SEPTEMBER 08, 2011
Samsung Smart TV owners know the perks of having endless entertainment and media on their 3D LED HDTVs, especially when it comes to movies, apps, TV shows, web content and even Skype—but there’s another way you can access all that your Samsung Smart TV has to offer – gaming!
With the way video games are evolving, it can be tough to keep up with how to optimize your experience. Here at Samsung, we want to provide our customers with all the things they need to get the most from their TV experience. So here's a quick and simple guide on how to optimize your Samsung Smart TV for gaming.
Samsung Televisions have some great pre-loaded settings to view the media you enjoy. When it comes to gaming, using certain settings will allow you to get amazing images and sound no matter what your game system or genre preference.
• High, vivid contrast
• Bright colors
• Sharp lines and edges
• Bright backlight
• Crisp color contrast
• Optimal for gaming in a well-lit room
This setting is ideal for sports games or other games with fewer cinematic sequences.
• Less bright backlight
• Less intense brightness
• Softer outlines and edges
• High colors and contrast
This setting is ideal for games from the first-person perspective and other games within rich, developed worlds.
• Soft outlines, less rigid sharpness
• Shadows, renders and other game elements are more subtle and well, natural
This setting works great for games with high action sequences or quick cuts.
• Colors are muted and "warmer"
• Muted lines and edges
• Exaggerated color palate
Optimal setting for games with a very cinematic experience, but may alter color aspects that could "wash out" many of a game's natural colors, adding a more realistic and "earthy" tint.
Depending on how you prefer to set up your picture mode, you may also want to adjust some of the advanced settings to get the best quality.
• Black Tone – As some games can wash out black tones, setting the black tone to "dark" can help to increase the contrast and add depth to the picture.
• Dynamic Contrast – To increase visibility on games that are darker than others, you may want to set the dynamic contrast setting to "high." This will help to make fast paced games clearer so you won't miss a second of action.
• Other Advanced Settings – Unless you're an expert when it comes to defining picture quality, you'll likely not need to adjust many of the other advanced settings such as Gamma, RGB, Color Space, and white balance.
Though the pre-set picture quality modes should be enough to get a great picture for almost any game, here is a custom setting that is optimal for the playing games on the newest Samsung Smart TV, the LED8000.
• Backlight: 15
• Contrast: 90
• Brightness: 45
• Sharpness: 50
• Color: 75
• Tint: G/R = 50/50
Now that your Samsung Smart TV is totally equipped with optimal video settings, why not give it a test run. Download our AMOS app that brings you spectacular cinematography from around the world. Or if you are looking for a game with stunning imagery, try out our Art Picture Gallery app where you are given seemingly identical paintings from famous artists and you have to pick out the differences.