Latest PS5 System Update Forgets to Add Toggle for ALLM, Locks Out Some TV Settings


The latest PS5 system update 22.01- has been frustrating some users who have had some of the settings on their televisions locked out. Due to the update adding Instant Game Response, otherwise known as Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), without a toggle to turn the feature on or off, those who own a specific LG or Sony television have found some of their go-to options grayed out.

Are there any workarounds for ALLM disabling TV settings due to the PS5 system update?

As originally reported, the Instant Game Response feature that was quietly added to the PS5 is actually supposed to be a positive addition. It allows the console to signal the television to automatically switch from cinema mode for watching movies to game mode for reduced input lag. That means the user doesn’t have to go into the television’s menus via remote control to switch modes back and forth.

However, since this PS5 system update forgets to add a toggle to turn Instant Game Response on or off, like the Xbox Series consoles do with the same feature, it has led to several settings on specific televisions to be unavailable. For certain LG televisions, these grayed-out settings include smooth gradation, MPEG noise reduction, real cinema, noise reduction, and black frame insertion, which allows users to play games at 60 FPS on 120 Hz monitors to better perceive motion blur.

Luckily, HDTVTest on YouTube (in the video posted above) has spotted the issue and explains a number of workarounds depending on the type of television impacted. Some LG TVs will allow users to turn off Instant Game Response directly from its internal menus. Other LG TVs will require you to turn off HDMI Deep Color; unfortunately, doing so disables HDR and forces the user to play in SDR at a maximum rate of 60 FPS.

For some Sony televisions, the user will need to switch the external HDMI port from regular “Enhanced format” to “Enhanced format (Dolby Vision).” Once again, though, changing this setting caps the framerate at 60 FPS.

Hopefully, this issue will be resolved in a future PS5 system update, as a toggle for Instant Game Response shouldn’t be difficult to add.

In other news, rumors say that the DualSense controller firmware updater will be coming to PC soon and that the PSVR 2 will likely be released in 2023.

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