October 22, 2021

Sony is going to solve PS5 issue of 4k120 display without HDR on Samsung TVs

Samsung has announced through a moderator on its European forum that Sony will come up with a solution that will allow owners of high-end Samsung TVs from 2020 on the PlayStation 5 to again use 4k images with 120Hz in combination with high dynamic range .

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According to a moderator on the forum, engineers have confirmed that 4k at 120Hz and HDR will not work when PlayStation 5 games that support it are played on Samsung TVs. He indicates that the cause of this has been found and that Sony is expected to release an update for the PS5 in March to solve this problem.

According to the moderator, no update is needed for any of the Samsung TVs with HDMI 2.1 in question. This includes the Q90T, Q80T and the Q900R. These models all support this version of the HDMI standard and can therefore display 4k120 images.

At the end of last year, the necessary reports came from owners of high-end Samsung TVs with HDMI 2.1 that it was no longer possible to combine 4k120 with HDR on the PS5. The only workaround so far is to choose 4k and 60Hz or disable hdr if 4k120 is preferred.

This problem does not arise if the PlayStation 5 is paired with HDMI 2.1 televisions from other manufacturers. That makes it somewhat striking that the solution comes via the console and not via the Samsung televisions. However, it could have something to do with the way the PlayStation 5 transmits HDR. There are as television reviewer John Archer more problems, such as some audio receivers and sound bars.

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