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LG 42LGX Calibration

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Calibration: The 42LGX calibrated almost perfectly to D6500K due to a 10 point IRE adjustment option (facilitating greatly in calibration). While balance initially had a strong bent toward blue. Raising and lowering the backlight setting has a minimal impact to color information and contrast ration, and should be used to control brightness for varying room light conditions. Follow the for D6500 settings at medium room light:

White Balance Settings:

LG 42LGX Review
The 42LGX calibrated almost perfectly to D6500K due to a 10 point IRE adjustment option


LG 42LGX Review
The processor got a little confused at intervals during the Film Res Loss Test, but corrected itself quickly.

100 IRE 0 0 -50
90 IRE 0 0 -50
80 IRE 4 0 -50
70 IRE 5 0 -47
60 IRE 9 0 -44
50 IRE 5 0 -35
40 IRE 7 0 -30
30 IRE 4 0 -35
20 IRE 10 0 -41
10 IRE 14 0 -50
Picture Settings:
Picture Mode: Expert 1
White Balance: Warm
Brightness: 55
Contrast: 78
Color: 56
Tint: G2
Sharpness: 35
Backlight: 65
Other Settings:
Fresh Contrast: Off
NR: Off
Gamma: High
Black Level: Low
Real Cinema: On


Contrast Ratio: Using an ANSI checkerboard pattern contrast measured an underwhelming 79, much of which we feel is due to the anti glare screen on the LCD.

Note: One additional and very important mention is to turn the True Motion 120Hz processing OFF during film content (especially DVDs) to avert the soap opera, contrived appearance that results from this feature. "It looks like cardboard cutouts," was the way one of our viewers aptly described it. Enabling the 120Hz feature while viewing film content disables the directors tricks to make the scene look realistic and decreases depth perception while making unintended content viewable. See "Remote/Menu Functionality" section below for instructions on turning this feature on and off.

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