Find out how to enable 4K resolution and adjust video output settings on your PlayStation®5 console.
Your PS5™ console detects the capabilities of your TV and automatically selects the best available resolution. You can change your resolution using the PS5 console video output settings.
View details about the connected HDMI device's resolution, VRR (variable refresh rate), and HDR (high dynamic range).
Set the screen resolution. When you select Automatic, it's set to the highest resolution your TV supports.
Test 1440p Output
If your TV supports 1440p output, you can test for SDR/HDR 60 Hz/120 Hz and VRR video output. To use 1440p output, set your Resolution to 1440p.
Allow the refresh rate to adjust in real time while using TVs and games that support VRR (variable refresh rate).
Turn on to enable 120 Hz video output for your TV and games that support 120 Hz frame rate. If you experience video output problems with these games on a monitor or other display device, turn off this setting.
If your TV supports ALLM (auto low-latency mode), it automatically switches to low-latency mode while playing games. Even if you set ALLM to Off, it automatically switches to low-latency mode when you're using VRR output.
Adjust the transfer rate for 4K resolution video. If you experience flickering on the screen, try selecting -1 or -2 to limit output. This may improve picture quality.
When displaying 4K HDR content at 50/60 Hz, YUV422 or YUV420 color format is used.
When displaying 4K content at 50/60 Hz, YUV420 color format is used.
Experience more realistic image detail with an HDR (high dynamic range) TV.
The PS5 console supports the HDMI 2.1 specification, and it also supports 4K 120Hz video output. As this emerging technology isn’t fully supported in the market, Sony Interactive Entertainment is working with TV manufacturers to improve performance and bring the best experience to console users. During this transition period, you may experience some issues with 4K 120 Hz.
If you encounter a situation where there’s nothing displayed on your TV when the PS5 console is expected to be outputting a 4K 120 Hz signal, or the signal is displayed as 1080p 120 Hz, please consider the following:
If your TV supports ALLM (auto low-latency mode), it automatically switches to low-latency mode while playing games. Even if you set ALLM to Off, it automatically switches to low-latency mode when you're using VRR output. To completely turn off ALLM, you must also set VRR to Off.
You can adjust ALLM by going to Settings > Screen and Video > Video Output > ALLM.
The latest system software is required for ALLM.
Please note, your PS5 console doesn’t send an ALLM signal when a media app is running.
Please check the manual of your TV to see if ALLM is supported. For more information, please contact the manufacturer.
Do all TVs with HDMI 2.1 have ALLM?
No, please check the instruction manual that came with the display device to check if it supports ALLM.
What cable is needed for PS5 consoles to use ALLM?
The HDMI cable included with the PS5 console is recommended. Otherwise, an Ultra-High-Speed HDMI Cable that supports HDMI 2.1 should support ALLM.
What HDMI port do I need to use on my TV?
If there is an HDMI port that supports HDMI 2.1, please use it to connect your PS5 console.
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