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Video on Xbox One is fuzzy

Overview

When you connect your Xbox One console to a TV or monitor, the console defaults to video settings that are based on the settings of your TV or monitor. In some cases, you can change these settings to improve video quality.

Image appears fuzzy or unclear

Here's how to change the screen resolution, color depth, and color space settings for an HDTV or monitor that's connected to an Xbox One console by an HDMI cable.

Screen resolution

  1. Press the Xbox button to open the guide.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select All Settings.
  4. Under Display & sound, select Video output.
  5. Select TV resolution.
  6. Select the appropriate screen resolution for your TV or monitor.

Note The Xbox One console supports screen resolutions of 720p and 1080p.

Color depth

  1. Press the Xbox button to open the guide.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select All Settings.
  4. Under Display & sound, select Video output.
  5. Select Color depth.
  6. Select the option that works best for your HDTV or monitor.

Color depth is how much color information per pixel is sent to the TV or monitor.

Note Color depth of 30 bits per pixel (bpp) or higher is known as "deep color." Not all HDTVs accept deep color information.

Color space

  1. Press the Xbox button to open the guide.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select All Settings.
  4. Under Display & sound, select Video output.
  5. Select Color space.
  6. Select the option appropriate for your TV or monitor:
    • Standard (recommended) – The optimal reference level. It should work for all displays.
    • PC RGB – Recommended only if you're using a PC monitor and colors from the "Standard" setting don't look good.

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