Roku comes with several advanced features for the best user experience. And one of the advanced features on your Roku TV is the Picture Mode. And with the picture mode, you can adjust the picture settings for a better visual experience that can be easily done by altering the settings using the Roku TV remote. Altering the pictures mode on your Roku TV results in the best inputs from the satellites resulting in enhanced picture quality. For an optimized visual experience, there are specific Roku Picture settings to be altered. Have a look at this article to know more about the Best Picture Settings for Roku TV.

Steps to Change the Picture Modes

Follow the below steps to change picture modes or begin playback of a movie or TV show on a streaming channel.

  1. Once the playback begins, navigate to the options menu by pressing the Asterisk (*) button on your Roku TV remote.
  2. Head over to the Picture mode
  3. Now, use the directional buttons on your Roku TV remote to change the picture mode using the left, right, up, and down buttons.

Some of the Settings to be Adjusted for Advanced Picture on Roku TV

[1] Initially, navigate to the options menu on your TV and choose Advanced picture settings.

Advanced Picture Settings

[2] You can now adjust the below settings for a better picture on your Roku TV.

  • Dynamic Contrast– This setting is to adjust the backlight level of your screen.
  • Backlight– To adjust the level of the backlight on our screen.
  • Brightness– To adjust the light level of your screen. That is to make it appear more or less brighter.
  • Contrast– To alter the level of intensity of white space on an image.
  • Sharpness– By adjusting the sharpness, you can make the edges look either softer or sharper.
  • Color– To adjust the intensity of the colors of the image.
  • Tint– To adjust the skin tones on the image.
  • Color Temperature– To adjust the intensity of blue and red colors on your image.
Best picture settings for Roku TV

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Available Picture Modes

Below are some of the defaultly available picture modes on your Roku TV.

  • Low Power– If you’re running out of charge, use the Low power mode to save energy.
  • Normal– Use normal mode to set a moderate brightness level to the picture on your screen.
  • Vivid– You can use vivid mode if you’re screening in a bright place where the picture quality needs to be more promising.
  • Sports– To capture the sports activities where the camera panning and action shots are much happening.
  • Movie– Much suited for dark places, most probably to view the movie as the director intended.

Roku TV has this THX-certified game mode where the user can experience an enhanced gaming experience with vivid colors, better contrast, and quick response. Apart from this, you can also stream your favorite movie or TV show in HDR content. You can either choose from HDR10 or Dolby Vision picture mode based on the content you’re going to stream.

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  • Dark HDR– Stabilized picture settings resulting in a cinema-like experience for the user.
  • Normal HDR– The images seem to appear brighter with enhancing the colors.
  • Bright HDR– Vivid picture settings resulting in intense colors.

Dolby Vision

  • Dark Dolby– Stabilized picture settings resulting in a cinema-like experience for the user.
  • Normal Dolby– The images seem to appear brighter with enhancing the colors.
  • Bright Dolby– Vivid picture settings resulting in intense colors.

Expert Picture Settings is a feature available on the Roku mobile app to tune the pictures. It is specifically designed for expert calibrators who deal with advanced picture quality settings such as color temperature, white balance adjustment, gamma curve, and color.

[1] Install and set up the Roku app on your Android or iOS Smartphone from the Google Play Store or App Store.

[2] Connect both your Roku TV and your smartphone to the same Wi-Fi network.

[3] Navigate to the Roku app and click the More (Three horizontal lines) icon in the lower corner of the screen.

[4] Now choose Expert Picture Settings, and the list of EPS settings will be displayed.

Common FAQ’s

[1] What are the best picture Settings for TCL / onn / Hisense / Sharp / Hisense 4K Roku TV?

To make your Roku picture clearer, navigate to the settings, choose Display types, and alter it to 720 for clear and brighter picture quality.

[2] Why does my Roku have poor picture quality?

If the picture quality is poor on your Roku TV, make sure you have chosen the right input channel. Then, set the resolution like 1080p or 4K by navigating to the display type menu.