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webOS Settings Menu - webOS 1.0

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webOS Settings Menu - webOS

This article provides information about the Settings available on webOS TVs that have not performed the Value Pack Upgrade. The Settings Menus include the Quick Settings Menu, Picture Settings Menu, Sound Settings Menu, Network Settings Menu, General Settings Menu, Safety Settings Menu, and the Accessibility Menu.


To access the Settings Menu:

Locate the Smart  button on your remote, and press it to open your Home screen.

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From the Home screen, locate and click the Settings  button near the top right.

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If you don't see this screen, click the TV Support Center button below.

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If you are not sure if you have performed the Value Pack Upgrade, or if the Remote or Screens shown in this article do not match yours, use the TV Support Center to find the correct information for your TV.

TV Support Center


Your Smart TV with webOS 1.0 has several settings that can be used to customize your viewing experience.
Below is a list of the available menus, click any one to learn more.

  • The LG TV Quick Menu settings allow you to customize your personal viewing experience. Below is a list of the available Quick Menu settings, click on any one to learn more.

    Configure the Channel settings including searching or editing.

    • Channel Tuning - Scan and save available channels.
    • Channel Manager - Edit TV channels, set favorites, and manage parental control settings.
    • Multi Audio - If the analog program supports multiple audio tracks, set your audio language preference.
    • Audio Language - Select an audio language for digital broadcasts. The default language is selected when the program does not support multiple languages.

    Manually adjust display settings.

    • Vivid - Heightens contrast, brightness and sharpness to display vivid images.
    • Standard - Displays images in standard levels of contrast, brightness and sharpness.
    • APS (Auto Power Saver) - Changes settings on the TV to reduce power consumption.
    • Cinema - Displays the optimum picture for movies.
    • Sport - Displays the optimum picture for sports programs.
    • Game - Displays the optimum picture for games.
    • Expert 1/Expert 2 - Allows an expert, or anyone who loves picture quality, to fine-tune the best picture quality. This option is an adjustment menu provided for ISF-certified picture quality tuning experts.

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

    Optimize sound mode for each content type.

    • Standard - Suitable for all types of video.
    • News - Optimized for watching news programs.
    • Music - Optimized for listening to music.
    • Cinema - Optimized for listening in a low sound environment with programming meant for a theater experience.
    • Sport - Optimized for listening to sporting events.
    • Game - Optimized for playing video games.

    Note: Depending on the input signal and TV model, the available range of sound modes may differ.

    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 content type.

    • 16:9 - Resizes the image to fit a 16:9 screen.
    • Just Scan - Displays high-quality image without loss.
    • 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 1 - Resizes the picture with a cinemascope ratio of 2.35:1, without image distortion.

    Note: Any options that resize the image will cause some distortion or partial image loss.

    Note: Depending on the video source, the aspect ratio options may be limited as shown below.

    • Original - The program will be displayed in the aspect ratio it was broadcast in.
    • Full - All programming will fill the screen (4:3 video will be stretched).
    • Zoom - Programs broadcast in a 4:3 aspect ratio will fill the screen by zooming into a 16:9 portion of the middle (the top and bottom of the original program will not be displayed).

    Set the TV to turn off after a set amount of time.

    • Off
    • 10 min
    • 20 min
    • 30 min
    • 60 min
    • 90 min
    • 120 min
    • 180 min
    • 240 min

    Manage your account information and settings.

    Having an LG Account is required for some Smart features and/or App downloads. This option will open the LG Account portal, where you can create, log-in to, or edit your LG Account.
    For more information about creating or logging into your Smart TV/Blu-ray Player account, refer to LG Account Management.

    Note: This account will pertain to the use of any LG Smart TV or Smart Blu-ray Player. A separate account is required for product registration and access to MyLG customer portal on lg.com.

  • Sets the TV to automatically optimize image quality based on content type.

    Note: An Internet connection is required to use this mode.

    • Off - Turns off Smart Picture Mode.
    • On - Turns on Smart Picture Mode.

    Manually adjust display settings.

    • Vivid - Heightens contrast, brightness and sharpness to display vivid images.
    • Standard - Displays images in standard levels of contrast, brightness and sharpness.
    • APS (Auto Power Saver) - Changes settings on the TV to reduce power consumption.
    • Cinema - Displays the optimum picture for movies.
    • Sport - Displays the optimum picture for sports programs.
    • Game - Displays the optimum picture for games.
    • Expert 1/Expert 2 - Allows an expert, or anyone who loves picture quality, to fine-tune the best picture quality. This option is an adjustment menu provided for ISF-certified picture quality tuning experts.

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

    Here you can adjust each aspect of your display individually. This type of fine-tuning is best for advanced users.

    • 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 Temperature - Adjusts the overall tone of colors to warm or cold.
    • Adjust screen settings for individual video modes.

      • Dynamic Contrast - Adjusts the contrast to the optimal level according to the brightness of the image.
      • Dynamic Color - Adjusts color and saturation for a more vivid image.
      • Preferred Color - Adjust skin tone, grass, and sky colors.
      • Color Gamut - Set the range of colors that can be displayed.
      • Super Resolution - Improve blurry or unclear areas for a sharper image.
      • Gamma - Adjust to compensate for the brightness of the input signal.
    • Adjust detailed settings to further optimize the picture.

      • Noise Reduction - Remove irregular and erratic pixels for a clearer image.
      • MPEG Noise Reduction - Reduce noise from digital video signals.
      • Black Level - Repair brightness and contrast by adjusting black levels.
      • Real Cinema - Optimize display for movies.
      • Motion Eye Care - Adjust brightness by analyzing image movements to prevent glare and reduce energy consumption.
      • TruMotion - Optimize image quality for fast-moving images (sports and action).
    • Reset - Resets all custom picture settings to the defaults.

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

    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 content type.

    • 16:9 - Resizes the image to fit a 16:9 screen.
    • Just Scan - Displays high-quality image without loss.
    • 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 1 - Resizes the picture with a cinemascope ratio of 2.35:1, without image distortion.

    Note: Any options that resize the image will cause some distortion or partial image loss.

    Note: Depending on the video source, the aspect ratio options may be limited as shown below.

    • Original - The program will be displayed in the aspect ratio it was broadcast in.
    • Full - All programming will fill the screen (4:3 video will be stretched).
    • Zoom - Programs broadcast in a 4:3 aspect ratio will fill the screen by zooming into a 16:9 portion of the middle (the top and bottom of the original program will not be displayed).

    Various settings for watching 3D images.

    • 3D Mode - Select a genre for the content you are watching in the desirable depth.
    • Customize - Watch the images of your preference by using the advanced settings for 3D images.
      • 3D Depth - Adjust 3D depth between the object and the background.
      • 3D Viewpoint - Make 3D images look closer to or further away from the user.
    • 3D Pattern Recognition - Automatically converts to 3D by analyzing the pattern of the original image.
    • Normal Image View - Watch 2D images without 3D effects.
    • 3D Color Correction - Correct the colors of 3D images.
    • 3D Image Correction - Switches the left and right sides of a 3D image.
    • Reset - Resets the 3D settings.

    Enable two players to see different full-screen images for multiplayer games that support the feature.

    Note: Requires Dual Play supported glasses.

    • Top and Bottom - Sets the TV to display correctly when your game is oriented horizontally.
    • Side by Side - Sets the TV to display correctly when your game is oriented vertically.

    Adjust screen brightness to reduce energy consumption.

    • Auto - Automatically adjust brightness based on ambient lighting.
    • Off - Disable standby mode.
    • Minimum - Optimize energy-saving features based on settings.
    • Medium - Optimize energy-saving features based on settings.
    • Maximum - Optimize energy-saving features based on settings.
    • Screen Off - Turn off screen and play audio only. Press any button (except Power) on your remote to turn the screen back on. Turning the TV off and on again will automatically turn off standby mode.

    Follow step-by-step instructions to optimize image quality.

    Note: This is a subjective measurement, choose answers based on your preferences.

    Check for problems with the 2D/3D picture quality.

    Choose if the test image is displayed correctly. If it looks distorted in some way, contact information will appear on the screen.

  • Automatically optimize sound based on content type.

    Note: An Internet connection is required to use this mode.

    • Off - Turns off Smart Sound Mode.
    • On - Turns on Smart Sound Mode.

    Optimize sound mode for each content type.

    • Standard - Suitable for all types of video.
    • News - Optimized for watching news programs.
    • Music - Optimized for listening to music.
    • Cinema - Optimized for listening in a low sound environment with programming meant for a theater experience.
    • Sport - Optimized for listening to sporting events.
    • Game - Optimized for playing video games.

    Note: Depending on the input signal and TV model, the available range of sound modes may differ.

    Adjust audio effects.

    • Clear Voice II - Enhances voice clarity with one of three available clarity channels.
    • Virtual Surround Plus - Enjoy an immersive 3D soundscape with the virtual multi-channel surround sound effect.
      Note: Can only be selected in 2D mode.
    • 3D Sound Zooming - Adjust audio volume based on how far away the sound is coming from in a 3D signal.
      Note: Can only be selected in 3D mode.
    • Equalizer - Manually adjust EQ frequencies.
    • Balance - Adjust left/right audio balance.
    • Reset - Revert audio settings to default.

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

    Adjust audio levels.

    • Auto Volume - Automatically equalize volume level across TV channels.
    • Volume Increase Rate - Select how much the volume should change with each press of your remote's volume key. Higher values increase increments.

    Select device for audio output.

    • TV Speaker - Output sound through the TV's built-in speakers.
    • External Speaker (Optical/HDMI ARC) - Output sound through external speakers connected to the OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUT or HDMI IN (ARC) port. To use ARC mode, turn on the feature through SIMPLINK.
      Note: If the speakers are not properly connected and set up, you may not hear any sound through them.
    • LG Sound Sync (Optical) - Output sound through an LG audio device connected to the OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUT port. With this option, you can control the device's volume with your TV remote.
      Note: If you can't hear sound through the device, make sure it is working properly and supports Sound Sync.
    • LG Sound Sync (Wireless) - Output sound through a wirelessly connected LG audio device. With this option, you can control the device's volume with your TV remote.


      If using this option, you'll need to choose the playback device from the Device Selction screen. Click the Device Selection button below LG Sound Sync (Wireless) to access this screen.
      Note: If you can't hear sound through the device, make sure it is working properly and supports Sound Sync.

    Note: External Speaker and LG Sound Sync (Optical) modes have an additional Digital Sound Out menu item. Auto will set the output type automatically by content type, PCM sets all output to PCM.

    Adjust audio timing or change audio output to synchronize video and audio.

    • AV Sync. Adjust - Move the slider to the right to enable AV synchronization adjustments.
    • TV Speaker - Sets a positive or negative audio delay for the sound generated by the TV speakers.
    • External Speaker - Sets a positive or negative audio delay for the sound generated by external speakers.
    • Bypass - Outputs the broadcast signals or the sound from external devices without any audio delay. The audio may be output before the video because of the time the TV takes to process the video input.

    Optimize sound based on type of TV installation.

    • Off - General sound mode.
    • Stand Type - Optimizes the sound when the TV is installed on a stand and the distance between the TV and the wall behind is 15in or less.
    • Wall-mounted Type - Optimizes the sound when the TV is mounted on the wall.

    Check for problems with the sound quality of the built-in speakers.

    A sound will be played and you'll choose whether you heard it or not. If the sound doesn't play, check the broadcast signal or connected external device. Information about the TV and who to contact will appear on the screen.

  • Identify the TV on the network by assigning it a name.

    Note: Having more than one device with the same name, on the same network, can cause conflicts.

    Connect to the network with an ethernet cable. You must be connected to the network to use certain Smart TV features such as web browsing, content sharing, and automatic software updates.

    • For most connections, Ethernet will automatically connect you to the network.
    • Click the Edit button to manually enter the IP and DNS server addresses.

    Note: Manually entering IP and DNS addresses is for Static IP. If you are unsure of what this means, do not modify these fields.

    Connect to the network through a wireless router. You must be connected to the network to use certain Smart TV features such as web browsing, content sharing, and automatic software updates.

    • Network List - Choose your network from a list of available, SSID Broadcast-enabled, networks.
    • Add a Hidden Wireless Network - Add your wireless network by manually entering the network name (SSID).
    • Connect via WPS PBC - Press the WPS-PBC button on a WPS-enabled router to connect your TV to the network.
    • Connect via WPS PIN - Enter PIN code into a WPS-enabled router to connect your TV to the network.
    • Advanced Settings - Manually enter the IP and DNS server addresses.

    Note: For more information about setting up a wireless network connection, refer to Wireless Network Setup.

    Wi-Fi Direct lets you connect your TV wirelessly to other Wi-Fi Direct-enabled devices, like a cellphone or computer, without having to connect to a wireless router. Once connected, you can share content using the SmartShare app.

    • Set to ON.
    • Search for Wi-Fi Direct-enabled devices.
    • Initiate a connection request by selecting the desired device.
    • Accept the connection request on the other device.

    Connect your TV and other devices using apps that support LG Connect Apps. ex. LG TV Plus.

    • Switch LG Connect Apps to ON in order to allow compatible devices to connect.
    • Request the connection from the compatible device.
    • Choose to cancel the request, or enter the code that appears on the TV into the compatible device.
    • Revoke Pairing - Disconnects a currently connected device.
  • Adjust language settings for menus, audio output, voice recognition, and keyboards.

    • Menu Lanuage - Select a language for TV menus.
    • Audio Language - Select an audio language for digital broadcasts. The default language is selected when the program does not support multiple languages.
    • Voice Recognition Language - Select a language for voice recognition.
    • Keyboard Languages - Select languages for on-screen keyboards.

    Set the region for broadcasts and special services.

    • Service Area Zip Code - Set your local zip code.
    • Service Country Setting Auto - Select to automatically set your country based on area code.
    • LG Services Country - Manually set your service country.

    Set the current date and time.

    • Set Automatically - Sets the time and date automatically through Wi-Fi or local broadcasting.
    • Time - Manually Set the time.
    • Date - Manually set the date.
    • Time Zone - Manually set your time zone based on city.

    Set the TV to turn on/off automatically at a set time.

    Click an item below for more information.
    • Set the TV to turn off after a set amount of time.

      Intervals:
      10, 20, 30, 60, 90, 120, 180, and 240 min.

    • Set the TV to turn on automatically at a set time.

      • Switch the button in the top-right to ON.
      • Time - Sets the time the TV will power on.
      • Repeat - Sets how often the TV will power on at the specified time.
      • Input - Sets which input the TV will tune to when it powers on.
      • Channel - Sets which channel the TV will tune to when it powers on (if Input is set to TV).
      • Volume - Sets the volume of the TV when it powers on.
    • Set the TV to turn off automatically at a set time.

      • Switch the button in the top-right to ON.
      • Time - Sets the time the TV will power off.
      • Repeat - Sets how often the TV will power off at the specified time.

    Set options for your TV's motion recognition features.

    Note: A compatible camera must be connected to use this feature (sold separately, see LG TV Accessories).

    • Motion Recognition - Control your TV by making hand gestures in specific patterns.
    • Animation Guide - Display an animation guide for the on-screen motion recognition menus.
    • Adjust Camera Angle - Adjust the camera to improve motion recognition accuracy.

    Manage your account information and settings.

    Having an LG Account is required for some Smart features and/or App downloads. This option will open the LG Account portal, where you can create, log-in to, or edit your LG Account.
    For more information about creating or logging into your Smart TV/Blu-ray Player account, refer to LG Account Management.

    Note: This account will pertain to the use of any LG Smart TV or Smart Blu-ray Player. A separate account is required for product registration and access to MyLG customer portal on lg.com.

    Turn on/off the standby light at the bottom of the TV.

    Select how the TV will be used.

    • Home Mode - Sets the standard mode for home use.
    • Store Mode - For in-store purposes only (TV will re-initialize the settings every few minutes).

    Set power options to reduce energy consumption.

    • HDD Power Saving Mode - When a connected external hard drive has not been used for a specified amount of time, switch to standby mode.

    Enables an LG device connected to your TV with an HDMI cable to be controlled with your TV remote.

    Note: This must be enabled to use HDMI (ARC) audio output mode.

    • Auto Power Sync - Enable to power on your TV when you turn on a SIMPLINK connected device, and your SIMPLINK devices will be turned off when you turn off your TV.

    Turn on/off the description box in Settings.

    Allow collection of viewing habit information to provide you with personalized services.

    • Cookies - Save TV usage records.

    Return TV to its initial settings. This will revert all options to their default settings.

    Note: This action will not reset the system password. If the password is not known, you cannot perform this reset.

    WARNING: Resetting will delete all of your account settings and installed apps. This action cannot be undone.

    Enable software updates, receive remote customer service, and review legal agreements.

    • LG Remote Service - Allow an LG Technician to remotely control your TV.
    • Check For Updates - Manually check for firmware updates.
    • Allow Automatic Updates - Automatically update system software when available.
    • Information - TV/contact information (model number, serial number, etc.).
    • User Agreements - Review the User Agreements.
    • Legal Notice - Review the Legal Notice.
    • Open Source Software Notice - Review the Open Source Software Notice.
    • Set ID - Set an ID to be used with the RS-232 port (external control).
  • Restrict access to TV programs and movies based on their ratings.

    Click an item below for more information.

    • Block TV programs based on content rating.

      Note: If you select TV-14, TV shows rated TV-14 and TV-MA will be blocked.

      • Children Age - TV-Y (All children, including children ages 2-6), TV-Y7 (Directed to older children, suitable for children age 6 and above)
      • Children Fantasy Violence - TV-Y7 (Directed to older children - Fantasy Violence, suitable for children age 6 and above, containing more intense or combative fantasy violence)
      • General Age -
        • TV-G (General audience, suitable for all ages)
        • TV-PG (Parental guidance suggested, containing material that are unsuitable for younger children)
        • TV-14 (Parents strongly cautioned, containing material that is unsuitable for children age 14 and under)
        • TV-MA (Mature audiences only, unsuitable for children age under 17)
      • General Dialogue - (suggestive dialogue) TV-PG or TV-14
      • General Language - (coarse language) TV-PG, TV-14, or TV-MA
      • General Sex - (sexual situation) TV-PG, TV-14, or TV-MA
      • General Violence - TV-PG, TV-4, or TV-MA

    • Block movies based on rating.

      Note: If you select R, movies rated R, NC-17, and X will be blocked.

      • G - (General Audiences) All ages admitted
      • PG - (Parental guidance suggested) Some matrial may not be suitable for children
      • PG-13 - (Parents strongly cautioned) Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13
      • R - (Restricted) Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian
      • NC-17 - No one 17 and under admitted
      • X - Adults only

    • Requires Region5 Rating data, which is not currently available in the US.

    Restrict access to specified channels.

    • Source Selection - Set the source of the channels to display.
    • Lock All - Sets all channels (from the current source) to require a PIN.
    • Select individual channels to lock by hovering over them and clicking the OK button.

    Restrict access to specified apps.

    • Lock All - Sets all apps to require a PIN.
    • Select individual apps to lock by hovering over them and clicking the OK button.

    Restrict access to specified inputs.

    • Lock All - Sets all inputs to require a PIN.
    • Select individual inputs to lock by hovering over them and clicking the OK button.

    Sets a new PIN code (password).

    Note: The current password must be known to complete this action. The first prompt will require the current password, the second will ask for the new password.

  • Adjust the remote control pointer/cursor size and tracking speed.

    • Tracking Speed - Adjust the speed of the pointer/cursor across the TV.
      • Slow
      • Normal
      • Fast
    • Size - Adjust pointer/cursor size.

    Set advanced Captioning options.

    Note: Captions are only displayed when provided by the broadcast program.

    • Closed Caption - Sets closed captions on/off.
    • Analog Mode - Select caption settings for analog broadcasts.

      Note: CC1 is the most common mode in use for English subtitles from English speaking shows. If the program supports multiple language captions, these are generally broadcast on CC3, CC4, T3, or T4.

      • Field 1 Data Channels - Two Captions (CC1, CC2), Two Text (T1, T2).
      • Field 2 Data Channels - Two Captions (CC3, CC4), Two Text (T3, T4).
    • Digital Mode - Select caption settings for digital broadcasts.
      • Service 1-6 - Only available for the digital broadcasting system.
    • Digital Mode Options - Select caption size, color, transparency, and other options for digital broadcasts.
      • Note: A preview will appear on the right to show how the changes will look.

        • Style - Sets whether programs control the style or custom settings are used.
        • Size - Sets the text size.
        • Font - Sets the font style.
        • Text Color - Sets the text color.
        • Text Opacity - Sets the transparency of the text.
        • BG Color - Sets the background color.
        • BG Opacity - Sets the transparency of the background.
        • Edge Type - Sets the edge type of the box containing the text.
        • Edge Color - Sets the edge color of the box containing the text.
        • Window Color - Sets the color of the window containing the text box.
        • Window Opacity - Sets the transparency of the window containing the text box.

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