LG B6 OLED TV Calibration Settings

For additional settings information, please consult the Common Problems and How to Calibrate pages.

For our review of the LG B6, we used the following calibration settings. These work well with everything except for gaming which requires a few extra tweaks. To reduce input lag when playing games, label the input icon to 'Game Console' and change the picture mode to 'Game Mode'.

For watching movies, TV shows and sports, start off by selecting 'Expert (Dark Room)' as the 'Picture Mode Settings'. This provides the closest result to our calibration goal.

LG B6 Calibration Settings 1

Adjust the 'OLED Light' to match your room environment. For brighter rooms this will need to be increased. Not that this does not affect the colors, only the luminance of the display. We then increased the 'Contrast' to 100 which seemed to help with our calibration. We adjusted both the 'H Sharpness' and the 'V Sharpness' to 0 so there wouldn't be any over-sharpening.

LG B6 Calibration Settings 2

Leaving 'Color' and 'Tint' to the default values also provided the closest result to our calibration goal.

LG B6 Calibration Settings 3

We turned off all the processing settings. We also put the 'Color Gamut' to normal which is the correct setting for both HDR and SDR content to avoid oversaturation. We also set the 'Gamma'  to 2.2 as it helped our calibration, but if you find that the blacks are crushed you can use 'Gamma' 1.9.

LG B6 Calibration Settings 4

In the 'White Balance' settings we put the 'Color Temperature' to 'Warm2'. 

LG B6 Calibration Settings 5

The following are the results of the white balance and colorspace calibration on our unit. They are provided for reference, and should not be copied as the calibration values vary per individual unit even for the same model and same size as the TV we reviewed due to manufacturing tolerances. If you want to try them you will need to enter all values shown, as all of them are active at the same time. If you end up with worse picture quality, simply reset them to the default values.

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Questions & Answers

This is regarding the white balance and color space calibration on the LG B6 OLED. A'm I to understand that each individual OLED TV has different calibration settings? Not the same as LED TV that pretty much once a model gets calibrated those usually work for any other TV of the same model (not including individual settings that people adjust to there liking as brightness, contrast, etc.).
No, this apply to both OLED TVs and LED TVs. In both case, each panel use inside the TV itself is always a bit different from one set to another (in the same TV models).
Can you label an input as game mode and still have HDR on? I've been reading the answer seems to be no.

HDR will still work if the input is labeled as a 'game console' from the input menu. What does not work, is the 'Game' picture mode once that HDR is detected. When HDR is detected, the TV goes in HDR mode with only 3 picture mode settings ('HDR Vivid', 'HDR Bright' and 'HDR Standard'). The mode with the best input lag is 'HDR Standard'.

Update: With the newest firmware update (04.30.77) it is now possible to select a 'HDR Game' picture mode, with improved input lag.

While trying to change my settings, I am not able to open the White Balance tab to make adjustments. All the other categories I could go in and make changes. Why can't I open "White Balance"?
White balance is greyed out when Eye Comfort Mode is turned on. You can turn off Eye Comfort Mode from the main Picture settings menu.
You used to provide very detailed picture setting recommendations, which I found extremely helpful. Your current settings suggestions are much more basic. What happened?
This B6 review is actually an older review, our latest reviews like the B7A have much more detailed settings pages. Let us know if there's anything you'd like to see in the settings pages that aren't included in our latest reviews, as this will be our format going forward.
We are not taking any more questions for this product because we no longer have it in our lab.