LG 32LG30 picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff - 3/4/09 1:26 PM

Review:
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/lg-32lg30/4505-6482_7-32915936.html

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Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the LG 32LG30 in a completely dark room via the HDMI input with a 720p, film-based source. Your settings may very depending on source, room conditions, and personal preference.

--Picture menu
Aspect Ratio: Just Scan
Picture Mode: Expert 1
Backlight: 30
Contrast: 94
Brightness: 54
Sharpness: 45
Color: 52
Tint: 0

--Expert control menu
Fresh contrast: Off
Noise reduction: Off
Gamma: Medium
Black level: Low
Real Cinema: On
TruMotion: Off
Color Standard: [grayed out]
White balance: Warm
Method: 10 point IRE

-- 10 point IRE calibration
IRE: [Red, Green, Blue results, respectively, for each IRE point]
100 [50, 40, -50]
90 [1, 33, -50]
80 [9, 32, -50]
70 [-3, 6, -48]
60 [-1, 4, -34]
50 [-4, -4, -38]
40 [-5, 0, -26]
30 [5, 9, -13]
20 [4, 9, -6]
10 [0, 9, -6]

--2 point IRE calibration [the 10-point method worked better for us, but we'll also include our 2 point calibration for the sake of completeness]

Red contrast: 1
Green contrast: 13
Blue contrast: -26
Red brightness: 0
Green brightness: 9
Blue brightness: -2

Color management system
Red color: 0
Red tint: 4
Green color: 0
Green tint: -15
Blue color: 0
Blue tint: 5
Yellow color: 0
Yellow tint: 1
Cyan color: 0
Cyan tint: 0
Magenta color: 0
Magenta tint: -1