Samsung KU7000 Calibration Settings
The following calibration settings were used for our review of the Samsung KU7000. They will work fine for most content, especially for watching movies. If you want to use the same settings for gaming, first select the 'Game' picture mode under 'Special Viewing Mode' and copy the rest of the settings.
Like on most other Samsung TVs, the 'Movie' picture mode is the closest to our calibration goal so it has to be picked first.
Under 'Expert Settings', we used a backlight value of 7 for our totally dark room. Adjust this value to your room lighting or to a comfortable level. High values won't deteriorate picture quality. Leave 'Sharpness' to 0 so no extra sharpness are applied to the picture.
Turn on 'Digital Clean View' when watching low quality content like cable TV and DVDs. Leave it off otherwise. The 'Auto Motion Plus' setting will smooth motion and add the soap opera effect (SOE). Use low custom values like 3-4 for slightly better motion without much of the soap opera effect. 'Color Tone' is set to 'Warm2' to get that warm movie picture look. If you find the picture too dull or yellowish, use a colder value.
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.