Natural Picture Mode is one of the Picture Mode presets in Samsung TVs. And in 2021, the company even used it to specify it separately in TVs’ technical specs.
As a person who doesn’t like standard presets in Samsung TVs, that was highly interesting. But I will notify you on the shore – Samsung hasn’t provided any official information about this picture mode, at least I haven’t found it, so all written below is how I understand this mode.
Natural Mode Samsung TV, explained
Shortly, Natural Picture Mode is a dynamic picture mode. That means it’s not just a combination of brightness, exposure, and other parameters (as many pictures preset) but a mode that allows your TV to adjust all picture parameters depending on surrounding light.
Therefore, the brightness, image contrast, and other parameters automatically adjust depending on the external lighting.
From a technical point of view, it works like the TV has a built-in ambient light sensor. As the intensity of the ambient light changes, the TV changes its settings.
You can look at your smartphone; it works 100% the same way – it corrects brightness depending on the surrounding light when the auto-brightness is turned on.
How Samsung TV Natural Mode Support works
As I said, there’s no trick inside; the same thing has been used in smartphones for decades.
If you turn this mode on, the TV activates the ambient light sensor, which is mounted on the side or bottom of the TV, depending on the model. The sensor’s location prevents the TV’s screen from illuminating it.
If you’re watching TV in bright daylight, you need to increase the brightness and contrast to watch the TV comfortably. Conversely, if you’re watching TV in the dark, with high brightness and contrast, you may feel uncomfortable watching it, as your eyes will become quickly tired. So when Natural Mode is turned on, it will reduce the brightness and contrast to make you watch TV comfortably.
Should you use Natural Picture Mode on your Samsung TV?
Frankly speaking, I can’t say for sure. I think that depends on your own. However, I prefer to keep this mode turned on, as I’m watching TV both during the day and at night, so it’s uncomfortable to adjust brightness manually all the time.
I think this mode is suitable when watching TV at different times during the day or when your TV is placed near a light source, like a window. In such cases, Natural Picture Mode can be really handy.