How To Enable And Turn On 4K 120Hz On Your PS5

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Both Xbox Series X and PS5 have launched this week, and that means anticipation has reached a fever pitch.

The PS5 is chalked full of new features, including ones to level up your gaming experience. 


This may be your first try at Sony's console, as it appears to be the console of choice.

With so much to take in, there are some handy tips you should read up on before diving into the system.

4K gaming has evolved in recent years, and now the PS5 has full support for it.

This includes gaming at 120Hz with your fancy 4K TV.

Here's how to turn it on! 


Refresh Rate

Gaming at 120Hz while playing on a 4K TV is perhaps one of the best ways to game on the new next-gen consoles. 


The PS5 has full support for this feature and has noted how to turn this on.

The blog post regarding this feature can be viewed here for further reference.

Sony notes: 

  • Go to Settings > Screen and Video > Screen > Adjust Display Area. 
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.

Sony also notes that 4K 120Hz TV's are just making their way onto the market.

So, you may not have an optimal experience playing on these settings, Sony has stated the following: 

The PS5 console supports the HDMI 2.1 specification, and it also supports 4K 120Hz video output. On the other hand, 4K 120Hz TVs have not yet fully penetrated the market. Sony Interactive Entertainment is working with TV companies to find and solve problems during this transition period, but for the time being, players may experience some issues with 4K 120Hz.



Trouble Shooting

Sony also details some steps you should take if you are encountering issues with 4K 120Hz.

Check them out below: 

  • Does the TV claim to support 4K 120Hz? 
  • Is the TV using its latest firmware? 
  • Are you using the cable included with the PS5 console or an Ultra High-Speed Cable that is rated for 4K 120Hz output? 
  • Is the PS5 console directly connected to the TV by HDMI, or to a receiver or other piece of intermediary equipment that could be affecting the signal? 
  • Is the PS5 console connected to an appropriate HDMI port (2.1) on the TV? Check the TV manual for more information. HDMI 2.1 support may require that you change settings via the TV. 
  • Is the PS5 Screen and Video > Video Output > Resolution set to Auto or 2160p? 
  • Is the PS5 Screen and Video > Video Output > 4K Video Transfer Rate set to Auto?

Be sure to let us know if you are encountering any issues with your TV! 


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