Samsung F8500 Series Picture Settings and Calibrations

Samsung F8500 Professional Calibration
We use an X-rite I1 pro meter reader using CalMan software to help with our calibrations. Shown here calibrating Blue.

Calibration Notes and Processing Testing: The top tier Samsung plasma for 2013 has very complete menu for easy calibration. Options on the F8500 include 10 point white balance adjustment for Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow in addition to the primary colors. The TV calibrated extremely well with a low error rate after adjusting white balance. One of the biggest changes from Samsung plasmas in the past is the use of the Warm1 color tone on the F8500. Warm2 is usually the recommeneded setting, but it pushes a lot of green into the picture where Warm1 looks just right.


Samsung's own inbuilt Color Pattern to help with calibration on the F8500

Picture Mode: Movie
10p White Balance = ON
Interval Red Green Blue
1 -2 0 -2
2 -3 -2 -2
3 -3 -2 -5
4 -4 -1 -3
5 -3 -2 -2
6 -5 -1 1
7 -6 1 3
8 -2 1 2
9 -5 1 7
10 -3 0 -3
Cell Light 15
Contrast 100
Brightness 47
Sharpness 10
Color 52
Tint G51/R49
Color Tone Warm1
Digital Noise Filter OFF
MPEG Noise Filter OFF
HDMI Black Level Normal
Film Mode OFF
Black Tone OFF
Dynamic Contrast OFF
GAMMA -1
Expert Pattern OFF
RGB Only Mode OFF
Color Space Auto
Flesh Tone 0
Edge Enhancement OFF
Motion Lighting OFF
Energy Saving OFF
ECO Sensor OFF
Auto Power OFF OFF



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