TCL UP130 4K Roku TV picture settings


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Calibration report using these settings:
[see below]

TV software/firmware version tested: 7.0.5

Below you'll find the settings I found best for viewing the TCL 50UP130 in a dim room via the HDMI input. Your settings may vary depending on source, room conditions, and personal preference. Check out the Picture settings and calibration FAQ for more information.

Calibration notes: The default settings of the Movie picture mode with the Normal brightness setting came closest to my targets for dim room viewing. The two darker settings, Dark and Darker, are labeled appropriate for dimmer rooms by the menu system, but in fact were significantly below my dim room target of 40 fL, so I stuck with Normal.

In that mode the TV measured well enough that I didn't bother changing any of the default settings, either in the TV menu or in the app, which offers full CMS and grayscale controls. The TCL's gamma was relatively light at 1.92 overall, but with a TV of this level it wasn't worth the effort of adjusting the 10-point controls to improve it (and even with that light gamma, overall grayscale delta error was still below the target of 3). I did wish for additional gamma presets beyond the three provided, none of which improved on that light gamma. I did appreciate the TV's accurate color, making CMS adjustment unnecessary.

Picture settings:

TV brightness: Normal
Picture mode: Movie
Picture size: Direct

Advanced picture settings:
Picture mode: Movie
Dynamic contrast: Off
Backlight: 70
Brightness: 50
Contrast: 100
Sharpness: 0
Color: 50
Tint: 0
Color temperature: Warm
Game mode: Off

Expert settings from app: All default

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