Samsung TV Picture Settings and Calibration

For Samsung LED, LCD and Plasma TVs



A television in the process of being calibrated before we begin our review.

We have professionally calibrated the following Samsung televisions based on strict ISF guidelines using our Sencore signal generators, colorometers, and Cal-Man Pro software. Settings for each TV listed are optimized to the D6500K color temperature or as close as possible.

Above is a diagram that represents color on a 2D plane, it is called a CIE diagram. White is central in the diagram and color temperature is represented by the gray line. The red dot marks D6500K, the standard color temperature for white in the video and film industry. By calibrating the TV to this temperature you get the closest picture to what the people producing the content intend you to see.

The more high end the TV the more powerful the calibration controls is the rule amongst television with some excptions. High end television will have options like 10 point white balance controls where lower line TVs will have 2 point controls or none at all.

Samsung high end plasma TVs have 10 point white balance controls. However there is little adjustment of these controls with only 5 clicks up or down from the medium point. Samsung high end LED TVs allow for more adjustment of the 10-point controls. The backlight setting on these LED TVs is extremely important and (once you have the TV picture settings) may be adjusted up or down depending on the room lighting. This is the only adjustment you should have to make after following our settings.

Below is a listing of the Samsung series we currently have calibrated picture settings posted for. The picture settings are on the main review but apply to all sizes in a particular series of televisions.

2014 Model Picture Settings

2013 Model Picture Settings

2012 Model Picture Settings


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