Part of the complete Xbox One Getting Started Experience.
Your Xbox One console supports a variety of display settings. Select the settings that are best for your television by following these steps:
Your Xbox One supports the following resolutions. These resolutions are standard for HDTVs:
Your Xbox One should automatically select the setting that best matches your TV.
Note Your console will automatically revert to the previous setting if you do not confirm the new setting within 15 seconds.
Calibrate HDTV lets you configure the optimal settings for your TV. You can adjust the aspect ratio, sharpness, brightness, contrast, and other settings. You may also need to adjust some settings on your TV, so check the manufacturer’s documentation for information about how to access the menu options on your TV.
Note You may also want to calibrate your TV to get the best visual experience for games, movies, and TV programs. For information on how to calibrate your TV, refer to the TV manufacturer's documentation.
Advanced video settings
You can further refine you video settings by accessing the Advanced video settings screen. From there you can choose:
There are three settings for handling the detection of available resolutions. You can specify one of the following TV connection settings:
This detects your TV’s capabilities and what types of content it can display in 4K and HDR. For more information on this section see: Checking your TV’s 4K and HDR capabilities on Xbox One X and Xbox One S.
This setting allows your Xbox One to render a 50Hz signal if the video source is encoded for 50Hz. This is a standard refresh rate in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and many places in Asia.
This setting allows you to view your movies in 24Hz refresh rate, which is the natural frame rate for movie viewing.
This setting allows you to display HDR content when available in your games and apps.
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. With HDR on the Xbox One X and Xbox One S, your TV can display deeper colors and richer contrast, meaning the picture will appear more vibrant and realistic than on a regular HDTV.
See HDR on Xbox One X and Xbox One S for more info.
This setting allows you to pass Native 4K content to your display when available in your games and apps.
You don't have to set your console resolution to 4K to play 4K content. You can set your console to another resolution, such as 1080p, and when a game or app requires 4K (and your TV supports the 4K mode it wants), it'll automatically switch to 4K. This is good if you want to play 1080p content in its native resolution, but also take advantage of the 4K resolution when playing 4K content.
Allow YCC 4:2:2
This setting allows you to watch 3D Blu-ray Discs on Xbox One.
Note Your television must be 3D capable to watch 3D content.
Color depth is the number of bits of color data used to display each pixel. True colors use 24 bits of color data to represent the three RGB colors. If you know that your TV supports Deep Color, you can select a higher color depth.
We highly recommend that you leave the color space setting set to Standard (Recommended). This sets the signal to RGB Limited, which is the broadcast standard for video content and is intended for use with televisions.
Some apps add a border so they don’t run off the edge of some TVs. If you don’t want apps to add a border, turn this off by deselecting Apps can add a border.
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