LG E6 Calibration Settings

For additional settings information, please consult the Common Problems and How to Calibrate pages.

These are the calibration settings we used for our review of the LG E6. These settings will work well with everything except for gaming. To have the best gaming experience with this TV we advise changing the picture mode to 'Game Mode' as this will lower the input lag. 

Start off by selecting 'Expert (Dark Room)' as the 'Picture Mode Settings'. This settings will be great for watching movies, TV shows and sports.

LG E6 Calibration Settings 1

We adjusted the 'OLED Light' to match our room environment , you can increase the 'OLED Light' as much as you would like to match your room, it will not effect the colors. We then increased the 'Contrast' to 100 which seemed to help with our calibration a great deal. We also adjusted the 'H Sharpness' as well as the 'V Sharpness' to 0 so there wouldn't be any over-sharpening.

LG E6 Calibration Settings 2

We left 'Color' and 'Tint' to their default values as it didn't benefit the results.

LG E6 Calibration Settings 3

We turned all the processing settings off. We also put the 'Color Gamut' to normal and put the 'Gamma' settings to 2.2 as it seemed to benefit our calibration. If you find that the blacks are crushed you can use 'Gamma' 1.9.

LG E6 Calibration Settings 4

In the 'White Balance' settings we put the 'Color Temperature' to warm. 

LG E6 Calibration Settings 5

The following are the results of the white balance and colorspace calibration on our unit. They are provided for reference, and should not be copied as the calibration values vary per individual unit even for the same model and same size as the TV we reviewed due to manufacturing tolerances. If you want to try them you will need to enter all values shown, as all of them are active at the same time. If you end up with worse picture quality, simply reset them to the default values.

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Questions & Answers

Hi, I have a 65e6 and these picture settings work well for 4k and dolby vision content. However when watching lower resolution content such as HD streaming via Netflix there is a lot of noise. What settings can I use to optimize the picture without creating so much noise and decreasing the brightness? Thanks!
Yes there is a settings to eliminate noise for lower resolution content. You can do so by going into the 'Picture Menu', scroll down and you should see an option called 'Picture Options'. There you will see an option called 'Noise Reduction', put it to 'Auto'.
What are your color management settings or do you not mess with those?
The color management settings are shown in the images at the bottom, after the white balance. They are the last 6 images.
Hi, How do I know the current picture resolution on LG 65E6P TV? I am just curious whether I am getting 4k content or regular content. I am sorry for the basic question. Thanks for your time and response.

With the magic remote, if you click with the pointer on the top left corner of the screen, the source name is going to appear, after if you click on the same place a second time, the source information is also going to appear.

Update 01/23/2017: With the newest firmware update and latest version of the Netflix app, this no longer works to show the source information.

I have the LG 55B6P unit. What is the break-in time? As the days go by, my wife and I have noticed better PQ. Also, why do you guys turn off all the picture option settings ie dynamic contrast, LED Dimming and Edge enhancement?
No, there is no 'break-in time' for OLED TV per se, but the pixels will always shift a little bit over time. We always turn off most of the image processing to have the image as true to what the content creator intended it to be.

For the 'LED dimming' you are referring to, we set if off on some LED TV, because often the local dimming feature cause more harm than good to the final picture quality. Local dimming is far more superior and worth it on full-array LED TV. You can have more information about local dimming here

I Have heard that the 2016 LG OLED televisions have the majority of inputs on the side and that the cables plugged in will show when viewing the TV. Is this true? If so, can anything be done to eliminate this distraction.
We have the E6 and the B6 here, and the location of the inputs in both is similar. On the 55E6 there is about 3.25" between the location of the side ports and the edge of the TV, as visible here. On the B6 there is about 3.5". If your HDMI cables are a little bit flexible, they should be able to route behind the TV without being visible from the front. Another option is to fit an adapter to route your cables better, such as this.
I am curious as to why all processing settings have been turned off, especially the color gamut which is set to normal? Won't you have to set it to a higher setting for HDR?
With the processing settings off the video will look close to what the artist intended. The processing settings modify the video to look different. Some may prefer this different look, but we recommend leaving them off.

The color gamut setting does not increase the color gamut that the TV covers, it just oversaturates all colors. This again makes the video look different than the artist intended. Some may prefer this, but we recommend leaving it at normal.

What is your recommendation on the black level setting?
Adjust the 'Black Level' to match your source RGB range. For PC use it is normally a black level of 'High' (also name 'Full Range 0-255'), and for other devices it is usually 'Low' (also name 'Limited Range RGB 16-235'). When incorrectly set, the blacks will appear more gray or shadows may be crushed.
Hi, I am interested in what the 'Adjusting Luminance' control does and whether it would help during the calibration process?
It isn't really needed. It just adds an offset to all the red, green and blue values, but we adjust them individually anyway so we don't use it.
Hi...Enjoy your video reviews very much. I have a new LG OLED55E6P...question on your calibration....If I just use the ISF Expert Dark room and set as you have shown but I do not change the default white balance, etc...it seems like you feel I would get a decent picture...I assume this is for a dark room...light off watching a movie for example. Now, If I would like a "mode" to use with lights on, in a very bright room, do you suggest just turning up the OLED light OR should I use the ISF Expert Bright Room..and if so, what settings do you recommend for that? Thanks
Both the ISF modes adjust the same settings except for the backlight, so you can both change the OLED light setting in the dark room mode or pick the bright room mode. I would recommend setting the dark mode to a darker setting and the bright room to a brighter setting, that way it's easy to quickly switch between them depending on the ambiance.
We are not taking any more questions for this product because we no longer have it in our lab.