Please Note: You will need a HDMI cable for this hack. Make sure your gaming monitor and PlayStation 4 are switched off before inserting cables.
Offering fantasy and immersion at just the touch of a controller, the delights of gaming are endless. With this in mind, the last thing you'll want to do is waste time struggling to set up your hardware when you'd rather be racing, flying, strategising or shooting 🎮.
Thankfully, things have come a long way since the SCARTleads, VGAcables and adaptors required to connect some older consoles, and setting up your PlayStation 4 couldn't be easier. Whether you're connecting your PS4 to a gamingmonitor or a TV, just follow these simple steps to start playing in no time.
How to connect your gaming monitor to a PS4:
Make sure your gaming monitor and PS4 are both turned off
Plug one end of your HDMIcable into the HDMI port on your PS4. Plug the other into a HDMIport on your gaming monitor
With the HDMIcable connected, insert your gaming monitor and PS4powercables and switch both devices on
Your gaming monitor should detect your PS4 automatically. If it doesn't, you'll need to change the HDMIsource
If using a SamsungTV, press the JOGbutton to select Source and find the correct HDMIsource
If not using a SamsungTV, consult your product manual for the best way to change HDMIsource
To customise settings such as Resolution and TVSize, navigate to Settings on the PS4menu and select SoundandScreen, followed by VideoOutputSettings
Enjoy gaming with your PS4!
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