Originally Posted by Peja
Late last night I spent a couple of hours going back through this thread to educate myself on picture/resolution settings for both Bluray/TV and how they might interact. A lot of good info to take in and some seeming to be contradicting. I was having a hard time with BD Wise and picture mode settings as the two are separate. One setting being in the player "tools" section menu. The other only available while a disc is playing.
Don't know if it was late night or me just thick headed but I finally stumbled upon this post and didn't skim over the most important nugget (to me) in the last 50 pages.
"Make sure that BD Wise is turned off in the TV settings and then in the K8500's settings turn it ON.......
......... which overrides the other Picture Mode options."
It might be common knowledge and covered to boredom but it was the only time I have seen that relationship in print. Many thanks to
and others for continuing my video education.
Thank you for your feedback.
As a result I have emphasized those points in my BD Wise Guy
post by tweaking it a bit so it is more apparent that we are discussing BD Wise in the player settings only by adding the following Final Recommendations section and a Summary where I have incorporated
words into my post as shown below because I couldn`t have said it better myself (and this leaves the door open so I can blame him if anyone is confused in the future).
Also, with the express consent of
and major league baseball, I have included his meter readings of the various picture modes on the player.
The full BD Wise post can be viewed in it`s entirety by clicking the following link...
As almost everyone I know will agree leave BD Wise turned OFF in the TV settings
and use Movie mode which is the closest thing to a calibrated set if you aren't going to pay someone to do it.
In order for the K8500 to select the resolution automatically and not alter the picture settings, I will say it again -- definitely make sure that BD Wise is turned OFF in the TV settings and then in the K8500's settings turn it ON which overrides the other Picture Mode options.
because I couldn't have said it better myself...
I'm going to summarize as I now understand the situation.
- In all cases turn BD Wise OFF at the TV end. None of this is about the TV's BD Wise, and it never was.
- Using BD Wise on the player only does not "drastically change the picture", in fact the opposite is true. It's the best possible output with this player.
- Posts which obfuscate the above two points are extremely unhelpful.
Best: If you have a 2015 Samsung model or earlier, then turn BD Wise on at the player end, and use it.
a) this will send non-scaled output to the TV, ie Blu-Rays will be sent as 1080, etc.
b) this had the most accurate output, measured by
2nd most accurate output. Use "Standard" output of the player.
3rd most accurate output. Use "User" mode with all settings at zero, on the player.
Movie and Dynamic were both worse than the three above.