Are you experiencing low video quality while playing games or watching movies on your PS4? You’re not alone.
Many gamers face this issue and wonder if there’s a way to improve the video quality. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to increase the video quality on your PS4. In this article, we’ll go over some tips and tricks that will help you achieve better video quality.
Check Your TV’s Settings
Before attempting anything on the PS4 itself, it’s essential to ensure that your TV is properly configured for high-quality video output. Ensure your TV is set to “Game Mode” or “Cinema Mode” (depending on what you’re using it for), as this will enable the best possible viewing experience.
Enable Supersampling Mode
The PS4 Pro has a feature called “Supersampling Mode,” which enhances image quality by rendering at a higher resolution before scaling down to match your display’s resolution. This feature can be enabled in the settings menu under “Sound and Screen > Video Output Settings > Supersampling Mode.” However, note that this feature is only available on the PS4 Pro.
Adjust Video Output Settings
If supersampling mode isn’t an option for you, consider tweaking the console’s video output settings manually. Go to “Sound and Screen > Video Output Settings,” where you’ll find several options such as Resolution, RGB Range, HDR, etc. Adjusting these settings can make a significant difference in picture quality.
Set your console’s resolution to match your television’s native resolution (e.g., 1080p or 4K). Selecting a lower or higher resolution than what your TV supports can result in blurry images or visual artifacts.
This option determines how dark or light black colors are displayed. If you notice that black objects appear grayish on your screen, try changing this setting to “Full” instead of “Limited.”
If your TV supports HDR (High Dynamic Range), make sure to enable it in the video output settings. HDR can enhance the visual quality of games and movies that support it.
Use High-Speed HDMI Cables
Using standard HDMI cables may result in lower video quality. To ensure the best possible viewing experience, use high-speed HDMI cables that support 4K and HDR video output.
Keep Your PS4 Clean
Dust can accumulate inside your PS4, which can cause it to overheat and affect its performance. Clean your console regularly to prevent this issue from happening.
- To clean your PS4:
- Power off the console.
- Unplug all cables.
- Use a soft brush or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to remove dust from the vents.
By following these tips, you should be able to improve the video quality on your PS4 significantly. Remember to ensure that your TV is properly configured for high-quality video output, enable supersampling mode (if available), adjust video output settings manually, use high-speed HDMI cables, and keep your PS4 clean. With these changes in place, you’ll be able to enjoy games and movies on your PS4 with greater clarity and detail.