PS4 Pro’s 4K Support Reportedly Limited on HDMI 1.4 Displays

December 13, 2016Written by Michael Briers


A handful of PS4 Pro owners are reporting issues when hooking up their consoles to HDMI 1.4 displays.

First spotted by WCCFTech, the PlayStation Europe forums are littered with complaints regarding the topic, with many finding that the 2160p options are greyed out (read: unsupported) when using HDMI 1.4. Prior to the Pro’s launch, Sony had initially warned users that a premium HDMI cable would be required to fully appreciate the console’s two display options: 2160p YUV420 and 2160p RGB.

At the time, Eurogamer reported that “2160p YUV420 is interesting in that this allows PS4 Pro to connect to older 4K screens that lack the full HDMI 2.0 implementation. By reducing chroma information, the required bandwidth drops down in half, allowing HDMI 1.4 screens to get a full 60Hz signal.”

But the reason PS4 Pro owners have taken issue with the lack of support is that, according to WCCFTech, it suddenly became unavailable for those using HDMI 1.4 displays after the launch of firmware 4.05. Sony is yet to release an official response, but those who reached out to PlayStation support reveal that a fix is in the works.

Tell us, have you encountered any of these issues while using a PS4 Pro? Sony is said to be working on a fix, so we’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.

[Sources: PlayStation Europe Forums via WCCFTech, Eurogamer]