For our review of the Samsung J6300 LED TV, these are the calibration settings that we used:
Movie picture mode is the most accurate mode by default. If you find our settings too dark, increase 'Backlight' as much as you want. You might also want to increase sharpness if you find lower-resolution content too blurry.
We calibrate for a warm 6500k color temperature. If you prefer something bluer, change 'Color Tone'. 'Digital Clean View' should be set to 'High' when watching DVDs or cable. Turn on 'Auto Motion Plus' if you want the soap opera effect.
We recommend turning off 'Dynamic Contrast'.
This is the result of our 2 pt. and 11 pt. white balance calibration, as well as the colorspace.
If you plan on playing video games, turn on 'Game Mode' under System, General to get lower input lag.
Questions & Answers
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Are the 2 point settings the same on the 50" as they are on the 55"
Even two different units of the same size and model can need different 2 pts white balance settings, so we don't recommend copying those.
Can you please let me know your recommendations for the 2 pt settings on the 75" J6300? Thank you!
R Gain: -2 ; B Gain: 3. Leave everything else at default.
Don't forget that these settings are only guaranteed to work with our unit, and might not look right on your TV. If they don't look right, you should just go back to the default settings.
I just bought the UN60J6300 and the TV seems to tilt pretty substantially backwards while in it's stand. Have you noticed this as well?
Not in a noticeable way. Make sure you assembled it properly. There is a small indent on the stand assembly that the top part needs to fit in, so you might have missed that. If the stand is assembled correctly, it might be a defect so return it.
I recently purchased the J6300 based mostly on the reviews on this site. While I understand it's considered a "budget" TV for Samsung, I am still pretty disappointed in how smokey the screen gets. I followed the calibration settings here but the blacks are not deep at all and any background in a fast moving scene (specially sports) get really smokey. Is there anything that can be done about this beyond the settings posted here? It's pretty distracting and I wasn't sure if it is something that can be fixed.
What you see in moving scenes is probably a uniformity problem. All TVs have different uniformity and you may have got unlucky. It has to be said though that most LED aren't that great in that department so even if you exchange your TV it might not be better. In our tests, the J6300 is one of the best budget TV to handle motion. The J6200 performed a little better but it didn't had as deep blacks. If better blacks are a necessity, the Vizio E offer better contrast while still handling motion greatly.
Not a question but just a comment to the person(s) who noted that the settings you provided did not result in a satisfactory picture. I tried your setting too and wasn't really happy with the result. I ended up going with the "Dynamic" setting and I love the picture. Probably some combination of my personal preferences and the TV itself. Love your website. It's the best out there.
Our settings aren't ideal for people who want a vibrant picture, and Dynamic definitely works better for achieving that kind of look. Thanks for sharing your experience.
I just purchased a 48" J6300. Will the settings you're recommending work for my TV? I read that size makes a difference in some cases. Also, I don't understand all of the different 10 pt offerings. Is it for personal preference? They all state "Select an interval to adjust white balance".
Yes they will work fine on the 48", but don't copy the white balance settings. As for the 10 pts, they are all active at the same time, so it isn't a choice. It is for 10 different shades of gray.
It would be really helpful to have color/white balance calibration settings for other color tones!
That's a good suggestion. For now, our goal is to calibrate with a color temperature of 6500k. We set 'Color Tone' to 'Warm2' because it is closer to the look we want to achieve with calibration. With that same goal, we could have selected a different 'Color Tone' and our calibration values would have been different but the final look would have been the same. In the future, if enough people are interested, we can always add settings for a cooler color temperature (8000k for example). We will take note of the requests and see. Thanks again for the feedback.
Hello, I am in the market for a 60" TV that will be mounted above my fireplace in the living room with multiple windows. My family mostly watches sports and basic cable tv. What TV would you recommend, I have been looking at J6300 and JU6500. Do you have any other recommendations or does it make sense to pay a little more to get 4k with J6500. Thanks
The main difference between the two TVs is resolution and motion. If you sit more than 10 feet away from your TV, you won't get much benefit from a 4k TV and should get the J6300. The J6300 is also able to play 24p content like bluray movies without judder, something the J6500 have problems with. But if you sit closer and would have any plan to watch 4k content in the future, you will enjoy the bigger resolution more and should go with the JU6500.
I have the 50" J6300. The Samsung remote does not control the station selections. When I enter a station number, the screen reads "not available". I receive my signal from a cable converter box. My other Samsung remotes will control the TV station selection. I can't find anything in the directions for setting up the remote to correspond with the cable box. Am I missing something in the directions?
Have you programmed the channels into the TV? Run the 'Auto Program' option in the 'Broadcasting' menu and the TV will locate the channels, which should allow you to navigate to them with your remote.
What would be the best set-up for the J6300 for watching sports?
The settings we posted works well for sports. Some people might find it too yellow/warm though for sports, in that case change 'Color Tone'. You will also want to increase 'Backlight' in you watch during the day.
I'm very interested in calibration settings for Warm1 color tone. I find Warm1 more pleasant to my eyes than Warm2. I also find these recommended settings very good for movies, but not so good for TV signals. Is it possible broadcasters use different calibration for their transmissions?
Try copying the rest of our settings under Warm1 and you should get similar results. Just don't copy the white balance settings.
As for your other question, TV signals aren't high-quality, which explains why TV doesn't look quite as good. Almost all movies and TV use a D6500k color temperature standard, so the issue isn't that the broadcasters have calibrated their material differently.
I see that you note this television (Samsung 65J6300) to be "judder-free" at 24p but not at "24p via 60p". How do you achieve the first setting on this television (24p)? Is there a certain setting or input to use, as even with a Blu Ray inputted through an HDMI port it seems to default to 1080p/60p, not anything indicating 24P?
Your blu-ray player should be able to output at 24p. There should be a setting on the player to enable this (not on the TV).
Will these calibration settings work for a 60 inch J6300? I set my new TV to these settings and am wondering if I did it right or goofed. Also I have Time Warner. Is it best for me to have my output resolution on the cable box at 720P or 1080i? Will my TV automatically upconvert? I have a Denon receiver that is pass-through.
Yes those settings will work with the 60". If your cable box have the option, set it to output the source/native resolution (it will switch between 720p and 1080i depending on the channel signal). If that is not an option, chose 1080i. Everything will be upconverted automatically without any option to turn On.
Do you think the JS7000 is significantly better, and is it worth spending extra money on the JS7000 vs. the J6300? Your reviews of the JS7000 suggest that there are lots of issues with judder with movies, but can that be fixed or reduced enough with your recommended settings? Thanks for your time and help.
Judder is tricky. For people who notice it, it's a big issue. But most people don't notice it. It can be fixed a bit with the Auto Motion plus setting, but that introduces the soap opera effect, which isn't ideal for everyone. You can take a look at the video here to see if you're bothered by judder.
The bigger issue here is that the JS7000's panel is IPS. That means weaker blacks and a wider viewing angle, which is good for people who watch from off to the side, but not as good for viewing from in front. If you sit more or less directly in front of your TV, the Samsung J6300 is a better buy.
Just finished adjusting the settings to your recommendations. I did kick up the backlight a bit. Is there a way to save these settings? I saw "apply picture mode" in the E-manual, but nothing that appeared to save settings. I'm concerned that if I change picture modes that I'll loose the custom settings.
There is no option to save a separate picture mode with your selected settings, but the picture modes retain your adjustments even when you've switched, so you won't lose them.
You say to change the "color tone" setting if I want something bluer/cooler, but should I still use the same white balance settings and ColorSpace settings that you made? Or do I need to use different color/white balance settings?
You would need to use different color/white balance settings.
I follow the color setting on my UN50J6300 and I understand that different TV size should have different settings. My questions is, you said the Movie mode is the most accurate, but why is it looks more yellowish? Why the standard mode give a more similar color comparing to my phone and laptop, which give a more saturate color and fresher look?
We calibrate for a warmer (aka, a more yellowish white balance) color temperature, because our goal is the D6500k standard. If you don't like it, change 'Color Tone' to something other than 'Warm2'.
It means the microprocessor inside has 4 independent processing units. In real life scenarios though, it is a meaningless spec because it depends on the speed of them, and most importantly, how well the software is coded.
Awesome site! I'm sure you're all tired of everyone asking about specific white balances, but any chance of helping with the 2-point white balance settings for the 50"?
We only tested a 55" model, and the settings we listed are only guaranteed to work with our specific unit. Try out our settings and see if they improve the picture. If they don't, reset them to defaults. The only ways to guarantee you get good settings are to get a professional calibration done, or else do it yourself with a colorimeter and calibration software.
I went ahead and bought one and would like to use your calibration settings as I think I'd be more than happy with getting to the 95% perfect picture quality. I am little confused about the 2 point, 10 point and Color Space settings. Which of these vary from unit to unit and so are not recommended to copy?
The 2 point, 10 point and color space settings all vary unit to unit. You can always try them and see if you like the picture, and reset it if you find it any worse.
Should digital clean view be set to high when watching blu ray discs?
Also, do you think there is a huge noticeable difference in picture and color quality between this TV and the un48js8500 4k TV?
No. using Digital Clean View would make Blu-rays look soft, which isn't ideal.
The J6300 is a good TV, so if you aren't too picky, you will be very happy with it. The JS8500 is better, no doubt about this. But if you would prefer a bigger screen, or if you don't care about the difference (4k, local dimming, wider color gamut, better uniformity, etc), stick to the J6300.
How is the gaming side of the TV? Like the Xbox, PS4, WiiU, etc. Did you test on the consoles? How was the input delay for multiplayer and when a cutscene in a game starts, are there any problems?
We don't test specific consoles on the TV, since our findings should apply equally well to all of them. The input lag should remain pretty constant, and any additional lag in multiplayer would be a result of network issues. Likewise, there shouldn't be any issues with cutscenes.
In your review of the Samsung 75" J6300, you state that your settings will get the tv about 95 percent of the way to an ideal picture. What does the remaining 5 percent involve?
The other 5% is related to proper white balance and color space adjustments (since we don't recommend using the ones we list with our reviews). These don't make as big of a difference to overall picture as properly adjusting the rest of the settings we listed.
Thanks for the detailed review. I just bought the 75" J6300, and I'm sure these settings will be very good as a starting point. A couple quick questions...
Regarding Auto Motion Plus, it looks like you recommend having it off. However, on my old 52" Samsung B750, I have it enabled, with Blur Reduction at 10 and Judder Reduction at 0. Just curious why you totally disabled it?
Also, I see the input lag time isn't so great for gaming. I'm wondering if it'll be faster than the LN52B750? I've been gaming on that for years now (not in game mode, either) and I do fine. I'm sure games like CoD suffer a bit, but they're still playable, for me at least. Thanks again!
'Auto Motion Plus' bring the 'soap opera effect' and that alters the look of the source material. When we calibrate TVs we turn off all video processing so the source is unaltered. For input lag, we don't know how fast the LN52B750 is but we would expect the J6300 to be at least as fast if not better. Not long ago, most of the TVs were very slow and 44.9 ms would have been seen as pretty fast.