Scott Wilkinson on Home Theater

Episode 1227 (19:14)

Scott Wilkinson

Scott got to see The Martian in high dynamic range at a theater in Los Angeles. But the interesting part is that AMC decided not to show the film in 3D HFR. So if you want to see it in 3D, you'll have to see it in regular theaters. Scott believes that it has to do with sterilizing Dolby 3D glasses, and also because AMC has a contract with RealD for 3D presentation. So you won't be able to see it in 3D HFR, unfortunately. But even then, it's definitely worth seeing.

Ron calls in and wants to know how to calibrate a Samsung 55" 4K TV. Scott says he can calibrate it the same as an HD TV, it just has more pixels. If it was HFR, then he'd have to worry about doing something different. Is it worth hiring a professional at half that cost? No. Scott recommends going into the menu and looking for Picture mode and select "Movie Mode" or "Cinema Mode." If he does that, he'll already be about 80% there. He can also disable frame interpolation (or auto motion plus in Samsung's menu) if he doesn't like that plastic look. It's good for sports, but bad for movies. It'll be on by default.