Why does my Samsung TV's screen appear dark?

Last Update date : 2024-07-01

If your screen appears dark or unclear, don't worry; you can adjust the picture settings to watch all of your favorite shows and movies. You can also experiment with special modes, change the picture size, and tweak the settings for customized image quality.


Note:  available screens may vary depending on the model and year.

If you're having problems with a TV split in dark color and the other half is litter, please check this guide.

Find the best picture mode for your needs, whether you're watching a scary movie at night or a bright cartoon during the day.

Samsung TV picture modes
1 Navigate to Settings.
2 Select Picture.
3 Then select Picture Mode.
4 Select a picture mode that suits your current situation.

Check out the available options:

  • Standard: This is the Default mode that's suitable for most viewing environments.

  • Dynamic: Pictures are brighter and clearer in bright viewing environments.

  • Natural: Reduces eye strain for a comfortable viewing experience.

  • Movie: Suitable for watching TV or movies in a dark room.

You can fine-tune the image's settings to make it just right.

Picture Expert Settings
1 Navigate to Settings.
2 Select Picture.
3 Then select Expert Settings.

Change your desired settings. Here are a few options for customization:

  • Backlight: Allows 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.

  • Brightness: Changes the brightness of the screen.

  • Contrast: Allows you to adjust the contrast, or dark and light elements of the display.

  • Sharpness: Allows you to adjust how sharp your picture will appear.

  • Color: Intensifies the saturation of colors on your screen.

  • Tint (G/R): Allows you to change the picture hue between green and red.

  • Digital Clean View: Reduces picture noise and distractions such as flickering.

Perhaps you're watching an indie film with an unusual color scheme; you can amplify the hues on your screen by selecting from the available color tone options.

1 Navigate to Settings.
2 Then select Picture.
3 Expert Settings.
4 Select an option:
  • Cool and Standard: These modes are only available when Picture Mode is set to Dynamic. Cool adds a cool blue hue to colors, while Standard adds no hue to colors.

  • Warm1: adds a warm pink hue to colors.

  • Warm2: adds a stronger pink hue to colors.

You can simply reset your picture settings if you want to start over. 

1 Navigate to Settings.
2 Select Picture.
3 Expert Settings.
4 Reset Picture.
5 Then select Yes to confirm.


* This feature is only available on specific models. Please refer to your user manual for more information

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