How To Enable or Activate HDR For PlayStation 4

HDR means High Dynamic Range, which provides detailed image and deep color. This uses spectrum of luminosity which gives the feeling of reality as the color and light matches with the real images. It is more particular than the standard settings. System software 4.0 for PS4 adds HDR to PS4 settings for better game play and video streaming service.

How To Activate HDR on PS4

PS4 HDR Requirements:

  • System software 4.0 or more
  • Premium HDMI cable
  • 2K/4K HDR capable TV supports the HDR10 format
  • HDR enabled content like game title or streaming video service

PS4 HDR Setup:

You need to find the proper HDMI port that supports HDR content, search the owner’s manual of your TV.

Then you need to connect the PS4 to the Proper HDMI port on TV by using Premium HDMI cable.

  • Then connect PS4 directly to the TV to output HDR, do not connect via receiver or switch box.

Then go to the TV settings and check if the TV’s HDMI ports are set to enable HDR content.

  • Manufacturers of TV refers HDR in different ways like High Dynamic Range, Ultra HD Premium, Ultra HD deep color, HDR, Wide Color Mode, HDMI Enhanced Mode and UHD Color Mode.

Turn the PS4 on.

  1. First go to the Video Output Information screen. Go to [Settings] > [Sound and Screen] > [Video Output Settings]
  2. You need to set the HDR and Deep Color output settings - Automatic.
  3. Then start an HDR enabled Game or Application
  • To set for Games, from the game's options screen, enable HDR content.
  • To set for Video Streaming Applications, check the content is HDR enabled. Most applications will have an indicator icon.

You are all set to start playing. If you find picture is dark then, Go to [Settings] > [Sound and Screen] > [Video Output Settings] > [RGB Range] > select [Full]

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