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How to check the video resolution on Samsung TV

Your Samsung TV may support High-Definition Television (HDTV) or Standard Definition (SD), but you need to check the monitor or display.

The difference between the two digital forms is in the pixel count, which directly affects the image quality and resolution.

To determine whether you’re watching SD or HDTV, you can look at the quality of the image on the screen, the cables, display settings, and source devices.  

How to check the video resolution on Samsung TV

To check the video resolution of what you are currently watching, do the following:

  1. Press the home button on your Samsung remote.
  2. Select Source.
  3. Click on the specific source you are using.
  4. The resolution should appear on the top right of the screen.

Why the Video Resolution on Samsung TV is Important 

While the HD, UHD, 4K, 8K, and 1080p all sound great, you still need to know what video resolution means.

UHD means that the Samsung TV is Ultra High Definition. Resolution is a matter of how many pixels appear on your Samsung TV screen.

So, a 32” TV feature ~1 million pixels for 720p. Then, a 50” TV has ~8 million pixels with a 4K UHD resolution.

The 8K designation doesn’t necessarily make your TV look better, or display a higher quality experience. Be aware of how the resolution really affects what you see in your immersive experience.  

How to Find the Resolution of a Samsung TV 

The best resolution of your Samsung TV is typically 4k, 1080p. You might have also heard the mention of 8K, but that doesn’t mean that the TV looks better or clearer. Here’s the standard resolution for your Samsung TV. 

  • Samsung UHD TV (1920×1080): 16:9 
  • Samsung FHD TV (1280×720): 16:9 

If, for whatever reason your aspect ratio is not standard, your application will reduce your horizontal dimension, which may lead to scrolling or white space. The 16:9 ratio is a prerequisite for being published on your Samsung Apps TV.  

How to Check Netflix Resolution on Samsung TV 

When you’re watching a Netflix video, press the Display button to figure out the resolution of your Samsung TV.

If your resolution is not displayed as expected, your internet speed may be affecting how your Netflix program is displayed.

You can wait until your speed improves, reset your router, or call your service provider to gauge whether you can improve your internet speed.  

  • You can also check the specifications guide for your Samsung TV to find out what your TV resolution is supposed to be and get further tips on how to achieve the TV’s optimal resolution.  
  • Make sure your Netflix plan supports UHD streaming. Contact the tech support at Netflix to get further tips on how to display your programs with the best possible resolution.  
  • Your internet speed should be at 25 Mbps to support the best display for your Netflix viewing. You may need to upgrade your plan to get the experience you’re looking for as you watch movies and TV shows. 
  • Set your streaming quality to Auto or High to get the resolution you need for viewing your Netflix movies in high definition.

One other question you should consider is whether the movie, TV show, or other media format is an Ultra HD 4k video or a High Definition video.

Not all the shows are available in UHD, so the quality of the video is only as good as the resolution that’s offered on Netflix. 

If you only want to view 4K movies, shows, and digital content, narrow your search to “4K” in your search window. It’s the fastest and easiest way to watch high resolution, quality content.