PS5 and Current TV Spec's

Blaupunkt

Member
Hi, so I have been looking and I cannot see anything about it, I am mostly referring to HDMI 2.1, to my knowledge only LG's premium OLED claim to fully support HDMI 2.1?

I am guessing the PS5 will fully support 2.1 and all of its features, so if your TV does not have any HDMI 2.1 features or only some support for HDMI 2.1 any guesses on how this could affect performance, input lag, etc or is it something most people are not concerned about?

I must admit it is putting me off buying a new (2019) TV and I am trying to hold out until the 2020 tv spec's have been released.
 

FadgewackeR

Distinguished Member
HDMI 2.1 is needed for some of the higher refresh rates that COULD be possible in some circumstances.

Fortunately my LG OLED will handle 4k HDR @60hz / FPS, so really, if the PS5 hits those specs in the games that I play, I'll be delighted.

If, when the PS5 comes out, there are amazing leaps that are tied to HDMI 2.1, I'll consider a reinvestment...

If the main reason for your investment is for the PS5, I'd wait till near or just after release and buy what suits your budget best at the time, You'll likely be able to pick up some great bargains for the "older tech" that doesn't do 2.1.

If you're desperate for an upgrade now, unless you expect PS5 will perform better than 4k HDR @ 60FPS, just bite the bullet and get a good OLED without breaking the bank.
 

silvercue

Distinguished Member
Nothing to worry about now. If you can hold off buying a TV there is benefit in that anyway. I just got a new set, which I really like, but I pushed the last one to the limit really.
 

koeman

Well-known Member
My understanding is that hdmi 2.0 to 2.1 could potentially be done via firmware rather than hardware
 

Blaupunkt

Member
I thought 2.0 could be upgraded to 2.0a with support for some features but not fully 2.1 by firmware patch.

I am going to hold off buying a new TV until 2020 specs have been announced unless the TV stops working!
 
Hi, so I have been looking and I cannot see anything about it, I am mostly referring to HDMI 2.1, to my knowledge only LG's premium OLED claim to fully support HDMI 2.1?

I am guessing the PS5 will fully support 2.1 and all of its features, so if your TV does not have any HDMI 2.1 features or only some support for HDMI 2.1 any guesses on how this could affect performance, input lag, etc or is it something most people are not concerned about?

I must admit it is putting me off buying a new (2019) TV and I am trying to hold out until the 2020 tv spec's have been released.
I am doing the same i suspect most of next years tv models will be full hdmi 2.1. I want to have the option of VRR and 120hz gaming next gen if some titles offer it
 

Stinja

Member
I am going to hold off buying a new TV until 2020 specs have been announced unless the TV stops working!
I've still got a 1080p tv - 'ave it! :p Like Blaup, unless it breaks, i'm holding out until PS5 (or at least firm specs) before upgrading.

Should make the next-gen impact more... umm.. impactful.
 

Robothamster

Distinguished Member
 

Gizmoto

Novice Member
The new 2020 Vizio TVs will have hdmi 2.1 as I imagine other manufacturers will as well. I am waiting fore the new Quantum PX which will also support variable refresh rate and have gaming a chip as well.
 

TUBBST4R

Well-known Member
I've only recently become aware of this and what it means to us gamers. The general gist I get is that without HDMI 2.1 we cannot get 120FPS at 4K of which I only know of 2 games thus far that will offer this option (CoD Black Ops Cold War and Dirt 5)

If I read and absorbed the info correctly then we will be able to get 120FPS at 1080 or 1440 but I guess it depends on how much control we get within game menus to tailor this or will be it be like it now where we only have option to favour Frames or Rez?

To be honest if we get a solid native 4k at 60FPS which most folk believe is the baseline they're aiming for I'll be happy to hold off getting a new TV until 2.1 becomes more widespread as some quick research yesterday and cheapest LED I could find was £999, other than that it was OLEDS.

Another point to consider is PSVR which has been confirmed to work with PS5 but the processing unit will not passthrough 4k at 120FPS so will require unplugging if like I do now have it plugged into my PS4 Pro at all times since V2 did 4k HDR passthrough.
 
I've only recently become aware of this and what it means to us gamers. The general gist I get is that without HDMI 2.1 we cannot get 120FPS at 4K of which I only know of 2 games thus far that will offer this option (CoD Black Ops Cold War and Dirt 5)

If I read and absorbed the info correctly then we will be able to get 120FPS at 1080 or 1440 but I guess it depends on how much control we get within game menus to tailor this or will be it be like it now where we only have option to favour Frames or Rez?

To be honest if we get a solid native 4k at 60FPS which most folk believe is the baseline they're aiming for I'll be happy to hold off getting a new TV until 2.1 becomes more widespread as some quick research yesterday and cheapest LED I could find was £999, other than that it was OLEDS.

Another point to consider is PSVR which has been confirmed to work with PS5 but the processing unit will not passthrough 4k at 120FPS so will require unplugging if like I do now have it plugged into my PS4 Pro at all times since V2 did 4k HDR passthrough.
there are other features in HDMI 2.1 as well such as VRR. ALLM and EARC for amps
 
basically if i already had a 4k HDR tv i was happy with i wouldnt replace it with an HDMI 2.1 one.

but if i was in the market for a new tv i would get one with HDMI 2.1
 

winka45

Well-known Member
I could do with a new TV for my gaming room as I play my ps4 on a 12 year old 32 inch Toshiba 1080p set.

Going for a CX48 in the black friday sales, cant wait as the jump from 32 inch 1080p to 48 inch 4k HDR will be immense and will make my PS5 feel truly next gen.

I do have a 55 inch LGC6 in the living room but only ever hooked it up twice as it's too much hassle unplugging all the wires and PSVR setup then reseting it all back up.
 

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