Originally Posted by aqhong
Just signed up to say thanks to everyone here, and especially chicolom, for the helpful info in this thread
To pay it forward, here's the basic calibration I arrived at for my UN40EH5300 with HH02 panel
, using chicolom's settings
as a starting point.
I Just bought the exact same TV from Best Buy on 4/18 HH02 panel. Is there any other panel option in this size? Should I be worried? I have been fiddling with the settings since then and can't seem to get it dialed in just right. Everything looks gray to me and the colors lack depth. Not sure if it is all in my head or not. I will test your settings when I get home tonight to see if they help.
Curious what your opinion of this set is after a week of ownership.
I am replacing a 32 inch Samsung from 2005 (don't remember the model right now) so I am sure this is a huge improvement over that without nitpicking the details. I paid 1800 back in 2005 for the 32" and just 499 for this one crazy how the prices have changed. Anyway I have it connected to my Yamaha RX-V571 receiver for all inputs to the HDMI 1 connection on the set. Selected the Movie move first after turning it on because I knew that would disable most of the processing. Over all it looks great at that mode but I can't get over some scenes looking just so grey and then how it picks and chooses so to say how black things look from scene to scene. I guess I will take some getting used to. I have a Samsung 50" DLP as my main set and maybe I am so used to watching that, that this one is distracting me.
My biggest gripe is the Glossiness of the screen. I like to watch in a bright room and my lighting is behind me and it reflects off the screen really bad. Other than that I would say it is an improvement over my old 32" and my first LED backlight set. I think I am not used to how LED lights running all non-LED sets for so long.
My other issue is with the Aynet / HDMI Control. Since I have everything connected to a receiver no sound comes through the TV. I have the SDIF connected to the receiver and HDMI control will switch automatically when I use the Smart-Hub apps so I can get sound for Netflix etc. However when I power on the set using my Harmony it switches the sound to TV when it boots up when no apps are running so I have no sound until I switch the receiver manually back to the primary input. Anyone else experience this. It is great when it switches at the right time but a pain when every time I turn it on it swaps the sound wrong.
Sorry for all the info at once but I have been playing with this thing all weekend and can be a a bit OCD hehe. I welcome any feedback from the community.