Preferred store
Updated

LG LB5800 LED TV Calibration Settings

We used the Expert1 mode for our calibration. If you plan on gaming, use the Game mode instead. The input lag of the Expert1 mode was 149.5 ms, whereas in Game mode it is 49.4 ms.

LG LB5800 Calibration Settings 1

The Color option was a bit off by default, but the rest were pretty good.

LG LB5800 Calibration Settings 2

As usual, we deactivated all the processing option to have a more natural picture that was as close to the original source as possible.

LG LB5800 Calibration Settings 3

The white balance wasn't far off.

LG LB5800 Calibration Settings 4 LG LB5800 Calibration Settings 5

In the Picture Options sub menu, we also disabled all settings. When watching Blu-ray, you should turn on Real Cinema.

LG LB5800 Calibration Settings 6
Questions Found an error?

Let us know what is wrong in this question or in the answer.

Email:

Questions & Answers

4 ANSWERED QUESTIONS
5
How come when I have TruMotion Dejudder all the way up in the "User" setting there's more blur when things move? I want both a smooth and clear picture, but on this TV if I have it on the smoothest there's more blur, even when interpolation is aggressive. If I have it on one of the presets like "Smooth," there's no blur when things move on screen. It remains clear. However, the smoothness only kicks in at certain scenes with this preset.
On other TVs there's both a Judder Reduction and Blur Reduction in the custom settings. On this TV, it only comes with the Dejudder setting and not any option to adjust blur. You think it has something to do with the price of the TV? They should fix this in an update.
Another thing I don't like is that when interpolation is all the way up, the picture quality looks worse. People or objects on the screen look flat, blurry, and not as detailed. It has to be dialed down to make the screen look better. The presets don't really have an issue with image quality other than the controlled interpolation where the smoothness kicks in at certain scenes.
On our 42LB5800, the interpolation feature only interpolated up to 60fps (so it only worked on 24fps and 30fps media). The difference between the different presets of TruMotion is indeed only the threshold of when it kicks in. The lower it is, the less often it will kick in. Even at the max preset, no TV kicks in 100% of the time, because some scenes are just too hard to interpolate (for example, really fast moving objects or big explosions). Unfortunately, there is no way around it.
0
If I set color temperature to "Medium" instead of "Warm 1," will that ruin the whole white balance calibration provided in the pictures above?
You should not use the white balance settings we provided in our review, as those settings vary by individual Unit. That said, changing the color temperature likely would mess up the balance.
0
What did you mean by I shouldn't use the white balance settings provided in your review with my last question I asked? Also, I changed the color temperature setting back to "Warm 1". With the settings you guys have provided the white balance looks near perfect, but with my last question I was asking if setting the color temperature to "Medium" would have an impact on the calibration settings overall.
The white balance will be different for every individual TV - even TVs of the same model. We provide our white balance settings as an example of how close to ideal new buyers can expect their TV to be out of the box, but using the specific numbers we used on our set might not get great results for another.
Changing the color temperature won't affect things like contrast, sharpness, or other processing options, but it would affect the color balance, since different color temperatures add different tints to the image onscreen.
0
Since I can't professionally calibrate the grayscale myself, if I leave both the low and high points/RGB values to stock (0) can setting the color temperature to Warm2 help it get close to D6500k?
So
Warm2
R - 0
G - 0
B - 0

R - 0
G - 0
B - 0
? What can I do make it accurate?
Choosing Warm2 is the best choice for getting close to D6500k, and those settings are as accurate as you will get without using a color tuner to adjust the grayscale.
We are not taking any more questions for this product because we no longer have it in our lab.