PlayStation 5 now supports SDR/HDR matching for games & apps

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Today’s system update addresses PS5’s video output issue. A new ‘HDR: On When Supported’ setting lets PS5 switch between SDR and HDR output to match the content. However, it is only a partial solution. PS5: Dynamic range matchingAs discussed in our in-depth PS5 review, Sony designed its console to […]

Today's system update addresses PS5's video output issue. A new 'HDR: On When Supported' setting lets PS5 switch between SDR and HDR output to match the content. However, it is only a partial solution.


PS5: Dynamic range matching

As discussed in our in-depth PS5 review, Sony designed its console to convert and output all content as HDR (whenever a HDR-compatible TV was connected). Besides being a lazy approach, it affects how SDR games/video look especially on LCD TVs. It is not true to the creator's intent. Today's major system update for PS5 introduces a new setting option to address the issue. The HDR/SDR match setting is off by default so you need to manually enable it as shown in the picture below. - "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 -> Screen and Video -> Video Output -> HDR," the changelog reads.