How to Simultaneously Connect PS5 4k Input to 4k and 1080p Output

A technical guide that explains the steps to connect a PS5 4K input device (such as a gaming console or a media player) to both a 4K and a 1080p output device (such as a TV or a monitor) using HDMI splitters



5/2/20231 min read

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You can use either two 1x2 HDMI splitters or 1 1x4 HDMI splitter to display 4K and 1080p resolutions at the same time, but you will need to use a combination of a 1x2 splitter and a 1x2 or 1x4 downscaling splitter.

Here's how you can set up the connection using two HDMI splitters:

  1. First, connect your PS5 to a 1x2 HDMI splitter that supports 4K@60Hz and HDCP 2.2 or higher. This will give you two identical 4K outputs.

    Example: OREI UltraHD 4K @ 60Hz 1 x 2 HDMI Splitter

  2. Connect one output from the first splitter directly to your 4K60 Pro capture card or 4K projector.

  3. Connect the second output from the first splitter to the input of a second HDMI splitter that supports downscaling. This splitter should have the capability to downscale the input signal to 1080p for its outputs.

    Example: gofanco Prophecy 1x2 HDMI 2.0 Splitter (downscales from 4K 4:2:0, YUV420 to 1080p 60hz)

    or HDFury 4K Vertex2 (downscales from 4K 4:2:2, YUV422 to 1080p 60hz)

  4. Connect the downscaled output(s) from the second splitter to your 1080p TV and any additional 1080p display.

  5. For 1x4 HDMI splitters to downscale from 4K YUV 4:2:0, YUV 420 to 1080p 60hz, I recommend HDMI Splitter 4K 60Hz 1X4 Multi-Resolution Output (MRO) by J-Tech Digital.

    For 1x4 HDMI splitters to downscale from 4K YUV 4:2:2, YUV 422 to 1080p 60hz, I recommend HDFury 4K Vertex2.

Remember to use high-quality HDMI cables to maintain signal integrity, and try to keep the cable length short to avoid signal degradation. This setup should allow you to display both 4K and 1080p resolutions simultaneously from your PS5 source.