My brother just bought a Samsung un50eh5000 LED. He has asked me to tweak it for him. Usually I have been able to find suggested settings and calibrations online at sites like Tweakit. In fact there were several when I bought my Panasonic Plasma a few years ago. Does anyone know where I might find suggested settings for this Samsung?
IMO, you're going about this wrong. It's not a matter of finding someone else's "numbers" and plugging them into your display and expecting the same results.
Every set will calibrate differently depending on the environment you're in.
The only "settings" that translate from one set to another are any artificial image enhancements - they should all be "Off" or as minimal as allowed by the display. In some cases, your starting point should be a pre-set picture mode that by default disables most of these settings ("Cinema", "Custom", etc.).
Anything beyond that will be specific to your set and your viewing environment.
Consider getting a calibration disc like Spears & Munsil, Disney WOW, or Digital Video Essentials that includes actual test patterns that are needed for precise level calibration. If you don't want to do that, see if any DVDs or Blu-rays that you or your brother might already have that include the THX Optimizer (many Pixar films include this).
If you're looking to spend zero money on this, then at least read up on what a properly calibrated image should look like and experiment to find what works best for you or your brother. You really can't calibrate well "by eye" but, IMO, doing that will get you just about as good (if not better) than just blindly applying someone else's numbers.
Edited by Jason Charlton, August 23 2013 - 03:56 AM.