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What are the HDMI Dynamic Range settings?

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The HDMI® Dynamic Range feature helps produce natural color by changing the luminance tone reproduction of HDMI input color signals. The dynamic range of the image is reproduced properly by selecting the desired dynamic range for signal type being used.
  • Use the Auto setting during normal operation. The Auto setting automatically selects the dynamic range Full or Limited based on dynamic range information coming from connected device.
  • The Full setting should be used when you would like the signal range fixed to full range. An example may be a high-definition signal from a device connected using an HDMI cable.
  • Limited: The signal range is fixed to limited range. This should be used when less color is desired.

There is small possibility that the connected HDMI device will send wrong dynamic range information. In this case, if Auto is selected the TV will default to a limited dynamic range and the picture may appear with either white saturation (no details in bright white areas) or black saturation (no detail in dark scenes).

Follow these steps if the image appears with either white or black saturation:

  1. Using the supplied remote, press the Home button.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select TV Picture Mode.
  4. Select Reset.
  5. Press the Enter button.

NOTE: If the image quality is not improved by following the steps above, it is possible that the connected HDMI device is sending wrong dynamic range information. Try changing the Dynamic range setting in the menu of the TV.