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best picture settings for samsung d7000 led tv

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best picture settings for samsung d7000 led tv
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  bluextc89 replied 5 years ago.
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Nobody can give best performance settings - because all TVs are different. The same set - manufactured on a different shift - will/can have dissimilar settings. Altitude, room lighting, personal taste, hardware differences, etc can all play a role in determining the optimum picture settings.

Many factors can decide a TVs performance.

- Room lighting (type and amount) can wash out certain colors etc.
- Panel manufacture plant. Specs and tolerances can be different if the panels themselves were manufactured at different plants... or the employee made it before or after lunch

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- Custom Color settings
- Usage (how many hours of use the set has).
- Custom callibration
- Cable Quality
- Signal source. Some DVD or Blueray players upscale - cable boxes do the same.

As you can see - there are many factors that can relate to a different picture quality.

I recommend callibrating YOUR tv - to YOUR room - using YOUR preferences. It's really not difficult.

The factory settings are in NO WAY optimal. They are simply the break-even point. They are typically set mid-level., and do not offer a good picture.

There are television calibrators that make good money - ONLY calibrating new (and used) sets. They have sophisticated light sensors and feedback monitors that will optimize the display for the room the set is located. They can charge anywhere from $400+ for this service.

There are alternatives!

On every THX certified movie - is a callibration demo (THX Optimizer)
Finding Nemo, Star Wars, Cars, etc. This is a good introduction. The THX settings can vary from movie to movie - so it's not really optimal - but better than factory. CLICK HERE for a good tutorial and explanation.

The best user-calibration is to get ahold of a calibration disc. AVIA makes an entire series CLICK HERE, and there is another called Digital Video Essentials CLICK HERE

Some things you want to ensure before calibration:

1. You are using the best possible DIGITAL connection to your set. Digital signals provide lossless input for the best possible picture. Using composite or other analog connections will not give the best results. DVD is OK - Blueray is best.

2. Ensure you get the disc that is appropriate for your region NTSC or PAL.

3. Ensure your set has a burn-in of 80-100 hours (play time) before calibrating.

4. After the initial callibration - re-check in another 100 hours use.... then it is recommended to check on a yearly basis.

No two set's numbers or settings will net the same results. Age, hours of use, room ambient lighting, component assembly, personal preference..... all play a factor in the optimum setup.

I hope this helped you.

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