We have been covering a lot of Sony Bravia content over the past few weeks including the 4K120Hz blur issue and how to manually update the TV to enable to mode. We received a lot of questions about the best Sony Bravia X900H TV settings for gaming and especially for PS5. After spending a full week with the console and testing a lot of different games including 4K 120Hz modes, we wanted to share our best TV settings for the Sony Bravia X900H.
Keep in mind that TV settings are completely up to your own personal preference. Some users enjoy different colour modes while others prefer to enable motion options. Feel free to tweak your settings if you prefer a toggle in a certain way.
These settings are identical for both HDR and SDR gaming. Keep in mind that the PS5 system is always making use of HDR whereas the Xbox Series X and S only enables it when you launch a game or app. However, we have listed the SDR settings anyway. There’s also some important information you need to know about 4K120Hz across both consoles and certain games. I have listed it down below too.
Best Sony Bravia X900H TV settings for PS5 and Xbox Series X
I have since been testing a range of tweaks that ultimately fix the crushing blacks and overexposed brightness. You can turn Auto Local Dimming from “high” to “medium” and Adv Contract enhancer from “off” to “medium”. I have found that these two changes improve the crushed blacks and mostly fix the overexposed bright light sources.
HDR and SDR
- Picture Mode: Game
- Auto Picture Mode: Off
- Light Sensor: Off
- Brightness: Max
- Contrast: Max
- Gamma: 0
- Black Level: 50
- Black Adjust: Off
- Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Off
- Auto Local Dimming: High
- X-Tended Dynamic Range: High
- Colour: 50
- Hue: 0
- Colour Temperature: Neutral
- Live Colour: Off
- Sharpness: 50
- Reality Creation: Off
- Random Noise Reduction: Off by default
- Digital Noise Reduction: Off by default
- Motion Flow: Off
- Film Mode: Off
- Video Signal
- HDR Mode: Auto
- HDMI Video Range: Auto
- Colour Space: Auto
- Adv. Colour Management: 1 (leave RGB on 0)
Sony Bravia X900H 4K120Hz settings for PS5 and Xbox Series X
If you want to make use of the 4K120Hz mode on the TV then you need to make sure your HDMI port 3 or 4 (depending on where your console is plugged into) is set to “Enhanced Format”. You can find this by pressing the settings button then head to Settings – Watching TV – External Inputs – HDMI Signal Format – select the HDMI port and change it from Standard to Enhanced.
Xbox Series X/S
Keep in mind that the Xbox Series X is always displaying the games in the 120Hz mode even if the game does not support 4K 120Hz. This means that every game you play will suffer from the infamous “blur bug” the TV has at the moment. I suggest that you only enable the 4K 120Hz mode in the settings of the console when you have the intention to play a supported game. This way you can leave the TV on “Enhanced Format” all the time. In addition, you can make use of the TV settings above. The TV will also keep whatever you tweak across all modes
The PS5 is a little different compared to the Xbox Series X. There is no way to choose the 60Hz or 120Hz mode in the system settings. You can choose the resolution you want but not the frame rate. This means the console switches depending on how the game is written. DiRT 5 displays 60Hz until you switch to 120Hz which then enables the “blurry 4K 120Hz” mode. Borderlands 3 does the same thing. However, some games don’t switch in the settings and instead they switch when you load up the game. This is a problem as it means the game runs the blurry 4K 120Hz mode even if you opt for a resolution or ray tracing mode in the game’s settings.
For example, Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition is blurry all the time even if I turned off 120Hz mode in the game settings. You can’t run ray-tracing mode and 4K 120Hz at the same time but the TV does not switch back to the sharper image mode. If you load a game up and notice it is blurry even if you have the 120Hz mode disabled in the game settings, you may have to switch to “Standard Mode” or “Enhanced Mode (Dolby Vision)” to get around the automatic blur until Sony fixes the mode.
Keep in mind that not all games do this as some of them only switch TV modes when you flick the option to enable 120Hz in the game.As more games rollout the 4K 120Hz across these consoles, you are going to just have pay attention to how they handle enabling and disabling the 120Hz mode. Find out more about the Sony Bravia X9000H here.
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