Want the best experience when watching TV?
Whether it’s about gaming or watching sports, movies, etc., Samsung 4K UHD TVs are the reliable choice for excellent video quality. But, guess what? They do provide additional settings allowing viewers to improve the picture quality for every kind of show they are watching.
In today’s article, let’s find out the best picture settings for Samsung 4K TV which later you can adjust for any program. Keep in mind the following info will be applied mostly to Samsung LED/LCD and QLED TV lines.
Of course there will be some slight changes with screen menu appearance, setting labels, and options due to the variety of different model series as well as year.
Here are things you need to know…
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How to Set the Best Picture Quality for Your Samsung 4K TV?
Before getting started, we have a few things to remind you.
First is the current placement of your TV. Position it in a way maintaining a straight viewing angle. Don’t hang it too high or too low to avoid you stretching your neck to look up or down. The colors will fade and the contrast will narrow if you sit quite far and off the angle from the center.
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Now it’s time to check the room lighting.
If your TV has been placed to the side or across windows or lamps, then you may already realize that light from the outside reflects on the screen instead of what you’re watching. Even if some models feature an ‘anti-glare‘ or ‘anti-reflecting’ screen coating, the same situation will happen again if the light catches on the screen.
For TVs with the curved screen, the reflections can be distorted more. So, in order to improve the picture quality a bit, you should pull the curtains or dim (or turn off) the lamps.
Next, let’s select the Home Mode to adjust picture settings again as the retailers tend to set the color and contrast to very high levels for better display in the showrooms. To access the Samsung 4K TV’s Home Mode, please follow these steps below:
- Select ‘Settings’ on Smart Hub
- Choose ‘System’
- Continue clicking ‘Expert Settings’
- Pick ‘Usage Mode’ and select ‘Home Mode’
I. Intelligent picture settings
For owners of Samsung 4K QLED, Serif, or Frame TV series, you may already know that the General Settings menu has two options accommodating the picture quality automatically.
#1: The intelligent mode
With this mode, it allows your TV to recognize and analyze every factor around the room and TV pattern as well. By that, they enable to provide you the best viewing and usage experience. You can use this mode or not because it’s optional.
#2: Adaptive brightness
When you first buy a 4K smart TV, it will adjust the LED backlight output automatically by activating ambient light sensors to examine light levels in a particular room. Don’t feel strange if you can’t find the Adaptive Brightness option in your TV; sometimes it’s because some apps or modes don’t support it.
II. Picture mode settings
Aside from Intelligent modes or if your TV unit doesn’t support those options above, you can consider the Picture mode presets. This one is available on all 4K TV units of Samsung served to improve the general picture quality of both videos and movies. Let me remind you that all options for Picture preset are various depending on every model and selected input source as well (it could be either analog or HDMI).
Follow these steps to use Picture mode presets:
- Select ‘Settings’ on Smart Hub
- Choose ‘Picture’
- Choose ‘Picture mode’ up next
There are a total of 4 modes for selection including…
What is this setting about?
Since it’s called standard, the image quality to view programs on TV is acceptable and basic. Every time turning on your television, it’s usually on. If you don’t want to set up something too complicated, then apply this mode because it’s ideal for most viewing environments.
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In case you plan to watch a movie via your TV, then look no further but this preset mode. It provides you suitable levels of color, contrast, and brightness for movies. The temperature level is warm and dim, giving you the feeling like you’re at the movie theater. If you plan to put your small 4K TV in a dark room, then use this preset mode for the best picture quality.
This mode will set the brightness, sharpness and contrast of your TV’s picture to an elevated level. Don’t adjust to the Dynamic setting unless you place Samsung 4K unit in a bright room with natural light.
It’s much brighter than Standard and Movie.
In case you expect the picture level to be more subdued than what the Dynamic and Standard modes have offered, then try this Natural option. The color and brightness bring comfort to your eyes, reducing the eye strain.
III. Special viewing modes
With this category, we have 3 options:
#1: HDR+ mode
This is only available on 4K TVs offering the HDR feature. When watching HDR-encoded content from any compatible source, like Blue-ray discs, the device automatically activates the HDR ability of your TV. Once you also turn on the HDR+ feature, Samsung 4K smart TVs will adjust the ratio of HDR-encoded content’s color and contrast to make sure what are on those distinct.
#2: Game mode
For gamers, you may love this mode ultimately. It gives you the best picture preset option when it comes to playing games. The TV will be set to a low latency mode; however, there’s a slight reduction about the Game mode. If you want to turn on this special viewing option, please unplug the game console from the TV and switch to other devices.
#3: Sports mode
When it comes to this mode, you can easily guess that it will enhance the picture quality better when delivering sports and other fast-moving content. The image gets much brighter with cooler level of temperature and faster response in motion.
If you are still not satisfied with the picture quality of our recommendations here, it’s possible to customize your own picture settings.
For the absolute best picture settings for Samsung 4K TV, you can pay for professional calibration. Nothing is impossible, right? For more questions about your television, please leave any comment below.