LG UJ7700 Mini Review
The 4k LG UJ7700 presents itself as a versatile UHD TV with surprising view angles and low input lag. Since it doesn’t get very bright and contrast lacks quality, it is not as suitable for viewing in a really dark room.
On the other hand, the TV benefits from amazing SmartTV features that compensate (to some extent) the lack of picture quality.
LG UJ7700 best picture settings
Use the following calibration settings on the 49”, 55” and 65” variants of the LG UJ7700 TV to get the best picture quality available.
These settings are optimal for almost any kind of media, expect for gaming where just slight changes are required to reduce input lag.
Go ahead into the Picture Mode Settings and select IFS Expert (Dark Room) and set the Aspect Ratio Settings to Original.
You may wish to switch to an image-stretching aspect ratio if you plan on watching older, low-resolution content. Switch off Energy Saving mode as well as Eye Comfort Mode.
A Backlight setting of 34 has proven to be optimum for a pitch-black room. However, start from this reference value and work your way up or down to suit the lighting in your room. Push Contrast to 90 and leave Brightness at 50. Finally set H Sharpness and V Sharpness to 0.
It is recommended to leave color at 50 and Tint to 0.
Then, turn off the following features from the Expert Controls page: Dynamic Contrast, Edge Enhancer, Color Filter and Super Resolution. To change the Color Gamut automatically depending on the source, set Color Gamut to Auto. Gamma should also be changed to 2.2
The Warm2 setting in the White Balance -> Color Temperature settings proved to be the closest to the calibration goal.
Turn off Noise Reduction, MPEG Noise Reduction and Motion Eye Care. Then, set Black Level to Low. If the blacks look grayish, select a higher setting.
You should turn off Real Cinema and only use it for 24p playback.
Gaming Picture Settings for LG
In order to benefit from low input lag when gaming in either SDR or HDR, set Picture Mode to Game. This will turn off some options but will ensure the minimum possible input lag.