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4K TV settings for Windows

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I just recently purchased a 4K TV for gaming and it's been amazing. There's so much stuff to learn and I would like to ask those of you with this setup, what settings do you use under Windows 10 and your TV to get the best quality and performance out of your display?

 

I'm confused on RGB full, Chroma 4:2:2, 4:4:4, Output 8 or 12 bits.

 

Currently I have my TV in game mode for the lowest input lag, and have my HDMI 1 input set to enhanced mode so that I can use YBRCR 4:4:4 mode for sharp and legible text under Windows. Is this the best way to go?

 

I'm still unsure about the 8bit/12bit and RGB full and dynamic settings. I want to use HDR mode on my TV for those games that take advantage of it. So do I need to set Windows to RGB or Chroma 4:4:4 mode? What is the best for gaming, since this TV will be used basically as a monitor. I won't be watching movies or tv shows much, my priority is gaming.

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I might be able to help a little, I just jumped into the 4K flight sim world on FSX. Did a lot of research prior to my purchase. What make and model 4K TV do you have?

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I got a Sony XBR 850D... My current settings are:

 

Desktop color depth: Highest (32-bit)

Output color depth: 8bpc

Output color format: RGB

Output dynamic range: Full

 

@ 60Hz

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I just recently purchased a 4K TV for gaming and it's been amazing. There's so much stuff to learn and I would like to ask those of you with this setup, what settings do you use under Windows 10 and your 

 

Windows to RGB or Chroma 4:4:4 mode?

 

I use (Windows to RGB or Chroma 4:4:4) mode  for my sony  :wink: I only have 8bit to pick from at the moment - that changes I think when you change the picture mode in your tv to have access to 12bit - doesnt matter here what I have stated works best here at 60hz - one other choice is output dynamic range - didn't see much of a difference seems a bit better on limited not full dynamic here but all tvs are not the same

I got a Sony XBR 850D... My current settings are:

 

Desktop color depth: Highest (32-bit)

Output color depth: 8bpc

Output color format: RGB

Output dynamic range: Full

 

@ 60Hz

 

Lol same here except for limited so your all set brother

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The color settings for me were a bit trial and error.  Very difficult to find settings that look good for web browsing, etc. and also don't make the clouds in FSX/P3D too bright at night.

 

If you have NVIDIA card and aren't seeing good blacks, you might check out this post.

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/2p3xs7/nvidia_users_using_hdmi_output_youre_most_likely/

 

And don't forget to check out f.lux to dim brightness at night and DisplayFusion to set up virtual monitors.

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Mr Sennett has you all set. Looks like your settings are good to go. I have a Samsung KU6300 and I'm still messing around a bit with the settings, but I'm very pleased. If I can offer one peace of advice go slow and take your time when changing settings, one change at a time and allow yourself to get used to the new settings.

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If you have NVIDIA card and aren't seeing good blacks, you might check out this post.

 

According to the original poster on the nVidia forums (the original post was in Nov 2012), that issue was resolved in nVidia drivers from 347.09 onwards.

 

Regards

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