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The PlayStation®VR headset was engineered to be balanced, comfortable, and completely adjustable. It’s designed to feel like it's not there – keeping you free from distraction as you explore new gaming worlds.

Video Input Signals Supported by PlayStation VR

Enjoy virtual reality content designed exclusively for PS VR and other compatible VR content in 360-degree, omnidirectional video. You can identify these types of content by looking for  (PlayStation VR) on packaging or on the appropriate PlayStation™Store page.

PS VR also supports other types of content*1 such as:

2D Content

You can view 2D content in the following resolutions:
480/60p, 576/50p, 720/50p, 720/60p, 1080/50i, 1080/50p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 1080/60p

2D Content (2160p)

On a PlayStation®4 system (CUH-7000 series), you can view 2D content in 2160p*2. When you connect PS VR to a TV that supports 2160p, you’ll see content displayed as follows:

VR headset power status VR headset TV
On Uses the resolution of the VR headset 1080p
Off - 2160p

3D Content*3

You can connect PS VR to either a 2D TV or a 3D TV. 3D content is displayed as follows:

TV type PS4 system setting VR headset TV
2D TV [Display in 3D with VR Headset]*4 is enabled 3D No content displayed*5
[Display in 3D with VR Headset]*4 is not enabled 2D 2D
3D TV (No setting available) 3D 3D
TV
TV
*1 If you are using CUH-ZVR1, even if your TV is HDR (high dynamic range) compatible, the [HDR] setting in (Settings) > [Sound and Screen] > [Video Output Settings] on the PS4 system is [Off] when PS VR is connected.
*2 When PS VR is connected to a PS4 system, the video signal from the system uses the YUV420 color format only.
*3 Frame packing (50p, 720/60p, 1080/24p), top-and-bottom (50p, 720/60p, 1080/24p), and side-by-side (1080/60p, 1080/50p) formats are supported.
*4 When you're playing a Blu-ray 3D™ disc while PS VR is connected to a 2D TV, you can press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Settings] > [Display in 3D with VR Headset].
*5 Also, audio will not be output from your TV. Connect headphones to your VR headset.

Always update PS VR device software and PS4 system software to the latest version. This information is for use with the following software versions:

  • PS4 system software version 5.00 or later
  • PS VR device software 3.10 or later