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Display Settings (HDR, Color Space)


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Recently got an XRS4900 and have to say I am loving it. Such a huge upgrade over a Firestick for IPTV. I'm a Buzztv convert.

Question I have is about the optimal display settings for my model of Samsung TV, a 55” QN94A Neo QLED 4K HDR Smart TV (2021).

The Samsung manual says it supports YCbCr444 on HDMI port 4, which I have the Buzztv box plugged into. Is there any reason why I shouldn't set the Color Space Setting on the Buzztv box to YCbCr444 in that case? The goal is to get the most out of the TV and the box but I don't know a great deal about color settings in particular so some advice would be much appreciated.

I have also set the HDR policy to "Always HDR" and HDR Priority to "HDR10" because I know this model of Samsung does not support Dolby Vision. It seems logical to me therefore that HDR should be the priority but happy to take advice from others who know more than I do.

Thank you in advance!

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Thanks sea157, but unfortunately, I don't have a setup remotely similar to this (yet).  All my TVs in the home are pretty old, and most of my testing is done on basic 27" or 32" Computer monitors 🙂  I concentrate my testing more on the software side of things and how to reproduce any glitches.

Everything mentioned in the original post makes 100% sense, but I will let others who have more experience with optimizing video answer this.  As you get older and eyesight is not what is used to be, even uncalibrated 720p nowadays looks "good enough".

But if the box is relatively new, and not too many customizations yet, then I don't see an issue with experimenting.  What's the worst that can happen ?  If you mangle something beyond a simple menu option change, you can easily just to a factory reset (pin method) and start from scratch 🙂





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