect this via a AVR and you dont lose a HDMI port.
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