Nah it's not that, 50 is indeed the middle position in Sharpness.
I just meant to express my surprise because in my TV a value of 50 is way to high and makes things look unnaturaly sharp and adds white contours and distortion all over the place.
I noticed that if the signal that is received by the TV already has some sort of distortion or noise Sharpness setting will emphasize that if it is set to high.
I use no more than 20 value on Sharpness, above that white contour lines start to appear around objects... in my TV.
In the Service menu, yes you can do that sort of stuff. BUT IT'S DANGEROUS AND NOT RECOMMENDED IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING!!!!!!
And when the Service Menu is accessed ALL the settings tweaked in the User menu will reset to default and will have to be redone once again.
The Service Manual of the F5000 documents very comprehensive calibration controls in the Service Menu, most of this stuff does not appear in the User menu we normaly use.
Most of it is hidden in the Advanced submenu which can only be accessed with a factory remote control, not the one included with the TV and we use.
But there are ways to emulate commands of the factory remote which allow access to those settings.
There is a Color Mapping System for example and settings which adjust the default Movie and Standard picture presets, also Night and Day presets can be enabled and 3D calibration settings are also available even though this TV has no 3D enabled (It might be possible to enable it though).
Under the Advanced submenu there's also a setting called "Dynamic Dimming", this might be the setting which trully disables the auto-dimming behaviour of this TV for good, but I don't know.
This is all only acessible with factory commands though.
I'm not sure if the Service Menus of the american models has exactly the same settings as the europeans though... one thing I can tweak in the Service Menu of my UE32F5000 but is not documented in the Service manual of the UNF5000 is a 10 point white balance control. I can access it and tweak it without the factory commands.
It's pretty nice as I can fine tune the lowest levels of luminance to get rid of the blue tint I see in the darkest shadows but I still haven't used it yet, I had to write down on my little paperbook all it's settings because there is no way to reset the values to default once a change is made.
It's value range is incredibly high, nothing to do with the 0 - 50 range of the 2 pt white balance in the User menu.
Another thing that I see in my TV that does not show in the service manual is what appears to be some sort of rudimentary white balance control for 3D, this appears in the form of a submenu once I highlight Advanced submenu and press 0 four times...
I'd like to find a way to unlock the 10 point white balance in the regular user menu, because using it in the Service menu is highly impractical.
Also would like to get rid of the auto-dimming or at least minimize it's action.
If there is a way to increase the backlight via service menu, please tell us how to access the service menu and how to adjust the backlight.
When Brightness is set to 45 or lower, ato dimming is applied. Please tell us how to access the service menu and disable this autodimming.