Gaming Console 101

Does PS5 Have an HDMI Port?

The short answer to this query is a yes, PS5 does have an HDMI port. The HDMI port is located on the back of the console and is the primary port for video and audio output.

Like almost all of the gaming consoles out there, PS5 only has a single HDMI port that conforms to the HDMI 2.1 standard. While technically this standard allows support for up to 10K resolution @ 120Hz or 4K resolution @ 240Hz, PS5, however, has a resolution and refresh rate cap of 4K and 120Hz respectively.

Having a single HDMI port has its merits and demerits.

Practically, you don’t need more than two HDMI output ports on a gaming console. A single HDMI port thus saves up on the manufacturing cost and this in turn means reduced retail price for the customer.

However, the biggest issue of having a single HDMI output port is that if it were to get damaged, you would be left with a practically useless gaming console sitting idle until you get it repaired.

So, Does PS5 Have an HDMI Port and Where is it Located?

As mentioned earlier, PS5 does have an HDMI 2.1 output port which is located at the back of the console.

does PS5 have an HDMI Port

Source: PS5 Manual

Devices You Can Connect Playstation 5 To

HDMI port is perhaps one of the most common media interfaces out there. While there are many different types and form factors of the HDMI port, the one found on the Playstation 5 (HDMI Type A) is the most common.

You can thus connect PlayStation 5 to a TV, monitor, and also to a projector for display output. However, in order to get the full benefit of the PS5’s video output capability, you need to make sure the version of the HDMI port on the display device (TV, monitor, etc) is also 2.1.

Brief on the HDMI Port Version and Why HDMI 2.1 is Essential for Monitor or TV

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As stated earlier, Playstation 5 features the HDMI 2.1 port with a max capacity to support up to 4K resolution and 120Hz refresh rate.

In order to get the maximum benefit, you must do your best to aim for a TV or a monitor that also features an HDMI 2.1 input port.

Having an inferior version on the monitor or the TV would either result in reduced resolution or a lower refresh rate.

For instance, if you were to connect your PlayStation 5 to a monitor or a TV that only has an HDMI 1.4 input port, then your output would only work at 4K @ 30Hz max. Meaning, you would only be able to get 30 FPS on 4K resolution.

HDMI 2.0 would support 4K @ 60Hz

However, only an HDMI 2.1 port would support 4K @ 120Hz – albeit it is worth noting that there aren’t a whole lot of games that work at 4K and 120 FPS.

The table below explains the different HDMI versions and their maximum supported refresh rates and resolutions below:

HDMI VersionMax ResolutionRefresh RateHDR
1.21440P1080P = 60Hz
1440P = 30Hz
1.3-1.44K (4096 x 2160)1080P = 120Hz
1440P = 60Hz
4K = 30Hz
2.04K (4096 x 2160)1080P = 240Hz
1440P = 144Hz
4K = 60Hz
2.18K (7680 x 4320)1440P = 240Hz
4K = 144Hz
4K = 240Hz (DSC)
8K = 120Hz (DSC)

The bottom line is that while all HDMI ports may look the same, they are not the same in terms of their performance/bandwidth capacity.

In addition to that, it is worth noting that PS5 HDMI output is backward compatible. Meaning you CAN connect it to a TV or monitor featuring the older HDMI port, but as explained earlier, you may not be able to get the best performance.

Also Read: Does the PS5 Have an Optical Port?

The HDMI 2.1 Cable is Also Included

In addition to the HDMI 2.1 port, the PlayStation 5 also comes bundled with an Ultra-High Speed HDMI cable, aka HDMI 2.1 cable, capable of supporting the rated 4K @ 120Hz display mode.

Atif Qazi

Atif Qazi is the founder of and a huge gaming nerd. Thanks to the vast gaming experience under his belt, you can often find him writing detailed pieces of content on gaming hardware and console. But in all honesty, nothing gives him more pleasure than 'one-shotting' everyone as a stealth archer in ESO: Skyrim.

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