Samsung UN55B8000 Calibration and Testing
Calibration Notes: Blue tones lacked consistency and were difficult to dial in perfectly in finding color balance to D6500. There was a considerable amount of adjustment to perform. Blue tended to be too weak in the upper end of the white balance scale and too strong in the lower.
HQV Video Board Processing Tests
With 480i Input
Jaggies 1: Pass – Very good result
Jaggies 2: Good, had slight trouble with bottom bar
Jaggies Flag Motion Test: Pass
Motion Adaptive Noise Reduction: Pass
Film Detail Test Race Car/Stadium Seating: Pass .3 of a second before eliminating moire video noise.
The UN55B8000 exhibits a solid video board.
Film based Pulldown tests (applicable to DVDs)
Cadence 2-2 30fps: Pass
Cadence 3-2 24fps: Pass
Cadence 2-2-2-4: Fail
Cadence 2-3-3-2: Call it
Mixed 3:2 Film with Added Video Titles: Pass
With 1080p Input
Jaggies 1: Pass – very good.
Jaggies 2: Pass
Video Resolution Loss Test: Pass – Good result
Film Resolution Loss Test: Pass, one of the best results we've seen with superb HD processing conversion of film
HD Background: Pass Stadium Seating Test with Moire: Pass
Calibration: Calibrating white balance was somewhat difficult on this LED TV. Blue tones were especially difficult to dial in perfectly as they lacked consistency. To dial in close to D6500 start out by changing the Picture Mode to Movie and Color temperature to Warm 2 and follow the following picture settings:
|White Balance Settings|
|Red - Offset||30|
|Green - Offset||25|
|Blue - Offset||19|
|Red - Gain||17|
|Green - Gain||19|
|Blue - Gain||44|
|Color Temp:||Warm 2|
|HDMI Black Level:||Low|
|Film Mode:||Auto 1|