These are the picture calibration settings that we used in our review of the Samsung JS9000. You can copy these for every usage (sports, movies, etc), except for gaming, where you will also need to turn on 'Game Mode' under System - General.
As mentioned in our review, Movie mode is a really good preset. If you find the picture too dark when using our settings, increase 'Backlight' as much as you want. It won't mess up the picture.
If you are not used to a warm color tone, you might prefer something colder. We turned off 'Smart LED' for most of our tests, but if you like what it does, keep it on.
The 'Auto' colorspace is not far off by default. 'Native' uses the wider color gamut of this TV, but for normal content, it will produce over-saturated colors.
Questions & Answers
15 ANSWERED QUESTIONS
In regards to the settings: For Game Mode, we should duplicate every picture setting, just also make sure it's set to Game Mode?
But everything else (Sports/Movies, etc, etc) can be set to "Movie" mode?
Make sure to enable 'UHD Color' and to set your HDMI input type to PC to get chroma 4:4:4 for sharper text. If you will be using the PC for work, you may want to change the 'Color Tone' to something cooler, like 'Warm 1' or other that you like best. For the rest, the settings posted here will work well for PC usage.
What about BD Wise settings with the Samsung UBD K8500 4k player, do you recommend using the BD Wise setting or the 2160p setting for 4K and Blu-ray disc playback.
We are still playing with the settings of the Samsung K8500 4k player and sometime still have problems just getting a signal to the TV, no matter if on a Samsung TV or not. Some have reported better luck by specifying a resolution instead of letting BD Wise do its job. We still have to play some more with the player to understand it better but it sure leave a cumbersome experience for now.
On this TV, do we need to use the 'Auto Motion Plus' function? Any recommended settings for that option? I game a lot too and the game mode seems to drop the quality a bit.
Game mode disable some TV features like local dimming and 'Auto Motion Plus'. It makes a difference if you are used to those settings. But game mode is important to get the least amount of input lag for more responsive gaming. Using 'Auto Motion Plus' while gaming will bring the input lag too high and may become unplayable for many games. The best recommendation is to leave 'Auto Motion Plus' off and activate game mode when gaming.
Hi! First of all, thank you for all the great reviews and hard work you guys put into your site. I was wondering what calibration settings one should use with the JS9000 as a monitor with PC selected in the source type. Thank you.
For use as a computer monitor, select the 'PC Mode' and also turn on 'UHD Color' for the HDMI input you are using. After, you can use the rest of our calibration settings.
First off, thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. I bought the JS9000 last year with the expectation of having a television that is near future proof. However, with the introduction of the new standards (or so I believe) with HDR (1000 nits) it appears to me that the JS9000 is not true HDR, with 850 nits, according to 2016 standards. I am an avid gamer and with this in mind new gaming consoles come out with 4k resolution and HDR. I did a little of research and saw the new KS8000 and the similar model KS9500 have HDR. What are the differences between the newest models (KS8000 & KS9500) when compared to my JS9000? Also, is it a major difference where I have to really consider upgrading my television for a better experience when gaming?
The biggest difference is that the new KS8000 and KS9500 are more bright overall. But beside that, both the JS series and KS series are pretty much comparable and we don't feel that the upgrade would be a significant change. The JS9000 is still a very good TV that should perform good for a couple of years still.
I seen an article stating that the new JS9000 update gives you 0 input lag on PC mode but remains the same on game mode. Is this true? Should we use PC mode for gaming?
Unfortunately, we don't have the JS9000 in hands anymore but since even CRT monitors have slight input lag, the test methodology employed to get that result is probably bad or the equipment used is faulty.