Set up your Xbox One X and your Samsung QLED TV

Xbox One X and QLED TV

The Xbox One X is a first-rate console that will give you a top-of-the-line gaming experience. And in case that isn't good enough, there are some ways to make that experience even better! If you use the recommended settings on your QLED TV or sound system, you can enhance your games' picture, color, and audio for the best playthroughs ever.

First, connect the Xbox One X to your TV

  1. Using the HDMI cable that is included with your Xbox One X, plug one end into the HDMI Out port on your Xbox One X.

  2. Plug the other end of the same HDMI cable into HDMI 1 (or the next available) on your TV.

  3. Turn on your QLED TV. It should start to recognize the Xbox One X and automatically switch to the source. If it doesn't, press the Home button on your TV's remote to open the Home screen menu.

  4. Use the Samsung TV remote to select Source, and select your Xbox One X. You can use these steps to also switch between sources if you have more than one device connected.

Next, turn on Input Signal Plus (HDMI UHD Color) to enable HDR

Most newer games have stunning graphics, but - believe it or not - there's a way to make them even more lifelike. To do this, you'll need to turn on Input Signal Plus. You'll be able to see the graphics (and in-game enemies) much clearer, so it feels like you're really in the game.

  1. Navigate to and select Settings on your TV.

  2. Select General, and then select External Device Manager.

  3. Scroll to and select Input Signal Plus.

    Note: This setting is called HDMI UHD Color on 2018 and older models.

  4. Select the HDMI port that your Xbox is connected to.

Finally, make sure your Xbox One X has 4K and HDR turned on

Yes, there are ways to improve your Xbox One X's picture capabilities even more. Just activate 4K and HDR on the Xbox itself. When your TV is 4K UHD, the Xbox One X should detect it automatically and will ask if you want to turn on 4K. However, if you initially missed or skipped this popup, you can activate 4K manually.

Important: Make sure HDMI UHD Color is enabled on your TV, or your Xbox One X will not recognize the 4K functionality.

Video output selected in the Xbox's settings
  1. On the Xbox One X, navigate to Settings, and select Display & sound.

  2. Select Video output, and then select Video fidelity & overscan. Confirm that Auto-detect is selected. If not, select it.

  3. Press the Xbox button on the controller to open the Xbox guide. Navigate to the Settings tab, and select Display & sound.

  4. Select Video output, and then choose Video modes.

  5. To enable HDR, check the boxes for Allow 4K and Allow HDR.

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