After a bit of silence, Sony has been releasing a lot of PS5 updates lately, and this week’s one is good news if you’ve recently bought one of the best TVs or best gaming TVs: the PlayStation has been updated with new controls for low-latency mode. , the super-fast way to game with the least delay.
Available to any PS5 owner, the patch updates the Settings page with new controls for ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode). That’s the feature in recent TVs that can detect whether you’re gaming or not and if you are, it automatically switches to low-latency mode. That’s pretty handy to have, but it’s not always necessary. So Sony gives you the option to change how it behaves.
Using the new PS5 ALLM settings
As Sony explains in the PS5 patch release notes, if you’re using a TV that supports ALLM (automatic low-latency mode), you can adjust the ALLM settings in Settings † Screen and video † Video output † ALLM† There are two options here: Automatic, which, as you’d expect, automatically switches to low-latency mode, and Off, which overrides the function unless you’re in Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) mode.
If you think it sounds strange to disable a feature that should improve gaming, I thought the same – but while ALLM is very good at solving display problems in super-fast gaming, especially online multiplayer, many PS5 gamers have complained that their PS5’s ALLM locks their TVs in game mode. That’s not always a good thing, because in many cases Game Mode disables a lot of TV customizations and options. I know that on my own TV I’d rather not use game mode for anything other than arcade games; for more cinematic titles, I prefer the more cinematic display modes.
If all of the above sounds like gobbledygook, don’t worry: it’s only a problem for a relatively small fraction of gamers, and Sony’s small but simple solution solves a problem that is a big problem for them, but may not be. put a dot on your radar. But it’s good to see Sony being a lot more aware of PS5 updates than it was at the beginning. Fingers crossed that this continues.