Here is the LG 70UK65 Soap Opera fix if your new LG TV is making everything you watch look like a soap opera. It seems like all new TV’s do this by default and for me its not a feature I like.
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I just picked up a new LG 70UK 65 70″ UHD TV from Costco the other day. While I am really pleased with the picture when I was watching one of my favorite shows on Netflix (Like The Office) I noticed it made it look like I was watching a soap opera. It was hard to put my finger on what the settings were doing to the picture. The best way to describe it is that it made it look like a Soap Opera. I have had this issue in the past when I bought a Samsung so I started drilling through the LG menu to find the setting to change.
LG 70UK65 Soap Opera fix –
Here is the setting that I needed to turn off to fix it “TruMotion”
The for reference full model number for my TV is 70UK6570AUB
To turn off the TruMotion setting:
Go into Settings (Gear Icon on Remote)
Then go to the bottom and choose “More settings”
Now your menu is on the left side of your screen. Chose “Picture” then highlight “Picture Mode Settings” and click it. (NOTE: You would need to do this for each picture setting, as it does not appear to be a global change. So do it on the setting you are going to be using. For me this was the standard setting.)
Now scroll down towards the bottom and chose “Picture Options”
Once in the picture options menu you will find lots of features. The one I turned off to fix the Soap Opera issue was TruMotion. Just click on it and chose OFF, then you can back out of the menu.
Here you can see I had it turned off now.
With the TruMotion effect turned off I am finding the LG 70UK65 TV to be a real pleasure to watch. One other setting that in my opinion needed changed on the 70UK65 is “LED Local Dimming”. This setting change helped to fix the vertical light banding when watching at night or in a dark room that I was seeing. Here is the post I did for more info on that issue here.
I am still fine tuning my settings on the 70UK65 and plan to post them when I am done in case anyone finds them helpful. I realize settings are subjective but still just wanted to share. Some people may like the “TruMotion” settings. But for those that do not I hope you enjoyed my LG 70UK65 Soap Opera fix post.
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