LG B7 / B7A OLED Calibration Tutorial
The high-end 4K OLED TV B7 from LG comes to the market with amazing picture quality. This is mainly thanks to its infinite contrast ratio combined with a very wide viewing angle.
A very wide gamut of colors and little to no motion blur make it a decent choice for HDR content. It does however retain static images quite a while and lacks in brightness compared to some other LCD TVs.
Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to set up and calibrate your LG B7/B7A TV to get the best out of its picture quality.
Choose the Original Aspect Ratio in the Aspect Ratio Settings tab and switch Just Can “on”. Eye Comfort Mode must also be turned off to avoid color temperature shifts. The IFS Expert (Dark Room) picture mode will take the TV closest to the best calibration goal.
Oled Light Settings
Set the OLED LIGHT to 17 and increase contrast to 100 while leaving Brightness at 50. If your room is brighter, you may want to increase the value of OLED LIGHT.
Switch H Sharpness and V Sharpness all the way to 0 and leave Color at 50 and Tint at 0.
Go to the Expert Controls tab and turn off the following elements: Dynamic Contrast, Super Resolution, Edge Enhancer, Color Filter. With these out of the way, set Color Gamut to Auto.
Set Gamma to 2.2 and check whether the black tones get crushed. If that’s the case, just lower the value to about 1.9. On the other hand, you should increase the gamma setting when noticing clipping.
Set Warm2 as the Color Temperature in the White Balance Settings. Go for a different setting only if the picture feels too red.
Noise Reduction and MPEG Noise Reduction must also be turned off and set Black Level to Low.
When it comes to HDR settings, you will first want to turn on HDMI ULTRA HD Deep Color for the HDMI port that is going to receive HDR media. Otherwise, some media sources may not automatically detect that the TV is capable of rendering in HDR.
Select the Cinema or the technicolor Expert picture modes when the HDR menu prompts you to do so. This way you will receive the best color quality for movies.
If you plan on gaming in HDR, switch the HDR Picture Mode to Game, or, for SDR switch the general Picture Mode to Game. Some settings will be disabled by this, but only to ensure the minimum input lag.
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