Xbox One S says “No HDR10” with a Yamaha RX-A760 A/V receiver? Here’s the solution

Phil Eggebrecht
Feb 22, 2017 · 2 min read

Be me. Get an Xbox One S for its 4k capabilities. A new Yamaha RX-A760 receiver for the great audio quality and 4k/HDR pass through, and a Samsung KS8000 4k /HDR Quantum dot TV. Hook it all up, and the Xbox One S says that neither games nor video will display in HDR10 mode.

(Image of Xbox One S video details page)???

So here’s the rub. The Yamaha RX-A760 is indeed a 4k and HDR capable receiver with HDCP 2.2 and all the other fancy features. However, by default its full capability is not active, and buried deep on page 129 of the owners manual.

After some googling and pouring over the manual, as said above, on page 129, I found out why the Xbox One S was complaining.

The RX-A760 has two HDMI modes for some reason. Mode 2, the one on by default, limits the 4k/HDCP 2.2 inputs to 4k60/50hz, in 4:2:0.

By changing the setting to HDMI Mode 1, 4k60/50hz, in 4:4:4, 4:2:2, and 4:2:0 is enabled. And suddenly, the Xbox One S showed green check marks across the board.

Here’s how to change from HDMI Mode 2 to Mode 1.

  1. Set the unit to standby mode by pressing the power button
  2. While holding down the straight button, press the power button
  3. Now using the program keys, find the 4K MODE -MODE 2 setting.
  4. Press STRAIGHT to enter the setting, and using the PROGRAM key, set the mode to MODE 1.
  5. Now hit the power button to turn the unit off. And again, to turn it on.
  6. Tada. Now your Xbox One S or other input source should stop complaining about what it can output, given your TV actually supports the formats.

Phil Eggebrecht

Technical Marketing Manager @ElgatoGaming

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