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LG 47LE8500 picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff/forum admin / March 28, 2010 11:02 PM PDT


Related products:
LG 55LE8500

Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the LG 47LE8500 in a dark room via the HDMI input with a 1080p, film-based source. Your settings may vary depending on source, room conditions, and personal preference. Check out the Picture settings and calibration FAQ for more information.

Picture menu:
Aspect ratio: Just Size
Energy Saving: Off
Picture Mode: Expert 2
Backlight: 28
Contrast: 90
Brightness: 54
H Sharpness: 50
V Sharpness: 50
Color: 53
Tint: 0
TruMotion: Off
PC-Adjust: [grayed out]
LED Local Dimming: On

--Expert control menu
Dynamic contrast: Off
Noise reduction: Off
Digital Noise Reduction: Off
Black level: Low
Real Cinema: On
Color Gamut: BT709
Edge Enhancer: Off
xvYCC: Auto [grayed out]
Expert Pattern: Off [grayed out]
Color Filter: Off

Color Temperature: Warm
Gamma: 2.2
Method: 10 point IRE
Pattern: Outer
IRE: [see below]
Luminance: 130

-- 10 point IRE calibration
IRE: [Red, Green, Blue results, respectively, for each IRE point]
100 [-5, 0, 2]
90 [-3, 0, 2]
80 [-4, 0, 1]
70 [-1, 0, 1]
60 [0, 0, 0]
50 [-1, 0, 0]
40 [-1, 0, -1]
30 [-4, 0, 1]
20 [0, 0, 0]
10 [0, 0, 3]

Color management system
[no adjustment]

Edited 03-30 to correct typo in Color Gamut.

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Question for David Katzmaier
by happy nightmares / March 29, 2010 11:47 AM PDT

Mr. Katzmaier,

Thank you for the review of the new LE8500 series from LG. I always enjoy your reviews and I usually learn a few things too.

I've just purchased this same TV and when trying your settings I noticed that my "Real Cinema" is turned off, and grayed out.

I also have no option for... Color Gamut: RT709

But I do I have: BT709

So I have 2 quick questions for you.

Is it possible that you made a typo with the color gamut?

Any idea why my "real cinema" is grayed out? And might this be related to the missing color gamut? (if it's NOT a typo)

Thank you very much for any assistance or clarification.

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Aspect ratio
by cdellis1956 / July 26, 2011 12:54 AM PDT

I don't have the "just size" option under Aspect Ratio. There is option that says "just scan" but it is greyed out.

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