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I have just bought a Samsung LE -26R82B tv. After adjusting the Picture Standard for Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness and Colour the picture seems to revert to factory settings after about 30 mins. This happens repeatedly for both tv AND dvd CHANNELS. The TV will not save the changed settings

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Your TV is in shop mode which can be turned on and off by holding the front panel menu button down for 3 secs.

( Shop Mode is used to reset to default settings after 30 mins. and to not retain settings after power off.)


Please Let me know if you have any further Questions

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Changeing the settings, it shouldnt matter if you use the remote or the buttons on the tv, most likely a memory system problem. Im not sure, the tv might have a internal 3v battery to keep the memory alive.

the battery might be bad, but as it revets back to defaults after 30minutes of use? it seems to be a hardware side problem. possibly both (software and hardware)

Il provide you with reset instructions soon.

Posted on Apr 19, 2008

  • Ekse Apr 19, 2008

    Good post BDG. Good to know.

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How exactly do u change the settings

Posted on Apr 19, 2008

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    Maanita Chadha Apr 19, 2008

    we usually use the remote to change settings...have u tried changing the settings usings the controls on the tv itself

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To find the right setting for brightness, go to the image in your movie that has textured blacks and hopefully some shadow/low light areas in which there is detail. Then freeze on that frame. As you move the brightness control down, the intensity of the blacks will increase, and shadows will get darker. As you move the control all the way to zero, you will (hopefully) see that the low light shadow areas will also go to solid black and lose their detail.
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CONTRAST. The contrast control is similarly confusing. It is also often set too high on the theory that contrast is good, and therefore we might as well get the most we can out of our set by turning it all the way up. In fact, the contrast setting is used to control the intensity of the brightest highlights in the picture, so it is (oddly enough) the opposite of brightness control.
First, find your test scene in which you find textured whites in bright light, and freeze that frame. You are looking for the brightest elements in the picture in which you want to retain visible detail.
Let's assume you have a whitewashed fence in sunlight. If you start with the contrast set low, the fence will appear light gray rather than white. As you move the contrast control up, the fence will get whiter. Eventually details in the texture of the fence will begin to disappear.
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