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How to change the resolution on Samsung TV?

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To get the best viewing experience, aspect ratio plays an important role, be it on a television screen, your phone, iPad, tablet, or PC. With new OTT platforms springing up and a variety of content being produced and released, you can change your device’s resolution according to every show or movie. This way you can try various apps and platforms to view content without stretched pixels or blurry screens.

In this article, we will discuss in length how to change the resolution of your Samsung TV to get a clearer and top-most picture quality.

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Steps for changing the resolution

If you are not sure what your current resolution is, you can both check and switch the resolution of your Samsung TV by following the steps given below:

Step 1: Press the Home button on your Samsung TV remote.

Step 2: Go to Menu and click on Settings.

How to change the resolution on Samsung TV?

Step 3: From the various options, press on the Picture option.

How to change the resolution on Samsung TV?

Step 4: Go to Picture Size Settings. Choose the appropriate option.

How to change the resolution on Samsung TV?

You can also change the size or keep a fixed aspect ratio from the various options provided in the Picture Size Settings. These are:

  • 16:9 aspect ratio: This is a defined and standard-setting.
  • 4:3 aspect ratio: You can apply this when watching old videos or VHS movies. It is a low-definition setting.
  • Custom: You can customise the picture size according to your preference. In addition, there is also a ‘zoom’ feature that allows you to zoom in on any part and a ‘position’ feature by which you can change the position in any manner. Remember, zooming in will cause the resolution to worsen.
  • Fit to Screen: The entire image is visible and nothing gets cropped. All images are stretched to cover the entire size of the screen.
  • Auto Wide: Your TV will automatically adjust to the aspect ratio that the program provider recommends.

Image Quality

You can also change the Picture Mode in the Picture settings. Samsung TV comes with four different picture or viewing modes to give you the setting that your eyes are more comfortable with:

  • Natural: To relieve any strain on your eyes
  • Standard: Your Samsung TV comes in this default setting. It is suitable for various environments.
  • Movie: This mode gives you an optimal quality experience for watching movies and streaming shows.
  • Dynamic: For fast-paced, bright, and crisp image quality. Preferable mode for watching sports.
  • Game: If your Samsung TV has this mode then it can help you get a fast refresh rate and optimal speed while playing games. However, this mode might decrease the image quality.

You can also further improve the image quality of your Samsung TV by heading to the Expert Settings in the Picture settings. Here you can fine-tune the brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, tint, and backlight intensity.

Connected Devices

The picture quality of your Samsung TV further depends on any connected device like Xbox, Roku, PlayStation, or a Blu-ray player. To check the specific resolution of each connected device, go through the given steps:

  • Press the Home button on your remote.
  • Select a Source using the left or right arrow buttons.
  • The source will be a connected device. Stay on the device and at the top-right corner of your screen the present resolution will be shown.

Also read: Why are my Samsung TV apps not working?

Sania Usmani

Sania Usmani

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