How to Change the Resolution on Your Samsung TV
When you’re thinking about purchasing a new smart TV, Samsung is one of the best options out there. If you want the best possible image quality, the UHD 4K edition is a great choice.
But whether your TV will be able to display a particular resolution will depend on the input source and image aspect ratio.
In this article, we’re going to show you how to access these settings and how to enhance image quality on your Samsung TV.
Checking the Resolution for Input Source
Your Samsung TV is able to show several different resolutions. But the size and image quality will depend on the source of the image. For example, if you’re using Roku devices, you’ll have several options depending on which player you’re using.
The same goes for the quality of your Blu-ray Player or your Xbox. It’s entirely up to the quality of the device connected to your Samsung TV. If you want to check the resolution for a specific source, here’s what you do:
- Grab your Samsung Remote and press the Home button.
- Use the left and right keys to select “Source”.
- Click on the specific source, for example, “Comcast” or “Play Station”.
- The exact resolution will show up in the top right corner of the screen. Make sure to give it a few moments to appear.
You can repeat the process for each source to find out the correct resolution. You can change the resolution for each of the input sources by changing the picture size on your Samsung TV. This is often referred to as the Aspect Ratio.
Picture Size on Samsung TV
Both older and newer Samsung smart TVs let you change the resolution by changing the Picture Size. Depending on what kind of input source you’re using, you’ll have several different options when it comes to resolution. Here’s what you can expect in terms of Picture Size on your Samsung TV:
1) 16:9 – This is the standard widescreen aspect ratio.
2) 4:3 – It’s the Low Definition aspect ratio, and it’s mostly used when watching old VHS movies and footage.
3) Fit to Screen – A full image display. None of the images will be cut off.
4) Custom – You can set your own Picture Size and customize it any way you like.
If you use the Custom picture size, you can also access the “Zoom and Position” feature. This means you can zoom in on any part of the image and position it any way you prefer.
How to Change the Picture Size
Here are the steps you need to follow to change the Picture Size on your Samsung TV:
- Press the Home Button on your Samsung remote.
- Select “Settings”. You’ll already be on the “Picture” menu.
- Click on the “Picture Size Settings”.
- Click on the “Picture Size” and select the Picture Size you want to use.
- If you select “Custom”, you can then access the “Zoom and Position” as well.
You can also have your Samsung TV recognize the Picture Size automatically. Just follow the steps above and select “Auto Wide” under “Picture Size”.
Enhancing Your Samsung TV Image Quality
Everyone wants the best possible image on their TVs. With Samsung TV, you’re already getting a lot of value and quality.
But there are things you can do to make your viewing experience even more customized and enjoyable, like pick the viewing mode. It comes with four preset options:
1) Standard – it’s the mode your TV comes in and is generally compatible with many different image environments.
2) Dynamic – You get a brighter and clearer image. It’s great for watching sporting events.
3) Natural – It relieves the strain on your eyes.
4) Movie – The viewing mode ideal for watching movies and TV shows.
You can access these settings by pressing the Home button on your remote and going to the Settings. Select the “Picture Mode” option and try out the available viewing modes. You can also access the “Expert Settings” option to adjust the brightness, backlight, and other settings manually.
Creating the Perfect Samsung TV Image
The resolution on your Samsung TV will mostly depend on what you’re watching. Is it an old movie, or are you using a 4K HD capable streaming device?
But even when you don’t have a say in the source image quality, you can do something about it. You can change the aspect ratio, zoom in, and change the viewing mode. In that respect, a Samsung TV gives you a lot of options to try out.
What is your preferred resolution and aspect ratio when watching something on a Samsung TV? Let us know in the comments section below.