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How to Calibrate a Samsung HDTV

Updated February 21, 2017

Samsung produces some of the top-rated HDTVs on the market, and when coupled with an HD source such as a Blu-ray player, a Samsung picture can be breathtaking. But to get the best picture, you need to calibrate your TV's settings.

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Select "Menu" on your Samsung HDTV remote. You'll be presented with your TV's menu. Select the "Picture" tab.

For a brightly lit room, change the settings to match these:

Picture Mode: Movie Contrast: 100 Brightness: 44 Sharpness: 20 Color: 50 Tint: 50 Backlight: 7 Color Tone Warm 1 Digital NR Auto

Detailed Settings Black Adjust Low Dynamic Contrast Low Gamma -1 Color Space Auto Edge Enhancement On xvYCC Off

White Balance R-Offset 21 G-Offset 20 B-Offset 21 R-Gain 0 G-Gain 21 B-Gain 26

My Color Control Pink 20 Green 15 Blue 15 White 15 Auto Motion Plus 120hz: Low

For a dark room, change the settings to match these:

Picture Mode: Movie Contrast: 85 Brightness: 44 Sharpness: 20 Color: 50 Tint: 50 Backlight: 4 Color Tone Warm1 Digital NR Auto

Detailed Settings Black Adjust Off Dynamic Contrast Low Gamma -1 Color Space Auto Edge Enhancement On xvYCC Off

White Balance R-Offset 21 G-Offset 20 B-Offset 21 R-Gain 0 G-Gain 21 B-Gain 26

My Color Control Pink 20 Green 15 Blue 15 White 15 Auto Motion Plus 120hz: Low

Tip

Read through your HDTV's manual for more tips on helping your picture look the best it can. If you get to the point where you need to start over, or you get lost, you can restore the original settings by simply unplugging your TV.

Warning

Make sure your TV is plugged into a surge protector to protect it from damaging electrical surges.

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Joshua Bailey resides in Pennsylvania and has been a professional writer since 2007. His writing focuses on topics in film, entertainment, music and religion. Bailey has been published on eHow and has written numerous articles for three universities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in business and creative writing from Moravian College.

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