PlayStation VR headset

PlayStation®VR
Tips & Tech Specs

Getting Started with PlayStation VR.

PlayStation®VR

Tips & Tricks

PS Vr Set Up - Part 1 - Unboxing
PS VR Set Up - Part 2 - Installation
PS VR Set Up - Part 3 - Play Area
Getting the Most from PlayStation®VR

Setting Up Your PlayStation®VR

Making the right connections

Make sure that you’ve properly connected the cables to your PS VR, PlayStation®4 system, PlayStation®Camera, and TV. If the PS4™ system screen does not appear on both your TV and VR headset, check your connections. For details, refer to the Quick Start Guide supplied with your PS VR or the step-by-step setup guide.

For CUH-ZVR2:

PlayStation VR Connections Diagram for CUH-ZVR2

For CUH-ZVR1:

PlayStation VR Connections Diagram for CUH-ZVR1

Note:

Connect PS VR using the supplied accessories. You cannot use a combination of different VR headset and processor unit models.

For example: A CUH-ZVR1 VR headset will not work if connected to a CUH-ZVR2 processor unit.

Getting ready to play

Limit your use of PS VR to within the Play Area. You can interact with games more directly because the camera captures the position, direction, and movement of your VR headset.

PlayStation VR - Play Area demonstration
The blue area represents the width and depth of the Play Area. The height of the Play Area depends on the range captured by the camera.
PlayStation VR - demonstrating camera distance
For best results, position yourself 1.5 m – 2.0 m (4.9 – 6.6 ft) from the camera.
PlayStation VR - demonstrating camera distance
  • Place the camera in a vibration-free location.
  • Adjust the height, direction, and angle of the camera.
  • Play directly in front of the camera.
PlayStation VR - demonstrating how light should shine in towards VR
  • Make sure that bright light from windows, mirrors, or room lighting does not shine into the camera.
  • Avoid pointing the camera at light-emitting devices such as computer monitors.
PlayStation VR - removing obstacles around play area
Clear an area larger than the Play Area of all obstacles before using PS VR.
PlayStation VR - player icon holding a charged controller
It is recommended that you charge your wireless controller ahead of time, then disconnect the USB cable before play.

Play while wearing glasses

You can continue to wear your glasses while wearing the VR headset. When adjusting the scope position, move the scope slowly so that the internal lenses and your glasses do not touch each other and become scratched. Depending on the size of your glasses and the shape of your head, the lenses may come into contact with your glasses.

Getting the Most from PlayStation®VR

Viewing Content

PS VR delivers 360-degree omnidirectional 3D video and images in VR mode, and non-VR content on a virtual screen in cinematic mode.

Re-centering the screen

When in cinematic mode, if the screen you see in your VR headset has drifted or isn’t centered, you can try the following to correct the issue.

  • Press and hold the OPTIONS button on your controller to reset the screen position.
  • If the issue persists, take off the VR headset and leave the power on. Place the VR headset in a location that is stable and free from vibration for approximately 10 seconds.

Fine-tuning

At times the camera might not properly track the position, direction, or movement of your VR headset or controller. Go to [Settings] > [Devices] > [PlayStation VR] on your PS4™ system, and then try these adjustments:

[Adjust PlayStation Camera]
Position your camera so that it properly recognizes your face.

[Adjust Tracking Lights]
Adjust the lights on your VR headset or controller so that the camera can properly track them.

Image quality

When you pause a VR-compatible game and the PS4™ system’s home screen appears, image quality of the video output to your TV will be temporarily reduced. This is expected. Image quality will return to normal when you quit the game.

Video Input Signals Supported by PlayStation®VR

Enjoy virtual reality content designed exclusively for PS VR and other compatible VR content in 360-degree, omnidirectional video. You can identify these types of content by looking for the PlayStation®VR icon on packaging or on the appropriate PlayStation™Store page.

PS VR also supports other types of content*1 such as:

2D Content

You can view 2D content in the following resolutions:
480/60p, 576/50p, 720/50p, 720/60p, 1080/50i, 1080/50p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 1080/60p

2D Content (2160p)

On a PlayStation®4 system (CUH-7000 series), you can view 2D content in 2160p*2. When you connect PS VR to a TV that supports 2160p, you’ll see content displayed as follows:

VR headset power status VR headset TV
On Uses the resolution of the VR headset 1080p
Off -- 2160p


3D Content*3

You can connect PS VR to either a 2D TV or a 3D TV. 3D content is displayed as follows:

TV type PS4™ system setting VR headset TV
2D TV [Display in 3D with VR Headset]*4 is enabled 3D No content displayed*5
2D TV [Display in 3D with VR Headset]*4 is not enabled 2D 2D
3D TV (No setting available) 3D 3D
PlayStation®VR

Tech Specs

Please select a model:

CUH-ZVR2 Series

Full Specifications


Product Name PlayStation®VR
Product Code CUH-ZVR2 series
Release Date November 10, 2017
Extermal Dimensions - VR headset: Approx. 187x185x277 mm (width x height x length, excludes largest projection, headband at the shortest
- Processor unit: Approx. 150 x 39 x 114 mm (width x height x length, excludes largest projection
Mass - VR headset: Approx. 600g (excluding cable)
- Processor unit: Approx. 300g
Display method OLED
Panel Size 5.7 inches
Panel Resolution 1920xRGBx1080 (960xRGBx1080 per eye)
Refresh Rate 120Hz, 90Hz
Field of View Approximately 100 degrees
Sensors Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)
Connection Interface - VR headset: AUX port, HDMI output port, HDMI TV port, HDMI PS4 port, USB port
- Processor unit: HDMI port, AUX port, Stereo headphone jack
Processor Unit Function 3D audio processing, Social Screen (mirror mode, separate mode), Cinematic mode, 4K and HDR (pass-through mode only)
Included - VR headset x 1
- Processor unit x 1
- VR headset connection cable x 1
- HDMI cable x 1
- USB cable x 1
- Stereo headphones x 1 (with a complete set of earpiece)
- AC power cord x 1
- AC adaptor x 1

CUH-ZVR1 Series

Full Specifications


Product Name PlayStation®VR
Product Code CUH-ZVR1 series
Release Date October 13, 2016
External Dimensions - VR headset: Approx. 187x185x277 mm (width x height x length, excludes largest projection, headband at the shortest
- Processor unit: Approx. 143 x 36 x 143 mm (width x height x length, excludes largest projection
Mass - VR headset: Approx. 610g (excluding cable)
- Processor unit: Approx. 365g
Display method OLED
Panel Size 5.7 inches
Panel Resolution 1920xRGBx1080 (960xRGBx1080 per eye)
Refresh Rate 120Hz, 90Hz
Field of View Approximately 100 degrees
Sensors Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)
Connection Interface - VR headset: HDMI, AUX, Stereo headphone jack
- Processor unit: HDMI TV, HDMI PS4, USB, HDMI, AUX
Processor Unit Function 3D audio processing, Social Screen (mirror mode, separate mode), Cinematic mode
Included - VR headset x 1
- Processor unit x 1
- VR headset connection cable x 1
- HDMI cable x 1
- USB cable x 1
- Stereo headphones x 1 (with a complete set of earpiece)
- AC power cord x 1
- AC adaptor x 1

*1 Even if your TV is HDR (high dynamic range) compatible, the [HDR] setting in [Settings] > [Sound and Screen] > [Video Output Settings] on the PS4™ system is [Off] when CUH-ZVR1 is connected.

*2 When CUH-ZVR1 is connected to a PS4™ system, the video signal from the system uses the YUV420 color format only.

*3 Frame packing (50p, 720/60p, 1080/24p), top-and-bottom (50p, 720/60p, 1080/24p), and side-by-side (1080/60p, 1080/50p) formats are supported.

*4 When you're playing a Blu-ray 3D™ disc while PS VR is connected to a 2D TV, you can press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Settings] > [Display in 3D with VR Headset].

*5 Also, audio will not be output from your TV. Connect headphones to your VR headset.

Always update PS VR device software and PS4™ system software to the latest version. This information is for use with the following software versions:

  • PS4™ system software version 5.00 or later
  • PS VR device software version 3.10 or later