Samsung MU6290/MU6300 TV Picture Settings – RTINGS.com

Samsung MU6290/MU6300 TV Picture Settings – RTINGS.com


Hi, I’m Daniel from Rtings.com
In this video, we will go over how-to setup and get the best picture for the Samsung MU6300.
These settings are also valid for the Samsung MU6290 which offers the same performance but
without a smart remote or voice control. We will describe the settings you should adjust
for gaming, HDR, and movies. For a summary of our recommended settings,
see the link in the description below to our website.
Now unlike the higher end Samsung TVs, all of the inputs are located on the side of the
TV. If you have an external soundsystem which supports an Audio Return channel or ARC then
you should connect it to HDMI3 and this will allow you to route the audio from any apps
or other HDMI sources through your external speakers. Unlike last year’s KU6300 all
of the inputs to this TV are otherwise identical so connect your sources to any of them.
If you’ve got older devices which support a component or composite outputs then you
should connect them with these included adapters. When you connect an input, the TV will try
to identify what it is and change to the appropriate input icon and label. This usually works well,
but if you’re using a PC and want to ensure support for Chroma 4:4:4 then you can go to
the ‘Home’ menu and press up on the HDMI port to set the corresponding PC icon. This
is the only icon which affects the picture quality, the rest are all cosmetic. If you’ve connected any newer or high bandwidth
devices such as the Xbox One X or PS4 Pro then you’ll want to adjust the bandwidth
of the HDMI port. To do so with the MU6300 smart remote you can hold the voice button
on the remote and say ‘HDMI UHD Color’. This also works well for setting the remainder
of the settings shown in this video. If you prefer to use the buttons or have the MU6290
with the standard remote then press the ‘Home’ button on the remote and go to ‘Settings’
->‘General’ ->‘External Device Manager’ ->‘HDMI UHD Color’. You can activate
this option for all of your HDMI inputs, but if you find compatibility issues with older
devices then you can disable it. For the remainder of this video we will look
at only the MU6300, but note that all of the recommended settings are identical. If we press the ‘Return’ button on the
remote to go up a menu then there is an option for ‘Game Mode’. Enable this setting to
bring the input lag down to around 20ms for gaming. Some picture processing options are
disabled but you can still follow the remainder of this guide. Depending on your device, the HDMI Black Level
setting may not be available. This setting corresponds to the video range of the input
device. If it is incorrect, then it results in crushed dark scenes or a raised black level
and loss of contrast. For the best results, it should almost always be left at ‘Auto’. Now, we will go up a menu and disable all
of the ‘Eco Solution’ settings. These settings cause the brightness to adjust automatically
which can be distracting if it doesn’t quite adjust as you prefer. Now, under ‘Picture’ adjust the ‘Picture
Mode’. The most accurate picture mode is ‘Movie’ and it also allows the most setting
customization, so is the one we recommend. The rest of the picture settings are in the
‘Expert Settings’ menu. To see the effect of the ‘Backlight’ option we will be using
white level measurements taken of a checkerboard pattern on our MU6300. Increasing the ‘Backlight’ increases the
overall screen brightness without reducing the picture quality. You should adjust this
to suit your room, but for our room with some lights on we’ll set it to 13 v which corresponds
to a brightness of about 200 nits. If you’re watching HDR content then you should set the
backlight to maximum to produce the brightest highlights. To see the effect of the ‘Brightness’
slider we can measure the ‘Gamma’ curve which shows the relationship between dark
and bright areas. A high gamma value results in deeper dark scenes and a lower value results
in a brighter overall image. The left hand side of the plot affects darker scenes, while
the right hand side affects bright scenes. For example, a high gamma value toward the
left-hand side of the plot results in deeper dark scenes but may result in loss if details
in a bright room. Unlike most other TVs, the brightness slider on 2017 Samsung TVs affects
the gamma in dark areas. You can increase the ‘Brightness’ to bring out dark scene
details or decrease it for a deeper image. We leave this to the default value of 0 as
it is closest to the standard that movies are mastered at, which is a flat gamma of
2.2 across the range. The contrast option affects the brightness
range and contrast of the display. This should be set as high as possible without losing
details in highlights. The default value of 95 is provides a good brightness range, without
loss of details. A sharpness setting of 0 results in no added
sharpness. If you are watching lower quality content and don’t mind sharpening artifacts
then you can increase it slightly, but too high values will result in artifacts such
as ringing around edges. To identify the best value for the color setting
we can measure the colors of the TV and compare them to a reference target. We will display
these results on a CIE xy diagram, where squares on the diagram show what a calibrated display
should achieve, such as the reference display that the content was mastered on. Circles
on this diagram show our measurements of the MU6300. We can see that increasing the ‘Color’
past 50 causes the TV to oversaturate colors as the measurements lie outside the target.
Decreasing the color results in a bland or washed out image as the measured points undershoot
their saturation targets. The default value of 50 is best for an accurate image. The ‘Tint’ setting adjusts the balance
between Green and Red, which has the effect of rotating colors on the CIE xy diagram as
shown. The default value with equal amounts of green
and red is the most accurate. Setting ‘Apply Picture Settings’ to ‘All
Sources’ causes the display settings to be universal and applied across all inputs. Setting
it to ‘Current Source’ allows you to change these pictures. If you prefer a brighter image
when gaming for example, you can use different settings for a Blu-ray player and console.
For most people it is best to use the same settings across all inputs. If you are watching low quality content such
as DVDs or cable then you can enable ‘Digital Clean View’ to reduce noise. You should
disable this for high quality content though to avoid softening the image. The ‘Auto Motion Plus Settings’ menu is
for motion interpolation and image flicker options. To learn more about how these affect
the motion performance, see the videos linked in the description. These settings aren’t
available in game or PC mode, to avoid adding input lag. If you enjoy the soap opera effect
when watching movies then select the ‘Custom’ option and increase ‘Judder Reduction’
to 2 or 3. This TV has a 60Hz panel and so this is the maximum frame rate that content
can be interpolated to. ‘LED Clear Motion’ flickers the backlight
to clear up motion. If you’re watching sports or other fast motion then you can activate
this, however the resulting flicker is distracting to some people and it does decrease the overall
screen brightness. ‘Contrast Enhancer’ affects the relationship
between dark and bright areas of a scene. You should disable it for the most accurate
image. The ‘HDR+’ option doesn’t enable HDR but instead
adjusts the TV settings to provide a brighter and more saturated image. If you prefer a
more vivid image then you can enable this option but if you want to match the director’s
intent then you should leave it disabled for a more accurate image. ‘Film Mode’ is only available with certain
input signals, such as 1080i sources. If this option is available and you’re watching
a movie, such as from cable TV, then activate this. We can see the effect of ‘Color Tone’ on the
CIE xy diagram. Cooler values cause all of the colors to shift down and left towards
blue. Warmer values look yellow or reddish. We calibrate to the standard 6500K color temperature
that movies are mastered at which corresponds to a value of ‘Warm2’, but you can adjust
this to your preference. For more pop use a cooler value. The ‘White Balance’ menu contains advanced
adjustments to the white point at different brightness. These require measurement equipment
to set accurately. You can find our values in the review for reference, but we don’t
recommend copying them as the best values vary on a unit-by-unit basis. When the TV detects different content metadata
it will automatically switch the ‘Gamma’ option to the correct value. For Hybrid Log Gamma
content this will default to HLG, for HDR10 or Dolby Vision content it changes to ST.
2084 and for SDR content the correct value is BT. 1886. We can also measure the effect
of the gamma slider. Increasing the value results in a lower gamma curve, which increases
the overall brightness of the image and brings out details in dark scenes. A lower value
increases the curve and produces deeper dark scenes, but may crush details in a bright
room. You can increase the slider in a bright room, but we use a value of 0 as it is closest
to our 2.2 target. The ‘RGB Only’ mode filters the primary
colors of the image for calibration by eye. The ‘Color Space Settings’ affects the
target color space. The ‘Custom’ value allows for calibration of the color space,
but this requires measurement equipment and the best values change from unit to unit.
This TV doesn’t support a wide color gamut so the ‘Native’ setting doesn’t expand
the total color space but instead oversaturates intermediate points. For accurate colors set
this to ‘Auto’ for both SDR and HDR content. So that’s it. You can find the screenshots
of all the settings we recommend on our website via the link below. And if you like this video,
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  1. Does it still have the CE Dimming? Any steps to disable the CE Dimming? I am planning to buy new TV but this CE Dimming in Samsung TVs kinda bug me.

  2. Why are nearly all settings greyed for me? I can't even choose the movie picture mode, I only have standard and dynamic.

  3. More reviews, less settings videos please! You are the only site of your kind and having a fuller database of scores is far more important!

    Looking forward to the new TV reviews! You guys do good work.

  4. Is there a reason you guys don't review panasonic tv's? I know panasonic have been known to produce some of the best tv but I wasn't sure if they have been lacking recent years making them non worthy for reviews….

  5. Incredibly helpful. I had been playing around with this way too much on my own since I got the TV last Thursday, and thanks to this video, and following your settings, it's now fantastic. I can finally stop the obsessive endless adjustments!

  6. In my 2015 Samsung TV, the settings are worse in YCbCr 4:4:4 using a Radeon video card. Sharpness must be 50 in order to look good on Lagon.nl.

  7. Could you pleas help me i bought a samsung ultra 4K tv .Firstly was working perfectly than the screen pic changed it became black, even when i open a youtube video it is blu.I do not understand what hapenned ,please help me.

  8. I noticed that when I watch HDR content through Amazon Prime and Youtube, my 6290 automatically increases backlight to max.

    I know the 6290 doesn't have wide color gamut or enough brightness for true HDR, but I guess fake HDR is better than no HDR right?

  9. Anyone else with this tv who plays on a game console have bad judder problems? With auto motion plus on, the juddering decreases but a bizarre flickering of objects on the screen occurs. With auto motion plus off, the weird flickering goes away, but then the judder is just overwhelmingly obvious. I got a Samsung tech to come and replace my tv's motherboard, as he noticed something was off. However, that didn't seem to do much. The juddering is just terrible, and he pretended like it wasn't. Im at my wits end and im about to return the damn tv. I spent money on a PS4 Pro so I could do 4K gaming the right way. This is not right, it is wrong. I think I'm done with Samsung. Hopefully someone on here has another idea? Cause im out of them.

  10. All 6290's must not be the same. This guy's recommended settings look terrible on my set. My cheap Sanyo color looks better than this thing. I have owned the set for over 2 months and cannot get a satisfactory look. Get it right for one channel and the next looks like crap. No more Samsungs for me.

  11. anyone whose planning on getting these TVs expect light bleed, or consider yourself lucky if you don't have any

  12. The UHD color seems to create color screen flasing for a split second once in a while, any reasons why?

  13. im gonna buy the 49MU6300, just saw on the video that you dont put as available the 49'' size on that model, why's that ? the MU6300 that i'm seeing n 49'' here in latam is the same as the one u talk on the video ?

  14. I just got this TV and an Xbox One X. The X1X says my TV is not compatible with HDR. Can you help me with what settings should I adjust to get the TV to display HDR content? Thanks!

  15. Can we use this TV in India 🇮🇳 bro?? We use a voltage rated for 120v – 240v& 50Hz in India.please reply me .Thanks 🙂

  16. What should I do to tone down the reds? I just purchased a Samsung 6290 and people’s faces, especially when watching the news are incredibly red.

  17. 0 sharpness is ridiculous. It looks blurry. I set mine to 25 although I've never had a problem with the default of 50.

  18. Great and helpful video. Had this TV for a couple months and still keep tweaking every other week or so. These settings look optimal.

  19. Do you recommend movie mode over game mode (in this case 20 point white balance grey out for example) if you prefer better picture quality for gaming?

  20. I have a question: i'd like to connect S-Video from old consoles like the N64 to this TV. What would be the best or easiest solution?

  21. Ok so the problem i have is the whiteness seems too bright. Things like the sun or if im inside and looking out a window in red dead the brightness seems crazy. I have contrast on 45 and contrast enhancer on high because if i don’t have them both quite high then the screen seems really dim? I have been told the brightness issue could be my contrast but i need it high because otherwise the screen is just really dark?!

  22. can I ask about color differences when playing mkv on PC and TV?
    I played MKV files on pc use MPC Classic and looks good with color…
    but when playing MKV files in PC use USB/ Harddisk the color looks washed out/ not saturated

    Idk, is that because of tv apps codecs isn't good as PC apps?
    or I can tweak in somewhere to get the same result?

  23. For all those that own Samsung mu 6 series models please.try these setting make sure external uhd color is on for all HDMI imputs HDR+ mode on backlight 20 brightness 0 color 50 contrast 100

  24. Enable uhd color on external HDMI imputs for HDR content enable HDR + mode backlight 20 brightness 0 contrast 100 color 50 sharpness +5 tint 50/50 dynamic contrast set low color space set custom select DCI p3 gamma will automatically select st.2084 gamma +3 for all SDR content HDR+ mode set to off backlight 20 brightness -2 contrast 100 sharpness +5 color 50 tint 50/50 dynamic contrast set low color space 709 ( auto ) gamma +2 please not make sure all new setting are applied for external imputs for Blu Ray players etc. Hope this helps customers that own samsung mu 6 series models I use it for my own and TV looks amazing I've used other online settings and thought they were too dark these seem to work took months to finally tweak off and on just right .

  25. It Is necesary to do the settings manually? Like white settings or color mode?. I just set up like u show on the video. This worns for a nice quality image ? 🙂

  26. I thought you guys wrote "warm 1" was best on a 6290, and warm 2 was best on an 6300. Yet, this video says Warm 2 for both.

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