Originally Posted by AnotherDude
Color at 50 is ridiculous for 2018 QLED. And Local Dimming cannot be disabled.
I don't actually own this TV myself and I didn't realize that Colour is set to 25 for default. I know that when you start a new calibration it's best to reset the picture mode in this case Movie to defaults and start from the beginning. Maybe some settings are left on the TV that shouldn't be and could be having an affect on the calibration or something is not set properly within CalMAN.
Keeping in mind that every TV is different...
Samsung Q9FN calibration settings.
The first thing we did was to turn off
all of the 'Eco Solution
' settings, as we don't want the backlight level to change during our calibration. This is also the recommended setting if you don't want the brightness of the TV to change automatically depending on the room brightness.
For movies and TV content, the 'Movie
' 'Picture Mode
' gave us the closest result to our calibration goal and it should bring the image quality closest to what the content creator intended it be.
We set the 'Local Dimming
' to 'Low
' for the calibration (usually, we turn it off for the calibration, but like most Samsung TVs, it is not possible for the Q9FN). The Q9FN features full array local dimming, and while we calibrated it with 'Local Dimming
' on 'Low
', we recommend setting it to 'High
', as it is quite effective at boosting the contrast ratio. 'Contrast Enhancer
' was left turned off since we don't want to add any extra image processing to keep the content as faithful to the original intent.