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Kevin Glenn

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I have a 43" UJ6300 LG UHD TV, and a 150Mbps fiber circuit from Telus.   It works very well, and I am satisfied with most features and picture quality.  My one complaint may be a slightly dimmer overall picture to comparable TV's.  

Probably because I was too lazy to thoroughly read the manual I did not fully understand the meaning of all of the features.  I purchased a Roku Streaming Stick 4K+,  and noticed an immediate improvement in picture quality.  The Roku Stick I bought was mostly to enjoy sports subscriptions which were unavailable on WebOS. 

I noticed that my Roku Stick immediately switches  my "Picture Mode" to "HDR Effect" on my LG UJ6300.  I falsely thought HDR Effect was just that, an effect, not actual HDR.  I noticed my picture quality was improved even when the Roku Stick was turned off, which seemed impossible.    Then I realized my TV was still set to HDR Effect,  and that is what is improving picture quality.  HDR Effect I believe is HDR10, which my Roku Stick uses.  Roku also supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision programming.  

 

I learned that HDR Effect is by far the best setting for most programs broadcast today, as HDR10 has as far as I can see become the de facto standard for High Dynamic Range TV's.  Try watching  golf, football, baseball, it all looks best on HDR Effect.

 

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