Samsung MU7000 sets out as a slightly above-average 4K TV. It comes with a LED panel and 60Hz refresh rate. It features a great design with metallic elements and it is also rather thin. The MU7000 works great with HDR gaming given its very low input lag.
Best picture settings for Samsung MU7000
The following calibration settings will work on all three versions: 40”, 49” and the 65” version. While these settings will work well for any time of multimedia application, slight changes should be done to get the best out of HDR gaming. We will reveal how, later on.
First of all, turn off “Eco Solution” to avoid constant backlight changes depending on room brightness.
Set Picture Mode to “Movie”.
Make sure Picture Size Settings is set to “16:9 Standard” and “Fit to Screen” is on. This gets the TV closest to its intended performance and aids in computer compatibility.
Set Backlight to 5, Brightness to 0, Contrast to 95 and Sharpness to 0. Although setting Contrast to the highest value may seem the logical choice, values higher than 95 introduce a heavy amount of clipping.
Turn off “Digital Clean View”, “Auto Motion Plus Settings” and “Contrast Enhancer”. However, you may want to turn on “Digital Clean View” to aid with low-resolution videos.
Set Color Tone to “Warm 2”. Set “Gamma BT.1886” to 1.
Select the HDMI inputs that will receive HDR content and set “HDMI UHD Color” to on. Otherwise, you may have trouble detecting the TV as being an HDR compatible device.
Best picture settings for gaming on Samsung MU7000
When gaming, go to External Device Manager and turn on Game Mode. There is no need to modify any of the above settings. If you’re using a PC to play games, set the input icon to “PC”. This will enable chroma subsampling.
For HDR gaming it is recommended to go with the highest backlight setting.