To "luvdalude" & "bauersox" & anyone else with the green halo problem!! PLEASE READ THIS!!
I bought the Samsung UN60ES6500 series around the end of August and it had the same problem, green "halos" around dark clothes, dark hair, almost all dark objects, and a tv movie made it even worse. i only had these problems in 720P and 1080P, never in 480P standard definition. I consider myself pretty good with technology and should have known to return it right there. However, I assumed the colour's were off and since I had bought a calibration from the store i bought the tv, i figured i'd wait and the calibration would fix it. the calibration did not fix the problem and i had gone past the 30 return policy, so after jumping through numerous hoops in calling future shop (where i bought the tv) 3 times, and calling samsung canada 3 times, i finally got to speak with a local tv repair business and he had a tech come out a few days later. the tech replaced the two boards in the back of the tv and it made no differnece. he said the next step would be to replace the glass panel. i told him i wanted to go back and talk to future shop to just get a new tv, luckily they did give me a new tv, even though it had been 2 months since i bought it. i set up the new tv and even put all the settings back to the 1st set's calibarted settings, ( i recorded them before taking the 1st set bck to the store). i got the green halo problem again. i stumbled upon this very forum monday oct. 1st and found a few ppl had posted there settings, i went home intending to try them and got distraced by watching tv instead. i decided to try watching some shows in 3D, converted from 2D. i then noticed that in a certain scene that i knew should have the green halo effect, there was no green halo when i watched it in 3D!!! i tested that theory on multiple channels and on a few tv movies, which is usually the worst for the halo. i checked and recorded the settings that were in the 3D mode, and changed the 2D mode to match, and the green halo was then gone in 2D mode!! the settings were a little bright for me but i reduced the brightness and contrast a little bit and the green halo stayed away.
the 3D settings are the factory out-of-the-box settings and it was set to standard mode, not movie. in the next few days im going to try to pinpoint which setting(s) is causing the green halo.
i have another calibration for this new set scheduled for oct. 22, by then i hope to have figured out which setting is causing the green halo so i can have the calibration done, and then fix the green halo myself, again.
no one at future shop had heard of this problem before, i have now informed them of how i fixed it for my own tv.
i am also going to let the tech know who replaced my boards in the first tv how to fix this problem.
i think i am even going to let samsung canada know to.
sorry i made this so long, but i wanted to make sure everyone knew my whole proccess of what happened and how i fixed it. this worked for me, hopefully it will work for you!
if anyone has any questions, let me know and hopefully i can help you out.