Samsung KU7000 Calibration Settings

For additional settings information, please consult the Common Problems and How to Calibrate pages.

The following calibration settings were used for our review of the Samsung KU7000. They will work fine for most content, especially for watching movies. If you want to use the same settings for gaming, first select the 'Game' picture mode under 'Special Viewing Mode' and copy the rest of the settings. 

Like on most other Samsung TVs, the 'Movie' picture mode is the closest to our calibration goal so it has to be picked first. 

Samsung KU7000 Calibration Settings 1

Under 'Expert Settings', we used a backlight value of 7 for our totally dark room. Adjust this value to your room lighting or to a comfortable level. High values won't deteriorate picture quality. Leave 'Sharpness' to 0 so no extra sharpness are applied to the picture.

Samsung KU7000 Calibration Settings 2

Turn on 'Digital Clean View' when watching low quality content like cable TV and DVDs. Leave it off otherwise. The 'Auto Motion Plus' setting will smooth motion and add the soap opera effect (SOE). Use low custom values like 3-4 for slightly better motion without much of the soap opera effect. 'Color Tone' is set to 'Warm2' to get that warm movie picture look. If you find the picture too dull or yellowish, use a colder value. 

Samsung KU7000 Calibration Settings 3

Samsung KU7000 Calibration Settings 4

The following are the results of the white balance and colorspace calibration on our unit. They are provided for reference, and should not be copied as the calibration values vary per individual unit even for the same model and same size as the TV we reviewed due to manufacturing tolerances. If you want to try them you will need to enter all values shown, as all of them are active at the same time. If you end up with worse picture quality, simply reset them to the default values.

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Questions & Answers

If this TV suffers from judder why wouldn't you put the judder control up higher?
This introduces the Soap Opera Effect (SOE) and interpolation artifacts. Some people do or do not like this, it is a personal preference.
Would you recommend turning on LED Clear Motion?
This is a personal choice, some like it, you can try it and see if you like the effect or not. What 'LED Clear Motion' does it's strobing the backlight to reduce the motion blur. It has the effect of reducing the total brightness of the screen, which can be corrected by adjusting back the backlight to a higher value to compensate. People like to use it for fast moving sport or when playing video games.
We are not taking any more questions for this product because we no longer have it in our lab.