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Resident Evil 7 Biohazard: Correct Display and Audio Settings

This guide explains how display and audio settings work and how to adjust them correctly.

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard: Correct Display and Audio Settings

Display

1) Color Space:

Correct Display / Audio Settings

BT.709 (also known as Rec.709) is recommended since dark areas appear darker (this is a horror game after all and it is supposed to be dark) and for more true black levels in general. sRGB is slightly washed out in comparison, but either standard is fine.

2) Brightness:

Correct Display / Audio Settings

Initially, this should be adjusted accordingly for reference, but if the game ends up being too dark (again, it is absolutely meant to be as dark as possible), then return to this screen while in the game and increase brightness by one level at a time for optimal results.

For reference, below are 2 uncompressed screenshots taken using the BT.709 standard with Brightness at 5/10 and all Graphics settings including Ray Tracing enabled and/or set to the highest option:

Correct Display / Audio Settings

Correct Display / Audio Settings

Audio

Correct Display / Audio Settings

1) Voice Volume, BGM Volume and Sound Effect Volume:
These settings are increased all the way by default and should remain at that for the mix to remain as originally intended.

2) Dynamic Range:
When it comes to sound, dynamic range is the difference between the quietest and the loudest sounds, similar to that of video which is the contrast between the darkest and the brightest parts of an image. If not limited by amplification or environment, set this to Large for more natural and balanced sound, but also to preserve high and low frequency details. Large Dynamic Range requires higher than typical volume levels for everything to sound correctly, but once increased, sound quality should be significantly better than in most games as they tend to be heavily compressed.

3) Speaker Type:
Set this accordingly.

4) 3D Audio:
This option is designed to be used with headphones and it makes no audible difference with Windows Sonic for Headphones disabled, but with both features enabled, sound quality is significantly degraded and the “3D” effect remains more or less the same. Either way, overall sound quality is incredible and headphones can only do so much when it comes to the “surround” effect. It is always best to leave all additional sound processing features disabled for the purest sound quality because real improvements only come from hardware upgrades.

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