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Thanks! Thanks so much for the 42LG70 calibration settings - by far the best I have run across. A couple questions - how should I adjust the settings if the room is a little brighter? Baclkight, brightness or contrast? Also, would you have settings for an SD source that the picture is not as sharp and clear as HD? Thanks - your settings were great! Regards, Dan

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    Hi was reading this post and also was wondering if I could find calibration settings for 42lg70? Thanks!


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Adjust backlight respectively asin the brighter the room the higher the backlight setting the darker the room the lower if you go below 16(if the room is totally dark, turn backlight to 0 and bump up brightness 3 or 4.

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p.s. the cinema setting is pretty darn good for out of box calibrations just turn off high contrast, colors, tru motion for normal non 100% computer generated movies for example, finding nemo and the rest of the animated movies look excellent with tru motion regular film is too video like it looks like soaps to me but hey you may like it so whatever floats ur boat do you have blu ray player, well if ur going to get one get the bdps350 as it does 24fps excellent and well so does your tv it actually uses 5:5 pulldown which is great. (leave tru motion off when feeding 24fps/ real cinema!)Great tv pick dont follow the hype lg is a good brand. lol no i dont work for lg just sick of the sony, samsung, sharp fans. As far as lcd goes lg70 is it right now. I didnt calibrate for sd but i would say they should be pretty close honestly. ill check when i get time.

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