Originally Posted by TohaLA
Sounds like LG released this update only for a very short time before pulling it.. no idea why.
So it appears. Did it happen to other forum members, as well?
I was looking forward to finally having HDR fixed when selecting PC as the input label, and also hopefully having it be a little brighter in Game mode for all other inputs.
Originally Posted by mikek
I just bought a B7 and I was adjusting the color like I normally do. I noticed a difference on my last 2 2017 LG TVs.
I run the flashing color bars video and I put on the blue filter and adjust the color until the color bars are blue.
I then adjust the tint until the tint bars are blue. I haven been doing this for years and it usually works fine.
But now after I completed the process the colors looks more greenish. In the settings I had to go all the way to Color 67 and Tint G28. That seems very far off and not what I am used to.
Does anyone know what is going wrong and how to fix it?
I had the same problem when I first bought my B7, a few months ago. I used the Disney WOW BD to "calibrate" (not really calibration, but you get it) my previous two sets, including an LG OLED 55EA9800, and it worked wonders - no pun intended.
As for the B7, I also noticed the green tint and even commented about it on this very thread (starting here
, continuing here
). Another user, @Hresna
, even replied
saying that he, too, had the same issue.
Now, unfortunately, due to time constraints, I haven't been able to keep up with this thread or even follow up to the people who may have replied to my previous comments, so I'll take this opportunity to resume the discussion.
I should preface this by saying that I'm a complete amateur when it comes to video calibration, and my methods will certainly be frowned upon by the experts on this forum. However, I do have perfect eyesight and can definitely tell when colors look "off".
As anecdotal evidence, I know exactly what my favorite club's jersey is supposed to look like, as well as the grass on the field, having watched many games live. And there's no amount of "expert" advice on these threads that will convince me that I should be using Warm2 for Color Temperature (as suggested here many times before) when all that does is turn everything yellow-ish. I lovingly nicknamed that the "piss filter".
So, what I did was adjust the settings using the ISF Expert (Dark Room) picture mode as a starting point, which gives you more options ("Expert Controls") and the possibility of applying a blue color filter by the TV itself, instead of using a physical filter like the one that comes with the Disney WOW BD.
I also selected the PC icon as the input label for reduced input lag in all picture modes, and not just the Game ones (I'm a gamer and also use the TV as my PC's main monitor).
Then, I turned off all available post-processing video settings, such as Super Resolution, Edge Enhancer and Motion Eye Care (most of those settings are already disabled by default when you select PC as the input). Under Picture Options, I set Black level to "Low". Under Expert Controls, I set Color Gamut to "Wide" and Gamma to "2.2".
Also under Expert Controls, there's White Balance, where you can change the aforementioned Color Temperature setting. I set it to "Medium", with no other changes. I didn't make any changes to Color Management System, either.
Now comes the part where your mileage may vary and most will just say that what I'll suggest is completely wrong and you should never listen to me. Bear in mind that those are the same people that recommend the "piss filter", so it's up to you whose advice you should follow.
I first set Dynamic Contrast to "High", under Expert Controls. Then, under the same menu, I selected "Blue" as a Color Filter. Next, I displayed
on my TV (using a properly configured PC, PS4/PS4 Pro, Nvidia Shield TV or any device other than the Xbox One/Xbox One S, which has inaccurate black levels) and adjusted the color setting so that the blue would match on the first and last bars (1 and 7), and did the same thing for the tint setting, only for the middle bars (3 and 5). Finally, I turned off Dynamic Contrast.
What I noticed is that adjusting color/tint with Dynamic Contrast set to "High" on the B7 is the only way to have the blue color match on all bars when viewing the picture through the TV's blue color filter.
After that, you should have a picture with proper colors. Let me know how it goes!
Originally Posted by Mabelrode
I have been playing a lot of HDR games on my PS4 Pro the past few days and noticed that when running in HDR game, the details in dark areas are sometimes lost completely. One weird thing is that on this picture, the default black level of low is actually darker than on high. Anyone else notice this and have a recommendation to get a better image? I am on firmware 03.60.16 by the way.
I'm on 03.60.09, which broke HDR when using PC as the input label, not sure if it's the same for your firmware.
Regardless, what I noticed is that HDR is really
dark for all game picture modes on the B7. Some people say that newer firmwares have made it even darker, while other say that it's been fixed. For now, I simply don't use HDR, as even setting Dynamic Contrast to "Low", or even "High" as has been suggested, doesn't seem to help.