Xbox HDR System Calibration Settings

Xbox HDR Game Calibration Settings Screen

Try to find data about the peak brightness of your TV on the site RTINGS.COM (value HDR peak brightness 10% and 100%).

For step 1, set the black level to minimum (0 clicks). If the image of the game seems too contrasty to you, then you can try increasing the step 1 value by few clicks right.

Before adjusting, make sure that you have correctly set the black level, gamma and RGB HDR range (full / limited) in your TV settings.alert-info

Xbox HDR Game Calibration Black level

Press the LB+RB+LT+RT buttons during step 1, 2 or 3 to see the actual brightness values in the upper right corner. 

Adjust the brightness for steps 2 and 3 according to your TV's brightness peak (HDR peak brightness value 10% for step 2 - MaxTML and 100% for step 3 - MaxFFTML). If your TV always does tone mapping and this can't be turned off, then set it to a value of a few thousand nits.


  1. when i used the app to calibrate, i set the 1000nits (15 clicks) on my u7g but i still clearly see the squares in pattern 2 and 3...what is wrong??

    1. The reason may be the Tone Mapping that makes your TV

    2. So I respect the 1000nits or I go up until they disappear? Thank you

    3. If you can disable TV Tone Mapping then either set the value according to the table or increase the value until it disappears.
      If your TV always does tone mapping and this cannot be turned off, then precise calibration is meaningless. Set the value to a few thousand nits according to the table.

  2. @Nakirs Make sure Active Contrast/Adaptive Contrast is off to disable tonemapping (or a large part of it at least) this should make it easier to set the proper values in the app. I would also set local dimming to either medium or high, not maxi (if thats an option) as that is too aggressive and will cause issues.

    Which U7G model exactly is this? EU/UK or US? Check the exact model number in the settings or on the sticker on the back and I can give you more specific help.

  3. can you tell me the default numbers? it will help me a lot ,thank


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