Originally Posted by marcellusk
Hello all, i just made the jump to 4k this saturday and i have this tv now. I searched but couldn't find a thread for some good calibration settings. i currently have the Xbox one X and comcast cable box (1080p. ) i have the xbox plugged into HDM 3 and the cable box in hdmi 2. The upscaling is HORRIBLE for the 1080p cable box. So i'm sure i have some settings set wrong since all i've read for the reviews is how good it upscales. any help would be greatly appreciated. I told my girl that the picture would be sooooo much better and now i'm looking like a fool because she said the picture doesnt' look good. i purchased a few 4k movies that look good (deadpool, kingsman and dark knight trilogy) and the games look good. but when i go to netflix i feel like i have the color too high and if the program isn't 4k ultra it just doesn't look pretty. Hulu and Amazon prime movies look even worse. Please help! i'm not a total teckie but i also know more than the best buy associate that sold me the tv. so i do know to go to settings and set the hdmi to enhanced and i even had to tell them full HDR was only on hdmi 2 and 3. I'm just not as savy as some of you guys are. Thanks for any help.
PS i plan on calling comcast to order a 4k cable box because as of right now it's only 1080p
What size 900E did you upgrade to? What size and model was your old TV you're coming from?
If you've been reading the forum you'd see this is a common complaint, especially with respect to Comcast cable. The issue is almost 100% with the horrible signal Comcast is making you pay through the nose for, as the upscaling for OTA antenna broadcasts is excellent. So there's not a whole lot you're going to be able to do about it. How old is your cable box? You might call Comcast and make them upgrade you to the latest box.
After that you'll need to adjust setting on cable port, and likely set up individual picture settings for different channels which may suffer more or less compression artifacts, and degraded signal. I don't have the link handy as it's been posted numerous times. Try searching for "spreadsheet" but it that still doesn't turn up the link, then I'm sure someone will post it eventually.
I don't understand at all why Hulu or Amazon Prime movies look worse on your set. Those are some of the top selling points of the TV. Are you using the built-in apps or the ones on your Xbox? I have seen both Hulu and Amazon on the built-in apps, and on my Apple TV 4K, and they are pristine signals that look stunning on this set using just the rtings settings.
HDR is available on all 4 ports. You'll only need enhanced settings of ports 2 & 3 if you want to access high bandwidth programs, which is almost certainly not the case with the Comcast box. Not sure about the Xbox (does it even offer 4:2:2 chroma?). If you look slightly up in the thread, you'll see someone posted a picture of their Xbox working perfectly on Port one with 1080p HDR.