The LG C2 is a popular choice when it comes to gaming, especially for the new PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles. You can take a look at this guide from Seeking Tech to see what are the best settings to use for this OLEDtelevision set when it comes to playing video games.
1. To start off, use the HDMI cables that came with your console to connect to one of the HDMI ports of the C2. For the uninformed, this television set comes with four HDMI 2.1 ports.
Make sure that the gaming systems are directly connected to the TV as you should avoid using splitters or pass-through devices as these may introduce input lag and cause other compatibility issues.
2. Next, go to the Home Dashboard menu of the C2 television set. From there, select the three vertical dots icon and then Edit Inputs.
Afterwards, select the HDMI input that is currently connected to your game console. In the Edit Icon menu, you then need to select PC. By doing so, you will unlock the full bandwidth for HDMI.
3. You then need to go to the All Settings menu and then go the Picture.
In the Picture menu, you first need to select HDR Select Mode and then set it to Game Optimizer.
Go back to the Picture menu and then make sure that you set Aspect Ratio to Original.
4. You should then head to the Advanced Settings section of the Picture menu and then select Brightness. From there, you need to do the following:
- Set OLED Pixel Brightness to 100.
- Set Adjust Contrast to 100.
- Set Black Level to 50.
- Set Auto Dynamic Contrast to Off.
- Set Dynamic Tone Mapping to HGiG.
- Set Peak Brightness to High.
- Set Gamma (Adjust Brightness) to 2.2.
- Set Video Range to Auto.
- Set Motion Eye Care to Off.
The aforementioned settings are for playing HDR games. For SDR games, you can change the following settings:
- Set OLED Pixel Brightness to 70.
- Set Adjust Contrast to 85.
- Set Dynamic Tone Mapping to Off.
- You can leave the other settings the same when it comes to playing SDR games.
5. Head back to the Advanced Settings section of the Picture menu. This time, you need to select Color. You then need to do the following:
- Set Color Depth to 55 (for SDR games, you can set this to 50).
- Tint to 0.
- Afterwards, select White Balance and then set Color Temperature, Red, Green and Blue to 0.
6. Go back to the Advanced Settings section of the Picture menu once again and then select Clarity.
In the Clarity section, you need to do the following:
- Set Adjust Sharpness to 0.
- Set Super Resolution to Off.
- Set Noise Reduction to Off.
- Set MPEG Noise Reduction to Off.
- Set Smooth Gradation to Off.
- Set Real Cinema to Off.
- Set TruMotion to Off.
7. Go all the way back to the All Settings menu and then go to General. Afterwards, select AI Service and then make sure all of the settings (including AI Picture Pro, AI Brightness Settings and AI Genre Selection) are turned off.
8. Head back to the General section and then select OLED Care > Device Self Care > Energy Saving. Afterwards, you need to make sure that the Energy Saving Step is set to Off.
9. Go back to the Device Self Care menu and then select OLED Panel Care. Afterwards, make sure to enable Screen Move and set Adjust Logo Brightness to Low.
10. Open the Game Optimizer menu and then select All Settings.
You then need to make sure you are in the Game tab. Afterwards, you need to do the following:
- Set Game Genre to Standard.
- Set Reduce Blue Light to Off.
- Set Dark Room Mode to Off.
- Set Prevent Input Delay (Input Lag) to Boost.
- Set VRR & G-Sync to On.
- Set Fine Tune Dark Areas to 0 (you can change this later if some scenes get too dark to see when you are playing a specific game).
11. Your LG C2 should now be fully optimized for your PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, Xbox Series X and/or Xbox Series S. With that said, you still need to make sure that you set your console correctly for this OLED TV.
On the PS5 side, head over to Settings > Screen and Video > Video Output. From there, you need to do the following:
- Set resolution to 2160p.
- Set VRR to Automatic (we recommend leaving Apply to Unsupported Games disabled for now as it may cause issues for specific titles).
- Set 120 Hz Output to Automatic.
- Set ALLM to Automatic.
- Set 4K Transfer Rate to Automatic.
- Set HDR to On When Supported.
- Set Deep Color Output to Automatic.
- Set RGB Range to Automatic (Recommended).
- Select Adjust HDR and then follow the on-screen instructions to calibrate the HDR brightness.
For the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, go to Settings > General > TV & display options > Video modes. Afterwards, make sure that the following boxes are checked:
- Allow auto-low latency mode
- Allow variable refresh rate
- Allow 4K
- Allow HDR10
- Allow Dolby Vision
- Dolby Vision for Gaming
We also recommend leaving Auto HDR disabled as it will convert SDR content to HDR, which may cause some games to look worse.
Next, head back to TV & display options menu and then select Calibrate HDR for games. Follow the on-screen instructions to set the HDR brightness output.