I would like to share my final set of professionally Calibrated Settings for all LG 2017 OLEDs and Xbox One X gaming, with the best PQ and lowest Input-Lag results possible (21ms), including Dolby Vision and webOS in-built Apps calibration.
Also White Balance and CMS were accurately tuned when possible , plus there is a special custom calibration for Dolby Vision (more details below)
Yeah, I know, "real calibration cannot be copy/pasted from TV to TV as they're all different" , but tested LG OLED variance between models is much lower then average, and even within a 3% variance you will still experience a much more accurate image compared to default presets.
There are 6 Profiles to independently 1-time-Calibrate for each source/content combination, and then forget about it.
In order to do it, just change the video source to the one you want to calibrate (for example: webOS Netflix app, or to HDMI1 connected to Xbox One X) and then load up the type of video content you want to calibrate (for example: launch an SDR Game, or an HDR Game, or a Dolby Vision movie).
Once you're ready, apply those Calibration Presets (click Titles to open the documents, you can also print them for convenience):
- Xbox One X + SDR Calibrated Settings - Note: try to launch any SDR content to start calibrating, for example just stay in the Dashboard Home. All Xbox One X SDR contents will share the calibration;
- Xbox One X + HDR Calibrated Settings NEWEST - Note: if you want to try a brighter profile that is also tweaked to counteract as many negative effects of Dynamic Contrast as possible in order to be as accurate as possible, try this profile. Try to launch any HDR content to start calibrating, for example just open "Insects" Demo or any other HDR game. All Xbox One X HDR contents will share the calibration;
- Xbox One X + Dolby Vision Calibrated Settings - Note: try to launch any Dolby Vision content to start calibrating, for example just open Netflix app and launch a DV movie. All Xbox One X Dolby Vision contents will share the calibration. These settings require TV firmware version 4.70.30 or above and extra-installation steps. PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY;
- webOS + SDR Calibrated Settings - Note: try to launch any SDR content to start calibrating, for example just open Netflix app from your LG remote. All webOS SDR contents will share the calibration;
- webOS + HDR Calibrated Settings - Note: try to launch any HDR content to start calibrating, for example just open YouTube app from your LG remote, and search for any HDR videos. All webOS HDR contents will share the calibration;
- webOS + Dolby Vision Calibrated Settings - Note: try to launch any Dolby Vision content to start calibrating, for example open Netflix app from your LG remote, and start playing "Altered Carbon" show. All webOS Dolby Vision contents will share the calibration. These settings require TV firmware version 4.70.30 or above and extra-installation steps. PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY;
These are actual meter based calibration settings ( vs. disc based ) using a recently certified ( June 2018 ) Spectracal C6 meter, Murideo 6G pattern generator, and CalMan for Biz 2017.
These settings are tailor made and compatible with ALL 2017 LG OLEDs variants (e.g. LG B7, C7, E7, G7, W7), but you can also try it for 2018 and even 2016 OLEDs line-up (just do NOT apply custom White Balance and CMS points values for those, just limit to general settings as a baseline and try to adjust it from there if necessary).
Let me know what you think.
Hope you enjoy it :)
NOTE: Don't forget to adjust HDR "Sliders" also in game settings if available. Usually, for these TVs, you need to "increase" the level of Max HDR Brightness "Slider" to make the game logo/icon totally disappear in a white background, or set it to a numerical number around 4.000 nits. This is the reason why, even with both the console and the TVs properly calibrated, some games may look "dark" or "washed out" if this setting is left to default.
EDIT: Pre and Post-Calibration graphs below.
- NEWEST V5.5 / (non-PC) HDR Game Mode is now the recommended option for X1X HDR Calibration
- After further tests V6 - EXPERIMENTAL profile was too unreliable and has been removed.
- SDR (All Modes) recommended Gamma is back to 2.2 / MEDIUM
- Recommended HDR Luminance in games' slider (if available) is now 4.000 nits
- Also updated all non-Game profiles enabling TruMotion with De-Judder: 0 + De-Blur: 0 to fix introduced motion stuttering on 60hz contents after firmware 5.80.xx (both SDR/HDR Game modes are not affected)
- webOS/X1X Dolby Vision correct OLED Light value is now 55 (after 5.80.15 Firmware)
That's it folks.
As per "Definitive" tag, I really finished my ammo on LG 2017 OLED Series this time and I won't make any further tests after these results.
The only way to add improvement on top of this would be by LG to add real Dynamic Tonemapping also for 7 series (but probably this will never happen).
Until then, thanks everyone for all the feedback, it was an epic ride.
Make your HDR games scream! >:]
CALIBRATED IN-GAME HDR SETTINGS EXAMPLES:
- AC Origins: 4.000 nits HDR Luminance, 120 Paper White, Brightness 1 tick left compared to default;
- Battlefield 1: Brightness at 50%, 4.000 nits HDR Luminance
- Forza Horizon 3: Brightness 50, HDR Luminance slider to the Max
- Forza Horizon 4: 4.000 nits HDR Luminance, Brightness 50
- Forza Motorsport 7: Brightness 50, HDR slider to the Max
- Halo: MCC: all at Defaults (1.000 HDR Luminance, 150 Paper White, Contrast 5)
- Hellblade: Gamma raised 1 tick right;
- Gears of War 4: Brightness at default, HDR Luminance 8 ticks from left to right
- Resident Evil 7: HDR Luminance 2.000 nits (its Max), HDR Brightness 320
- Rise of the Tomb Raider: Brightness to the Middle and HDR Luminance to the Max