Setting up the PlayStation VR is a relatively simple process, but there are a few things you need to do in order to make sure it’s working properly. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps necessary to get your PlayStation VR up and running.
How To Setup Playstation VR
Make sure that your TV and PS4 are off before you start setting up the PlayStation VR. You will need to set up your PlayStation VR if you purchased the PS4 with it.
1. Connect the PSVR processor to your TV. This is why it’s best to use a longer HDMI cable than the one that came with your PS4.
2. Connect the PS Camera and the PS4. Sony recommends that the camera be placed at least 1.4m (approximately 4 feet 7 inches) above the ground.
3. The supplied HDMI cable (labeled 1) connects the PSVR unit with the back of the PS4 console. The USB cable (labeled 2) connects the PSVR unit with the front of the console.
4. To attach the processor unit (labeled #3), use the AC power cord. Keep the PS4 connected to an outlet.
How to Connect PS VR: CUH-ZVR1
- The CUHZVR1 VR headset cable also includes an inline remote. It has a power button. Connect your headphones to the remote by finding the headphones jack.
- Attach the two PSVR HDMI connector cables (labeled #4). To do this, slide the VR HDMI port (the entire right-side section of the VR processor) back to expose sockets. Then match the four PS symbols with their counterparts on cables and slide the port cover back in place.
- Connect the PSVR HDMI cable at the other end to the headset cable (labeled #5) and match the symbols.
- First, turn on your TV, then your PS4. After both devices have been powered on, turn on your PS4 and then the TV. Then, use the power button on your inline remote to fire up the PSVR. When the headband is ready for use, the blue lights at the top of it will light up.
- The system will prompt you to update or download your PlayStation VR Device Software. This will require an internet connection, but it shouldn’t take too long.
- To properly configure and optimize your VR headset, read and follow the instructions on the screen.
How to Connect VR: CUHZVR2
- The CUHZVR2 VR headset cable doesn’t include an inline remote or a headphones jack but instead features the jack on your headband. Connect your headphones to the headphones jack.
- Inject the two PSVR headset cables, labeled #4, into the processor unit. The CUHZVR2 model does not have a sliding cover for its port like the CUHZVR1 model. Match the four PS symbols found on each plug with the ones on the processor unit.
- Turn on the TV, then the PS4. After the devices have powered up, switch on the PSVR by pressing the power button. The blue lights at the top of your headband will indicate that the device is ready.
- To properly configure and optimize your VR headset, follow the instructions on the screen.
How to Position The Camera
When tracking movement, the PlayStation VR only uses one camera. It is crucial that it is correctly positioned. The camera’s height and the angle from which it is positioned have a significant impact on the field of view it can see.
The camera should be at the same height as your head so that you can see the headset while you are wearing it. The camera might not be able to recognize the DualShock and PlayStation Move controllers if it is pointed upward. It is recommended that you tilt the camera slightly downward.
This is especially useful if you live in a small space. The camera’s view field is like a flashlight shining into your bedroom; it is also cone-shaped. Because the camera’s field is smaller than it was before, you will be able to stand closer to your TV. In smaller rooms, where you need to be closer to the TV, a lower field of vision is advantageous. Because the lowest point that the camera can see is closer to the TV, it is more effective. The image below shows how angling your camera downward can move the red-shaded region closer.
The recommended distance between your TV and you are at least seven feet. However, if you tilt the camera down, this distance can be decreased.
It’s important to not stand too close. There’s a sweet spot. Although the camera can see up slightly, if you are too close to it, it won’t be capable of seeing your head.
The PlayStation Camera should not be placed in direct sunlight. Strong light sources can interfere with the camera’s ability to track objects. Avoid infrared lamps and other sources of light. If possible, cover any light sources that are visible during play.
Tips to a Better PSVR Experience
Once you have your system up and running, it is time to make adjustments. Although PSVR works fine out of the box, it won’t work in dark environments like 12 ft. by 12 ft. caves.
There are several ways to make things run smoothly when you put on your headset next time.
Clear out your play area. This is especially important if you don’t have a lot of space. You should move any lamps, vases or other breakables that are within striking distance of your feet. The headset reduces your visibility so that you can see what’s around you.
It is important to have a good headset fit. The adjustment mechanism allows you to make sure the headset fits comfortably without pressing too hard. If the image is unclear, you can reposition it.
If things are still unclear, manually adjust the interpupillary distance (IPD). Follow the steps in Settings > Devices > PlayStationVR > Measure Eye to-Eye Distance.
You must ensure that the tracking lights have been set up properly. Follow the prompts on-screen to adjust tracking lights.
Make sure to clean the PSVR lenses. No matter how much you try to keep them clean, they will get dirty. Use a microfiber cloth to clean them. Use a microfiber cloth to clean them.
All devices can be charged at once. DualShock 4 controllers hold a charge quite well, while PlayStation Move controllers don’t. To avoid disappointment, make sure that they are fully charged before you use them. It’s not fun.
You should take frequent breaks. Even though you might not want it when you are in the middle of the action, taking a break every 30 to 45 minutes is advisable.
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1. Is it easy to set up PS4 VR?
Sony made it simple to connect a PSVR to the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 4 Pro.
2. PSVR on PS5 is better than PSVR?
The PSVR runs slower than on the PS5. The PS5’s increased power is not necessary to be used with the PSVR headset. It offers the same experience and features as the PS4 Pro.
3. How can I calibrate my VR?
To update your playspace, hold down the start key. You should hear your watch buzz and be asked if you’d like to perform a full-height calibration. You can navigate to a full recalibration by yourself via the watch menu > Settings > Experience > choose Recalibrate Room
From the above-mentioned points, you can set up your Playstation VR. If you have any queries or problems related to this article, then please do leave a comment in the comment section below. Lucidcam will try to get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for taking the time to read!