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    • shopbot
    • By shopbot 7th Mar 17, 11:22 PM
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    Samsung UE40ES5500 7th Mar 17 at 11:22 PM
    I have a Samsung UE40ES5500. When watching it, on high contrast edges there is a blue/purple fringing effect. It looks similar to what photographers call Chromatic Aberration.

    Is there anything I can do to reduce this? The firmware is up to date. The only other thing I have altered in settings is that motion smoothing is currently turned off.

    Thanks
    SB

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    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 8th Mar 17, 9:25 AM
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    I would factory reset and see if the defaults solve the problem .
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    Maybe look at your picture settings. What picture mode are your using, what is your contrast, brightness and sharpness settings?
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    check for a firmware upgrade


    http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/skp/faq/1118086
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    • By almillar 8th Mar 17, 1:16 PM
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    Might just be 'edge bleed' where the backlight can seep through at the edges - would usually just be bright, rather than specific colours, but you never know. Calibrate the thing to make sure you haven't just got it set up insanely brightly, and the only 'enhancement' I can think of that would mess around here would be 'edge enhancement' or whatever, but turn them all off for starters anyway!
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    • By shopbot 8th Mar 17, 1:30 PM
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    • 8th Mar 17, 1:30 PM
    Thanks for your replies.

    Firmware is up to date. I will try and factory reset and then post back with picture modes and settings if that does not fix it.

    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 8th Mar 17, 1:38 PM
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    I'd post your current settings first before the reset otherwise you'll end up with horrible default settings that are no used to anyone.

    My best advice is to have it in "Movie" mode if it's not already and drop your sharpness settings right down as it sounds like you currently seeing ringing around images. Might be worth having a pop over to avforums.com to see if you can search out some recommended settings for your TV or get yourself a calibration disc.

    You might also want to look at the comments at the bottom of this page - http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/samsung-ue40es5500-ue32es5500-201207031898.htm
    Last edited by neilmcl; 08-03-2017 at 1:45 PM.
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    I'd post your current settings first before the reset otherwise you'll end up with horrible default settings that are no used to anyone.

    My best advice is to have it in "Movie" mode if it's not already and drop your sharpness settings right down as it sounds like you currently seeing ringing around images. Might be worth having a pop over to avforums.com to see if you can search out some recommended settings for your TV or get yourself a calibration disc.

    You might also want to look at the comments at the bottom of this page - http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/samsung-ue40es5500-ue32es5500-201207031898.htm
    Originally posted by neilmcl
    I'd just done the reset when I read your post. Thanks for the link - that's really helpful. There are some settings in the comments that I will try out. I will report back in case anyone else has a similar issue.

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    • 10th Mar 17, 11:57 PM
    An update and a thanks to everyone who contributed to the thread.

    A factory reset and applying the settings in the hdtvtest seems to have done the trick. I've just watched a film with plenty of back lit and high contrast scenes. I only noticed minimal purple/blue fringing approx three times and then probably because I was looking out for it. A massive improvement - thanks!

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