PlayStation 5 Update Improves 120Hz TV Support, Additional Controls

Sony PlayStation 5 game console
A Sony PlayStation 5 game console with a controller on top of it. Photo by Kerde Severin from Pexels.

Sony has provided a firmware update for the PlayStation 5 game console that improves compatibility with Full HD 120 Hz TVs, among several other changes. Users can now enjoy 1080P 120Hz gameplay on TVs that support it via the PlayStation 5.

1080p means full HD, which corresponds to a resolution of 1,920 pixels wide x 1,080 pixels high. 120Hz (120 cycles per second) refers to the screen refresh rate. The refresh rate refers to how quickly the screen can update its contents.

Most budget-friendly, mid-range TVs and monitors have a 60Hz refresh rate, which works quite well for most applications. However, the fast-paced nature of gaming calls for higher refresh rates.

The firmware updates include numerous other changes, including but not limited to:

  • The ability to put games in USB external storage.
  • The ability to use Share Play with PlayStation 4 users.
  • Non-HDR output switch.
  • A zoom setting to magnify what’s on the screen.
  • The ability to disable game chat audio.

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