How do I improve the picture quality on my Samsung TV?

Last Update date : Mar 25. 2021

When it comes to watching TV, many people have different preferences for their viewing experience. You can adjust the picture settings, adjust the picture size, and play around with settings for custom picture quality. so you can enjoy all your favorite shows and movies

Note: Features vary depending on the model and year. If you require more information, please check your user manual from our Support page.

Select a Picture Mode

When it comes to watching TV, many people have different preferences for their viewing experience. Samsung TVs come with 4 preset viewing modes that suit the user's environment. 

Navigate to Settings, select Picture, and then select Picture Mode. 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.

    If you find that none of these presets is to your liking, you are able to adjust the picture settings manually. See below steps on how to customize picture settings.

Customize Picture Settings

Navigate to Settings, select Picture, and then select Expert Settings. In Expert Settings, you are able to make any adjustments that best suits you and your viewing environment. 

Here are a few options for customization:

  • Backlight: This 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: This allows you to adjust the contrast of dark and light elements of the display.

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

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

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

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

Adjust Picture Size

Now the color looks great, but the picture looks a little stretched. Most Samsung TVs will allow several different options for changing the Picture Size.

Navigate to Settings, select Picture, and then select Picture Size Settings. Finally, select Picture Size. Choose a picture size that makes it fit the screen better:

Select the picture aspect ratio.

  • 16:9 - Display the picture in the widescreen aspect ratio.

  • Custom - Customize the aspect ratio manually.

  • 4:3 - Display the picture in Standard (low-def) aspect ratio. Suitable for VHS and standard-def broadcasts.

  • Fit to Screen - The full image will be displayed. No part of the image will be cut off. Please note that the availability of this function depends on the Picture Size Settings.

  • Zoom and Position - Adjust the picture size, position, or both. Please note that this function is only available if the Picture Size is set to Custom. To change the picture position on analog channels, enlarge the picture first, and then change the position.

Reset Picture Settings

If you'd like to reset your picture settings, follow the steps below.

1 Open Settings, and select Picture.
2 Select Expert Settings, and then select Reset Picture.
3 Select Yes to confirm.

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