How to Calibrate a Samsung DLP

by Andrew Mikael

Samsung's DLP rear-projection televisions come in several models, some larger than 60 inches wide. They include a bevy of calibration options for tweaking the display image and sound settings for an optimal viewing experience. Use these settings to change the television's luminance, color temperature, display area, noise reduction and sound balance. Access all the calibration options using the television's included remote control.

Picture Calibration

Step 1

Press the "Menu" button to bring up the TV's main menu. Scroll down to highlight "Picture" and press "Enter." Press "Enter" with "Mode" highlighted, and press "Enter" again to choose between the four basic picture modes: standard, dynamic, movie and custom. Use dynamic mode for viewing in sunlight or bright light, movie mode for watching films and custom if you wish to set your own picture settings.

Step 2

Scroll down to highlight the specific picture settings for the chosen mode. Scroll left and right to change the values for the picture's tint, color, sharpness, contrast and overall brightness. Press "Enter" on the "Reset" option to return the settings to the mode's default. Press "Exit" to return to the main calibration menu.

Step 3

Scroll down in the Picture menu and select "Size." Select a viewing format and press "Enter" to confirm. Use the "16:9" and "4:3" options to view media of the corresponding aspect ratio. Select "Wide Fit" to force the media to fill the entire screen, or use "Zoom1" and "Zoom2" to zoom in for a larger picture. Not all modes are available using some input methods.

Step 4

Change the digital noise reduction settings to make fuzzy or unclear pictures appear better. Highlight "Digital NR" in the Picture main menu and scroll horizontally to turn the feature on or off.

Step 5

Highlight "My Color Control" and press "Enter." These settings give you fine-tuning adjustments to the way the DLP television displays different colors. Select either "Easy Control" for basic changes or "Detail Control" to set each color individually.

Scroll left and right to change the color settings, and see the settings compared to the current color scheme in the example image onscreen. In detail mode, scroll up and down to select different colors to manipulate. Select "Reset" to undo any changes.

Sound Calibration

Step 1

Press "Menu" and select "Sound" from the list. Highlight "Mode" and press "Enter" again.

Step 2

Scroll down to select the desired mode and press "Enter" to confirm. Use music mode for viewing concerts or audio presentation. Choose movie mode when watching films, and select speech mode for media composed mostly of dialogue. Select the custom mode if you wish to modify the settings yourself.

Step 3

Scroll down and select "Equalizer" to boost or gain specific frequencies. Scroll horizontally to switch between frequencies and scroll vertically to increase or decrease their volume. Making changes to the equalizer will automatically switch the audio to custom mode.

Scroll down and highlight "Auto Volume" and press "Enter." Scroll up and down to toggle the setting. Auto Volume attempts to standardize the volume of the system, making sounds louder when the input is quiet, and making them quieter when input is loud.

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