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LG OLED C9 Owners and Discussion Thread

TheJarv

Active Member
Which firmware are you on ? I only ask as my stutter increased slightly on certain content when I downloaded the latest one.
Ahh that is interesting, I am on 03.60.05, not experienced any previous versions as I checked for updates after setting the TV up
 
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Alderete

Standard Member
I just bought a new 65" C9 (from Costco in the US), and I'm looking for recommended settings.

I've got a really simple setup, the TV, and two inputs, an Apple TV 4K and a Sony UBP-X800M2 Blu-ray player, directly connected to the TV. (Sound output is to a Sonos Amp via the ARC connection, but I'll eventually replace that with a good soundbar. I know, I know, but I don't have space for a full speaker setup. Right now I'm just concerned with the picture.)

I'd like to find details of recommended settings for the TV, Apple TV, and disc player, to get them all synchronized, and playing optimally.

I'm not much of an enthusiast or expert like most of you here, I'm afraid. This set replaces a 13 year old Sony XBR2 flat screen, and even out of the box, it's ... well, there are no words, right? But along with the dramatic improvements in picture quality, there's an enormous increase in complexity of connections and settings. So I'm just looking for idiot-proof guidance, not pointers at calibration tools I lack the experience to use.

So far, I've only found the settings at RTINGS.com, LG C9 OLED Calibration Settings, and those seem a good place to start.

Here in this forum there's been a few suggestions for settings on the Apple TV. The Match Content setting (set to enabled) seems universally agreed upon, but there was some disagreement about whether to set the Apple TV video to Dolby Vision or to 4K SDR.

Are there any good guides for just setting up with the basics, besides the RTINGS.com site?

Thanks much for treating me gently on my first post here!
 

Canary_Jules

Well-known Member
I just bought a new 65" C9 (from Costco in the US), and I'm looking for recommended settings.

I've got a really simple setup, the TV, and two inputs, an Apple TV 4K and a Sony UBP-X800M2 Blu-ray player, directly connected to the TV. (Sound output is to a Sonos Amp via the ARC connection, but I'll eventually replace that with a good soundbar. I know, I know, but I don't have space for a full speaker setup. Right now I'm just concerned with the picture.)

I'd like to find details of recommended settings for the TV, Apple TV, and disc player, to get them all synchronized, and playing optimally.

I'm not much of an enthusiast or expert like most of you here, I'm afraid. This set replaces a 13 year old Sony XBR2 flat screen, and even out of the box, it's ... well, there are no words, right? But along with the dramatic improvements in picture quality, there's an enormous increase in complexity of connections and settings. So I'm just looking for idiot-proof guidance, not pointers at calibration tools I lack the experience to use.

So far, I've only found the settings at RTINGS.com, LG C9 OLED Calibration Settings, and those seem a good place to start.

Here in this forum there's been a few suggestions for settings on the Apple TV. The Match Content setting (set to enabled) seems universally agreed upon, but there was some disagreement about whether to set the Apple TV video to Dolby Vision or to 4K SDR.

Are there any good guides for just setting up with the basics, besides the RTINGS.com site?

Thanks much for treating me gently on my first post here!
Just stick to ISF Dark - which is the most accurate OOTB. No borrowed 'settings' can get any more accurate than this. Besides, the Rtings 'settings' incorrectly target 2.2 gamma, which is not our reference in dark room environment. The ONLY way to get more accurate than ISF Dark is to have your display calibrated with meter, software and generator.
 

KingScooty

Novice Member
So i've got the LG C9, Samsung Q90r Soundbar, and an Xbox One X.

I've setup eARC, and pass-through on the C9, soundbar is detecting dolby atmos, but the audio lag is terrible. Audio is about 1-2 seconds behind video.

Is anyone else having this issue? I'm not sure if i've done something wrong, or there's a bug! :/
 

dion 6

Active Member
Hi make sure your soundbar is on the latest firmware version that enables eARC Samsung added eARC via a firmware update in May.
 
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TheJarv

Active Member
Well RS have verfied my C9 is faulty, shame, there are features I like with the C9 but going back to Sony for my 5th OLED
 

tigermad

Well-known Member
Well RS have verfied my C9 is faulty, shame, there are features I like with the C9 but going back to Sony for my 5th OLED
What was wrong with this one? A black blob? I can’t personally see anything on the pictures you posted. Was there ever any full on?
 

scottmc1985

Novice Member
Desperate to get this TV but not at £3200. Once it hits about £2700-£2800 I will struggle to avoid placing my order!

I guess it’s just a waiting game! Could be a while
 

ggrossen

Active Member
Just had my C9 calibrated by Julian (he previously did my Samsung Plasma). Always an interesting process to see how this is done.
Looking at the charts (you get quite a few from Calman) - the SDR modes (ISF Bright/Dark) were ok but now definitely improved. But the biggest improvement chart-wise was HDR and Dolby Vision. I'll be watching quite a bit of content to see if I can eyeball the difference. I hope I will be able to. As I bought this TV for HDR - it seems that if you want the best HDR experience you probably do need to get the LG calibrated - George
 

deep3lue

Novice Member
Hi guys, just wanna to check if anyone of you is having difficulty updating the firmware via the internet? My internet is working for sure since I can watch Netflix but for some unknown factor, i am unable to update the firmware.

The TV's current firmware version is 03.50.29 and my model is the OLED C9 65" TV.
 

Canary_Jules

Well-known Member
Just had my C9 calibrated by Julian (he previously did my Samsung Plasma). Always an interesting process to see how this is done.
Looking at the charts (you get quite a few from Calman) - the SDR modes (ISF Bright/Dark) were ok but now definitely improved. But the biggest improvement chart-wise was HDR and Dolby Vision. I'll be watching quite a bit of content to see if I can eyeball the difference. I hope I will be able to. As I bought this TV for HDR - it seems that if you want the best HDR experience you probably do need to get the LG calibrated - George
Hi George. It was a pleasure to meet you again. It was also a pleasure to get my hands on your C9. LG have effectively refined the C8 and produced a TV with improved accuracy in all modes once calibrated. Again, ISF Dark and Technicolor Expert are the most accurate modes OOTB and these can't be improved on with borrowed settings. But once calibrated we are able to hit really low DEs - for greyscale, gamma and colours - and more consistently so as well. Dolby Vision and HDR10 calibration tracked D65 and the required EOTF so beautifully after calibraion in Cinema (User) it was an elmost erotic experience ;) The inclusion this year of facility to adjust tone mapping for different nits is great too. All in all the C9 is a fantastic TV. It does everything extremely well.
 

scottmc1985

Novice Member
Ye no danger am I buying it from them.

Out of curiosity. Where does everyone go to for buying their new TVs?

I’m always on the lookout for price drops but only from companies I trust.

John Lewis, Richer Sounds, Amazon, Currys, Costco seems to the main ones
 

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