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LG TV Picture Menu Settings

Operation TVs Last Updated 08/20/2014
Learn how to customize your LG Smart TV picture for maximum viewing enjoyment.Viewing and screen adjustments can be set using the Picture Menu. To get started, press the SMART button on the remote control to access the TV menus.

Note: The menus presented may differ due to model number or software revision level.


Energy Saving

Energy Saving reduces power consumption by setting the TV brightness level at an optimum level to save energy. You can select the best Energy Saving setting for your viewing environment.

Press the SMART  button on the remote control and select Settings > PICTURE on the TV menu.

  1. Select the Energy Saving option.
  2. Choose the Energy Saving mode.
    • Off - Turns off Energy Saving mode.
    • Minimum/ Medium/ Maximum - Applies the preset Energy Saving mode.
    • Screen Off - Screen is turned off, but sound remains active. Pressing any button on the remote control reactivates the screen.
  3. Select Close when finished.

3D Settings

LG 3D TV imaging technology recreates the stereopsis effect of merging the separate left-eye image and the right-eye image into one combined image with three-dimensional depth.  Normally the 3D setting is automatically adjusted based on the program.  Adjustments to the 3D settings can be customized for your viewing preference by following these steps:

  1. Play a 3D program or tune to a 3D channel.
  2. Put on 3D glasses.
  3. Press the 3D  button on the remote control to activate 3D.
  4. Press the SMART button on the remote control and select Settings > PICTURE > 3D Settings.
  5. Choose which option gives you the best 3D picture.
    • 3D Mode - Provides the appropriate 3D depth.
      • 3D Depth : Adjust 3D depth between the foreground object(s) and the background.
      • 3D Viewpoint : 3D image can be made closer or farther from user.
    • 3D Sound Zooming - Provides 3D-optimized sound.
    • 3D Pattern Recognition - This will activate and deactivate 3D mode automatically based on the input.
    • Normal Image View/3D Color Correction - Corrects the color of 3D images.
      Note: Depending on model, the 3D Color Correction may not be available.
    • 3D Image Correction - Switches the left/right images of 3D video.
  6. To return to the original factory default settings, select the Reset button, or select Close when finished.
  7. Press the 3D button on the remote control to end 3D image viewing.
    Note: Depending on the input signal, available 3D type may differ.

Caution: Viewing 3D images

  • When viewing 3D images, it is recommended that the viewer maintain a distance of at least twice the screen's diagonal length.
  • 3D images may not be viewed correctly with shutter-type glasses that require recharging.
  • If a future 3D broadcasting format that is not supported by this TV becomes the standard, an additional device such as a set-top box may be required.

Warning: Using 3D glasses

  • Do not use the 3D glasses as a replacement for your own corrective glasses, sunglasses, or protective goggles. Improper use of 3D glasses may cause eye injuries.
  • Do not store 3D glasses in extreme conditions. Exposure to excessively high or low temperatures may deform the lenses. Do not use deformed glasses.
  • Do not apply pressure to or subject 3D glasses to any impact. Subjecting 3D glasses to rough handling may cause a defect.
  • The lenses on 3D glasses (with polarizing film) are vulnerable to scratches. Use only a clean and soft cloth for cleaning. Dirty cloth may scratch the polarizing film.
  • Scratching the lens surface of the 3D glasses with sharp objects or cleaning with chemicals may distort 3D images.

Whether you watch movies or play games, you may optimize your viewing environment using the Picture Mode settings.

Press the SMART  button on the remote control, and select Settings > PICTURE.

  1. Select the Picture Mode option.
  2. Select the best picture mode for your viewing preference.
    • Vivid - Heightens contrast, brightness and sharpness to display vivid images.
    • Standard - Displays images in standard levels of contrast, brightness and sharpness.
    • Eco - The Energy Saver feature changes settings on the TV to reduce power consumption.
    • Cinema / Game - Displays the optimum picture for movies and games.
    •  Expert - Menu for adjusting picture quality that allows experts and amateurs to enjoy the best TV viewing. This menu is ISF-certified and provided for picture tuning experts. (ISF logo can only be used on ISF-certified TV units.) ISFccc : Imaging Science Foundation Certified Calibration Control.

    Note: Depending on the input signal, the available range of picture modes may differ.

  3. Select Close when finished.

Press the SMART  button on the remote control and select Settings > PICTURE.

  1. Select the screen setting: Backlight, Contrast, Brightness, Color, or Tint.
  2. Adjust the setting by pressing the BACK  button or the THUMBWHEEL  button on the remote control.
    • Backlight - Adjusts the display brightness by varying the brightness of the LCD panel.
    • Contrast - Adjusts the difference between bright and dark regions of the screen.
    • Brightness - Adjusts the overall screen brightness.
    • Sharpness - Adjusts the sharpness of the borders between bright and dark.
    • Color - Adjusts the colors on the screen darker or lighter.
    • Tint - Adjusts the red/green color balance.
    • Color Temp - Adjusts the overall tone of colors to warm or cool.
    • Note: Depending on model, the Color Temp option may not be available.

Note: Depending on the input signal or other picture settings, the range of detailed items for adjustment may differ.

Fine tuning adjustments to screen color and contrast are made from the Advanced Control menu. You can calibrate the screen for each picture mode or adjust picture settings for a special screen. To revert back to the original default screen settings, select Picture Reset.

Press the SMART  button on the remote control and select Settings > PICTURE.

  1. Select Advanced Control.
  2. Adjust the advanced screen settings.
    • Dynamic Contrast - Adjusts the contrast to the optimal level according to the brightness of the image.
    • Dynamic Color - Adjusts colors for more natural-looking colors.
    • Preferred Color
      • Skin Color : Skin color spectrum can be separately set to implement the skin color as defined by the user.
      • Grass Color : Natural color spectrum (meadows, hills, etc.) can be separately set.
      • Sky Color : Sky color is set separately.

      Note: Depending on model, the Preferred Color. option may not be available.

    • Super Resolution - Provides a crystal-clear picture by improving the details in areas where the picture is blurry or unclear.
    • Gamma - Sets the gradation curve according to the output of the picture signal in relation to the input signal.
  3. Select Close when finished.

Note: Further options may be available depending on the model.

Additional picture options can be adjusted to customize your viewing experience. To revert back to the original default screen settings, select Picture Reset.

Press the SMART  button on the remote control and select Settings > PICTURE.

  1. Select Picture Option.
  2. Choose the option to adjust and fine tune the screen image.
    • Noise Reduction - Reduces screen noise in the video.
    • MPEG Noise Reduction - Reduces noise caused by compressing digital video.
    • Black Level - Adjusts the brightness or darkness of the screen to suit the black level of the picture input using the degree of darkness (black level) of the screen.
    • Real Cinema - Optimizes the screen for movie viewing.
    • Motion Eye Care - [Depending on model] Saves power consumption by adjusting the brightness corresponding to the movement of the image on the screen.

      Note: It does not work while watching 3D images.

    • TruMotion - Corrects images to display smoother motion sequences.
      • Smooth : De-Judder value is set at 3.
      • Clear : De-Judder value is set at 7.
      • User : De-Judder can be set manually.
  3. Select Close when finished.

Your LG TV comes preset with default picture mode settings. You can adjust those settings to accommodate your viewing environment. To revert back to the original default settings, use Picture Reset.

Press the SMART  button on the remote control and select Settings > PICTURE.

  1. Select Picture Reset.
  2. Select Yes to revert back to original factory default picture settings. Select No to keep the current picture settings.

Aspect ratio

The Aspect Ratio is the ratio of screen width to screen height. The common aspect ratio is 16:9 for most HD content. Aspect Ratio can be set automatically by the programming, or manually adjusted to provide the best viewing experience based on the type of content you wish to watch.

Press the SMART  button on the remote control and select Settings > PICTURE.

  1. Select Aspect Ratio.
  2. Choose the screen Aspect Ratio setting.
    • 16:9 - Resizes the image ratio to fit a 16:9 screen.
    • Just Scan - Displays high-quality image without loss.

      Note: In DTV/HDMI/Component (over 720p) mode, Just Scan is available.

    • Set by Program - Depending on the input signal, screen aspect ratio changes to 4:3 or 16:9.
    • 4:3 - Resizes the image ratio to fit 4:3 screen.
    • Zoom - Resizes the image to fit the screen width. The top and bottom parts of the image may be cut off.
    • Cinema Zoom - Formats an image to the cinemascope ratio (2.35:1) and zooms in on the ratio.
  3. Select Close when finished.

Note: Available picture size may differ depending on the input signal.

Note: The screen aspect ratios on HDMI-PC input are available in 4:3 and 16:9 only. [For models supporting 2160p] When a 2160p signal is input or your PC resolution is set to 3840 x 2160, the Aspect Ratio is set to Just Scan.

Picture Wizard

The Picture Wizard guides you through setting key picture mode features to customize your viewing experience. Just follow the step by step directions.

Press the SMART  button on the remote control and select Settings > PICTURE.

  1. Select Picture Wizard II.
  2. Each step shows how the setting adjustment would affect the picture. When the image appears to your satisfaction, choose that setting.
  3. Select Confirm when finished.

Note: These steps may differ slightly depending on the model.

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