LG OLED TV - best picture settings

OLED TV offers the best picture quality with the deep blackness, high contrast ratio, vast color array and very wide viewing angles. When you buy new LG OLED TV picture settings are set to the factory default that are good for general use of the television in standard environment. You should remember that to get most out of your new TV, you are able to improve the settings depending on the environment its in as well your personal taste.

What is OLED TV?

In this guide we present the recommended picture mode settings for different lighting environments. However, everything depends on your individual preferences, so if you don’t agree with our recommendation, don’t hesitate to change settings according to your own needs.

Backlight/OLED LIGHT

LG OLED Backlight

Controls the level of screen brightness by adjusting the back light. The closer to 100 the brighter. If you have your TV in a dark room or basement this setting don’t need to be very high. In brighter rooms, more backlight is desired. Don’t make this adjustment while sun is shining directly on the screen, because it will result in an unnaturally high setting. Change settings when room light is at its average level. If after watching TV for 10 minutes you begin to squint, the backlight is too strong.

Contrast

LG OLED TV contrast

This is the difference between the brightest image a TV can create and the darkest. The closer to 100, the higher the contrast. We advise you to resist the urge to jack the contrast up. While watching something on the TV find a scene with bright, white image and hit the pause button. Adjust the contrast to the point where the white object is bright, but still contains detail and crisp edges.

Brightness

LG OLED TV brightness

Adjusts the overall screen brightness. The closer to 100, the brighter the screen becomes. If you set it too high it will result in grayed out blacks and loss of dimension. When brightness is set too low, you will lose detail in dark areas of the screen. The easiest way do adjust the brightness is to use the black letterbox bars at the top and bottom of a movie. Pause on your scene of choice and turn the brightness up until the letterbox starts to appear grey.

Sharpness

LG OLED TV Sharpness

Adjusts the sharpness of the image. The closer to 50, the sharper and clearer the image will be. You should set it using a scene that provides lots of straight lines, for instance, a scene with lots of buildings or other uniform shapes like stadium bleachers. If you set the sharpness to its maximum level, you will notice that the straight lines become jagged. Then you should reduce the sharpness to a point where the edges appear clean and straight.

  • V Sharpness – adjusts the sharpness in the vertical direction
  • H Sharpness – adjusts the sharpness in the horizontal direction

Color

LG OLED TV color

Tones down or up the colors displayed on the screen. The closer to 100 the deeper the color. The best way to adjust it without a calibration disc and an optical filter is to find a scene with plenty of in it. Adjust the color to the point that faces look natural. Each person’s face should have its own distinct hue and it should look like real skin tone.

Tint

LG OLED TV tint

Adjusts the color balance between red and green displayed on the screen. When you get closer to Red 50, the redder the color gets and consequently getting to Green 50 makes the color greener.

Color Temperature

LG OLED TV Color temperature

Adjusts the color temperature from cold to warm.

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