Samsung Smart TV picture quality is terrible

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  1. Laxguy

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    One has to be very careful with the numbers and descriptions at any big box store. Sometimes their version will omit things, or have some lesser quality components.
     
  2. jimmie57

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    Most of the problems you describe with the LED picture can be adjusted out by turning down the back light about 15% and reducing or totally eliminating the Sharpness of the picture and then reducing the color by about 10 to 15 numbers.

    The real difference I notice n Plasma TV sets is the ability to view it at an extreme angle that you can not do with an LED.
     
  3. sigma1914

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    Plasma are very thin. My ST60 is just under 2 inches.
     
  4. Laxguy

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    Get an OLED! About a half inch thick.....
     
  5. satcrazy

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    Great...
    My st 30 is thin enough as well.
     
  6. satcrazy

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    Lax, your a funny guy :rolling: .


    What are they going for now? Last I looked, out of my range.
     
  7. satcrazy

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    If I can't find a suitable plasma, what's critical in a lcd/led? I never really shopped for one before.
     
  8. Laxguy

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    Prices have come

    Thanks!

    OLEDs have come down in price, but are by no means cheap. I am pretty sure my next venture will be a 4k TV, surely so if there's a lot of content.
     
  9. Laxguy

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    I'd do all the reading I can at CNET and Consumer Reports. Larger LCDs may tend to show artifacts in fast moving pictures, esp. sports.
     
  10. acostapimps

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    Or read reviews from Amazon or Best Buy if they carry it, Don't just look for the so-called expert reviews, And Consumer Reports you have to pay for subscription, if want to watch reviews there, Or just go to your local store if they carry it and adjust the picture settings if you can to compare.


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  11. satcrazy

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    What size lcd/led if you think artifacts are a problem?

    My plasma is 50 inch which no longer looks large to me. Of course artifacts are not a issue for my plasma.
     
  12. Laxguy

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    It'd be a moving target over time. And higher end LEDs will have fewer artifacts, perhaps none worth mentioning. When I bought, I reckoned 40" and above should be plasma.
     
  13. acostapimps

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    I said the same thing when I went from a 32 inch Sony Trinitron, That TV was a beast besides the screen, Was a real back breaker moving that thing literally. Still like that TV.
     
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    I have a
    Samsung - 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) - LED - 2160p - Smart - 4K Ultra HD TV with High Dynamic Range and it has a crappy picture.I hate it and I wish that I had bought a Sony or LG.
     
  16. jimmie57

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    What is the actual model number of this TV ?
    If you have it set for HDR and are not feeding it an HDR stream it will look very washed out and dull.
    Same in reverse, feeding it an HDR program and not set to use HDR.

    Also, if you have ECO mode turned on it will automatically dim the picture to save energy and look like crap. Turn the ECO mode to OFF.
     
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  17. P Smith

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    the thread is three years old and should rest as new models selling now and should be discussed in new thread
     
  18. racton1

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    I have the Samsung
    • UN55MU8000FXZA
    • It has the ECO mode off. I have tried the HDR on and off. If you look at a 4k movies, you just say UUUh. Not much difference in that and a 1080 picture.
     
  19. Wolfmanjohn

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    Try setting the picture mode to "movie"; that should make things look more natural. Unless you got a bad one, the 8000s are a good tv with a pleasing picture.
     
  20. Rich

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    I have the previous year's 8000, a 60" KS8000. It has better specs than the MUs but I don't see much difference between 1080p upscaled and NF or Amazon's 4K content. It all looks really good. You should be satisfied with that set, no?

    Rich
     

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