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Originally Posted by Buka The Earthworm;13334307 
i ended up going to a local best buy and looked at tv's over there. we were also looking for a tv that looks nice in its design. i didnt want plasma from the very beginning... the power consumption being a big reason, but also because in the store the plasmas had a glass screen and there was a lot of glare. and glare is something i really dont want because our tv stand is right next to a huge window... so a matte screen was a must. also, i was at a friends house and he has a huge plasma thats like 55 inches or more, and i did not like how the picture looked on it, it was as if there was glare or something in the way of seeing the picture vividly (although it was dark in the room). i saw the same thing in the store with the plasmas there.

a couple samsungs stuck out at me because of their quality in the store. i know that prolly the tvs in the store arent calibrated in the settings much when they are put on display, but i just looked for the best picture, and the samsung ln40c630 stuck out. the price was 700$, but i found out that the store was out of stock. it would cost 770$ with tax, so instead i wetn online and got the 46inch model of the same series for 850$ with no tax and free 2 day shipping. so now im waiting for it to arrive... it will be here on wednsday. the ln46c630 has 120hertz, which is good for watching news or something. and the reviews i read for it said it was a good mid-range tv for the price. and amazon had 250$ off the msrp, plus i wont have to figure out how to get the tv home from the store.

Congrads! Sounds like quite the upgrade. Im sure you will enjoy it a lot, nice price too!
post #12 of 16
You really should have gone plasma OP.... they have far superior picture quality. Perhaps your friend's tv wasn't setup correctly? Or just a bad brand? A simple window shade would fix your glare issue.
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That said, the Samsung C630 is a very good choice if they were concerned about the power consumption of plasmas (which is more than legit with rising electricity prices). They could of picked far worse. Also they get more screen size with a 46". A good tradeoff for their needs and concerns overall.

Anyway, some settings, each unit will vary will it probably won't be the best calibration, but a very good starting point:
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Picture Mode: MOVIE
Backlight: 4 (to achieve ~115 cd/m2 peak luminance – set this according to your viewing environment)
Contrast: 94
Brightness: 44
Sharpness: 0 for HD content, 20-30 for SD
Colour: 48
Tint: Neutral (50/50)
Advanced:
Black Tone: Off
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Shadow Detail: 0
Gamma: +1
Colour Space: Custom (see settings below)
Flesh Tone: 0
Edge Enhancer: Off
CMS Settings (R / G / B):
Red: 50 0 0
Green: 25 55 0
Blue: 0 14 71
Yellow: 52 52 0
Cyan: 24 52 54
Magenta: 43 9 55
White Balance:
Offset (R,G,B): 28, 25, 24
Gain (R,G,B): 19, 26, 24
10p White Balance: ON
Interval 1 (R,G,B): 2 0 0
2: 0 0 -1
3: 0 0 -1
4: -1 0 -1
5: 0 0 0
6: 1 0 0
7: 0 0 -1
8: 0 1 -2
9: 0 2 -2
10: 0 2 -3
Picture Options screen:
Colour Tone: Warm2
Aspect Ratio: Screen Fit for 1080i/1080p, according to source otherwise
Digital Noise Filter: Off
MPEG Noise Filter: Off
HDMI Black Level: depends on source, “Low” for video devices
Film Mode: Auto 1 or Auto 2 depending on content
Motion Plus: Custom, Blur Reduction: 10, Judder Reduction: 0

Stolen from the comments in the review here: http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/samsung-le40c650-20100506527.htm
post #14 of 16
well . nice tv but plasmas are the isp of tvs.
The 120 hz is a sub-field , Not true 120hz its 60, with a sub-field.
Good for energy saver.
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thank you for those tv settings chineskiwi!! i used them and they are pretty good! thanks everyone else for your input as well!!
post #16 of 16
LG 42SL90 ftw, you don't have to deal with heat issue or cooling sound issue unlike usually plasma hdtv from Panasonic, or unstable lag input from Sansumg. Or the coat screen for the matter. smile.gif
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