Sony’s PS5 update added 120Hz for 1080p displays and better HDMI control
The first major PlayStation 5 the update has arrived and as promised, allows anyone who has actually managed to get to the system store their next generation games on external USB hard drives. But even if you’ve already downloaded it (or are still waiting to find a new console), there are more changes than just those listed in blog post.
As mentioned in the full change log of the PlayStation support site (where you can also go to install the update by thumb or learn how to recover from a failed update), there is a long list of tweaks like On the edge mentioned while PS5 now supports 120Hz output with compatible TVs, after the update also works with 1080p displays that have faster refresh rates, such as some gaming monitors. Although HDR is great, not every game or application supports it and you can now set the system to output to SDR when it is the only format available.
Some computer monitors that can display 1080p / 120 Hz now support a 120 Hz gaming display. If you have trouble watching your game at 120 Hz, go to Settings> Screen and Video> Video Output and then turn off Enable 120 Hz Output.
We’ve added the option to switch the video output to non-HDR when using a game or app that doesn’t support HDR. To change this setting, go to Settings> Display & video> Video output> HDR.
Another change you can take advantage of is the new HDMI switches, where you can choose individually between the settings that will turn on your TV when the PS5 turns on, or switch the console to standby when the TV turns off.
One of my favorite changes is the ability to stop tracking games so that their updates do not appear in the news center when you turn on the system for the first time. Some games you’ve probably installed and played once or just tried because they were on the PlayStation Plus (I’m talking about Destroy AllStars), but you don’t have to see what happens to them every day.
You can now manage all the games you follow by going to Settings> Saved Data and Game / Application Settings> Managing Tracked Games. This allows you to stop watching games without having to navigate to individual news releases or game centers.
For displays that support the HDMI device connection function, you can now activate or deactivate the one-touch playback and off connection. Go to Settings> System> HDMI to change these settings.
When one-touch playback is enabled, turning on your PS5 will also turn on the connected display.
When the disconnect connection is activated, disconnecting the connected display will put your PS5 console in sleep mode.
There are many other changes, including an update for the DualSense controller, so go ahead and install it as well read the notes while waiting for the 900MB update to be installed.