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2018 LG C8/E8 OLED TVs with A9 Processor[edit]

Initial Setup and Unboxing[edit]

Congratulations on your purchase! One of the most important things to make sure of is to carefully unbox your LG OLED TV. Follow the instructions provided to remove your TV from the cardboard box and attach the stand (Add a link here to the LG instructions).

Also - before using your TV it is very important that you remove the plastic protection from both the front AND back of the TV. The front plastic protection is very obvious and has a sticker attached to it in the lower corner but the back plastic has no indication that it is there, you need to look for it. It is actually three pieces, one huge piece and two smaller pieces on the edges of the TV. If you do not remove this plastic along the back, you may smell a plastic burning smell.

Recommended Settings[edit]

The first thing you'll want to do after completing the initial setup is to turn off Energy Saving and Eye Comfort Mode these settings can be found from the Settings Menu (press the cog wheel on your remote, then from the quick pick menu choose the 3 dots on the bottom, or All Settings), under Picture - Energy Saving is found here. Eye Comfort Mode is found under Additional Settings.

Your TV is configured with a number of Picture Mode Settings. These Picture Modes change depending on the source you are watching. There are different picture mode selections for Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) or normal HDTV, HDR10/HLG and Dolby Vision. Each picture mode has its own settings and can be different depending on the input.

SDR

  • Standard
  • APS
  • Vivid
  • Sports
  • Game
  • Technicolor Expert
  • ISF-Dark
  • ISF-Bright

HDR10 & HLG

  • Standard
  • Vivid
  • Game
  • Cinema
  • Cinema Home
  • Technicolor Expert

Dolby Vision

  • Standard
  • Vivid
  • Game
  • Cinema
  • Cinema Home

Out of the Box, the most accurate picture modes are:

SDR

  • ISF-Bright Room
  • ISF-Dark Room
  • Technicolor Expert

HDR10 & HLG

  • Technicolor Expert

Dolby Vision

  • Cinema

Recommended Settings from reviewers[edit]

NOTE: It is not recommended to use the White Balance settings from reviewers or other people, as each panel is a little different and requires different settings. Feel free to try them out and see, but generally speaking it will not help with the accuracy of your picture.

Tips and Tricks[edit]

  1. The TV arrives with clear plastic covering. The front one is easy to see since it has tabs to help you pull it off. On the back, there there are 3 pieces which are much harder to see but they are there: one large piece and two thin side pieces. Make sure you peel them off too. Image
  2. Hold down the Setting button (cog wheel on the remote) to bring up the Full Settings Menu instead of the Quick Setting drop down
  3. Hold down the Home button to bring up your most used built in apps
  4. Hold down the Mute button to bring up the accessibility menu
  5. Double press the Mute button to bring up a menu which provides the model #, serial #, and firmware version along with some additional options
  6. There is no Info button on the remote, however for HDMI sources, you can enable the red cursor on the Magic Remote (scroll the wheel is one way to do this), put the cursor in the upper left hand corner and click the scroll wheel once which will display the HDMI input you're currently on, then click on the HDMI input and it will display a banner which provides you the resolution of the source, the type of audio and some other information. Unfortunately this does not display the framerate, or the chroma.
  7. Optionally, you can install the LG remote app for your phone which will give you an Info button - which does the same thing as clicking the HDMI input using the Magic Remote.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)[edit]

  1. What type of HDMI Cable should I use to ensure 4K60, HDR10 and Dolby Vision work?
    • You should use Premium Certified HDMI Cables to ensure it can handle the full 18Gbps bandwidth required for 4K60, HDR10 and Dolby Vision content. One of the recommended cables is the Monoprice Premium Certified HDMI cables. Also - generally try to stay away from cable lengths greater than 10 ft.
  2. Should I run the pixel refresher?
    • There are two types of cycles that the TV will automatically run when you turn off the TV:
      • Compensation cycle - cannot be run manually, runs each time you hit 4 or more hours of power on time, considered a lightweight way of helping to keep pixels healthy
      • Pixel Refresher - can be run manually as well, runs each time you hit 2000 or more hours of power on time, considered more intense. It is NOT recommended that you run this manually unless you are experiencing issues with image retention that will not go away
  3. What are the recommended TruMotion settings?
    • In general, many people will recommend TruMotion be disabled however here are some settings you can try:
      • Dejudder: 0, Deblur: 10, Motion Pro: Off
      • Dejudder: 0, Deblur: 0 (this reportedly can help with issues when Real Cinema is turned on)
      • Dejudder: 1, Deblur: 1
  4. The Technicolor Expert SDR Picture Mode is different between 3.x and 4.x firmware, what were the original settings?
    • If you reset Technicolor Expert SDR Picture Mode in the 4.x firmware (or sometimes just upgrading the firmware does this), you may find the picture mode to be different than it was originally. The changes that you need to make are to change the Color Temperature to Warm 2, and OLED Light may need to be raised higher (the default is 50).
  5. What is OLED Light?
    • Most TVs come with brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, etc. OLED TVs also come with an additional setting called OLED Light. If you're familiar with LCD/LED TVs, this is similar to the backlight setting. OLED Light works different for SDR, HDR10/HLG versus Dolby Vision.
      • SDR - OLED Light controls the peak brightness of the TV. For SDR TV, peak brightness should be set to 100 nits, however this may be too dark if you are watching TV in a bright room. Therefore the "best" setting for this can often be significantly lower than the default of 50, but personal preference and room lighting may affect what setting you prefer.
      • HDR10/HLG - OLED Light also controls the peak brightness of the TV. For HDR10/HLG content however, 2018 OLED TVs cannot reach the peak brightness required for this content which is usually created with 1000 nits or 4000 nits as the peak brightness. Therefore a setting of 100 makes sense so you can try to get the maximum brightness from the TV.
      • Dolby Vision - OLED Light works differently for Dolby Vision (need to find the original link that describes how it works). It is recommended to leave this setting at the default of 50 as raising or lowering it will negatively impact the picture.
  6. What sharpness setting should I have if I want the picture left completely untouched?
  7. What are some recommended Wall Mounts?
    • 55"
    • 65"
    • 77"
  8. What are the dimensions of the 3 TVs and the locations of the VESA mounting holes?
    • 55"
    • 65"
    • 77"
  9. What is the minimum size TV stand width for the TV models?
    • C8
      • 55"
      • 65"
      • 77"
    • E8
      • 55"
      • 65"
      • 77"