Does Your TV Support Every Xbox One X Feature?

Like the Xbox One S, the Xbox One X supports gaming in 4K and High Dynamic Range, or HDR. Not all TVs are created equal, however. This guide will show you how to check with Xbox One X features your TV supports.

EditA Note On HDR Standards

There are two competing HDR standards in the marketplace currently: HDR10 and Dolby Vision. While some TVs support both, many only support one. The Xbox One X only supports HDR10. If you’re buying a TV specifically for use with the Xbox One X, make sure you pick one up with HDR10 support.

If you have an HDR-capable TV, make sure you’ve enabled HDR on the HDMI port your Xbox One is plugged in to. Most TVs leave HDR off by default or have a specific port an HDR-capable device needs to be plugged into. Check the documentation that came with your TV for info.

Yes, this is as easy it sounds. To get to your settings, tap the home button on your controller to bring up the quick menu, then highlight settings and hit A to bring up the Xbox One’s settings app.

Once you’re in the settings app, scroll down the list on the left and highlight Display & sound, then hit right on the controller’s d-pad to select Video output and push A.

In the Video output section of Display & sound settings, select Advanced video settings, followed by 4K TV details. This will display a list of what your TV can and cannot do, broken down by feature.

If your Xbox lists no support for a feature you know your TV can handle, here are some things you can check:

  • Are you using a 4K/HDR ready HDMI cable? Not all cables are created equal. When in doubt, use the cable that came with your Xbox One X.
  • Is HDR enabled on the TV? Check your TV’s settings and make sure it’s on.
  • Does your TV support the correct HDR standard? Check your TV manufacturer’s site for more information.

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