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How to connect PS4 to TV

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How to connect PS4 to TV: You have finally managed to get yourself a nice gift: you bought one PS4 and now you can’t wait to play the many titles available on the Sony home console. Before doing this, however, you must perform some preliminary operations that are necessary in order to turn on the console and use it. I’m referring, of course, to the procedure with which to connect the PS4 to the TV. How do you say? Having never done an operation like this before, don’t you have the faintest idea how to do it? Don’t worry: if you want I can give you a hand!

In the next paragraphs, in fact, I will explain to you precisely how to connect PS4 to TV. I guarantee you that this is a very simple operation to complete. In fact, in the sales package of the console, there is everything you need to proceed with the connection in question, as long as you have a TV with an HDMI input. If not, you will need to have a special adapter that allows you to make the connection between the console and older televisions.

Let me just make a small clarification before we begin: the information below applies to all PS4 models, the “original” one (also known as PS4 Fat) and the Slim and Pro versions. That said, if you are ready to proceed, let’s not waste any more time and let’s get to work immediately. Concentrate on reading the next lines and, above all, try to implement step-by-step the indications I am about to give you. There is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!

How to connect PS4 to TV with HDMI cable

As I mentioned in the introduction of the article, for connect the PS4 to the TV you have to use the HDMI cable present in the sales package of the console, which allows you to put the console in communication with the TV. Of course, in order to turn on the PS4, you will also need to connect it to the power supply via the appropriate power cable (also included in the package).

To proceed, extract the HDMI cable (which is the one characterized by two ends that are identical) and also the power cord (it would be the one that has a socket for the current on one side and a female plug with two holes on the other).

Now, proceed to connect the power cord to the PS4, by inserting the part of the cable opposite the socket in the slot on the back of the console, i.e. in the entrance AC INand then introduce the plug present at the other end of the power cord in one power point.

Then take the HDMI cable (it’s easy to recognize because it’s the only cable that has two identical ends) and insert each of its ends into their respective ends HDMI ports, which are present on both the back of the console and the TV. Mission accomplished! Now you can turn on your PS4 and start playing your favorite titles.

Retro PS4

Have you lost the HDMI cable of your PS4 and / or the power cable and, therefore, you have not been able to follow the procedure I have just described to you? Know that you can buy these cables at very affordable prices in any electronics store or online stores, such as Amazon.


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How to connect PS4 to TV without HDMI

HDMI to VGA adapter

Have one TV without HDMI input portas it is dated and characterized by the presence of sockets like that DVIthat SCART or that VGA? Don’t worry: using a HDMI to VGA / DMI adapteryou may be able to connect the PS4 to the TV.

Before explaining how to proceed, however, I want to tell you that if you have a very old TV, the image quality may still not be optimal (as you will not be able to take advantage of the PS4’s Full HD resolution or PS4’s 4K resolution. Pro) and, in the worst cases, the connection may not even work, due to the TV not supporting the frequency of the console.

Regarding the purchase ofHDMI to VGA / DMI adapter, know that these devices are available in the most well-stocked electronics stores and, of course, also on online stores, such as Amazon. Their purchase price is around 15-20 euros.

After purchasing the adapter, all you have to do is plug in the power cord to the PS4, inserting the part of the cable opposite the socket in the entrance AC IN placed on the back of the console, and then introduce the plug present at the other end of the power cord in one power point.

After that, take the HDMI cableinsert one of its ends into theHDMI output present on the back of the PS4 and insert the other end into theHDMI input present on the adapter. To conclude the operation, connect the VGA or DMI cable in the appropriate input on the TV, turn on the PS4 and check that the connection between the console and the TV has been established correctly.

If, on the other hand, your TV only has one SCART socketyou can buy a HDMI to SCART adapter and plug the PlayStation HDMI cable into the PlayStation.


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What to do in case of problems

Sony Service Center

Despite having followed the instructions I gave you in the previous lines step-by-step, do you still have problems connecting the PS4 to your TV? If that is the case, I strongly suggest you contact the Sony support and ask for clarification on what to do.

If the problems are due to hardware defects of the console in your possession, know that you can request the replacement of the same, as long as it is still under warranty (so if 2 years have not yet passed since its purchase) and that the problem is due to a lack of conformity and not accidental damage.

To proceed, then, connect to Sony Support Official Site and look for useful information to solve the problem you have encountered, using the search bar placed in the center of the page.

If you can’t fix the situation yourself, click on the entry Call uspresent at the bottom, in such a way as to display the contact number Sony Service Center and the times you can use it. Then contact the number that appeared on the screen and expose the problem encountered to the consultant who will assist you.