If you’re a gamer, you know that having the right equipment can make all the difference in your gaming experience. While many gamers prefer to play on a TV, some may find that using a computer monitor can provide a better display and faster response time. If you’re looking to connect your PS4 to a computer monitor, follow these steps for a seamless setup.
Check Your Monitor’s Inputs
Before attempting to connect your PS4 to your computer monitor, make sure that your monitor has the necessary inputs. Most modern monitors have an HDMI input, which is what you will need to connect your PS4. If your monitor does not have an HDMI input, you may need to purchase an HDMI to VGA adapter.
Gather Your Cables
To connect your PS4 to your computer monitor, you will need an HDMI cable. If your monitor does not have an HDMI input, you will also need an HDMI to VGA adapter. Make sure to have these cables on hand before beginning the setup process.
Connect the Cables
Start by connecting one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI output on your PS4. Then, connect the other end of the cable to the HDMI input on your computer monitor. If you are using an HDMI to VGA adapter, connect the HDMI end to the PS4 and the VGA end to the adapter. Then, connect the VGA end of the adapter to the VGA input on your monitor.
Adjust the Display Settings
Once the cables are connected, turn on your PS4 and your monitor. Your monitor should automatically detect the PS4 and display the image. If not, you may need to adjust the display settings on your PS4. To do this, go to the “Settings” menu on your PS4 and select “Sound and Screen.” From there, select “Video Output Settings” and choose the appropriate resolution for your monitor.
If your monitor supports HDR (High Dynamic Range), you can enable this feature on your PS4 for a more vibrant and detailed display. To do this, go to the “Settings” menu on your PS4 and select “Sound and Screen.” Then, select “Video Output Settings” and choose “HDR” under the “HDR” section.
Adjust the Sound Settings
If you are using a monitor without built-in speakers, you will need to adjust the sound settings on your PS4. Go to the “Settings” menu and select “Sound and Screen.” Then, choose “Audio Output Settings” and select “HDMI.” This will route the sound from your PS4 to your monitor.
Enjoy Your Gaming Experience
With your PS4 now connected to your computer monitor, you can enjoy a high-quality gaming experience. Make sure to adjust the display and sound settings to your preferences and have fun playing your favorite games.
Connecting your PS4 to a computer monitor is a simple process that can greatly enhance your gaming experience. Have you tried this setup before? Let us know in the comments.