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How to Disable HDR on LG TV

Although some people swear by the experience of watching TV content in HDR, some people really dislike it. Most of the complaints are that HDR mode seems too dark or dull for them.

If you, too, don’t like the HDR mode on TVs, then you came to the right place. Whatever the reason for why you hate HDR, no judgments here!

To disable HDR on LG TV, you need to turn it off from the Settings. For newer versions, you might not be able to turn it off completely, but you can tweak it to make it look better.

In this article, we’ll walk you through all the steps you need to do that. Let’s begin!

How to Disable HDR on LG TV?

The steps for disabling HDR on LG TVs are different from one model to another.

We’ll show you three different ways to disable HDR on an LG TV. Your job here is to try and see which steps work on your LG TV model.

Before we jump into any of the methods, make sure you also turn off HDR on your player. Otherwise, it might be turned back on automatically again on your TV.

Method One

You can disable HDR mode by accessing a secret menu on your LG TV:

  1. First, press the Home button on your remote control five times.
  2. Then, follow this sequence: press Rewind, Play, Forward, Play, Rewind. 
  3. The Secret Menu will pop up.
  4. Now, select Change HDR Mode. 
  5. Finally, press Disable HDR from the pop-up menu.

Method Two:

The following adjustment steps might not work for newer models.

  1. Press the Settings button on your remote control. 
  2. From the pop-up Quick Menu on the right of your screen, scroll down to the All Settings icon and press on it. 
  3. From the menu on the left side of your screen, scroll down to General and press on it.
  4. Look for HDMI ULTRA HD Deep Color in the General menu and press on it. 
  5. Toggle off the ports you want to remove the HDR mode from.

Method Three

The following steps might be more accurate for the 2018 to 2019 models.

  1. Press the Settings button on your remote control. 
  2. A vertical Quick Settings menu will show up on the right of the screen. 
  3. Look for Picture Mode and press on it. 
  4. Click on HDR Effect mode. 
  5. From the pop-up selector, adjust the HDR Effect Level to your liking.

How to Make HDR Mode Look Better on My LG TV?

Here’s something you need to understand: HDR mode works automatically on your LG TV once you start playing HDR-supported content like Netflix. 

There might not be a way out of it unless you downgrade your Netflix subscription or other streaming services to a plan with no HDR. 

But what if I told you that you could make your HDR mode look way better than it already is?

The problem might not be in the HDR mode itself. There are some settings and features you need to tweak or disable while playing in HDR mode so it can actually look good:

Turn Off Energy Saver Mode

The Energy Saver mode’s job on your TV is to reduce power consumption. Therefore, it reduces the brightness to save power.

It might be the reason why the HDR mode on your TV looks darker than it should be.

To turn it off:

  1. Go to Settings and select Support.
  2. Then, select Energy Saving.
  3. Press on Energy Saving Step, and select Off.

Choose the HDR Mode You Like 

Newer LG TV models allow you to choose the HDR mode that you like, from Vivid to Filmmaker Mode. You don’t have to stick with the Standard mode.

Although Filmmaker Mode is the most recommended to get the best realistic picture for your movies and TV shows, you might not like it at first until you get used to it.

Adjust the Brightness of Your HDR Mode

You might not know this already, but you can adjust the brightness of your HDR mode. You can do this by selecting Additional Settings and tweaking the brightness of the options you have to your liking. 

Usually, the rule of thumb is the lighter the room, the higher the brightness should be, and vice versa.

Don’t forget to also set the Peak Brightness setting on High. This way, you won’t feel that HDR is too dark.

Turn Off HDR Tone Mapping

This might not be an obvious step, but HDR Tone Mapping might not be the best for everyone. It’s not a bad feature at all, but it makes the picture look different from what the director of the film or show intended.

Try switching it off and on and see if you like it or not.

Wrapping Up

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Here you have it; our how to disable HDR on LG TV guide, plus some tips on how to make HDR look better on your TV. 

We hope you found the info that you need. Good luck!

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