In High Dynamic Range mode (aka HDR), the artificial image on the screen is supposedly so realistic that it is very similar to the real picture of the world that we see with our own eyes. The detail is the highest, the colors are the deepest, their range is the broadest and, most importantly, the image really changes like a living one. In games, this technology is a pure treasure. True, if you turn on HDR is not difficult, then to see and evaluate its full effect, you need more than just a desire.
In the sense that the matter here is much larger than changing the standard settings of your game console.
However, let’s take it in order.
As you already know, with the release of the new mega-firmware 4.00 (Shingen) PS4 and PS4 Pro consoles now support this same high dynamic range technology, i.e. HDR.
But, as we have said, everything is not so simple.
To realize all the features of HDR using the console alone will not work. No way. And in order to succeed, you will need a whole set, namely:
- Installed firmware version from 4.0 or higher;
- Premium HDMI cable
- TV with support for 2K / 4K HDR and HDR10 format;
- present HDR content, I mean games, videos and streams.
So modestly. In other words, in order for your PS4 or PS4 Pro to display a really fancy HDR picture, you still need to add at least a serious HDR screen (in the form of a 2K-, or preferably a 4K TV or monitor capable of processing a 10-bit signal) to the console itself and no less high-quality display of black pixels and bright pixels) with the proper level with an HDMI cable and install a toy that received an HDR / 4K update. It’s minimum!
Next, the nuances begin. At first , The PS4 must be connected to HDMI version 2.0a and higher (we recommend that you consult the TV manual, since in some models only one port is supported, and in some. all ports).
Secondly , for connected HDMI, you need to activate the corresponding function in the TV (see How to enable HDR support for PS4 on TV) Recall:
Video: Setting Up Ps4 Slim For Sony 4K TV
. Samsung calls it HDMI UHD Color;
. at Sony. extended format HDMI (HDMI Enhanced format);
. at Panasonic. HDMI HDR Setting;
. at LG. HDMI Ultra HD Deep Color.
Thirdly , It should also be borne in mind that if there is a receiver between the PS4 and the TV in the connection circuit, it may not transmit HDR data.
Fourth , as of the time this post was published, not all game engines still support HDR image output. By the way, under the cut.
Games that received HDR / 4k update:
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
EA Sports Fifa 17
inFAMOUS First Light
inFAMOUS Second Son
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Playstation VR worlds
Ratchet & Clank
RIGS Mechanized Combat League
Rise Of The Tomb Raider
Robinson: The Journey
Super Stardust Ultra
The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
The last of us remastered
The Last Of Us: Left Behind
The playroom vr
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
World of tanks
Games that will soon (or not soon) receive an HDR / 4k update:
Final Fantasy XV
Gran turismo sport
Gravity Rush 2
Horizon Zero Dawn
Killing floor 2
Resident evil 7 biohazard
The last guardian
Watch dogs 2
Such a gimp. But if you have overcome it, now all that remains is.
. enable HDR on your PlayStation 4 (or 4 Pro).
- connect the PS4 to the corresponding HDMI port of the TV via the Premium HDMI cable (only directly, i.e. without a receiver or switch);
- turn on the PS4;
- Next, open the video output settings menu (“Settings”.> “Sound and screen”.> “Video Output Settings”), where we set the mode “Automatically“For options”HDR“And”Conclusion Deep Color“, like that:
- now you can start the game (or other content), but do not forget that in the game you also need to enable HDR mode (in “Settings“), And in stream applications it is also included separately (a special icon should be displayed on the panel).
And another important point, if the picture has become too dark in the game, then you can resolve the problem by changing the RGB range, for which we reopen “Settings»PS4 and click “Sound and screen”.> “Video output settings”.> RGB Range.> “Full”.