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« on: May 24, 2019, 08:29:36 pm »
Menu & Set-Up

DSC_0037 by Dr NCX, on Flickr

LG 27UL550 Menu Album.  Only the most important menu photos are posted and mentioned here.  Free-Sync must be manually activated in both the LG 27UL550's menu and by whichever Free-Sync compatible device the monitor is connected to, those being a compatible graphics card or Xbox One X.  To activate the 27UL550's Free-Sync setting go into the Picture Menu, select the Game Adjust sub menu and set FreeSync to On.

LG 27UL550 Picture Menu>Game Adjust>FreeSync setting
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Free-Sync must also be activated by the console (Xbox One X) and/or graphics card as well.  Here's how to activate Free-Sync with the Xbox One X, and here's how to activate it with compatible AMD and Nvidia graphics cards.

Changing the Picture Mode from Custom to SMPTE-C to increase the preset color accuracy slightly, and is the only other setting which should be changed, assuming one is not going to use the color (Red, Blue and Green) controls to calibrate the monitor in the Custom mode since they are locked when the SMPTE-C mode is selected.  To select the SMPTE-C Picture Mode setting go into the Picture Menu, go to the top and select the Picture Mode sub menu, then scroll down to the bottom and select SMPTE-C:

LG 27UL550 Picture Menu
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LG 27UL550 Picture Menu>Picture Mode Sub Menu with SMPTE-C
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Correct Way To View AHVA/IPS/PLS & VA

Correct Monitor Viewing Height by Dr NCX, on Flickr

The top left image shows the correct way to view IPS type (AHVA, IPS, PLS) and VA panels, but most importantly IPS LCD panels.  Doing so vastly reduces white glow when viewing black and dark content, especially if the display brightness is not cranked in a dimly lit room.  IPS vs TN: Right & Wrong Ways To Use Or View; How To Vastly Reduce AHVA/IPS/PLS Glow & Vastly Increase The Perceived Black Depth
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