[SOLVED!] Best Picture Settings for TV (All Brands and Models)

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The default picture settings may not be optimal when purchasing a new television. Several settings should be modified to provide the greatest possible image quality.

Thus, you can experience your favorite films and television shows as the director intended. Here are the optimal image settings for every major TV manufacturer.

Best Picture Settings for TV
Best Picture Settings for TV

Unfortunately, most TVs arrive with settings tuned for the showroom floor and to “pop” rather than displaying the actual colors and image. Reviewing and modifying these settings will ensure that your video conferencing and wireless screen sharing with Highfive produce optimal outcomes.

Please note that the following settings may or may not be available on your TV model. We suggest you examine the television settings and then locate it on this list. Please let us know if you have an image setting that is not on this list so we can update it with you!

See More: Best Samsung TV Settings for Movies, Sports, and Gaming

Best Picture Settings for TV

Here are the most common TV settings; remember that some have slightly different names and that not all TVs support all options.

The values are also specified in a percent format. Each TV setting typically ranges from 0-100; Some TVs have a range of 0 to 20.  

General Picture Settings
General Picture Settings

General Picture Settings

Picture mode: Cinema or Movie (NOT Sports, Vivid, Dynamic etc)

Cell Light/Backlight: 15
Whatever is comfortable, but usually at 100% for daytime use. Adjusting this will not deteriorate picture quality.
Contrast: 100% (Depend on your tv brand, test and see what works best)
Brightness: 50%
Sharpness: 0 (This is the most crucial one to set to zero — although Sony sometimes uses 50% for the “off” setting, confusingly. If the image becomes blurry at 0%, try 50%)
Color: 50%
Tint (G/R): 0
Hue: 0%
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)

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Motion Smoothing/Interpolation: Off
Local Dimming/Contrast: High
Color Temperature/Tone: Warm

Advanced TV Settings

Turn off any interpolation, image processing, or other features that “enhance” image quality. The sole exception is “Game Mode” or sometimes “Computer Mode,” which generally enables quicker frame rates (it bypasses much of the processing we don’t want) and which you’ll want to have ON for a real-time application such as Highfive — assuming your TV supports it.

Some Advanced Settings that should be turned OFF:

Samsung:

  • Dynamic Contrast: Off
  • Black Tone: Off
  • Flesh Tone: 0
  • Gamma: 0
  • Motion Lighting: Off
  • Digital Clean View: Off
  • Smart LED: Off

Sony:

  • 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

LG:

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

Vizio:

  • Black Detail: Off
  • Active LED Zones: Off
  • Clear Action: Off
  • Gamma: 2.2

Others:

  • Edge Enhancement: Off
  • Motion Interpolation: Off

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