The ideal setting is the highest resolution your hardware supports and/or what the TV/Monitor is capable of.
Be aware that reducing the resolution will pixelate the interface but it will not reduce the display size as the TV will always zoom the image to fill the screen.
This setting is not available if you selected "Window" in Display mode above.
This setting is available when Kodi is installed on MS Windows.
The main benefit is for multi-screen configurations, so that other applications can be used at the same time more easily. It does not use the DirectX fullscreen mode and prevents automatic minimising of the screen when Kodi loses focus.
When a Refresh Rate change occurs, there is a period of time when there is no video and audio available. This is defined by the video driver and display device and affects VideoPlayer and PictureViewer and other components.
This setting allows you to delay the reset event and is useful for momentay refresh rate changes that then return to the previous refresh rate. This is not normally an issue with normal video playback, but can be experienced on multi-screen configurations where other work is being conducted on the second screen.
This setting works in conjunction with Adjust display refresh rate
Note: All TV's will pause and blank when there is a change of Refresh Rate. This is not a problem with your TV or attached hardware.
If blacks are more like grey, there is a Colour Space error in the Kodi -> Hardware -> TV display chain. Read the following guides to help understand and locate the incorrect setting.
Whitelisted modes depend on the connected screen/monitor/TV and hardware in use.
When a whitelist is set Kodi will only switch if the exact resolution and refresh rate is matched to a selected entry in the whitelist, otherwise it will match the desktop resolution (and refresh rate).
This section provides basic tools that allow you to check and calibrate your display. As the topic of calibration is a complex issue and affects the Screen display and not Kodi it is outside the scope of this wiki. If you are unsure how to use these tools, then an online search should return numerous guides.
Triple buffering is termed Fast Sync by Nvidia. Other vendors may refer to it as Page Flip and Render Ahead
Note: Always adjust the TV display settings first. Most issues are due to overscan and similar settings being enabled on the TV/monitor. Trying to adjust this setting in Kodi while these settings on the TV are enabled will have you running in circles and never being able to fix the issue.
Use this tool if the image being displayed is too large or small for your display. Simply adjust the screen so that the arrows are in the top left and bottom right corners and that the entire frame is visible on screen.
It offers the ability to adjust:
Press ENTER on your keyboard / remote for the next section of the calibration. Use the ↑+↓+←+→ keys to make adjustments. Press Esc or back to return to the Settings page.
Upper left corner
Lower right corner