How to Turn On or Off Stream HDR video for a Display on Windows 10


You will be able to play streaming high dynamic range (HDR) video when your Windows 10 device has a display thatís optimized for HDR video and you have Stream HDR video turned on in Windows HD Color settings.

Not all displays are optimized for HDR video. If you have two displays and move the HDR video onto a display thatís not optimized for HDR video, youíll get the appropriate standard dynamic range (SDR) video stream as soon as new content starts to play (for example, a new TV episode). If you want to get it sooner than that, restart your video app and start playing the video on the display you plan to watch it on.

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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off HDR video streaming for a display in Windows 10.



Here's How:

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

2. Click/tap on Display on the left side, and click/tap on the Windows HD Color settings link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3. If you have multiple displays connected to your PC, select the HDR-capable display you want in the Select a display to view or change the settings for it drop down menu under Choose display. (see screenshot below)

If Stream HDR video says No under Display capabilities, then the selected display is not optimized (not supported) for HDR video.

4. Turn on (default) or off Stream HDR video for what you want.

If this is an external display, you will need to turn on Play HDR games and apps to turn on Stream HDR video.

5. You can now close Settings if you like.

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That's it,
Shawn