Set up for Samsung PS50Q7HD

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  1. Crabman32

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    Just recieved this set today but my DVE disc will not turn up until tomorrow. Anyone know of any quick picture set ups just until I can calibrate it properly?
     
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    I'm ordering one of these sets soon, but what is the DVE disc ? how does it work and what does it do ?

    sorry for the simple question.

    duvet
     
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    A DVE (Digital Video Essentials) disc is a calibration DVD to make sure your TV is set up correctly ie: contrast, colour etc. It only costs £14.99 from play.com but it is excellent value for money as you will get the best out of your display. The set ups can take a while but it is really worth it. It's a must really.
     
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    Hi Crab

    The TV normally comes pre set to Dynamic settings for of which settings are between 50-60% except contrast @ 100%.

    I burned mine in for 200hrs reset tocolour/contrast/sharpeness/bright to 50%
    on cool1 mode.

    I've since increased colour/bright/contr to 55/55/60.

    Nothing scientific but I think I'll follow your suggestion and get the DVE disc.

    When you've calibrated let us know if it makes much difference

    BTW - incase you want service Menu:
    From standby using remote:
    -Info
    -Menu
    -Mute
    -Power
     
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    Breakdown Period Settings

    Contrast : 40
    Brightness : 40
    Sharpness : 40
    Color : 30
    Color Tone : Cool2
    Energy Saving Mode : Super Saving

    Normal Settings

    Contrast : 45
    Brightness : 42
    Sharpness : 45
    Color : 30 (This set boasts too much color because of it's 13-bit processing. To avoid solarization artifacts please reduce the color on this set.)
    Color Tone : Normal
    Energy Saving Mode : Super Saving / Standard

    Service Menu Access

    Info
    Menu
    Mute
    Power

    Dnie : Increase Black Level Setting to 110 instead of 100.

    But you will get the picture in Dynamic Mode when you enter into Service Menu Mode.
     
  6. saaliqeh

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    I used the DVE calibration DVD to get the following settings on my set and have been very happy with these:
    Contrast : 60
    Brightness : 55
    Sharpness : 5
    Colour : 55
    Colour tone : Cool1

    Let us know if you find better settings.
     
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    I tried you settings Saaliqeh. Did give a better picture except not sure about the sharpness I thought it too low reset to 50.
     
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    Thanks for those settings. I have been fiddling around with the setting all night and have found a good setting for DVD to be:

    Contrast: 60
    Brightness: 54
    Sharpness: 24
    Colour: 36
    Colour tone: Cool 1

    I don't understand why all our settings are different though. Not sure what looks good anymore. Been fiddling with it too much. Gonna jujst wait for my DVE disc to turn up tomorrow. Once I have it calibrated I'll pass my settings on to you all. :thumbsup:
     
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    Yeh that would be good if you could post your settings mate. Will check the thread for updates.....
     
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    You all are going to bring down the age of your panel by setting high values.
     
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    The reason for the different settings are most likely a combination of two things:

    1. All of you are viewing under totally different ambient conditions on sets of different age from different production runs.

    2. I would guess that some of you are interpreting the instructions on DVE incorrectly. For example the needle pattern is almost useless for setting contrast on a Plasma display.

    The most accurate mode on Samsung displays is normally Warm 1 out of the box, although Warm 2 may also work. Both of these contain significant errors from ideal though.

    Neil
     

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