Could it be that the Samsung KS8500 has really bad viewing angles? I mean, as soon as I get a bit to the sides or stand up, it all looks washed out instantly? I mean, not as good as sitting right in the middle? I've been used to a much better viewing angle with my 7 year old P42S10E Plasma TV.
HOWEVER, whenever I calibrate the brightness in video games, to for example set the brightness till the logo barely visible, it is perfectly adjustable one step before it goes completely black, but right in front of the screen, where it has the deepest blacks, fully color and contrast, funny enough, it is not as indicative. Maybe I'm just spoiled by my previously oversaturated Plasma? But why, when sitting right in the middle, I'm getting these full colors and blacks I wouldn't get just going of a little off angle, which on the other hand is great for calibration though oO.