LG 55EC9300 3D OLED HDTV Settings


Unit-to-unit sample variations, the viewing environment, and the source might render these recommendations less than optimum. They are provided only as a potentially useful starting place.

The settings here that are most likely to translate reliably from one sample to another are those involving specific features with only a few setting options, such as Color Gamut, Gamma, and Noise Reduction. The ones most likely to be subject to sample variations are video controls offering a wide range of settings. This will be particularly true for color temperature, white balance, and color management adjustments (where available).

We strongly recommend that you find the optimum basic video settings for your sample by using one of the many display setup DVDs that are available, such as Digital Video Essentials (DVD) or DVE HD Basics (Blu-ray). A full calibration, particularly of the gray scale and color gamut, is best left to a trained and properly equipped technician such as those certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) or THX.

Energy Saving: Off
Picture Mode: Cinema (User)
OLED Light 50
Contrast: 70
Brightness: 54
Sharpness: 10
Color: 50
Tint: 0
Expert Control
Dynamic Contrast: Low
Super Resolution On
Color Gamut: Standard
Edge Enhancer On
Color Filter Off
Expert Pattern Off
Gamma: 2.4 or 2.2
White Balance
Color Temperature: Warm2
Method: 2-Point
Pattern: Outer
2-point R G B
High :-8 0 10
Low: 0 0 -11
20-point (only the points shown were changed; all others left at 0)
20 -3 4 2
30 0 2 2
60 -2 0 9
70 -2 0 3
80 0 0 6
Color Management System
Saturation Tint Luminance
Red 0 0 0
Green 0 0 1
Blue 0 0 2
Cyan 0 0 2
Magenta 0 0 2
Yellow 0 -1 1
Picture Option
Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Black Level Low
Real Cinema On
Motion Eye Care Off
TruMotion Off
Aspect Ratio: As needed
(Use Just Scan, if selectable, for Minimum Cropping)
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Tiberius's picture

As someone said at CNET when they reviewed this TV " 4K is just putting new tires on an old car. OLED is a whole new car. After owning 2 plasmas LED may be brighter but hardly the same picture quality. OLED solves the brightness problem and has an even better picture. Let's hope it sticks around.

brit.buresh's picture

I have this TV on my showroom and let me say the picture is wonderful. The contrast is simply amazing. My only issue really is LG did not make the TV VESA compliant for wall mounting. You have to buy there fixed mount for the TV Which has swayed several customers away from buying. I also feel the TV has a very soft picture and almost seems just ever so slightly out of focus sometimes. Thats a personal prefference i believe tho. I have sold TV's and Home Theater for 15 years now and this TV is by far the Best picture ever! I am also predicting LG to takeover as the #1 TV brand because of OLED and samsung will have to take the backseat for now.

jjanosik's picture

Thomas thank you for great reviews on both TVs. I want to ask you for your opinion on the matter of buying a new TV in upcoming months...

I have to buy TV this year because I don't have one (I'm still living with my parents) so I can't wait for 4k OLEDs to come down to a reasonable price (maybe late 2016?).

But I can't really decide whether these perfect blacks and contrast are more important for 'immersion' than more inches of diagonal.... I'm thinking about something like 65" HU7500 samsung... I know its blacks are worse then OLED, but I don't think they are really bad or something are they? Because I have a feeling that 55 inches is not that large (my viewing distance will be about 2.8m) and I don't know whether these super blacks will compensate enough for that smaller diagonal. This cannot be decided in a shop, because there is bright environment so I just have to believe others who have more experience with these sets.

What is your opinion, is the OLED that much better experience that it is OK to sacrifice quite significantly larger picture frame for that? I want this TV to last 5+ years (so maybe 4k ready for HFR can be usefull?)...

Thank you very much in advance.

Laura's picture

I have read articles reviewing the LG 55EC9300 and I've visited several showrooms to view this TV. The picture really stands out...blacks are amazing...colors are stunning. The price has been lowered to $2999.99 among competitors, making this beautiful set more appealing. I'm very excited about the OLED technology. However, yesterday I realized it's not quite ready. I observed the dreaded burn-in on a display model. I could clearly read the word "SETUP" burned-in to the display in a band across the lower portion of the screen.

I bought a different brand of 4K UHDTV.

Your reviews and are extremely helpful. I also appreciate your "HOW TO" section. Thank you.