Surface Pro 6 - Can't stream HDR content to an external tv at 4k 60hz


I just bought a Surface Pro 6 (i7-8650U - 16 GB RAM) and can't stream HDR content towards a 4k OLED LG monitor.

My monitor is capable of HDR, since I use it with my XBOX ONE X (the HDR icon correctly appears).

I have connected that monitor to my surface pro 6 (using the same Xbox one x cable and TV port) and indeed I can see that the PC is able to select 4k 60hz, so cables and tv are fine.

Then I enabled stream HDR on the HDR settings in windows.

After that I installed the HEVC codecs from the Microsoft store as suggested in:

after all this I still can see 8 bit color depth in my advanced display settings for the 4k external monitor instead of the required 10 bit color depth for HDR. 

I know the integrated Intel UHD 620 can stream hdr but all the suggestions didn't work.

what did I do wrong?

I also followed strictly this page: 

but couldn't see the option "Windows HD Color settings". why isn't it there?

Thanks in advance for your help,

Best Regards,


Hi HillaMuraja,

Surface Pro 6 is marketed to work with the standard display port which supports 1.2 output based on the technical specifics. You can learn more about this on the Surface Pro 6 features page.


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Last updated June 11, 2020 Views 2,116 Applies to: