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Best Picture Settings for 4K TV: Samsung, Sony, LG, TCL, etc.

Does your 4K TV look blurry, pixilated or grainy? If you didn’t get the 4K or HD effects on your 4K TV, the reasons may be improper TV picture settings, fake 4K contents, poor internet connection, etc. The first thing you should consider is if you have set the best picture settings for 4K TV to render real 4K image quality. So, this article will focus on this point and teach you how to get best 4K TV calibration settings to solve 4K TV blurry issue and then watch contents in real 4K on your 4K TV.

Best Picture Settings for 4K TV

Table of Contents

Part 1. Best TV Picture Settings for Every Brand

Part 2. Best Picture Settings for Specific 4K TV

Part 1. Best TV Picture Settings for Every Brand

When you get a new 4K TV, the picture settings might not be adjusted to the best status. To get the best picture quality, you should do some manual changes to your smart TV. So, below are best picture settings for every major TV brand for your reference. If you need a guide on how to adjust best picture settings for 4K TV from a specific brand like Samsung, LG, Sony, TCL, Vizio, Hisense or Panasonic, you can go to part 2 to find an answer.

FYI: You should press the "Menu" or "Settings" button on your TV remote and navigate to "Picture Settings" or something similar to change the picture mode, brightness, contrast, and so on.

  • Picture Mode: Movie or Cinema Mode
  • Brightness: 50% (set it to 10 if your TV has Brightness on a scale of 0-20)
  • Backlight: Lower is better
  • Contrast: 100%
  • Sharpness: 0%
  • Color: 50%
  • Hue: 0%
  • Tint (G/R): 50%
  • Gamma: 2.2 (or 0 if the TV doesn’t have it in a range of 1.8-2.9 but uses whole numbers instead)
  • Color Temperature/Tone: Warm
  • Motion Smoothing/Interpolation: Off
  • Local Dimming/Contrast: High
  • Picture Size or Aspect Ratio or Overscan: Screen Fit (Samsung), Just Scan (LG), Wide Mode – Full (Sony) and Display Area: Full Pixel (Sony)

Part 2. Best Picture Settings for 4K TV from Specific Brand

Your 4K TV should be by default set in 4K mode and show 4K quality if your video contents are in 4K resolution. If it is not the case, you need some manual operations. Each 4K TV brand including LG, Samsung, Sony, etc. gives you official suggestion to adjust best picture settings on 4K TV to get the best effects, so you can go to their official sites to follow the guide.

1. Best Picture Settings for Samsung 4K TV

  • Backlight: 15
  • Contrast: 45
  • Brightness: 0
  • Sharpness: 0
  • Color: 25
  • Tint (G/R): 0
  • Color Temperature: Warm
  • Dynamic Contrast: Off
  • Black Tone: Off
  • Flesh Tone: 0
  • Gamma: 0
  • Motion Lighting: Off
  • Digital Clean View: Off
  • Smart LED: Off

Note:

These settings can be applied to all Samsung models, including Q60B, qn90b.

If you want to watch sports on Samsung 4K TV, you can turn on the "Sports Mode" and adjust the following things: Cell Light/Backlight (15), Contrast (50), Brightness (50), Sharpness (10), Color (45), and Tint (G/R) (0).

If you want to play games on Samsung TV, turn on the "Game Mode" and adjust: Cell Light/Backlight (17), Contrast (90), Brightness (47), Sharpness (0), Color (50), and Tint (G/R) (0).

2. Best Picture Settings for LG 4K TV

Setting (Mode)

Natural Light (Vivid)

Artificial Light(Standard)

Dark Room (Cinema)

Backlight/OLED light

100

80

80

Contrast

100

85

85

Brightness

50

50

50

Sharpness

30

25

10

Color

70

50

50

Tint

0

0

0

Color Temperature

C50

C20

0

Also, please remember to turn off the following options:

  • Super Resolution: Off
  • Dynamic Color: Off
  • Clear White: Off
  • Motion Eye Care: Off
  • TruMotion: Off
  • Real Cinema: Off

3. Best Picture Settings for Sony Bravia 4K TV

  • Picture Mode: Cinema or Movie
  • Sharpness: 50%
  • Contrast: 50%
  • Hue/Tint: 0%
  • Screen Fit: Wide Mode (Full)
  • Gamma: 2.2
  • Blacklight: 100%

You should also adjust the advanced settings: Menu > Settings > Display Settings > Picture Adjustment Controls > Advanced.

  • Noise Reduction: Off
  • MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
  • Dot Noise Reduction: Off
  • Reality Creation: Off
  • Smooth Gradation: Off
  • Motionflow: Off
  • CineMotion: Off
  • Black Corrector: Off
  • Auto Light Limiter: Off
  • Clear White: Off
  • Live Color: Off
  • Detail Enhancer: Off
  • Edge Enhancer: Off
  • SBM: Off

4. Best Picture Settings for 4K TV from Vizio

  • Picture Mode: Movie or Natural
  • Sharpness: 0
  • Contrast: 50
  • Brightness: 50
  • Color: 50~60M
  • Hue/Tint: 0
  • Gamma: 1.8~2.0
  • Color Temperature: Warm
  • Black Detail: Off
  • Active LED Zones: Off
  • Clear Action: Off
  • Local Contrast: Off
  • Auto-Motion: Off
  • Dynamic Contrast: Off
  • Dynamic Color: Off

5. Best Picture Settings for TCL 4K TV

  • Picture Mode: Movie
  • Brightness: 50
  • Contrast: 90
  • Sharpness: 0
  • Color: 45
  • Tint: 0
  • Color Temperature: Warm

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

author - Kaley Torres

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Kaley Torres is a self-motivated, creative editor with eight years of marketing and SEO experience, specializing in writing on DVD, video, audio, images, new digital contents etc. With a partiality DVD collection, Kaley also enjoys digitizing DVD and is keen to share her DVD video conversion solutions as well as video sharing tips on social media.

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