Samsung D7000/8000 users - something to try :)

stampedeadam

Standard Member
Hi guys, something for all you D7000/8000 owners out there who are having trouble with backlight uniformity. Try this:

Movie picture mode
Turn the backlight up to maximum (20)
Turn the brightness right down to compensate (mine is now set at 25 and it is plenty bright enough to my eyes)

This has resulted in a massive improvement in the backlight uniformity on mine.

I think what Samsung have done, to save power, is set the backlight low and the brightness of the panel high (in other words, let more of the light through the LCD), which will inevitably show up any un-evenness.

I have also found out that it is really VERY easy to take this telly apart, and it would be a 10 minute job to change the bezel to an 8000 one if you have a 7000 (and vice-versa). I have also found an extra option in the service menu to improve smoothness on 24p sources, let me know if anyone is interested in a how-to.
 

abbo

Well-known Member
I will try mine later and report back :thumbsup:
 

stampedeadam

Standard Member
I have since put the brightness up to about 35 as on the black n white test card, it did crush out a couple of the faintest grey squares, and turned down the backlight a touch accordingly Still much better than the factory settings. The bit that annoyed me most was a strip of about 10 pixels at the very bottom of the screen that were brighter than the rest of the screen, and that has improved a lot. I thought this was a fault to start with so I went back to the shop and looked at the display model, this had the same thing going on so it seems to be the way they are.

Also try using Natural mode and doing the same on that.
 

satriales1

Active Member
Hi guys, something for all you D7000/8000 owners out there who are having trouble with backlight uniformity. Try this:

Movie picture mode
Turn the backlight up to maximum (20)
Turn the brightness right down to compensate (mine is now set at 25 and it is plenty bright enough to my eyes)

This has resulted in a massive improvement in the backlight uniformity on mine.

I think what Samsung have done, to save power, is set the backlight low and the brightness of the panel high (in other words, let more of the light through the LCD), which will inevitably show up any un-evenness.

I have also found out that it is really VERY easy to take this telly apart, and it would be a 10 minute job to change the bezel to an 8000 one if you have a 7000 (and vice-versa). I have also found an extra option in the service menu to improve smoothness on 24p sources, let me know if anyone is interested in a how-to.

Does this setting improve the clouding in the corners on darker scenes?
 
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abbo

Well-known Member
Tried it, but it is far to dark. There is no detail in the blacks whatsoever. I will be sticking with my settings, the problem only arises rarely and only then on poorly recorded material or the Blue Sky background - and I don't watch that!
Still miles better than any Panasonic! (except the dammed remote response, but sorted by using the iPhone app)
 

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