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PlayStation 5's upcoming firmware update brings fix for 4K 120hz HDR output

Published: 16:54, 01 February 2021
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PlayStation 5 is getting another system software update this March and it looks like the patch will fix the 4K 120hz HDR output issue, it's been confirmed by Sony's community manager.

Next month, Sony will finally release an update that will fix the problem for PlayStation 5 owners who use 4K HDR at 120Hz. The info comes from Samsung's official Community website where Samsung's community manager DavidB confirmed that Sony are working on a fix that will be coming in the March update.

“The error has been localized and Sony will probably release an update in March to make 4K 120 Hz HDR possible," DavidB wrote in the post.

As you may know, many PlayStation 5 owners reported a frustrating issue when combining their brand new console with Samsung TVs. Such combination did not work in certain scenarios and it turns out it was a compatibility problem, which prevented HDR on 4K and 120Hz. 

Samsung's community manager stated that the issue is on Sony's side and that Samsung cannot do anything to fix it. Luckily, it seems that the fix will be coming very soon, so stay patient for another month or so. 

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In the meantime, if you are experiencing this issue, you have two options: Either reduce the output to 60Hz or disable HDR. Sadly, none of these options are perfect, but it is what it is. Until Sony drop the firmware update for PS5, there's nothing we can do about it. 

The upcoming firmware update is expected to bring additional features but we'll know more about that as we get closer to the release.

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