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PS5 System Software Update 22.01-05.50 Patch Notes Today (July 7)

Bullet Club

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PS5 System Software Update 22.01-05.50 Patch Notes Today (July 7)​


A new firmware version is now available to download

A brand new System Software Update for the PlayStation 5 (PS5), was deployed on July 7. The latest firmware update brings the console to version 22.01-05.50 and includes some new video settings as well as some improvements to system performance.

PlayStation fans have had a busy 24 hours, with Santa Monica Studios finally revealing the release date for their upcoming title, God of War: Ragnarok. Arguably one of the most anticipated titles of the year, Ragnarok launches for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on November 9th.

Now, if you’ve turned on your PS5 console this morning, you’ve likely discovered a brand new System Software Update to download. Here are the official patch notes for the July 7 PS5 update, so you can see exactly what’s new.

PlayStation 5 System Software Update 22.01-05.50 Patch Notes

The latest PS5 System Software Update was deployed on July 7 and comes in at a little over 1GB. According to the official patch notes found on the console, here’s what’s new in the latest update:

For the best PlayStation experience, make sure your PS5 system software is always updated to the latest version. To learn more, see the online user’s guide from (Settings) on your PS5.

Main features in this system software update.
  • If you’re using a TV that supports ALLM (auto low latency mode), you can adjust ALLM settings in [Settings] > [Screen and Video] > [Video Output] > [ALLM].
  • If you select [Automatic], your TV will automatically switch to low-latency mode while playing games.
  • If you select [Off], ALLM won’t be enabled, except during VRR (variable refresh rate) output.
  • This system software update improves system performance.
For more details about this update, please see https://playstation.com/system-software/

Sony is yet to share any further details on the July 7 PlayStation 5 update, but it seems as though all of the changes are detailed in the console’s patch notes. We will be sure to keep you updated on any further announcements by Sony, so stay tuned.

Source: Dualshockers
 

01011001

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great to see the ALLM shit being fixed. such a useless feature to begin with. I get that it's meant for casual users but that's also why it was never a good idea to just enable it without an opt out option
 
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DeepEnigma

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great to see the ALLM shit being fixed. such a useless feature to begin with. I get that it's meant for casual users but that's also why it was never a good idea to just enable it without an opt out option
Refresh my memory, but why would one want this turned off? What were some of the issues?
 

Snake29

Banned
This system software update improves system performance.

This is what I'm looking for, inject it in my veins.

But joking aside, I hope ALLM works now, I dunno if it's my TV or something, but it doesn't work for my PS5.

 

01011001

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Refresh my memory, but why would one want this turned off? What were some of the issues?

it locks image options on some TVs and it's also a completely useless feature for anyone who knows their shit.

all this does is enable game mode on your TV and turn off image enhancements.

the issue being it sometimes locks image settings that do not increase latency, and some TVs can not disable it in their settings. Some LG TVs for example had issues with this since it was implemented

ALLM is really only meant to be a thing for people who don't know what the hell they're doing
 
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rofif

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Nice... nvidia needs to do this.
I hate it because ALLMS switches all tv settings to game optimizer. So having to enable normal audio mode each time is annoying
 

Swift_Star

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Not playing on game mode is a no no for me after experimenting it, so this update does nothing for me. Good for those that want the option though.
 

MaKTaiL

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great to see the ALLM shit being fixed. such a useless feature to begin with. I get that it's meant for casual users but that's also why it was never a good idea to just enable it without an opt out option
ALLM is great when you use your PS5 to also watch movies/series on streaming services. You can set the Movie preset and when you are playing ALLM turns on and brings you low latency but when you open Netflix for example ALLM gets turned off and all picture enhancements are turned on again. That way I don't have to manually switch presets when watching streaming content.
 
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LordOfChaos

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  • If you’re using a TV that supports ALLM (auto low latency mode), you can adjust ALLM settings in [Settings] > [Screen and Video] > [Video Output] > [ALLM].
  • If you select [Automatic], your TV will automatically switch to low-latency mode while playing games.
  • If you select [Off], ALLM won’t be enabled, except during VRR (variable refresh rate) output.

So if you force VRR on for all games, ALLM will also be on all the time regardless?

But it's nice to have this split into a toggle, it seemed like ALLM was making my picture quality a bit worse
 

saintjules

Member
Didn't think about ALLM as an option on the Console.

I guess we'll be hearing from Vincent soon enough


 
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01011001

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ALLM is great when you use your PS5 to also watch movies/series on streaming services. You can set the Movie preset and when you are playing ALLM turns on and brings you low latency but when you open Netflix for example ALLM gets turned off and all picture enhancements are turned on again. That way I don't have to manually switch presets when watching streaming content.

I use my TV's Netflix app not the app on any console, and my TV has image settings saved for each input, including the apps.

so I don't need this.

and even if I did I rather quickly switch off game mode than have a TV setting mess with my image settings.
 

wvnative

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I don't understand the purpose of ALLM. If your a gamer who understands what that means you already have your TV in game mode
 

FUBARx89

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I don't understand the purpose of ALLM. If your a gamer who understands what that means you already have your TV in game mode

Depends really, I have to move my ps5 at times and my main tv forgets that it's a console as soon as I unplug it. So I forget to do it sometimes.
 

Rayderism

Member
As I only use the TV solely for the purpose of gaming, leaving ALLM in automatic is no problem. Game mode is what I have the TV calibrated for anyway. 🤷‍♂️
 
I have a LG B9 TV and have Instant Gaming Response set for the HDMI port that is used to connect my PS5 to the TV. I also use Game mode on my TV.

Since the Spring firmware update, I noticed that my TV constantly displays the Instant Gaming Response pop up in the top-right of my screen whenever I launch or exit a PS5 game, which it never did previously.

If I turn Off ALLM in the PS5 settings then will it change anything for games? I mean I already had low input latency prior to the firmware update that added ALLM anyway and I already use Game mode. The only thing I've noticed with the ALLM firmware update is that the TV will switch to Game mode if, say, I switch to a cinema mode to watch a Netflix or movie disc on my PS5, which I do not do often.

I'm guessing that if I turn off ALLM then I will reduce the Instant Gaming Response pop ups for games that do NOT support VRR but, at least, when I do see this for a PS5 game then I will know that it supports VRR.
 
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MaKTaiL

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I use my TV's Netflix app not the app on any console, and my TV has image settings saved for each input, including the apps.

so I don't need this.

and even if I did I rather quickly switch off game mode than have a TV setting mess with my image settings.
My basic LCD TV's HDR is pretty bad with a very strong ABL when it's on (HDR content gets MUCH darker than SDR because of this). So the PS5 lets me disable HDR for Netflix, etc while the native TV app automatically forces HDR and doesn't let me disable it. That's why I prefer to use PS5 for this. I haven't had any problems with ALLM here. It works just fine.
 
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I've given up on ALLM completely.
It kind of works on the PS5 with my Samsung Q70(2019). Hopefully this update fixes whatever they broke during the VRR update.
It only works on Series X if you turn off the VRR. Once you enable VRR Game mode is always on. No watching any streaming Netflix or Disney on Series X, Failure Xbox.
So I just leave my Series X and PS5 inputs in Game Mode and just use built in TV apps for streaming.
Good Luck on post HDMI 1.3 standards. Nothing has ever worked as intended after 2006.
 
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I don't understand the purpose of ALLM. If your a gamer who understands what that means you already have your TV in game mode
If I only had a button on my remote I could just simply put the tv in game mode whenever I wanted it would not be an issue. But my Samsung Q70 I have to hit menu, scroll to settings, scroll down to TV options, Scroll to HDMI settings, Scroll to Game Mode, Press ON. It's a pain the butt for a tech enthusiast like me. Why Samsung can't you put a simple button for switching it on and off, ONE BUTTON.
OR HDMI consortium, Why can't you get your asses off the golf courses and get your standard right? bunch of do nothings.
 

01011001

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My basic LCD TV's HDR is pretty bad with a very strong ABL when it's on (HDR content gets MUCH darker than SDR because of this). So the PS5 lets me disable HDR for Netflix, etc while the native TV app automatically forces HDR and doesn't let me disable it. That's why I prefer to use PS5 for this. I haven't had any problems with ALLM here. It works just fine.

yo wtf is that TV? why is it forcing HDR? o_O
 

wvnative

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If I only had a button on my remote I could just simply put the tv in game mode whenever I wanted it would not be an issue. But my Samsung Q70 I have to hit menu, scroll to settings, scroll down to TV options, Scroll to HDMI settings, Scroll to Game Mode, Press ON. It's a pain the butt for a tech enthusiast like me. Why Samsung can't you put a simple button for switching it on and off, ONE BUTTON.
OR HDMI consortium, Why can't you get your asses off the golf courses and get your standard right? bunch of do nothings.
Glad I didn't go Samsung when I got a new TV last year
 

MaKTaiL

Member
yo wtf is that TV? why is it forcing HDR? o_O
I didn't explain correctly. It forces HDR ONLY IF the content has HDR, meaning I can't use the SDR version of it. If any content has HDR it automatically uses HDR. You can't opt out of it. It's a LED LG TV from 2018. PS5 allows me to disable HDR so if I open Netflix on it I'll use the SDR version of the content. I plan on getting an OLED this year though but I see no reason to stop using ALLM either way.
 
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Kerotan

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I have ALLM at automatic and VRR enabled on the TV and the console. It won't let me changed the TV's picture mode when in Netflix or YouTube. It says it can't be changed while VRR is enabled.

Do I need a HDMI 2.1 cable? I'm temporarily not using one.
 

blastprocessor

The Amiga Brotherhood
I'm not getting auto download/install of patches during standby, wonder if this will sort it.
 
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