It has a damn good picture for a cheaper model TV. What makes it cheaper? It doesn’t have all the “smart” stuff that nobody needs anyway. My Blu-Ray player and WDTV Live already have all that. What I wanted was a good HD monitor and the UN65HF6001 fits perfectly in the quality and price range.
This TV seems to be very energy efficient. I measure Zero watts when it is off and only 64 Watts when on. That’s pretty amazing for such a large screen. It gives off virtually no heat.
Like most other TVs it needs to be properly calibrated for the best picture. I used a calibration DVD and blue filter to tweak the settings. You can just plug in my numbers into your TV and get a pretty good picture.
I’ve had the TV now for about 4 months and have spent a lot of time adjusting it for proper color reproduction and a pleasing look to the eye. Here’s what I have come up with:
Tint(G/R): G42 /R58
Color Space: Native
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Black Tone: Off
Flesh Tone: +5
Color Tone: Warm1
Size: Screen Fit
Digital Noise Filter: Off
HDMI Black Level: Normal
Film Mode: Off
Auto Motion Plus: Clear
LED Motion Plus: On
Each Mode: Standard, Movie, and Dynamic have their own settings. You will have to tweak each one if you plan on using more than one. Set your numbers in Movie mode and leave it.
I will update this page as I continue to tweak the set. Bookmark it and check back often for the latest numbers.
If you would like to calibrate your TV yourself all you need is a calibration disk like Spears and Munsil available on Amazon.com for 30 bucks. If you are more serious you can get a calibration system like the Datacolor Spyder for $124. You could of course have a professional come calibrate it but that would cost you as much as the TV. The disk or the spyder will do a good enough job to get you 90% to a perfect picture.