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By Baskyabhai
#16851 Hello everyone,,
So, just got a new AOC which is 4k, and my regular Ps4 in theory only displays in 1080/2k (sorry, don’t know very well the difference). Thing is, when I set my TV to 4k, the video display just has more washed out colors than my TV set to 2k does. I don’t know if my eyes aren’t sharp enough to see the difference, but other than the colors i can’t find anything else between the two settings other than the washed out colors on the 4k one. Also, this particular game (God of War) only lets me activate HDR when the TV is on 4k mode, which is odd considering HDR shouldn’t have to do with 4k or 2k (or should it?). My questions are:

• Considering I have a regular Ps4, should I keep my TV on 4k and twitch the settings to get a more vivid color? Or should I stick with 2k mode considering my Ps4 only displays that resolution anyways and the colors are much more vivid? Is the resolution actually different?

• Why can’t I activate HDR on 2k settings? Is it a bug from this particular game, or is HDR only available on 4k mode? Considering 4k mode and HDR activated still looks more washed out color-wise, should I keep trying, or is this all because my Ps4 doesn’t support 4k?
Last edited by Baskyabhai on 05 May 2019, 12:28, edited 1 time in total.
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By Rasmus Larsen
#16853 Most new TVs claim to support HDR but the hardware is not actually capable of reproducing HDR. A rule of thumb is that the minimum requirement for good HDR is an LCD TV with LED local dimming or better yet an OLED TV. Of course, that's not relevant here but just know that HDR is not just HDR. In the end the quality of the TV matters more than anything. We have encountering "HDR" on many LCD TVs that look a lot worse than standard video (SDR), basically because to display HDR the TV is trying to push beyond its limits, which has many downsides such as raised blacks, washed out colors, and more. That's why we usually recommend not to use HDR in these case.

I don't have a PS4 in front of me right now but I recall being able to activate 4K without HDR in the advanced video settings menu. If that's possible, that would be my recommendation.