Real Cinema is one of my favorite features of the LG Smart TV. This is because it can elevate the movie-watching experience to the best. If you enable Real Cinema on LG TV, it will play all movies and series at 24 frames per second, making it look authentic as filmmakers expect.
If you don’t enable Real Cinema mode, the files will play in either 30 or 60 frames per second. Especially when watching movies in IMAX Enhanced content, you will miss the unique cinematic experience because of the conversion.
In this article, I explain the merits and demerits of Real Cinema mode on LG Smart TV. It will make you clear when you will have to turn this mode ON.
What is Real Cinema on LG TV and How Does it Work?
Real Cinema is a picture mode that, when turned on, applies about 1nm of nanoparticles to filter out the impurities in colors. Also, it will make the colors pop to deliver real cinematic visuals with true colors on the TV screen.
If you turn on Real Cinema mode, it will automatically balance the colors, lower the brightness, and increase the warmth of the picture. This feature is highly suitable for dark rooms so that you can watch movies shot at 24 fps.
It will also preserve the contrast and brightness levels using Full Array Dimming Technology.
Note: You can enable Eye Comfort Mode on LG TV to auto-adjust color temperature, which gives protection against eyestrain.
How to Turn On/Off Real Cinema or Filmmaker Mode on LG TV
For older LG TVs, go to Settings > Picture > Picture Mode Settings > Picture Options > Real Cinema > Turn On or Off Real Cinema.
For newer LG TV models, go to Settings > Picture > Select Mode > Filmmaker Mode > Turn On or Off Filmmaker Mode.
Newer LG TV also has the option to switch to Filmmaker Mode on supported content automatically. To enable this setting, go to Advanced Settings in the Picture settings and enable Filmmaker Mode Auto Start.
Note: It is recommended to turn off TruMotion on LG TV if you want to see pictures smooth and clear.
Pros and Cons of Leaving Real Cinema Mode On
Here are some notable advantages and disadvantages of the Real Cinema or Filmmaker Mode on LG TV if enabled.
- It brings out the authentic color and motion intended by the filmmakers.
- Color science is close to real cinema theater instead of the oversaturated standard picture profiles of the TV.
- Low brightness when compared to standard profiles.
- Fast-motion or panning scenes can look blurry or choppy.
- Artificial smoothening of TV can make the content look smoothened and unnatural.
Frequently Asked Questions
If your LG Smart TV is not connected to the internet, it is impossible to turn off or turn on Real Cinema.
If you don’t mind the picture quality, you can turn off the Real Cinema mode on settings.
Real Cinema will play the files in its original 24 frames per second without any conversion.