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What Are The Best Picture Settings For A Samsung TV?

Last Updated Dec 3, 2022
samsung tv displaying picture settings menu

There’s no doubt that picture quality on televisions has become increasingly more impressive over the past few decades, and Samsung is certainly known for creating some of the best TVs on the market. So in order to capitalize on this top-notch picture quality on your TV,  you will certainly want to know what are the best picture settings for a Samsung TV?

The best picture settings for a Samsung TV are to have the Contrast set to “45”, the Brightness set to “0”, and the Sharpness at “0.” We also recommend setting the picture to movie mode. 

Of course, these settings, although they are the generally recommended options for the best picture settings, can change depending on your lighting, home entertainment setup, and even what type of experience you are looking for. In this article, we are going to dig a little deeper into the possible picture settings for your Samsung TV and how to choose the best ones. 

What is the Best Mode for your Samsung TV?

When it comes to deciding on the best mode for your Samsung TV, there are quite a few options to choose from. 

Picking a mode instead of adjusting the expert settings can be a much easier and quicker way to set your Samsung to the best picture setting

While we have already mentioned that our preference is the Movie Mode, now we are going to go through each of the modes available, including why movie mode is the best option. 

  • Standard: with moderate contrast and a good balance to standard lighting, this is the typical mode for the factory settings. 
  • Dynamic: high saturation and high contrast can be found in the dynamic mode. This mode can increase your energy usage and also strain the eyes if left on for too long in dark rooms.
  • Natural: as a combination between standard and dynamic, it has a lower brightness and contrast than the other modes. 
  • Movie: with minimum contrast and brightness, movie mode produces a warm tone that is easy on the eyes in a bright or dark room. 

Depending on whether you are watching your Samsung TV during the day, with bright lights, or in a very dark room, each of these modes can really affect your entertainment experience. When in doubt, the movie mode is the best option as it will still produce a quality picture no matter the situation. 

You also have night mode, which we explain more in this article.

Changing the Expert Settings

In addition to simply changing the mode, you can also use the expert settings on your Samsung TV to really refine the picture to suit your specific needs and of course, get the most out of your TV. 

When you navigate to the picture settings by selecting SETTINGS and then PICTURE, you will find a list of the options you can move from 0% to 100%. The list usually includes the following: 

  • Contrast: contrast is the ratio between the dark blacks and the bright whites on the screen. Once again, this setting will depend on the light source in the room, 
  • Brightness: this option determines how bright your television screen will be. The darker the room is, the lower you want the brightness. 
  • Backlight: too much backlight can cause a real strain on the eyes. If you are enjoying your TV in a bright room, you will want to turn the backlight down to a low setting. 
  • Sharpness: this will, of course, adjust the sharpness of the picture. Making the outlines either pop or fade into the background. 
  • Color: as well as a sliding scale, when it comes to color, you can also choose either standard which produces no hues, cool which has a blue hue, or warm which offers a more yellow or orange coloring. 

As we mentioned previously, our research has shown that the optimal picture settings for a Samsung TV have the contrast set to “45”, the brightness set to “0”, and the sharpness at “0.” The color should also be set to the automatic setting of “25”.

You may want to play with each of the settings to find out how they affect your picture, and if you are having a special event like a movie screening during the day or a film marathon, you might want to adjust them to suit your needs. 

You can also play with other settings like the aspect ratio to make sure you’re getting the most out of your screen.

Final Thoughts

When it comes to Samsung TVs, you are already getting one of the best pictures available! However, that does not mean that the settings are not an important factor in creating the optimal picture for your personal home entertainment system. 

Remember that as a rule, movie mode is most likely the best option, and the expert settings should be set to have the contrast at “45”, the brightness at “0”, and the sharpness at “0” as well. 

Hopefully, you now know how to find the perfect picture settings for your Samsung TV!

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