LG C2 OLED TV Settings

January 29, 2023

Stock image of LG OLED TV

I recently bought an LG OLED TV from their C2 series (OLED55C2PUA to be exact). It was quite difficult to find reasonable settings to get a faithful image online, so I spent a few days tweaking things until everything looked OK to me. I hope you find this table useful when you end up searching for settings for your TV.

Step 0: Ensure you use HDMI 2.1 cables

To get the most out of your TV, you must use HDMI 2.1-compatible (also called “Ultra High Speed” or “48Gbps”) cables. Test your connected consoles and other devices after this setup sequence to make sure all expected capabilities are functional, including 120 Hz 4K video.

Step 1: Set up your TV

This step is tedious and repetitive, because you have to apply these settings once for every new input format that comes down the wire. I have no idea how many combinations of formats (4K, 1440p, 1080p, UHD, Dolby Vision, HFR, 60 Hz, etc) get assigned their own settings, but I spent dozens of minutes setting everything up over and over again because my game console decided to throw a different format on the screen. Be prepared to keep applying these settings until they stick.

General settings

I apply these settings to all my inputs. Skip over entries that are disabled.


AI Service

Turn off everything


TV Management
Setting Value
Home/Store Mode Home Mode
HDMI Settings
Setting Value
HDMI Deep Color 4K


Setting Value
Select Mode Standard (User Settings)


Setting Value
Filmmaker Mode Auto Start Off
Reduce Blue Light Off
Setting Value
Brightness 80 (night) or 100 (day)
Contrast 82
Black level 65
Dynamic Tone Mapping HGiG 1
Peak Brightness Off
Auto Dynamic Contrast Off
Gamma 2.2
Video Range Auto
Motion Eye Care Off
Setting Value
Color Depth 55
Tint 0
Color Gamut Auto detect
Fine Tune Off
White Balance 0
Setting Value
Adjust Sharpness 0
Super Resolution Off
Noise Reduction Off
MPEG Noise Reduction Off
Smooth Gradation Off
Real Cinema On
TruMotion Off

Gaming Settings

For inputs connected to game consoles, I like to enable Game Optimizer to reduce latency and support variable frame rates. Apply these settings in addition to the ones above.



Setting Value
Select Mode Game Optimizer
Aspect Ratio 16:9

Game Optimizer


Setting Value
Game Genre Standard
Reduce Blue Light Off
Dark Room Mode Off
Prevent Input Delay Standard
VRR & G-Sync On
AMD FreeSync Premium On
Fine Tune Dark Areas 0


Setting Value
Black Stabilizer 10
White Stabilizer 10

Step 2: Set up your devices

Now it’s time to set up your connected devices. Game consoles, especially, need to be calibrated to take maximum advantage of your setup. Here are the settings that work for my XBOX Series X, PlayStation 5, and AppleTV 4K.

XBOX Series X

TV and Display Options

Setting Value
Resolution 4K UHD
Refresh Rate 120 Hz

Video Modes

Setting Value
Allow 50 Hz On
Allow 24 Hz On
Allow auto low-latency mode On
Allow variable refresh rate On
Allow YCC 4:2:2 On
Allow 4K On
Allow HDR10 On
Auto HDR Off
Allow Dolby Vision On
Dolby Vision for Gaming On

Video Fidelity & Overscan

Setting Value
Overrides Auto-detect
Color Depth 12-bit
Color Space Standard
Apps can add a border Off

Select “Calibrate HDR for games” and follow the instructions.

Some games support 120Hz FPS Boost, but they must be enabled one at a time. Follow these instructions, but do not enable Auto HDR.

PlayStation 5

Screen and Video


Setting Value
Adjust Display Area Set to largest size

Video Output

Setting Value
Resolution Automatic
VRR Automatic
VRR Apply to Unsupported Games On 2
120 Hz Output Automatic
ALLM Automatic
4K Video Transfer Rate Automatic
HDR On When Supported
Deep Color Output Automatic
RGB Range Automatic

Select “Adjust HDR” and follow the instructions.

AppleTV 4K

Video and Audio

Run “Check HDMI Connection” before proceeding.

Setting Value
Format 4K Dolby Vision
Match Dynamic Range On
Match Frame Rate On

Step 3: Enjoy

These settings yield high quality images for me, free from artificial boosts and trickery. Dolby Vision looks great. Games run at 120 Hz without issues.

If the image suddenly gets way too bright or otherwise looks much too punchy, go through the TV setup steps again. Your TV has likely encountered a new video format and has reset to its default settings.

Have fun!

  1. If the connected device supports it. If not, choose Off. 

  2. Disable this if you see issues with your game