This post shows students and new users steps to calibrate their built-in display for HDR content in Windows 11.
Windows lets you stream high dynamic range (HDR) content when your PC has a display optimized for HDR video and you have Play streaming HDR video turned on in HDR settings.
Not all displays are optimized for HDR content. A display that doesn’t support HDR will stream in the appropriate Standard dynamic range (SDR).
You can calibrate your built-in video display to get the quality and look you want while watching streaming HDR video. By calibrating your display, you can balance the details in the bright parts of a scene and the details in the dark parts.
Below is how to calibrate your built-in HDR display in Windows 11.
How to calibrate your built-in display for HDR content in Windows 11
As mentioned above, when you calibrate your display, you can balance the details in the bright parts of a scene and the details in the dark parts.
Below is how to do that in Windows 11
Windows 11 has a centralized location for the majority of its settings. As a result, everything can be done, from system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows from its System Settings pane.
To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + I shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings, as shown in the image below:
Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.
Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click the Display tile on the right pane, as highlighted in the image below.
On the System,> Display settings pane, under Brightness & color, select the HDR or Use HDR tile to expand.
On the System > Display HDR settings pane, at the top of the Display screen, select your built-in display.
Below Display capabilities, select the HDR content brightness tile. Under HDR content brightness, select Display calibration for HDR video to expand.
Click the Calibrate button to begin calibrating your built-in display.
On the Display calibration for HDR video screen, select Fullscreen for the sample video. On the Calibrate your display screen, drag the slider at the bottom to the left or right.
When happy with the results, select Exit full screen in the bottom-right corner.
That should do it!
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