PS5 owners thread (help, tips tricks, etc)

Mallett94

Distinguished Member
@Mike15111984 Hi there, what exact model of Samsung TV do you have? If it's not one that meets the minimum recommended specs for being able to properly display HDR (all TVs can 'support' receiving an HDR signal), then you would be better off just turning HDR off on the console.
 

Mike15111984

Active Member
@Mike15111984 Hi there, what exact model of Samsung TV do you have? If it's not one that meets the minimum recommended specs for being able to properly display HDR (all TVs can 'support' receiving an HDR signal), then you would be better off just turning HDR off on the console.
Its a Q90R, more than capable of showing hdr, i get lower spec tv's not showing it correctly, its confusing because it looks ok on ps4 pro, its just more in resi village i see it, maybe its just the ps5 version of the game.
 

Mike15111984

Active Member
@Mike15111984 Hi there, what exact model of Samsung TV do you have? If it's not one that meets the minimum recommended specs for being able to properly display HDR (all TVs can 'support' receiving an HDR signal), then you would be better off just turning HDR off on the console.
Just been looking on a few youtube play through's of resi evil in hdr on my Q90R and my Lg downstairs, its pretty much the same so I'm guessing its the game and not ps5, i have to admit, other games look fine.
 

reg091

Member
On the screen where you choose which user to log in it shows my full name under my avatar. The other account shows the gamertag. The only difference between the accounts is that mine is adult and the other is a child.

Any idea how I get it to display my gamertag instead of my real name?
 

Mike15111984

Active Member
Well i finished my first ps5 games on Tuesday, Rachet and Clank was ridiculously good. So impressed. RT Performance mode needs to be a standard for most games on ps5. The game was so much fun, funny characters. Highly recommend this game.
 

mudshark

Distinguished Member
Well i finished my first ps5 games on Tuesday, Rachet and Clank was ridiculously good. So impressed. RT Performance mode needs to be a standard for most games on ps5. The game was so much fun, funny characters. Highly recommend this game.
Agreed, it is a great game.
 

Pillow Lover

Distinguished Member
Well i finished my first ps5 games on Tuesday, Rachet and Clank was ridiculously good. So impressed. RT Performance mode needs to be a standard for most games on ps5. The game was so much fun, funny characters. Highly recommend this game.
Yeah, R&C, Returnal and Demons’s Souls really show off the power of PS5 and justify getting into this generation early IMO. Bit of a lull just now but Q1 2022 looks cracking…
 

Don Rogers Tash

Well-known Member
Well i finished my first ps5 games on Tuesday, Rachet and Clank was ridiculously good. So impressed. RT Performance mode needs to be a standard for most games on ps5. The game was so much fun, funny characters. Highly recommend this game.
Sackboy is your next game, If you've not already got it.
Not quite up to R and C standard but a truly great platformer.
 

Mike15111984

Active Member
Yeah, R&C, Returnal and Demons’s Souls really show off the power of PS5 and justify getting into this generation early IMO. Bit of a lull just now but Q1 2022 looks cracking…
I was going to give returnal a go but was slightly put off with a review that said it was very hard and needed completing multiple times to get the ending. Not sure how true this is.
 

Stinja

Distinguished Member
I was going to give returnal a go but was slightly put off with a review that said it was very hard and needed completing multiple times to get the ending. Not sure how true this is.
Some of the game journalists are apparently not great gamers, so "very hard" is relative.
It's also blatantly obvious some never got very far in the game: like said certain guns are weak, when they were the most OP with upgrades later on. Other reviewers really liked it, and had less issues with the difficulty eg: ShillUp or ACG.

Not saying it's an easy game, and yes it is a rogue-ish game so dying and repeating the same levels is an expected gameloop.
I loved Returnal, thought it did excellent world building, and really tight gameplay to go with it. If you can click with it, i think the payoffs are well worth it: you end up dancing like a god of death thru areas once considered tough, so real personal growth and not just loot upgrades like other games.
Oh and it looks really good, a proper PS5 game.

AVF thread here: Returnal
 

Rieper47

Active Member
So in resident evil village, in the main hallway of the castle there is some candles and fire used to illuminate the area, the fire is just pure white with no detail at all, 9n the smaller candles, the light emitted from the candle reflecting on near by objects is just white, it looks very poor, it does this on my pro but not as much.

Thanks for the reply too 👍
There's a demo for resident evil village available again today so will take a look at that later and let you know if I notice anything.
 

Rieper47

Active Member
So in resident evil village, in the main hallway of the castle there is some candles and fire used to illuminate the area, the fire is just pure white with no detail at all, 9n the smaller candles, the light emitted from the candle reflecting on near by objects is just white, it looks very poor, it does this on my pro but not as much.

Thanks for the reply too 👍
Had chance to try the demo and think it's the content at fault. The fire seems to lack detail no matter what setting I play with, all I can achieve is making it brighter or duller.
The best fire I recall seeing on games was the fire torch in AC Origins
 

Mike15111984

Active Member
Had chance to try the demo and think it's the content at fault. The fire seems to lack detail no matter what setting I play with, all I can achieve is making it brighter or duller.
The best fire I recall seeing on games was the fire torch in AC Origins
Yeah i guessed it was prob the game after trying a few other games out, cheers for checking. I had the same, the only thing the hdr calibration slider did was brighten or make it darker, hardly any detail in it. I have ac origins but not played it yet as i did Valhalla and Odyssey back to back so having a small break.
 

Mike15111984

Active Member
Can i ask a question, so ive just started call of duty cold war (after messing downloading multiple add ons etc) just about to do the hdr calibration and it won't let me, states calibration needs doing through the system, this all well and good if you have a tv that supports hgig but from what ive read/understood that if your tv is not hgig compliant then the system level hdr calibration is redundant and you need to do the in game calibration. Is this correct or have i misunderstood?
 

TheHighFlyingBirds

Well-known Member
Anyone tested their ps5 ping rates? I keep getting high pings in hell let loose, so did some ping tests on the ps5 by accessing the hidden browser and going on speedtest.net and some other ping sites. It was measuring about 20-30ms yet my old laptop and my phone come in about 9-10ms. Any ideas why it might be slower pings on the ps5? My ps5 is wired (even tried the same wire as the laptop), and have the ps5 in the dmz.
 

Dave6479

Standard Member
Anyone tested their ps5 ping rates? I keep getting high pings in hell let loose, so did some ping tests on the ps5 by accessing the hidden browser and going on speedtest.net and some other ping sites. It was measuring about 20-30ms yet my old laptop and my phone come in about 9-10ms. Any ideas why it might be slower pings on the ps5? My ps5 is wired (even tried the same wire as the laptop), and have the ps5 in the dmz.
Out of curiosity I thought I'd have a look, I'm on SKY Fibre and using speedtest.net.

PS5 (WiFi from Scottish borders) --> London, Lightning Fibre Ltd, 41ms
PS5 (using a London VPN) --> London, Lightning Fibre Ltd, 40ms
IPhone --> London, Lightning Fibre Ltd, 27ms
PS5 (using a New York VPN) --> Bermuda New York Ltd, 119ms (thought id try this)

My fibre isn't the best anyway as I can only get 25Mbs download speeds. I did have connection troubles with Hell let loose and my ping being erratic at times.
 

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