Originally Posted by RobPT45
A few other Xbox One X tips for the JS8500:
-- As Malicious mentioned, make sure it is plugged into HDMI 1 and that HDMI UHD Color is on for that input
-- HDR content will auto switch the Brightness to 20 and the Contrast to 100; do not change this (it will go back to your regular settings when you go back to non-HDR content)
-- Turn Smart LED to High; you may notice some flickering, but it's the best way to get close to true HDR on these 2015 sets
-- Change the color space to Native when viewing HDR content in order to get the wide color gamut
-- The Xbox One UI has a pretty nice calibration tool (if you don't want to pay for professional calibration)
-- Make sure your settings on the Xbox one are correct; there are a number of articles and Microsoft support pages with information on doing this correctly
Hope that helps! (If anybody disagrees, please feel free to voice your disagreement. I'm always trying to learn)
I would also:
Make sure sharpness is turned down to 21 or less for any UHD HDR.
Always use Cinema Black ON so that letter boxes are pure black given your display is calibrated and set at NORMAL HDMI Black Level (Full 0-255)and not LOW (Limited 16-235).
Use RGB FULL (0-255) for EVERYTHING else also. (Software like Kodi, GPU, etc.)
Do use Standard Picture Mode always.
Set Dynamic Contrast to MEDIUM.
Understanding highly subjective (why I have no idea?) Use 'Smooth' Auto Motion Plus setting. Panning scenes and news channel ticker tapes will result in smooth motion.
Do not Edit Device Type for HDMI input as many suggest like 'PC' for example, even though you do have your PC GPU plugged into it. Leave it in a default mode like 'Blu-ray' for example.
Do calibrate these panels after setting the above 1st. Brightness and Contrast is all that is really needed. Calibrate all the modes you use separately as each mode has its own memory for calibration. (calibrating one mode has no affect on another) Don't rely on defaults. 3D is a mode. 2D is another. HDR is another. For 3D, play anything and use the built in convert to 3D 2D>3D to get in 3D mode with your glasses on. https://lifehacker.com/5858625/how-t...inutes-or-less
If you don't want to hassle with the disc, I think youtube has the two test patterns for brightness and contrast to use.
You should end up around 93 Contrast and 46 Brightness for all modes give or take slightly. HDR contrast 100 for full nit value. Sharpness will be significantly different varying from 21 to 71 depending the mode and the source. TV calibration (like cable TV from an STB or antennae) will be significantly different. These suggestions are for PC to the JS8500.