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LG UH7700 LED TV Calibration Settings

The following are the settings we used to calibrate the LG UH7700. For gaming, copy the exact same settings under the 'Game' picture mode.

We use the 'Expert (Dark Room)' picture mode, as it is the closest to our picture calibration goal.

LG UH7700 Calibration Settings 1

Since our test room is pitch black, we used a value of '30' for 'Backlight'. This should be adjusted to suit the level of light in your room, and won't change the picture quality. We reduced the 'Sharpness' values to zero, as they created little over-sharpening artifacts.

LG UH7700 Calibration Settings 2

Turn on 'Noise Reduction' and 'MPEG Noise Reduction' when watching cable TV or DVDs to remove unwanted noise/grain. To use local dimming, activate 'LED Local Dimming'. The 'High' setting was too aggressive, so a lower value would be better. We preferred leaving it off though. To get the soap opera effect, set 'TruMotion' to any of the available presets, or select a custom value (higher = more SOE).

LG UH7700 Calibration Settings 3

To get more saturated color, change 'Color Gamut' to 'Extended' or 'Wide'. For most content, leave it to 'Normal,' or else content might look unnatural.

LG UH7700 Calibration Settings 4

'Warm2' will get you close to our calibrated look, without the need to enter the 2 and 10 Point values.

LG UH7700 Calibration Settings 5

To get 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4, 'HDMI Ultra HD Deep Color' must be enabled in the 'General' menu.

LG UH7700 Calibration Settings 34

The following are the results of the white balance and colorspace calibration on our unit. You can try copying our values for these, but we don't recommend them as they vary per individual unit, so they might not be good, even for the same model and same size as the TV we reviewed. If you want to try them you will need to enter all values shown, as all of them are active at the same time. If you end up with worse picture quality, simply reset them to the default values.

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2 ANSWERED QUESTIONS
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The picture is a little fuzzy for me, how would I fix this?
You can adjust the sharpness setting on the TV to fix this.
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How do you avoid the Soap Opera Effect. On some shows it seems to appear in an annoying way? Just looking for a traditional viewing experience? Is there some Picture mode that reduces or eliminates that.
While on the 'Expert (Dark Room)' picture mode, setting 'TruMotion off' from the 'Picture option' should not add any soap opera effect to the video source you are using.
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