Picture Setting: How to get the Most out of Your Picture Quality
As TV technology becomes more robust, long gone are the days of grainy or wavy screen resolution. Not only does high definition picture quality make a huge difference in modern televisions, but the way the picture is delivered to your screen has improved, too. LED and LCD screens deliver bright, crisp and clear visuals on an ultra thin frame. Nearly anything you watch can look a lot better in HD LED or LCD, but to get the most out of your picture quality, it helps to know what options are available.

Picture Settings

To access the picture settings menu of your Samsung TV, simply press the “Menu” button and select the first option -- “Picture.” From here, you will be able to select the following options:
  • Picture Mode– Allows you to select the mode most appropriate for what you're watching

    • Movie – Choose this setting for a more cinematic experience for watching movies in low light.
    • Dynamic – Choose this for brighter rooms and watching shows that might need an extra kick of crisp.
    • Natural – This setting should be chosen to preserve the nature in which your media was filmed.
    • Standard – As the name implies, use this setting for everyday watching. This will act as a default picture if you wish to change other picture settings.

  • Backlight – This feature will allow you to adjust how much light the screen produces. You may want to turn this up if your room is particularly bright, and turn it down if your room is dark.

  • Contrast – Here you can adjust the contrast, or dark and light elements, of the display. Values closer to 100 give a higher level of contrast.

  • Brightness – This changes the brightness of the screen. Values closer to 100 display higher brightness.

  • Sharpness– This setting allows you to adjust how sharp your picture will appear. Values closer to 100 display sharper lines and edges, while values closer to 0 display softer lines and edges.

  • Colour – Adjust this setting to intensify the saturation of colors on your screen. Values closer to 100 give more intense colors, but can also cause distortion if not properly calibrated with other picture settings.

  • Tint – This setting allows you to change the picture hue between green and red.
It might take you a few tries to get the perfect setting for your environment, but rest assured that your Samsung TV display will look great right out of the box.

Advanced Settings

Many Samsung TV products allow you to customize the settings in great detail in order to best personalize your viewing experience. The Samsung D8000 has several options for those who are interested in optimizing their displays in greater detail. Just choose “Advanced Settings” and “Picture Options” to access parameters such as these:
  • Dynamic contrast – (Off/Low/Medium/High) Adjusts screen contrast

  • Edge enhancement – Emphasizes object boundaries

  • Motion lighting – Reduces power consumption by reducing screen brightness when the picture on the screen is in motion

  • LED Motion Plus – Removes blur and judder from the scenes with large amounds of rapid movement to provide a clearer picture.

  • Digital Noise Filter (Off/Low/Medium/High/Auto/Auto Visualization) If the broadcast signal received by your TV is weak, you can activate the Digital Noise Filter feature to reduce any static and ghosting that may appear on the screen.
Finding settings you like best may vary based on your preferences, but if you get too far away from the original settings, you can easily restore the defaults.

We’ll explore more about how to adjust specific levels for different viewing experiences in the future, so stay tuned to the Samsung TV Portal for more info and announcements.

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