Best Xbox Series X Video Settings | VRR, YCC 4:2:2, 10 bit color, HDR calibration

تم نشره في 2021/02/22
The Xbox Series X has an excellent setup process, walking you through the key settings but it doesn’t cover everything. To game with the best video settings on your Xbox Series X you'll need to go into the deep menu settings.
Xbox Series X:
To get the most out of your Xbox Series X, a modern TV with features including HDMI 2.1, HDR, UHD color, VRR, and a 120Hz panel. But even on more modern TVs, you might have to pay attention to your HDMI ports, if there is one labeled 4K 120Hz, you’ll want to use that one. And it may be that you have to turn variable refresh rate on or otherwise enable it. Some newer TVs are supposed to make the right adjustments automatically, but that doesn’t always work, so the takeaway here is to always double-check.
The Video Modes section is going to be a very important home during this process with a plethora of adjustable options, but what does this stuff mean? Allow 50Hz means it will play 50Hz content from video apps. We don’t get a lot of that in the U.S., but it doesn’t hurt to leave it on. Allow 24 Hz is for playing movies at their native frame-rate, and that’s especially important for DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray playback. Auto Low Latency Mode, leave this on because if your TV supports it, it should go straight into game mode for the least amount of lag -- doesn’t always work on some TVs, though. Allow variable refresh rate: I say leave this on, it’s going to be a bigger and bigger help as more games support it. The only reason I’d turn it off is if you are running into some problems and want to shut it off to troubleshoot.
Allow 4K and Allow HDR10, pretty self explanatory. Now, Auto HDR, what does that do? Well, for the most part, it allows the Xbox to present non-HDR games as if they were in HDR and I am hearing that it works really well. If you are old-school, though, and want to play the game exactly as it was developed to look in SDR, by all means, feel free to turn this off. But I wouldn't.
Allow Dolby Vision, this is for games and movies and if you have a Dolby Vision TV absolutely leave this on if you can. Again, though, if you run into problems and you ever think Dolby Vision being on could be a culprit, you can always turn this off in a sequence to check.
Now let’s jump into video fidelity and overscan. Under display, leave this on auto-detect. It knows what kind of connection you have. Color Depth: Now here’s a spot where you think more is better right? Not necessarily. This has a bit to do with that chroma subsampling stuff I talked about before. First off, no need to ever select 12-bit because in most cases that would push the Xbox past its 40 gigabits per second boundary, so pointless to click this. You CAN click 10-bit if you want, but its not like the Xbox is able to add and bits per pixel that aren’t already there, so if it isn’t getting an HDR signal, then it isn’t really going into 10-bit territory. If you leave it at 8-bit, it WILL automatically jump to 10-bit when you go into HDR mode and that’s what matters. So, pick eight or ten. Whatever you like, because it isn’t going to matter much.
0:00 - Intro
1:02 - TV Settings
2:06 - Calibrating The TV
3:01 - HDR Calibration
3:54 - TV and Display Options
4:32 - Troubleshooting
5:18 - 4K Resolution and 120Hz Refresh Rate
6:00 - Auto Low-Latency Mode, Variable Refresh Rate, HDR, and Dolby Vision
7:18 - Chroma Subsampling
8:23 - Video Fidelity, Overscan, and Color Depth
9:09 - Color Space
9:32 - Device Control
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  • with my C9 and PS5 I use HDR HGIG AI brightness on sharpness 15 black level low and RGB on PS5 low

  • Have one it’s sick

  • When you get your Series X you can just turn it off too. It'll update and install games in sleep mode. In theory you can push from a phone app too.

  • Walked into a store 6pm on Black Friday walked out with a series X. I will tell my children of this epic tail.

  • If you follow the twitter restock pages they announce series x drops also and the stock hang around for longer than the ps5's. I live in canada and could have bought 3 ontop of the one i have already if i wanted to thanks to the twitter drops

  • Day one!

  • My Sony Bravia 1080p TV is 10 years what settings shall I use for it? 😳

  • Got one!

  • Xbox Series X - LG CX and still getting "Invalid Format" all of time! It happens when I gaming and it even happens on the dashboard or looking around in the store and other menus...Very frustrating - any tips?

  • Got one on launch day. It wasn’t easy but was worth it!

  • Hit a lucky streak on launch day from Best Buy. Love it so far.

  • I got 2

  • I don’t see checkered box while calibrating hdr(xbox series x) on vizio mq7, is there a problem with my xbox series x? Please help

  • I’m still waiting as well

  • I got the CX but no luck with Series X - The irony being I picked up the TV in anticipation of the console.

  • I think people care far too much about little details no one would ever actually tell was working or not

  • Got one on launch day in the UK then purchased the 48" Sony oled great TV especially with 4k blurays

  • Today , Wednesday Feb 24th I finally got my PS5 delivered! Can't wait set it up with the LG CX and catch up with the plus collection. God luck to my fellow gamers, hope you get yours very soon and @!#$ them scalpers!! 😁😁

  • I’ve been having my Xbox Series X since October! Love it!! I was one of the lucky ones who preordered it on day 1.

  • Got my Xbox Series X last week from Stock X👍🏽

  • 120hz Game VRR is great for PvP.

  • Ok so I have the Sonos Arc, and the Series X but I can't get it to play Dolby Atmos on a Samsung Q80R. Any advice?

  • For those in the alpha skip ahead. The update messed up certain features when enabling 120hz. It’ll be fixed soon which is why u may see frame drips in the UI

  • Hi,i know u don't do Skyworth TVs, but wanted to know the best picture settings for my 43 TB7000 model.if you can help, thanks in advance

  • I own my xbox series x running on my 55 lg cx and still use my xbox one x on my 55 lg b8 in the garage when working on the car 😉

  • Still looking to get Series X, but TV as well, probably this first. Vincent does a great in explaining everything, even TV's to go with Xbox and PS. Personally I'm looking at Sony X900H. Full fat 48Gbps vs 40 on LG.

  • Will Microsoft offer update for Dolby Vision at 30 fps for older hdtv's that have an older version of Dolby Vision?

  • Why does it look like there is a nasty horizontal scratch on your TV?

  • I was just looking for this info. Glad you did this video.

  • I got mine via Microsoft store on December 15th, by spamming buy and checkout lol. I paid for it via credit. I paid $250 out of pocket. Thanks Microsoft rewards program 🤣🤣🤣

  • I got mine and love it. Also just picked up an lg cx on Presidents’ Day sale for a good price and its crazy good even worth call of dutys glitches.

  • XSX with Nanocell 85. Paid for the tv $675 off ebay.

  • I love my Xbox series X

  • ps5

  • cant get one... I gave up....

  • I have Series X day one.

  • Why do everything look washed on colorspace standard? I always use pc rgb on my LG C8, maybe it has something to do with the tv is inn pc mode xD

  • I have an xsx and a 65” A8H

    • @Perry Servius the picture quality is amazing

    • Im loving the A8H. The pucture quality is fantastic

  • I got it day one......didn't play it until the next day as I had to install and update a bunch of games

  • Santy brought me a XSX. I was a very good boy.

  • got a x day 1 🇨🇦 wanting a 65 cx but hesitant to pull the trigger.

  • Still waiting F**k resellers!!😂

  • Got my series x back in December. It’s now my favorite console

  • Will the audio portion of the setup address the dolby atmos lag or has that been fixed already?

  • I got both ps5 and Xbox Series x

  • Can you explain me why the x900e can do 120Hz and I can’t enable that on my ps5 but I can on my pc

  • I have an xbox one x and a 1080 60Hz Tv and i watch and like this video 😅✌🏼

    • Bruh, you're ancient!

  • Great video, I'm thinking of getting new TV and I'm torn between new Sony 2021 OLEDs or LG CX/C1. What would you recommend for my Series X? Thanks :)

    • @TMSKILZ Thanks for the comment. I'm asking because I'm a big fan of Sony's picture processing and would like to get the best picture quality possible for both games and movies.

    • Keep in mind the new Sonys only support hdmi 2.1 on two of its four ports. And the VRR, ALLM features will be added later via firmware. This is issue for many. LG TVs all four hdmi ports are 2.1 and supports all features out the box.

  • Where did you get that TV stand?

  • I have heard that the bx is actually better for gaming and color... the cx outperforms in bright rooms and lower resolution content is this true?

  • The calibration tool is for HGIG only.

  • I wanna buy that for but 3000 no problem but my coworker think im stupid for buying a tv that cost so much so idk i also want that bose home theater for 3300k at best so much money for the best buy home setup for 2021 and I can’t get my hands on that Xbox series x

  • Do the best tv for 2021

  • Thanks for this video. I could not find answers for some of those settings. Luckily, I'm good on mine but this video gave me some piece of mind on my settings. Keep up the great work and looking forward to the audio settings video.

  • I still don’t have it... 😢

  • The TV he he using doing even support 48 GB and bandwidth, so don’t feel like you have to have it

  • !!!NOTICE!!! If you have an LG C9 or CX leave HDMI-CEC off if you want to use your magic remote. I noticed once I turn on CEC I lost the ability to control my Series X with the TV remote...

  • In about 3 years from now I bet the Series X will be a beast

  • I am using a Dell 2K monitor non gaming, are there any hdr monitors ? I can’t afford CX

    • Real hdr monitors will cost as much as a 48" cx. Most "hdr" monitors cannot do hdr well. You dont have to get an oled to get a great picture. Oled is the best picture though.

  • Got an XSX since day 1. Have a Q900R. Absolutely rotted at Samsung’s terrible VRR issues 🙄

  • Good job. I got both ps5 and series x plus lg cx55

  • The HDR Calibration bug is fixed from what I noticed. It was really annoying to readjust it constantly

  • What about HGIG ?

  • I have both.

  • Any word on Dolby Vision for disk drive?

  • I managed to purchase three Series X. Got mine on launch day and one for my son that sadly arrived just after Christmas. Ended up with a third, trying to get the boy one before Christmas. We sold it to a friend of his.

  • Rumor has it March should be the month the market gets flooded with both consoles

  • I have a lg bx55 and can't check Dolby vision

    • Dolby Vision won’t be check marked if you have free-sync premium enabled on your TV. Just turn it off and use VRR and it will enable Dolby Vision. Not that there are any games in Dolby right now anyways.

  • Still waiting

  • I have my series x finally. If I order a LG CX 55 inch will that be a decent tv to get to play on? I was going to get a Samsung q90t but the backlight bloom in dark spots is ugly plus I saw it has that dirty screen effect.

  • I have a Series X, and yes more videos.

  • Mannnnn I really want that LG CX

  • Waiting which I think Xbox Unlimited members should get the option to buy one first

  • Thanks for the help man! 🙌

  • My New Systems (XBOX Series X/PS5) are connected to my SONY AV STR-DN1080 (HDMI 2.0) 4K. Cables are 8K cables HDMI 2.1 Ultra High Speed but I’m not getting ALLM,VRR,120hz options. Could the AV not allowing my LG 75SM9970 to reflect 120hz, VRR, ALLM?

  • I was able to get the series x. My tv is the Sony 950g. I am having a blast playing at 4k 60. Thanks for tips.

  • Took like 3 weeks to get shipped from FL to TX from BestBuy. After it saying it was going to be canceled for some reason. But I finally got it! That was from Dec 14 to Jan 5th lol

  • 422 is 8 bit color gradients, unchecked, games revert to 420 10 bit with hdr, which means way beter color gradients. Uncheck it if you have a hdmi 2.0 TV.

    • It's not. If you enable 4:2:2 you actually get 12bit color gradients on hdmi 2.0.

  • The hdr calibration of the Xbox shows a big difference on my Sony Xe93. Depends on the TV as stated.

  • My man!!!

  • Am I going to have to switch off game mode to watch movies?

  • Can the TV detect that your playing a game or a film disc? Or does it auto apply Game mode if ALLM is on regardless of the content if it detects the console?

  • I do own a Series X and a LG 48C10 Love them both! Great video! Thank's!

  • My Xbox was working for 3 months but last night, it didn’t recognize the hdmi cable, it said “no signal”. I tried multiple hdmi ports but that didn’t work. The Xbox turns off after 3 mins and the controller doesn’t connect either

  • I was only able to get a PS5 but I still can't get this damn system 😫

  • Great video as usual.... Waiting for the PS5 version.

  • I have one. Thanks for the video

  • Looking forward to the audio settings video! Drives me nuts on what is the proper way to set up with my receiver.

  • I do have the almighty Series X and I am pleased by its extreme Performance Yea Buddy!!!. Unlike the TinCan Rustbucket PS5 that has repeatedly shown to be a major disappointment and I would highly recommend staying off that particular brand...

  • Have one it’s nice with the c9

  • I got my Xbox Series X. Unfortunately I had to buy it off someone. It cost me $600. The person was cool but I wish I didn’t have to got this route altogether.

    • If it’s any consolation I did the same and glad I did as there is still no available stock in the UK.

    • That's not too bad at all.

  • Still waiting lol

  • I think the best way to "optimize" it, is to actually be able to get one!🤣

  • I’m still waiting

  • I have a xsx playing on a lgcx it's goated...

  • I could watch these videos all day! Caleb knows his stuff.

  • My Xbox literally came in two days ago! This is perfect timing. The tv I use for it is the nanocell 85

  • xbox series x + ps5 + lg cx 55 :) great video!

  • Just got my serie x for my lg cx thx for this video.

  • Yes, please do more of these! Always hard to find a good video about the best settings for the consoles! I need to upgrade my Samsung QLED 7 Series to a LG OLED CX soon it looks like :) lol