PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Xbox Series X are two modern consoles that are equipped with qualified hardware, so they can present stunning graphic displays. But did you know that the gaming experience with both consoles can be less satisfying if you don’t apply optimal TV settings?
Yes, TV does have a very important role in maximizing the potential of the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Just like a monitor on a gaming PC, sophisticated friends must also make sure the TV they are using has the appropriate features. It’s not just a matter of 4K resolution or HDR support, there are several other points that gamers sometimes miss.
In this article, we would like to invite advanced friends to take a look at some of the ways you can optimize TV settings when playing games using PS5 or Xbox Series X.
1. Make sure the correct HDMI port is used
Even though it looks the same, please note that the HDMI port on a TV has a different configuration. Make sure advanced friends connect the console to the HDMI 2.0 or HDMI 2.1 port. Some TVs provide limited HDMI 2.0 or HDMI 2.1 technology, for example only on one port, namely HDMI 1 or HDMI 2. In fact, the total HDMI port can be up to three or more.
2. Activate the VRR feature
VRR or Variable Refresh Rate can maximize gaming quality from Playstation S5 and Xbox Series X. Usually this feature is available on newer TVs with a native refresh rate of 120Hz. Its function is to eliminate screen tearing and ghosting, and minimize input lag. So, if a TV owned by sophisticated friends has this feature, don’t forget to activate it.
3. Use Gaming Mode or Game Mode
On most modern TVs from well-known brands, Gaming Mode is not just a marketing gimmick. In a way, this is a mandatory feature.
When activated, Game Mode will turn off several other built-in features such as energy saving mode, sharpening, oversampling, and so on because it can make the response time slower or even increase input lag. In essence, with Game Mode TV performance will be more focused on gaming needs.
4. Check TV compatibility with PS5 and Xbox Series X
You can check TV compatibility to support PS5 and Xbox Series X capabilities. On PS5, go to Settings -> Screen & Video -> Video Output. You’ll find a variety of information to tell if your TV supports HDR, VRR, or a 120Hz refresh rate. On Xbox Series X, the method is to go to Settings -> General -> TV & Display Options.
Those are some simple steps to optimize TV settings when playing PS5 or Xbox Series X.