How to connect PS4 or PS5 to projector [In two simple steps]
If you are wondering how to connect a ps4 and ps5 to the projector. And you are frustrated that you didn’t get the simple explanation. Then your searching will end in this article.
I will solve your every query:
In this article, I will talk about a five-way to connect your play station with your projector.
First, it will be simple by the HDMI cable in two simple steps, this is the easiest one.
In a second way, we will connect PS4 to the projector wirelessly with zero latency.
And another one will be without HDMI. This last trick will connect the projector with the VGA cable. Without losing the graphics quality. Also, don’t worry if your projector has a DVI port.
Or if you having an issue when connecting the projector, ps4 and receiver together. Also how you can connect multiple devices with a projector including the projector. And also important thing audio from soundbar and speakers.
Can we connect PS4 or PS5 to the projector or TV?
Yes, sir, you can set up PS4 or PS5 on the projector without any headache. After PlayStation 2 all PlayStation have HDMI ports.
And generation by generation the video and sound signal carrying strength become good by HDMI port.
Hooking up PS4 or PS5 to the projector may have lots of advantages. But there are two pros I admire. Having a big immersive viewing screen and graphics quality.
The disadvantage of PS4 or PS5 to the projector. When playing games on the projector big screen for a long time you will face motion sickness.
Now you know the advantages and disadvantages of the PS4 or PS5 to the projector.
Should you play the PS4 and PS5 games on a projector?
It’s also a very important question. Before we start connecting our gaming console with the projector. It’s important to know that you should play games on the projector.
Modern projectors are capable to produce life-like colours. On the big screen. But it’s also important to choose a projector that has a low latency rate.
So you can play without any lag. For normal gamers, the latency rate should be 100 ms. And if you want some hardcore gaming. Then you should have the projector. Which have 15 ms.
If you want to buy the gaming projector. You can look at our best gaming projectors list.
Now let’s talk about how you can hook up PS4 or PS5 to the projector in simple steps. Let’s start with the simple one.
How to connect ps4/ps5 to the projector with HDMI?
Make sure your projector or tv is off. And then take the one side of the HDMI cable and connect to the HDMI port of your TV or Projector. Make sure your HDMI cable is of good quality (Amazon Link). Or you can buy this HDMI cable.
Thus your first step is done.
It’s time for the second step. Make sure your PS4 or PS5 is off. Now connect the other end of the HDMI cable with the ps4 or ps5 HDMI port.
Turn on both devices. And now go back to your projector and press the input search button. And select the HDMI port in which you have to plug the HDMI port. Now you can enjoy gaming on your projector.
How to connect ps4 to projector wirelessly?
To hook up PS4 with the projector wirelessly. I am using here Aries Prime (Checkout price now) Transmitter and Receiver by Nyrius.
There are other options available like Aries Pro, Aries Home, Aries Home + by Nyrius. You can use its transmitter and receivers also to plug PS4 into the projector wirelessly.
The model I am using to plug PS4 into the projector can use from 30 feet away. So let’s talk about how to plug wirelessly with the Aries prime.
Every wire I am going to use will come from the box of Aries Prime.
Take a Micro USB adapter and connect it to the receiver. And then plug the adapter in the power source to power up the receiver.
And in the next step. First, connect your HDMI cable with your receiver. And connect another end with the projector.
Press the input search button in the projector and select the HDMI. The first step is complete. Let’s move to the next one.
In this second step, we will connect the transmitter with your PS4. It’s also easy like the first one.
First of all, connect your micro USB cable with the PS4 and transmitter. And then you can directly plug the transmitter into the HDMI port or you can use the right angle adapter to connect with the PS4. Both options are good.
How you can manually link transmitter and receiver with each other.
If your transmitter and receiver do not connect automatically then you can try these steps. When transmitter and receiver hook up with the PS4 and Projector & power-up. Within 15 to 20 seconds they will connect automatically.
If not then ahead I have told you how you can connect the transmitter and receiver manually.
Disconnect the micro USB cable from the transmitter. And press the power button until your power button blinks orange light. Then again plug the micro USB cable into the transmitter.
Now disconnect the micro USB cable from your PS4. And press the power button on the receiver until it’s blink light and again plug the micro USB cable into the PS4.
Your wireless connection with your PS4 and projector is complete. Now you will see the loading process on your projector screen.
That’s how you can plug your PS4 into a projector wirelessly or without HDMI.
How to connect ps4 to the projector with VGA cable?
To plug PS4 into Projector. Here I am using the HDMI to VGA adapter by the Ugreen. Which is good quality HDMI to VGA adapter.
We should always use a good quality HDMI to VGA adapter (Checkout Price On amazon) because a faulty adapter causes a lot of problems.
First, we use the HDMI cable as always. Connect one end of the HDMI cable with the PS4 or 5 and another with the Ugreen adapter.
In the second step plug your VGA cable in the VGA port of the projector or tv.
To power up, your adapter connects your projector and adapter with the help of a micro USB cable (For stability in connection). As we already know VGA cables don’t carry sound.
For the sound output, you have to use the Audio port available in the adapter. With the help of this audio port, you can connect your speakers which support 3.5 audio cables.
Now on the projector and ps5 or ps4. Press the input button in the projector and select the VGA port. Make sure all the cables are tight at every joint.
That’s how you can connect PS4 to the projector with the help of a VGA cable. The same step will be applied for the tv if you have a VGA port.
How to connect ps4 projector with the DVI port?
If you want to connect the ps4 with the DVI port projector or tv. Then you will need the HDMI to DVI with Audio Converter (Amazon Link).
When you have the converter in your hand. Find the HDMI input and DVI output port. When you get both. Now connect the HDMI cable with the converter and pas4 or ps5.
Then take the DVI cable. And connect the projector or tv with a converter. If you need to power up the converter. Use the 5c/5v port available in the converter.
From this convert, you can only take out the stereo audio. For that, you have to use the aux to stereo cable.
How to connect ps4 to the Soundbar and the Projector?
If you want to use the Soundbar with your PS4 and Projector. Then you will need an HDMI splitter. By using an HDMI splitter we directly extract audio from the PS4.
Here we will need three HDMI cables. The first cable will be connected between the ps4 or 5 between the HDMI splitter.
In the splitter, there is two HDMI output options are available. With the first HDMI port, we will connect the Projector.
And using the second HDMI port will connect our soundbar. This is easy how you can connect PS4 to Projector to Soundbar.
Or if your soundbar has an HDMI input and output port. Then connect the one HDMI cable between the ps4 or 5 and the soundbar in the HDMI input port.
And using the HDMI output port you can connect with the projector. Using HDMI cable.If you want to learn more about how you can connect the projector and speakers. You can follow this article.
If you have trouble when you connect the projector and ps4. But you are not getting something on the screen then here I am going to tell you can resolve the problem.
- If you are connecting the projector and PlayStation. And there is a long distance between the projector and PlayStation. Then use the active fibre optic HDMI cable.
- If your projector or tv don’t support your PS resolution. Then go to your PS setting and change the resolution. Make it similar to the projector or tv.
- Or turn off the HDCP setting on your PS.
- Also make sure you have chosen the right HDMI, VGA and DVI ports. In your projector.
- If you are using something like HDMI to VGA converter or HDMI to DVI converter. Make sure you have power up the converter.
Playstation and Receiver
If you are trying to watch the 3D movies through the PS4. And your setup is like PS4>Receiver>Projector. Then you can avoid using the receiver. Because it’s causing the issue.
You can directly connect the PS4 and Projector. Or invest in the 3D compatible receiver and HDMI switch.
More things you can read here.
If you are losing the DTS and Dolby Digital Sound (And it’s coming out stereo). And you’re set up is PS>Receiver>>Projector. Then there is probability. Your receiver is forcing the sound output through the AMP and Display.
So to resolve this go to your audio output setting and select the HDMI out only. More read here.
HDMI Switch or AV Receiver for audio
If you have PS4 pro then you can directly connect your speakers or soundbar with the projector. Using the optical cable.
But if you don’t have PS4 pro. Or if you have PS5 or PS4. Then both do not have an optical port. In this situation can buy the HDMI switch and the AV receiver for the audio output. In-depth detail is available here.
How to fix a black screen or No signal on ps4?
To fix the black screen on PS4. Completely off your PS4, make sure it’s not in the rest mode. And you have to unplug the controller from PS4.
After completely off the PS4. Press the power button and you will listen to the first beep.
Hold the button until you get the second beep (after seven seconds). Now your PS4 is in safe mode.
Now you will see instructions written on the screen, you have to connect your controller to the PS4. Connect the controller to the PS4 with the help of a micro USB cable. And press the play station button.
You will have some settings on the screen. Among them choose the change resolution setting. And then your PlayStation will be restarted.
Select your video output resolution.
As your device recognize the resolution. You will see the PlayStation outlook on your device screen.
If you still see the black screen and no signal. Completely off your TV and PS4 and unplug the power cable and. After one minute again plug the power cable.
And repeat the process I told you will solve your problem.
The reason why it’s happening:
This could be the reason. Resolution misconfiguration between the PS4 and projector. And the damaged HDMI cable.
In this article, I try hard to provide you all ways to connect your PS4 to the projector.
I like the most wireless one. But it’s also needed the extra budget to plug your PS4 wirelessly with a projector.
Which one you like most tells me in the comment section. And what do you think about the image explanation?
As I promise first in the article I will also resolve. Some frequent questions that people ask. I solve those queries. Let me know If you guys have any other queries.
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