Computer monitors are now deliberately named the ultimate replacement for television displays as they bring out more details and accuracy a TV screen will not be able to.
In contrast, television is a much easier device to connect to since when everything regarding inputs and outputs is just available on the side or the back but a computer monitor is a win when it comes to higher and better graphics.
There is quite the contention you might face during the process of trying to connect a PS4 console to a computer monitor.
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In this article, we will guide you step by step on how to easily connect your PS4 to a computer monitor without any hassles.
Firstly, before dwelling in to this; you must be aware that there are possible options available so choose based on your ideal setup.
Video input options:
- If your monitor supports an HDMI input; you will need an HDMI cable then connect it to your ps4 and monitor.
- If your monitor does not support HDMI and instead has a DVI input; you will need an HDMI-to-DVI converter cable, and connect it to your ps4 and monitor.
- If your monitor supports a VGA input, we recommend you to upgrade your monitor subsequently because this means this monitor is old versioned and there is a good chance that it will not deliver a high image quality performance.
Audio connectivity is a little complex as the PS4 supports digital/optical audio out only.
Nevertheless, here are some suitable solutions to help you connect your PS4, these are some common situations which work best if your monitor has in built speakers only:
You may play the sound without any appended help of cables, If the monitor you are using supports HDMI inputs as most HDMI cables transfer both video and audio. Although, it could not always be possible with some monitor brands.
If the monitor you are using has a 3.5mm headphones jack input; there some requirements you will need: a digital optical-to-RCA converter, a digital optical audio cable (TOSLINK), and an RCA-to-3.5mm male cable.
First, plug the TOSLINK cable into the PS4 and the converter.
Second, connect the red and white ends of the RCA cable into the converter’s outputs, then finally, instill the other end of the RCA cable into the input jack on your monitor.
You can choose another option by simply using headphones, which is probably a better option as you will not be needing all of these convertors. Upright the shortest route is to plug them into the headphone jack on the ps4’s controller.
However, the best and probably the most advisable option is to have an outsource speakers.
In built speakers quality are pretty low in comparison to the external resources.
In case of not receiving any sounds even after fastening the required cables, to avoid any kind of mishaps; make sure to open the Sound Settings option in the PS4 main menu, then select “Audio Multi Output”, this is considered the best choice available as it will send audio to all the connections regardless of what is plugged in.