Originally Posted by andy6915
And by background I mean the opening Samsung image that is a blue screen with the Samsung logo in the middle. And no, sitting much further back isn't an option. I just need to get used to it.
On the positive side, the effect is supposed to lessen as it gets older. I should start seeing less of it once the 200-hour break in period is over, and even less from there given time.
Yes, it is normal for all plasmas, its how they create subtle shades of colors/blacks. Its also noticeable in motion. Its called dithering, its completely normal.
Your set will always do it, but as the panel ages a bit you wont see it on true blacks (like the Samsung splash screen black) and in motion you will get used to it, to the point you wont even notice it. Im sitting approx 5' from my 51" typing this, and I cannot see any dithering at all--not even from my moving mouse pointer.
22point8 did say he would try to produce some component settings, but he may be busy, just give him some time. In the meanwhile, you can use Standard pic mode, brightness 43, contrast 93, cell light 12 (in a very dark room you can go lower), color 50, sharp 50, tint 50/50. Turn off Eco Sensor.
Colorspace Native (for more garish colors) or Auto (more natural colors), Color Temp Standard, turn off Dynamic contrast, digital clean view and MPEG noise filter and Black Tone. Leave Black Optimizer on Auto.
Your set should look awesome with games over component with just these few tweaks.