I got even better settings for the LG UH850V!

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I’ve been an happy owner of an LG UH850V LED television for quite a while now. It’s a pretty good tv and I managed to get a really good deal at the time. A few of the reasons I bought it for was because I didn’t want to buy an OLED yet (too expensive for too little improvement), it supports both Dolby Vision and HDR10 and according to many reviews the colors are really good out of the box.

If you bought this tv, I’ve noticed that a lot can be improved by adjusting most of the settings straight away in order to get rid of judder, backlight bleed and a lot of other annoyances. After a few months of watching tv (through a CI+ module), movies and series (via Netflix in 4K and Dolby Vision through the Netflix app on the tv and otherwise via the latest Apple TV with the Infuse app) and gaming on an Xbox One S I settled on a set of settings for optimal viewing pleasure in my eyes.

While every panel might be different, if you’re not going to have your tv professionally calibrated it’s fine to take settings from another person. You can then take a few hours to see how it looks in order to get used to a more realistic picture and calibrate from there according to your own taste.

You can read my original post about my first set of settings for the UGH850V here. The tweaking didn’t stop there though.

I got even better settings after recent tweaking and testing!

Recently I took the time to recalibrate my 55UH80V for all different modes because I got an Xbox One X and I wanted to make sure I was getting the optimal picture. I basically fine-tuned everything and I’m glad I have an even better picture now. Here are my settings for my different modes:

1. Regular tv viewing settings (non HDR) that I use for the single HDMI input and live TV:

  • Picture menu:
    Expert (Bright Room)
    Aspect Ratio – Original
    Energy saving – Off
  • Picture mode settings:
    Backlight: 75
    Contrast: 95
    Brightness: 56
    H Sharpness: 10
    V Sharpness: 10
    Colour: 55
    Tint: 0
  • Expert Controls:
    Dynamic Contrast: Off
    Super Resolution: Off
    Colour Gamut: Normal
    Edge Enhancer: Off
    Colour Filter: Off
    Gamma: 2.2
    White balance – Colour Temperature: Warm2
  • Picture Options:
    Noise Reduction: Off
    MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
    Real Cinema: On
    Motion Eye Care: Off
    LED Local Dimming: High
    TruMotion: Off

2. HDR (Dolby Vision) viewing settings:

  • Picture menu:
    Dolby Vision Movie Bright (User)
    Aspect ratio: Original
  • Picture menu settings:
    Backlight: 85
    Contrast: 100
    Brightness: 65
    Sharpness: 10
    Colour: 55
    Colour Temperature: C50
  • Expert Controls:
    Dynamic Contrast: Off
    Super Resolution: Off
    Colour Gamut: Wide
    Edge Enhancer: Off
    Colour Filter: Off
    Gamma: 2.2
  • Picture options:
    Noise Reduction: Off
    MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
    Black Level: Low
    Real Cinema: On
    LED Local Dimming: High
    TruMotion: Clear

3. HDR (HDR10) viewing settings:

  • Picture menu:
    HDR Bright (User)
    Aspect ratio: Original
  • Picture menu settings:
    Backlight: 100
    Contrast: 100
    Brightness: 60
    Sharpness: 10
    Colour: 60
  • Expert Controls:
    Dynamic Contrast: Off
    Dynamic Colour: Off
    Colour Gamut: Wide
    Super Resolution: Off
    Gamma: Medium
  • Picture Options:
    Noise Reduction: Off
    MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
    Black Level: Low
    Real Cinema: On
    LED Local Dimming: High
    TruMotion: Off

Keep in mind that: My settings work best for me in my living room with my specific lighting. I don’t use different settings for day and nighttime viewing and I don’t have different settings for different devices/inputs. Since all my devices (Apple TV, Xbox One X) enter the tv through 1 HDMI cable coming out of the Denon X1300 receiver this doesn’t even matter in my case. I do have different settings for regular (4K) viewing and HDR (Dolby Vision and HDR10) content because the tv uses different settings for regular viewing and HDR. I calibrated everything by using the Xbox One X calibration tutorial (which is really good) and by using some calibration apps that are available on the Apple TV.


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  1. remonv7 September 13, 2018

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