Xbox One Video Settings Guide – How To Improve Video Quality

The Xbox One has finally been released amidst much fanfare with uncountable shoppers scrambling to buy one and savvy early adopters opening their doors to find an Xbox sized parcel on their porch.

Whether by hook or by crook, most of the people who want an Xbox One have probably got one by now (Except for Japan and some European countries, it hasn’t released there yet).

As such, the consumers will no doubt be eager to get into their games while a certain number of other individuals will be recording footage of the machine, ready to upload it to YouTube and the like.

For all of your benefits, we’ve decided to write up this Xbox One video settings survival guide, where we’ll be diving into the depths of the video settings for the console and taking a look at all the options that we can fiddle around with.

The first thing you should know is that when you connect your Xbox One for the first time to your TV, it will use the TV’s default settings to configure itself. In some cases, this is not optimal and you can switch some things up for maximum performance and visuals.

First of all, go to the Display and Sound Settings by hitting the ‘Menu’ button or by simply saying “Xbox, Go to Settings”. The first thing you want to take a look at is the screen resolution that your Xbox is operating on.

The Xbox supports both 720p and 1080p resolution, so select the higher one if your TV supports it.

Next you want to see what the Color Depth is. Color depth is how much color information per pixel is sent to the TV or monitor. Color depth of 30 bits per pixel (bpp) or higher is known as “deep color.” Not all HDTVs accept deep color information. Choose the appropriate option.

Directly below the color depth is the Color Space option. There will be two options here; TV (RGB Limited) and PC (RGB Full). The first setting will work on anything, but only use the second one on a PC monitor on which colors are sub-optimal.

Lastly, if the image on the screen is stuttering, it may mean that your TV or monitor is stuck in a low refresh rate. To fix this you should restart the Xbox One by holding the Xbox One button on the console for five seconds until the light behind it turns off, then turn it on again.