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Sharp UH30U LED TV Calibration Settings

If you want a quick way to get the best picture quality out of your Sharp UH30U 4k TV, just set the picture mode to 'THX'. For more control, set it to 'Movie' and copy the rest of our calibration settings below.

Sharp UH30U Calibration Settings 1

To increase the brightness of the screen, increase 'Backlight', and not 'Brightness'.

Sharp UH30U Calibration Settings 2

If you want the soap opera effect, set 'Film Mode' to 'Advanced', and then turn on 'Motion Enhancement'. As stated in our review, 'AquoDimming' is not a local dimming feature.

The rest of the screenshots show our color space calibration, as well as the 10 pt white balance.

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I'm trying to decide which TV is better between the Sharp LC-70UH30U and the Vizio M70-C3. I love watching movies and sports, and also play a decent amount of games on my PS4. Could you please tell me which of the two you think would be a better option for me? Thanks.
They're very close, but you should get the M-series. It has a bit more blur on video games, but the input lag is much lower, and the blacks are better.
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I have noticed picture and even color look different with sunlight coming in with the shades open, just having the lights on, and having the lights off. Can you suggest a different setting for each environment for this TV? One for each white balance case and ambient light case. Possibly that is part of what the person above was experiencing.
Because both sunlight and light bulbs have warmer color temperatures than your TV can pull off, there's no perfect solution that will make your TV's color look ideal with either of those light sources interfering. The sun has a temperature of approximately 5500k, and a regular light bulb is usually between 2500k and 3000k. Since we target a temperature of D6500k with TVs, there's no way for the TV's color to look correct when it's competing with light that is so much warmer.
The only solution is to change your color temperature for each of those situations, just to whichever you like best. That will help you get a better look for each of those lighting conflicts. It's not a perfect solution, but it's the best option.
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I recently purchased a Sharp LC-70UH30U and have set up the USER mode to your recommended calibration settings. I do not find the picture with your settings to be as good as the THX (dark room) mode. Your recommended settings appear to oversaturate the color and make the picture darker. I just don't like the picture quality using your settings. What is the purpose of calibrating a TV?
Our goal is to get a picture that looks as close to what is intended by the source as possible, and that is what calibration allows us to do.
If you find the picture too dark, just increase the 'Backlight'. It won't affect the colors.
The colorspace and white balance calibration settings are unit dependent, meaning they varies per unit. So copying these settings doesn't necessary means they will work on your TV. At the end of the day, just stick to what looks best to you, so if you prefer THX(dark room), use this.
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Thanks for the settings. I noticed a bit of a difference from the THX settings, plus I like to use the soap opera effect on some sources - especially really choppy streams like Sling TV.
My questions are, 1: What is active contrast? And 2: What do you think this TV's chances are of getting HDR firmware?
Having a high contrast 10 bit panel, it would seem to be a shame not to take advantage of it, even if we don't get the extreme peak brightness of FALD sets.
It's a feature that enhances the overall contrast, but has the side-effect of crushing the blacks. That means you'll lose detail in shadowy portions of an image.
Since the maximum brightness by default isn't that high, it's not that likely that it would get an HDR option. Even if it did, it likely wouldn't be very good.
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Why do you have multiple screen shots of the "picture>Advanced>colorTemp" setting screen? Which of these screen captures is your recommended setting for this screen?
You'll need to enter all of them, as each is for a different value of gray (from 10% white to 100% white), and only by using all of them will the picture be fully calibrated.
The settings are only guaranteed to work for our set, so if you see that the look doesn't look right when you're finished, revert back to the default settings.
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Hello I'm currently looking for a 4K TV that I can PC game on at 4k@60 4:4:4 and the Sharp uh30u and the Sony x850c do this. The difference in the lag time doesnt really bother me but what does is I'm having a hard time choosing which one has better color and black levels. But what do you think?
Both TVs are pretty similar, but we prefer the better blacks you get with the Sony over the Sharp's slightly wider range of colors. Get the X850C.
We are not taking any more questions for this product because we no longer have it in our lab.