Samsung TV - Best Settings for UHD Gaming

Last Update Date : Jul 18. 2018
Samsung TV - Best Settings for UHD Gaming

Connecting an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 to your TV can be very exciting, but first make sure you have the best settings for your TV. Turn on Game Mode to enhance your gaming experience. Learn how to get set up and enable Game Mode below.

The provided information refers to TVs sold in Canada. The available settings and options may differ for devices sold in other countries. 

Activate HDMI UHD ColorClick to Expand

The first thing you should do is enable HDMI UHD Color.

Navigate to Settings, and then select General > External Device Manager. Scroll to and select HDMI UHD Color.

Activate HDMI UHD Color

Activate HDMI UHD Color for the HDMI port your gaming system is connected to.

Enable Game ModeClick to Expand

On the 2018 QLED TVs, Game Mode is enabled automatically when a game console is detected.

Game mode removes picture processing from the TV. This may degrade the picture quality slightly, but reduces input lag, which is great for you competitive gamers.With the game console connected and turned on, navigate to Settings > General > External Device Manager > Game Mode Settings. Turn Game Mode on.

Enable Game Mode

On some Samsung TVs, you will need to navigate to Settings > Picture > Special Viewing Mode to access Game Mode.

If you are more into story driven games or graphics are more important to you, you may want to stick with a preset picture mode such as "Standard" or "Movie".

Activate HDR+ ModeClick to Expand

HDR (High Dynamic Range) content looks amazing on your QLED or UHD TV, and SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) content looks... good. HDR+ adds an HDR effect to SDR content; so use it to take SDR from good to great.

Navigate to Settings, and then select Picture > Special Viewing Mode. Select HDR+ Mode to activate.

Activate HDR+ Mode

On some Samsung TVs, you will need to navigate to Settings, and then select Picture > Expert Settings. Select HDR+ Mode to activate.

Adjust Picture SettingsClick to Expand

Ultimately, your own eyes will tell you what looks best, but there are many picture settings that can be adjusted to tweak the picture to perfection.

Adjust Picture Settings

When viewing HDR content, your TV automatically enters HDR mode. Any settings you adjust in HDR mode, only apply while in HDR mode. These changes will not be reflected when you are watching SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) content.

Get More HelpClick to Expand

The information above will help you get your TV ready for UHD gaming, but if you have questions about your console, check out the links below:

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