HDR Playback Setup

UHD Display and Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Settings to Enable Proper HDR Playback

High Dynamic Range (HDR) elevates the 4K Ultra HD viewing experience taking it beyond what was previously possible in the home. While 4K Ultra HD Premium TV’s can delivery deliver superior HDR performance, the feature may not necessarily be enabled directly out of the box. To activate HDR mode on your TV, you may need to go into the TV menu and change settings. The table below provides steps for activating HDR mode on a number of TV models.*

Depending on the other components in your entertainment system (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, Audio/Visual receiver, sound bar etc.), you may need to adjust the settings on those devices as well. Older A.V. receivers may not pass through an HDR signal. Please consult your owner’s manual to determine your receiver’s HDR capability.

If after adjusting your settings, you cannot confirm that your display is in HDR mode or the picture doesn’t appear to have been improved, you can reset your display to its default settings.

*While these steps are specific to the specific models listed, the same steps may be applicable to different models offered by the same manufacturer. Check this page frequently as the UHDA anticipates adding steps for additional models.

UHD Display HDR Confirmation Using Remote

LG B6, G6

To confirm HDR, on remote:

  1. Select Settings
  2. Select Picture Mode
  3. Observe that Picture Mode will indicate HDR
LG B6, G6 screen 1
LG B6, G6 screen 2
LG B6, G6 screen 3

LG C7

To confirm HDR, on remote:

  1. Select Settings
  2. Select HDR Picture Mode (note if HDR is not present, the option will be labeled ‘Picture Mode’)
  3. Observe that Picture Mode will be labeled HDR Picture Mode if HDR is active
LG C7 screen 1
LG C7 screen 2
LG C7 screen 3

Panasonic EZW1004/EZ1000C

To confirm HDR, on remote:

  1. Press i (for Info)
  2. Observe that HDR will be indicated in the window that appears
Panasonic EZC 1004 screen 1
 
 

Samsung 9000, 9800

To confirm HDR, on remote (bigger remote with all buttons):

  1. Press Info*
  2. Observe that HDR will be indicated in the window that appears

*NOTE: with some devices (i.e. Xbox and Roku), the Info button on the remote becomes inactive.

Samsung 9000, 9800 screen 1
Samsung 9000, 9800 screen 2
 

To confirm HDR, on remote (small remote with very few buttons and a home button):

  1. Press Home
  2. Observe that menu items are brighter when HDR is active
Samsung 9000, 9800 screen 1
 
 

Samsung Q7

To confirm HDR, on remote:

  1. Select Smart Hub
  2. Select Movie
  3. Select Settings
  4. Observe Picture Mode indicates HDR
Samsung Q7 screen 1
Samsung Q7 screen 2
Samsung Q7 screen 3
Samsung Q7 screen 4

Sony Z9, A1E

To confirm HDR, on remote:

  1. Select Action Menu
  2. Select Picture Adjustments
  3. Observe Picture Adjustments indicates HDR 
Sony Z9, A1E screen 1
 
 

TCL

To confirm HDR, on remote:

  1. Select OK
  2. Observe that HDR will be indicated in the window that appears
TCL screen 1
TCL screen 2
 

UHD TVs

LG B6, G6, C6, E6 + Super UHD (LCD) - UH9500, UH8500, UH7700

To enable HDR, on remote

  1. Select Menu
  2. Select All Settings
  3. Select General
  4. Select HDMI Ultra HD Deep Color
  5. Select HDMI1 ON, Optional Select HDMI2 ON
LG B6, G6, C7 setup 1
LG B6, G6, C7 setup 2
LG B6, G6, C7 setup 3
LG B6, G6, C7 setup 4
LG B6, G6, C7 setup 5
LG B6, G6, C7 setup 6
LG B6, G6, C7 setup 4
LG B6, G6, C7 setup 5

LG C7, B7, E7, W7 + Super UHD (LCD) – SJ9500, SJ8500, SJ8000

To enable HDR, on remote

  1. Select Menu
  2. Select All Settings
  3. Select General
  4. Select HDMI Ultra HD Deep Color
  5. Select HDMI1 ON, Optional Select HDMI2 ON
LG B6, G6, C7 setup 1
LG B6, G6, C7 setup 2
LG B6, G6, C7 setup 3
LG B6, G6, C7 setup 4
LG B6, G6, C7 setup 5
LG B6, G6, C7 setup 6
LG B6, G6, C7 setup 4
LG B6, G6, C7 setup 5

Panasonic EZW1004, EZ1000C

No settings need to be changed

Samsung 9000, 9800

To enable HDR, on remote

  1. Menu
  2. Select Picture
  3. Select Expert Settings
  4. Select HDMI UHD Color
  5. Enable HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3 or HDMI 4 depending on the input being used for the UHD
Samsung 9000, 9800 setup
 
 

Samsung- Q7

To enable HDR, on remote

  1. Menu
  2. Select General
  3. Select External Device Manager
  4. Select HDMI UHD Color
  5. Enable HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3 or HDMI 4 depending on the input being used for the UHD source

 

Samsung Q7 Setup
Samsung Q7 Setup 2
Samsung Q7 Setup 3
Samsung Q7 Setup 4
Samsung Q7 Setup 5

Sony Z9, A1E

To enable HDR, on remote

  1. Home Screen
  2. Settings
  3. External Inputs
  4. HDMI Signal Format
  5. Select "Enhanced format"
Sony Z9, A1E setup 1
Sony Z9, A1E setup 2
Sony Z9, A1E setup 3
Sony Z9, A1E setup 4
Sony Z9, A1E setup 5

TCL

No settings need to be changed

Ultra HD Blu-ray Players

LG UP970

To enable HDR, on remote

  1. Home
  2. Settings
  3. Display
  4. Display Mode
  5. Set to 24Hz

Panasonic UB900

No settings need to be changed