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Samsung UN46B7100 LED LCD HDTV Review

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Calibration

Calibration Summary
Editorial Note: This is a review of the Samsung UN46B7100. Test results are for this model, but should indicate the general performance of other sizes in the Samsung 7 series. The Samsung 7 series also includes the UN40B7000 and the UN55B7000.  Read here for more details on series differences.
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Calibration


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Very few TVs come out of the box precisely calibrated to offer the best possible picture. To make sure we're scoring based on a TV's best possible performance, our first step in the review process is to calibrate the set. To do so, we use a CS-200 ChromaMeter to take measurements and DisplayMate, which is a television calibration program.

Below are all the settings we used to achieve optimal picture quality. While these settings will be fine for most users, you can alternatively pay someone to come into your home to calibrate your TV for you. The bonus of purchasing this service is your TV will be specifically calibrated to fit your viewing environment.

 

Setting Default Calibrated
Picture Mode Movie
Backlight 6 10
Contrast 95 92
Brightness 45 31
Sharpness 20 0
Color Tone Warm2 Warm3
Digital NR Auto Off
HDMI Black Level Low Normal
BD Wise On Off

 

Video Modes


As with most HDTVs, the Samsung UN46B6000 offers several different preset video modes. We've listed all these modes below, along with Samsung's description for each. 

Mode What it Does
Dynamic  Selects the picture for increased definition in a bright room. 
Standard Selects the picture for the optimum display in a normal environment. 
Natural Selects the picture for an optimum and eye-comfortable display. 
Movie Selects the picture for viewing movies in a dark room.

 

Other Models in the Samsung 7 Series
This is a review of the Samsung UN46B7100. The other sizes of HDTVs in this series should be similar in terms of performance and usability. For details about any differences, click on the image to jump to the Series Comparison page.
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UN40B7000 40 inches UN55B7000 55 inches
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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs Samsung UN46B6000
  14. Vs Vizio SV470XVT
  15. Vs Panasonic TC-P42S1
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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