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Getting the most out of a new 4K HDR TV with PS5 and Series X

RothgarrRothgarr Registered User regular
Howdy. Just got a new TV (75" 4K Hisense QLED HDR). Looks great when I preview 4K demos on YouTube.

But it looks like crap when I put the TV in game mode where it turns on HDR and I use it with our PS5 (with a game like Demon Souls). It's blurry when you turn in game, the frame rate is wonky, and there's some screen tearing. So it looks much better when using a normal TV mode and turn Game mode/HDR off.

My son said he read the PS5 has problems syncing when using HDR, but I have a feeling it might have something to do with our old HDMI cables which are probably 8 years old. I see on Amazon all kinds of HDMI cables that support 4k/8k, HDR, UHD, etc. -- does it matter which one I get? Does the Hz number matter? Besides the cable, is there anything else I should check?

Want to make sure we don't have the same problem with Xbox Series X, but wont be able to plug that in until Christmas.

Thanks so much in advance for your help.

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    mRahmanimRahmani DetroitRegistered User regular
    HDMI cables can be an issue, but in my experience HDMI issues usually just cause a black screen. That said, if you don’t have at least 18 gbps rated cables that’s a cheap thing to start with.

    I have my Series X connected to an older LG OLED, and HDR content looks incredible with no blurriness. However, I’m only running 4K60 - my tv doesn’t support variable refresh rate or 120hz content. I haven’t heard much about Hisense, maybe it supports those modes but not particularly well?

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    SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Fuck Warren Ellis Registered User regular
    You do need special HDMI cables rated for 4k.
    You'll also need to be aware of what HDMI ports you're using - as typically only a couple (likely 1 & 2) will be for HDMI 2.1.

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    DemonStaceyDemonStacey TTODewback's Daughter In love with the TaySwayRegistered User regular
    Note that the HDMI cable included with the PS5 is indeed HDMI 2.1 so if you can use that one, stick with it.

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    BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    I don't think the PS5 has issues with HDR, but until, like, yesterday, all AV receivers on the market had issues with PS5s, which might be what your son was referring to.

    But if the PS5 is plugged straight into the TV, it shouldn't be an issue. If the PS5 is going into a surround sound box or something and that is going to the TV, you will have issues, yes.

    If the HDMI cables are 8 years old, yes, that would also be an issue. HDMI 2.1 was only released at the end of 2017

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    RothgarrRothgarr Registered User regular
    Thanks, everyone. I'll start with a good HDMI cable. I have no idea if the one being used is the one that came with the PS5 (I doubt it, and I have no idea where that one would be anyway).

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    mRahmanimRahmani DetroitRegistered User regular
    Burtletoy wrote: »
    I don't think the PS5 has issues with HDR, but until, like, yesterday, all AV receivers on the market had issues with PS5s, which might be what your son was referring to.

    But if the PS5 is plugged straight into the TV, it shouldn't be an issue. If the PS5 is going into a surround sound box or something and that is going to the TV, you will have issues, yes.

    If the HDMI cables are 8 years old, yes, that would also be an issue. HDMI 2.1 was only released at the end of 2017

    The 2021 models seem to have fixed the HDMI issues with Xbox/PS5. I picked up a new Denon from Costco a month or two ago and it’s been flawless.

    The Yamaha I got last year though is waiting on a board replacement.

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    BlindZenDriverBlindZenDriver Registered User regular
    The input above is all valid.
    Once you get things sorted then also make sure to tweak the HDR settings, not sure on the XBOX but on the PS5 you can tweak its HDR to match what your TV will do. It should be somewhere in general settings on the PS5, so not in the games own settings.

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    Also some games just look bad with HDR. I don't know if they ever fixed it but RDR2 had terrible HDR. Same with Destiny 2.

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    DemonStaceyDemonStacey TTODewback's Daughter In love with the TaySwayRegistered User regular
    edited December 2021
    You do need special HDMI cables rated for 4k.
    You'll also need to be aware of what HDMI ports you're using - as typically only a couple (likely 1 & 2) will be for HDMI 2.1.

    Also on this if I'm not mistaken 2.1 is only needed for the 120hz, not just 4K in general. There are 4K TVs without HDMI 2.1 slots.

    And also let's be honest, for PS5 we aren't going to be seeing a lot of situations where we are getting 4K/120. 4K/60 is already a rarity.

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    activeoperateactiveoperate Registered User new member
    You can also use simple HDMI cable to use streaming for PS5.

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