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LG LK450 picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff/forum admin / November 1, 2011 5:48 AM PDT

Review:
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/lg-42lk450/4505-6482_7-34534535.html

Related products:
LG 32LK450
LG 37LK450

Calibration report using these settings:
http://scr.bi/vSdZDD

Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the LG 42LK450 in a dim room via the HDMI input at 1080p/24 resolution. Your settings may vary depending on source, room conditions, and personal preference. Check out the Picture settings and calibration FAQ for more information.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-9996461-1.html

Picture menu:
Aspect ratio: Just Scan
Energy Saving: Off
Picture Mode: Expert [1 or 2]
Backlight: 37
Contrast: 90
Brightness: 55
H Sharpness: 50
V Sharpness: 50
Color: 50
Tint: 0
TruMotion: Off
LED Local Dimming: High

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

Color Temperature: Warm
Gamma: 2.2

Method: [set both, see below]
Pattern: Outer

-- Method: 2-points
Red Contrast: 3
Green Contrast: 0
Blue Contrast: -7
Red Brightness: 1
Green Brightness: 0
Blue Brightness: 1

-- Method: 10 point IRE
Luminance: [130 @ 100, otherwise grayed out]
IRE: [Red, Green, Blue respectively for each IRE point]
100 [-7, 0, -1]
90 [-6, 0, 4]
80 [-3, 0, -2]
70 [-3, -2, -2]
60 [-3, -3, -2]
50 [-1, -2, 0]
40 [-2, -1, -1]
30 [0, 0, 0]
20 [-1, 0, -1]
10 [-2, 0, -4]

Color management system
[no change; all values 0]

Note: This post was edited by its original author added link to calibration report on 11/01/2011 at 12:58 PM PT

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What PC settings did you use?
by CnetKomrad / February 11, 2012 8:39 AM PST

My content for this display comes from my HTPC running Windows 7 SP1 32-bit over HDMI. What screen resolution would you use if the view is about 8 feet away ? I've tried 1920x1080 at medium font size and the font wraps over itself ( 2 lines on one line of text ).

Any recommendations?

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Corrections to settings.
by lawdoggvr4 / February 11, 2012 10:24 AM PST

I own an LG 42LK450 and attempted to calibrate per these settings. A couple comments.

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SETTINGS
by SUGARMAGNOLIA999 / January 20, 2013 2:58 AM PST

lawdogg: Have to agree. This is a perfect example of there being no set values for a uniform picture. Definately "to each their own". I tried these settings and had the same results as you. While I was going through the process I noticed that the image got darker and the contrast very dull. When I finished the color balance sucked. What one person likes to look is unique to them. Thank you LG for the "Picture Reset". Maybe I'm just used to it, but I find my choice to be very close to the factory defaults I like it a little sharper and pronounced contrast. I watch in a fairly dim room. Still the greatest picture I'octopuse ever had.

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