These are the settings we used to calibrate the 55 inch Insignia Fire TV (NS-55DF710NA19 ) and we expect them to be valid for the 43" version (NS-43DF710NA19 ) and the 50" version (NS-43DF710NA19). These are good for most content, from watching movies and TV shows to gaming. For the best gaming performance, some adjustments are needed, and they are listed in the 'Gaming settings' section. You can also see our recommended HDR adjustments below.
The first thing we did was to select the 'Custom' picture mode since this is the picture mode that gives you the most control over the TV settings.
When selecting the 'Custom' picture mode, the TV will display a list of other settings that are only available when selecting the 'Custom' picture mode. We set Contrast at '100', and let Brightness to 0. We set the Backlight to 30 for calibration in a dark room. You can adjust the Backlight to you suit your viewing environment as this will not affect the picture quality.
We left Color to the default value of '-5', and Tint to the default value of '0' for the most accurate image. The default Sharpness value of 0 does add sharpening, so for high-quality content, you should decrease it to '-25'.
In the Advanced Settings we set the Mid Luminance Gamma to '5' and we disable all of the image processing such as Dynamic Backlight, Dynamic Contrast, MPEG Noise Reduction and Dynamic Noise Reduction to create the image closest to what the content creator intended. We also disable Edge Enhancer for the most accurate image.
The Motion Processing is the feature that controls the motion interpolation (also named soap opera effect) and we set it to 'Off' for the review process. You set the amount of motion interpolation you want by selecting the proper level on the Motion Processing menu as described here.
Finally, we set the HDMI Input Mode to 'Mode 2 (2.0)' since it is on 'Mode 2 (2.0)' that the TV will let the HDMI ports use the full HDMI bandwidth. Unless you are using some older AV equipment that doesn't support the latest HDMI 2.0 standard, you should set the TV to use 'Mode 2 (2.0)'.
We selected the 'Warm' color temperature as it is closest to our calibration goal of 6500K. If you find the image too warm or yellowish then you should use one of the cooler values.
When using a game console or PC, it is best to use the 'PC' picture mode. This will decrease the input lag as shown here. Ensure that the Motion Processing setting is disabled, and otherwise follow our recommended settings shown above.
The 'Custom' picture mode is the most accurate for HDR, and by default has our recommended settings.
If you find HDR content too dim you can set the Mid Luminance Gamma setting to '-5', which will brighten most scenes. For our measurements of these settings see the Color Gamut section of the review.
Unfortunately, this TV has some very basic picture setting, and the only adjustments you can make are in the Red, Green and Blue. The following are the results of the white balance and colorspace calibration on our unit. They are provided for reference, and should not be copied as the calibration values vary per individual unit even for the same model and same size as the TV we reviewed due to manufacturing tolerances. If you want to try them you will need to enter all values shown, as all of them are active at the same time. If you end up with worse picture quality, simply reset them to the default values.