While enjoying your favorite game on the big screen, timing truly is everything when using your input device. Just a second of input lag can ruin the moment, causing frustration and missed opportunities. Researching and addressing the cause of input lag on an LG TV is vital to ensure you can get back to the action as quickly as possible.

Changing the settings on an LG TV to optimize video and sound and removing input lag does not need to be complicated. Keep reading to learn the easy steps you can take to change the settings to remove any input lag and get back to enjoying your game.

How to Get Rid of Delays on an LG TV

It is not difficult to assume that when the TV is lagging in any way, the internet connection is the cause. Certainly, this is often the case when it comes to buffering issues or other types of lags. However, when you are playing a game with a connected console, the settings you have most often can greatly affect how the graphics are processed, causing the input lag that you want to eliminate.

Reducing lag can often be solved by placing both the console and TV settings to identical outputs to maximize the processing efficiency:

  1. Using your LG remote, navigate to Settings, then Picture, Picture Mode and then either press the wheel or Enter.
  2. Select Picture Mode and then change the radio button to Game.
  3. Next, in Settings, choose Sound and then Sound Mode. Choose the radio button for Game, and then press the wheel or Enter.

In most situations, this will remove the lag issue. If you are still experiencing lag, there are advanced settings you can attempt to address this problem further.

How to Make LG TV Better for Gaming

When using a gaming console, the images are processed at different rates. Timing is crucial between the video gaming console and the TV to create a seamless experience. When there is input lag, the commands do not quickly make the connection, creating delays that can negatively impact all aspects of the game.

Changing one setting at a time and then loading the game to see if the change resolves the issue is a good practice to narrow down the setting causing the lag.

  1. Navigate to Settings, Picture, Picture Option, then press the wheel or Enter using the remote.
  2. Turn off the following menu options to reduce the pre-processing time for video input by changing the setting to Off:
    • Noise Reduction
    • MPGE Noise Reduction
    • Black Level
    • Real Cinema
    • Motion Eye Care
    • TruMotion

Also, changing the sound settings in the options can further help with processing times. Change the following menu options to Off as well:

  • Smart Sound Mode
  • Sound Mode
  • Virtual Surround Plus
  • Clear Voice
  • Volume Mode – Auto Volume

If these settings do not further reduce or eliminate lag, you can return to the original settings by resetting them. Choosing Picture Reset or Sound Reset will complete this task for you in the Settings menu.

Additional Steps to Take to Reduce Input Lag on an LG TV

After changing both the picture and sound settings on your LG TV and still experiencing lag, you may need to investigate actions such as looking for updates for your gaming console. Refer to the owner’s manual or seek out support from the manufacturer to get assistance.

Often, refreshing the settings with the latest firmware can help with video and audio settings. Additionally, updating the firmware on your LG TV to the latest version can help with any upgraded features that could assist with lag as well.

  1. If you have a Smart LG TV, you can navigate to the update by pressing the Home button or the Settings button if the remote has one.
  2. Then, click on the Advanced choice in the settings.
  3. Next, choose General on the left side.
  4. Scroll down and choose About This TV.
  5. On this screen, you will see the current version of your firmware. Choose the Check for Updates button, and the TV will contact LG and search for any available updates.
  6. Once the update is finished downloading, the TV will automatically reboot. You will have the latest version of LG software installed, ensuring that any video or sound settings you have are the latest available.

You can see a helpful video about the update process here.

In Summary

Changing the settings for both video and sound processing can significantly reduce the processing time for information input, removing the lag between the controller, console, and LG TV. Other possible remedies also include altering advanced settings, such as noise reduction to reduce the lag further.

When you complete the adjustments, input lag should no longer be an issue, and you can return to enjoying your favorite game!