Originally Posted by daggerNC
- Disabling DNIe - looks like it can't be done on this set However, based on some other threads on similar Samsung sets I tried the "Movie" as Mode setting and you almost can't see any DNIe processing/changes when you turn on DNIe Demo option. With the right paused picture and at just the right distance I believe I can see a very faint demarcation between the 2 screen halves, but many times I cannot. It is very observable with any other Mode setting. I don't see any obvious Service Menu option to disable - but any inputs here would be appreciated. Otherwise I recommend using Movie Mode.You can turn "down" DNIe on this set. You go into the LBE menu and set:
Black_Tilt to 0
Black_Gain_Max to 0
B_Ratio to 0
Lower_Func to 0
Upper_Func to 0
I also set:
Skin_EN to 0 (helps with the red push)
I left the rest alone for now.
As a side note PATT_SEL is a pattern generator.
Move mode does not use DNIe as much but dulls the PQ this way you can use the other modes without the "BLACK CRUSH"
- Can anyone share meaning to all the options/fields in the Service Menu (I would prefer not to have to buy a factory Service Manual for the couple of option definitions I need to know)? The Svc Menu main menu options are: Calibration, Option Byte, White Balance, W/B Movie, SVP-PX, LBE, SOUND (STV825x), Sub Micom Download, Check Sum, KS1406, KS1409, KS1410, Dynamic Contrast, EEPROM Access Count, and RESETCalibration will "self calibrate" the set BUT DO NOT USE THIS you need the right test pattern on the right input each input calibrates something different. HDMI for grayscale component for brightness and contrast and so on.
Option Byte has guess what different options for the set like turning the side A/V port on or off and such. The important one is Gamma you have 10 options I have not found one yet that I like but have only run tests on 3 so far.
White Balance set brightness and contrast for all modes also sets the grayscale for all modes and is = to cool1 so if you set D65 in the White Balance then cool1 is now D65 for all modes.
W/B Movie this lets you set the color temps for all modes but no cool1 as that was set in the White Balance menu. You can set the default power on mode either movie or Dynamic you can also set the movie mode presets. W/B movie on/off does just that turns off movie mode ONLY WHILE IN THE SM so you can set LBE (DNIe) and so on with out movie mode mess you up.
SVP-PX I am still working on that.
LBE controls DNIe see above
Sound lets you adjust the sound for the set I never messed with this as I don't use the sets speakers
Sub Micom lets you download updates from a USB drive.
Dynamic Contrast lets you turn off DNIe in SM only
Reset some NOT ALL are reset to defaults things like the time
- I'll assume the White Balance is the main submenu I'll use to adjust the RGB Offset and Gain values, but there are 2 other fields in there: Sub Bright (LBE) and Sub Contrast (LBE) - what are these? Here is one of the oddities - it didn't matter what Mode I selected in the user menu nor what Energy Setting mode I selected - going into the service Menu after changing these and going to this submenu ALWAYS gave me the same RGB Offset and Gain values??!??
When you go into the SM all "user setting" are rest to mid point EXCEPT if you go into the w/b movie mode turn movie mode on and set the mode to movie then the white balance menu will reflect the movie presets in the w/b movie mode.
Sub Bright and Sub Contrast set, you guessed it the brightness and contrast for the mid point for all modes EXCEPT if you are in movie mode then it reflects the presets in the w/b movie presets
- Here is another operational oddity - everytime I go into the Service Menu and then leave (power off and the normal power back on) it resets the Picture Settings to Mode of Dynamic and Color Tone back to default rather than my settings before I went into the Service Mode (SM). Why?When you leave the SM all settings go back to factory defaults or the ones you changed in the SM
- The "W/B Movie" submenu looks interesting and I can see the default settings in there for the "Movie" Mode setting, but what exactly is this W/B Movie option and what will happen if I turn the first sub-option menu item to W/B Movie "ON" instead of default "Off"??See above also I forgot you can set the default color temp for movie or Dynamic (witch is all the rest)
- How do I change the Gamma curve - any direct setting in the SM? Or will it be a combination of Mode and Color Tone and/or Energy Saving settings?The Option menu
- The user manual doesn't go into a lot of explanation over what exactly the setting options actually do. What exactly is activated when the user option of "Film Mode" is turned on (activates built in deinterlacing processing for automatic switching between Video and Film mode processing)?Don't know as I only use HDMI or componet (grayed out)
- Looks like basic SM navigation is Up/Down keys for submenu selection, Enter key to go into the submenu options and for selecting an option, the Left/Right key to change a value, and the Menu button to exit up one level. I guess there is no Save key - just power off after changes and they're stored? Any other keys I need to know about??Nope you got it
- Noise/hum when you turn on Energy Saving. Last night after all spousal units and offspring were in bed asleep and all other household appliances turned off, I noticed a very descernable hum when any Power Saving mode of Low, Medium or High was selected. It completely goes away when you turn it "off" (set at its brightest) which I initially thought would have the opposite effect. Step down voltage transformer inserted when activated which hums? Note that during the day /evening with audio turned on and seated 12' away and the normal household noise floor exists this hum wasn't noticed. However, when dead silent it is easily heard - or is it just my set?Nope my doe that as well
- For those who have had their 4692 or similar LCD set calibrated, what was the base-line user Picture and Energy Saving settings used (eg., Picture Mode, Colortone and Energy Saving) to base their calibration starting point?Set color grayscale and color temp in the white balance menu with movie mode off (so the movie presets don't mess you up) this will = cool1 in all modes. You can set other temp presets in w/b movie mode if you wish. Turn off/down DNIe in the LBE menu to get rid of the black crush.
Now this is VERY IMPORTANT always calibrate HDMI FIRST because changes there change the settings in the other inputs. So say if you do component first then do HDMI your component will now be the same as HDMI, but if you do HDMI first then component it will not affect HDMI but if you go back and tweak HDMI you will have to go back and reset component. I found this out the hard way