Thank you for taking your time to answer me, I truly appreciate your help. I just hope others share their experience as well.
"Dynamic" mode vs. "other" modes:
Right, it seems there are more settings that leads to a more brighter image in Dynamic mode than just brightness, I just seem to like the increase of bright image, As you said it is matter of preference. Let's say I manage to calibrate my set and it is too dark, Would it be fine to use backlight at it's max at 20? Or would it screw the calibration as a whole if I put it to max? It's worth noting I watch my TV on Bright/very bright room.
I see, so I should expect darker image which doesn't go with what I like, However I may try to adjust to the new picture for few days and If I don't like it, I can reset it.
But let me ask this, Can I have different settings in each input separately?
My idea I rather calibrate the input where my blu ray is hooked up to the TV, while leaving the rest of the inputs in Dynamic mode For one good reason, the SD channels/DVD does look better in Dynamic mode, Making them darker doesn't make much sense, also considering SD have less details and worse image than HD. But is it fine for me to go to Dynamic to movie mode (Calibrating) while switching inputs on my remote?
I ask because it may not be good for The TV but let me know if that's the case.
I am still little uncertain, when you calibrating a set, are you mainly trying to have dim/darker image to match the movie? Or make it feel you're in a theater watching a movie? or making it look real as in better image details?
As I said Rtings have picture settings for JS9000 and you happen to have the same TV. I did see your thread about your picture settings and it differ slightly from Rtings. Can't I simply use a combination of your settings and Rtings? Let me be more specific below to better help me out.
JS9000 Picture settings
Picture Mode: Both Rtings and you have it at Movie mode. So If I need better quality I need to have it there, so all 3 of us.
Color Tone: Rtings have it set on Warm2 and you have your setting on Warm1. My concern I remember changing this setting to cool in the past and it seems to provide brighter image, If anything I think Warm1 isn't as dark as Warmer2 I could be wrong. So I may have this setting in colder or Warmer1 like you. It sounds Cool mode doesn't give accurate picture as you and experts say.
Backlight: Rtings have their setting at 5 while you have it at 10 or 8 for dark room. As I said above would 20 or anything close to it be fine for me?
Contrast: I think this one about having white level or bright image. If I remember in dynamic mode it maybe already at 95. You having it at 93 while Rtings at 95. Would this matter greatly if I go ahead it and set it to 95? I mean these numbers are very close!
Brightness: This maybe my favorite one, Being a fan of brightness would 45 be for me or maybe even 50? You have it at 42 while rtings at 45. Or this may matter for me because if I have backlight at close to 20 then this may lead me to go for lower number as low as 40 - 42, what do you think?
According to you When both "white level" (Contrast) and "black level" (Brightness) are set properly, the display will reproduce very bright, intense scenes with full white detail and very dark images with excellent shadow detail. But does this really need calibration as in AVS HD 709 to achieve that?
Sharpness: This setting adds "extra information" to the image. Basically an illusion as you name it. Rtings have it at 0 and you have it at 10. Please correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't this setting make sense to have it on or have it increased for SD image or more precisely for bad quality SD channel to improve the picture, right? But it is bad idea to have it increased for a very good quality in HD, such as Blu ray more specifically, perhaps I understand this! But why do you have your setting at 10? Would having this at 0 impact the picture and possibly make it more darker?
Color: I like the colors on Samsung TVs in general but I seem to enjoy the colors on JS9000 a bit more (Nano Crystal seem to help). I imagine 53 - 55 is for me, correct? and Yes, I like having more saturated colors but is that bad for picture quality? You have it at 53 while Rtings at 50. I wonder if this is a drawback if I increase it anywhere between 55-60? before I forget when exactly does Nano Crystal shine in Samsung TV? I at times see colors pop up very colorful in some scenes even in SD but other times they're just okay, so when about they truly become that colorful?
Tint (G/R): default setting, any calibration change this by any chance?
Both Digital Clean View & MPEG Noise Filter: I believe having both on for SD make sense but should be disabled for HD. This brings the question that I asked above having different settings for each input.
HDMI Black Level: I am unclear on this on. Off or auto is best? I don't know if auto is the default setting
HDMI UHD Color: Does this relate to 4k content?
Film Mode: Auto 1 is maybe default setting, I don't think it's off for me. I can double check
Auto Motion Plus: I know this about rapid movement scenes, I have it at standard. Do you have it off? Rtings have it off. But I think this is one setting depends on what you watch. I heard it matters when watching sports. I can perhaps have this off in Blu ray while have it on in HD sports.
Smart LED: Any ideas why rtings have it off in their testing? I don't get it. I also agree with your opinion that it helps having it on. It's a feature that comes with the TV and cost possibly more because of it. Does experts ever recommend have it off?
Cinema Black: Does this have any impact on picture quality whether you enable it or disable it? I am guessing it doesn't.
Dynamic Contrast: I think this is one of the settings that make Image brighter and I think it's high in default with Dynamic mode. You have it on while Rtings have it off and it seems experts suggest it to be off. Do you notice any difference in quality having it on or off?
Black Tone: This have to do with black levels (Having darker blacks). Looks like experts suggest having it off. According to your tests have this improve the quality having it on or off? Rtings have it off and you have it on. I just have a feeling that for me having it off makes more sense, but I am not certain.
Flesh Tone: I have no clue about this, 0 is the default setting?
RGB Only Mode: Same as the one above, no clue. It's off in Rtings but this might be a default setting.
Color Space: Okay, this one is difficult to determine if it have huge effects on colors. Rtings basically goes into Custom mode and changes a lot of colors numbers but I just don't know if I should go ahead and try their settings. Would AVS HD 709 help me adjust those settings for me? I don't know if Color Space have something to do with Nano Crystal with the Samsung Models and I asked somewhere above that I noticed Some scenes in certain SD/HD channels have very noticeable vivid/fancy colors but sometimes it's not noticeable, I wonder if the setting Auto have something to do with it. If I am on the right track, Would Natural gives the fancy colors I'm talking about? but perhaps all the time instead of the auto feature that picks which moments to have that. It's worth noting Dynamic mode have this setting auto I believe.
White Balance: Is this something that best to leave it on default at all times? I guess a professional can do it but not worth the risk for me to try it.
Gamma: I believe you have this at 0 for default setting and same with Rtings but Do you think for my case would increasing it anywhere between 1 to 5? (+) be any good?
Sound bar sounds like a good suggestion! But I am still unclear what HD Sound all about. What is my expectation for having Home theater system or Sound bar? Also what if I want to setup home theater for AV, speakers etc... for specific room, Would I have to hire someone to setup the speakers and wiring for me or is that type of thing I can do on my own?
Yes, I have read your explanation about it. But i still couldn't see the difference when watching Exodus and The Maze Runner from MGO. I made sure they were HDR versions not 4k one. Quality looked good but I just couldn't see the HDR technology for these two movies. Maybe UHU Blu ray with HDR will make the difference. Dolby versions as well perhaps. Did you notice a difference?
Originally Posted by King Richard
Where to start!
Before I get to your questions allow me to make a quick suggestion:
If you don't mind, could you add your general "Location" (under "Your Profile" details) and add your TV (Samsung UN55JS9000) to your "Signature" (under "Settings & Options" in "User CP").
That would help us to better answer your questions in future posts.
"Dynamic" mode vs. "other" modes:
I read all your reasons for wanting to use the "Dynamic" mode. Hey, it's your TV and your eyes. If that's the mode you want to use, go right ahead and use it.
, if you want to have an accurate "calibrated" picture, you are not going to get it in that mode.
And even if you were to calibrate your TV in "Dynamic" mode, it would only result in the picture looking more like it does in "Movie" mode.
The "Movie" mode is the most accurate "out-of-the-box" picture mode.
The "Dynamic" mode doesn't just increase the brightness of the screen but also changes other settings such as the "Color Temperature/Tone" of the picture giving it a colder/bluer tone (which also makes the picture seem brighter still).
Now as far as the picture looking too dark in the other picture modes, you can simply increase the "Backlight" in those modes to increase the screen brightness
Yes, the "Movie" mode coupled with one of the "Warm" Color Tone settings will give the picture a warm reddish hue that will make it seem darker than the colder bluish hue that you are used to (and it just won't look right at first), however
, your eyes and brain will adjust to the new color temperature after a few days.
You don't have to purchase a Calibration DVD, you can download one from here:
"AVS HD 709
As to the "results" you will get after calibrating, well let's just say that your picture will probably look more like it does in "Movie" mode.
Oh and you don't have to worry about "screwing up" your TV by playing with the pictures settings. You can "Reset" them at any time.
You can always purchase a "Sound Bar" if you don't want a complete sound system. There are some pretty good ones out there.
No, HDR is not the same as putting the TV in "Dynamic" mode and simply "maxing-out" the brightness.
(Check out the HDR link in my signature. I also include a few excellent links to "HDR basics" in that post.)
For more "Tips & General Guidelines" on picture settings, click on "Picture Settings" in my signature.