If you want a quick way to get the best picture quality out of your Sharp UH30U 4k TV, just set the picture mode to 'THX'. For more control, set it to 'Movie' and copy the rest of our calibration settings below.
To increase the brightness of the screen, increase 'Backlight', and not 'Brightness'.
If you want the soap opera effect, set 'Film Mode' to 'Advanced', and then turn on 'Motion Enhancement'. As stated in our review, 'AquoDimming' is not a local dimming feature.
The rest of the screenshots show our color space calibration, as well as the 10 pt white balance.
Questions & Answers
The only solution is to change your color temperature for each of those situations, just to whichever you like best. That will help you get a better look for each of those lighting conflicts. It's not a perfect solution, but it's the best option.
If you find the picture too dark, just increase the 'Backlight'. It won't affect the colors.
The colorspace and white balance calibration settings are unit dependent, meaning they varies per unit. So copying these settings doesn't necessary means they will work on your TV. At the end of the day, just stick to what looks best to you, so if you prefer THX(dark room), use this.
My questions are, 1: What is active contrast? And 2: What do you think this TV's chances are of getting HDR firmware?
Having a high contrast 10 bit panel, it would seem to be a shame not to take advantage of it, even if we don't get the extreme peak brightness of FALD sets.
Since the maximum brightness by default isn't that high, it's not that likely that it would get an HDR option. Even if it did, it likely wouldn't be very good.
The settings are only guaranteed to work for our set, so if you see that the look doesn't look right when you're finished, revert back to the default settings.
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