Can anyone advise me what to set my (non-hdr) 4k with with my xbox one s and my Bt youview box? (toshiba 43u6763db)
Both devices have options to output at 8 or 10 bit- my TV is 8bit with FRC.
I'm aware of what the FRC does- but will selecting 10 bit in theory make my picture better or worse?
Someone might like to correct me here but 10bit is only utilised for HDR output. The BT boxes out at present will never do HDR therefore the 10bit output is actually useless on the YouView box. It will make no difference what you set it for and look exactly the same on your screen.
The xbox one s is a different matter as some app's and games etc do output HDR (Netflix/Amazon etc) via it BUT again if your TV can't handle the extra colour information (non-HDR) it isn't worth having it.
It is always best to see for yourself so try each way and see what you think but I would suggest just sticking to 8bit.
Have you tried switching the BT box to output at 1080p (I know this means you would have to switch back for the UHD channel/content but just as a test). It is sometimes just worth checking as if the box is set to output at 2160p (UHD) it means the box will scale up the picture before outputting to your tv (on non UHD content) but if you output at 1080p it means your TV will scale up the picture and in most cases the TV will do a better job than the box. Just worth a try to see if you see any difference.