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Chaoslink1

I have a question, I was thinking about buying my favorite movies on blu ray for better quality since i've only ever had dvd's and I don't have a blu ray player but I do have a ps4 which i know can play blu rays. Do blu rays look good on ps4? Is it just like any other blu ray player in terms of quality? Just wondering. Thanks in advance

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Other than not being 4k blu ray compatible, it is an excellent blu ray player.

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kyleforrester87

I've never had any issue with it, but I've honestly never used a Bluray player that wasn't built into a PS3 or a PS4 so I can't compare it with anything. If you're very particular about playback you'd probably want to do some research regarding the best player but no complaints with the PS4 from me, other than it not being UHD compatible. Overall having the best TV and setting it up correctly would be more important, I'd assume.

Would be interesting to hear from anyone if higher end dedicated players do offer any visual improvements, though?

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Chaoslink1

I dont have any issue with the ps4 not being uhd or 4k compatible cuz i dont have a ps4 pro or a 4k screen and i've seen online that it's supossedly one of the best blu ray players among the xbox one

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it's a pretty good DVD/blu-ray player i found as i have never had a issue, same with the XB1 blu-ray actually

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No but it's a great CD player..

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kyleforrester87

Well I looked it up on WhatHiFi, see below. Looks like a dedicated high quality player has its benefits. For me personally I've only ever used consoles to play BR discs so I guess I don't know what I'm missing. I do know I'm not always ecstatic about the quality of some of the movies I watch but that might be a production issue. Note that it says no 3D BR support but that's not true, it must have been patched in and this review is probably for a launch PS4. Maybe newer firmware has introduced other changes too.

So, it won’t play 3D Blu-rays or CDs. But how does it perform with what it can play? More than adequately – but not a patch on a dedicated player. It gives away sharpness, dynamic colour and overall detail.

Motion isn’t handled quite as smoothly either. Our PS4 could also be a little noisy in operation, too.

But in isolation the picture is perfectly watchable. There’s little sign of noise, colours are presented faithfully and the level of insight is adequate. DVD pictures are less impressive.

The drop in quality is obvious, but the difference between DVDs on the PS4 and a dedicated machine are more obvious. Again, there’s nothing too off-putting, but lines are softer and there’s a drop in detail.

Sonically, it sounds a little less substantial, too.

It can output high-def Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 soundtracks via HDMI or digital optical, but you don’t get the same power and weight to heavy-hitting effects when watching bombastic blockbusters like Pacific Rim, nor are voices as expressive – even if dialogue is perfectly clear.

Again, it’s a trade-off for the extra features but if this will be your main disc-spinner, it’s a good budget player and no more.

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It plays both Blu rays and DVD very well.

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Console Bluray players are perfectly functional and work well. You won't find these as the primary player in an audiophiles set-up though. A dedicated player is generally lot quieter in operation, often loads quicker and can looker sharper and play smoother with better sound reproduction too (more obvious if you use external sound sources rather than the TV's built in speakers). They often have more connectivity options - analogue sound outputs for example too. Of course that's if you buy a high-end dedicated player but these can be as much (or more) than a console.

That being said, for most people a consoles Bluray is more than adequate for their needs. The PQ is often better than the broadcast/streamed quality so its still better than the 'normal' standard of their viewing. The noise of the disc spinning and console fans isn't always noticeable or distracting and the sound quality is adequate for most peoples systems - they don't have a high-end Dolby Atmos or even 7.1 surround sound system.

I have a DVD home theatre system and watching DVD's on this is almost on a par with Blurays - its got great upscaling and virtually silent in operation. It was my preferred way to watch DVD's and the sound was richer than Blurays on my Console played through the Home Theatre system. I would always buy a dedicated system over a console for watching Blurays BUT I can make do with a console if money is tight or for the occasional use. It really depends on whether you watch Blurays all the time or whether you watch them now and again - if its the former, its worth buying a dedicated player for but if its the latter, a console could be more than adequate.

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PS4 works like any other blu ray player, so yes

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The PS4 is as good as any other Blu-Ray player I've experienced, and works smoothly for me, as I watch quite a lot on there. It may depend on what PS4 you have though? I've got the standard 1TB version, but it may be different on other types.

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kyleforrester87

@TheLZdragon: I don't doubt that one bit, it's fine for me too. Just saying that from what I have read it does seem that the PS4 player is simply "adequate".

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BAMozzy

@TheLZdragon: The PS4 Bluray works in playing the content and sound. However if you want the best picture and sound quality with virtually silent operation and many more connections and sound output options including Dolby Atmos and DTS-X then you wouldn't watch Blurays on a console. Its Adequate for most general use and it does the job but a dedicated player is (generally) better. A camera on a phone can take decent pictures and be adequate for most peoples needs but a dedicated camera is better. You won't find a 'console' being used as a bluray player in an audiophiles set-up even though they may have a console connected but that doesn't mean its terrible or unusable.

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If anything, the only thing that bothers me is the annoying 'controls'. Circle to pause or something like that? I ended up buying the remote control for movies.

In terms of a dedicated player vs the PS4, I have a hard time believing there is a noticeable difference in standard 1080p Bluray quality. I could see benefits from more sophisticated DVD upscalers, but in terms of a better actual viewing experience on a normal Bluray, I'm skeptical at best.

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Woogy

A dedicated player will render more impressive results as that is its sole purpose - to play blu rays.

I have a Pro & if you set the resolution output to Automatic & rely on the TV to upscale then you'll see a more impressive picture from your films.

In fact, my TV (a Panasonic TX-58DX902) picks up the signal from the Pro as 4.4.4 chroma sub-sampling & so allows me to use an option called "4K Pure Direct" within the TV's menu & the image displayed has made me pause before purchasing a dedicated UHD player. The picture is that good.

Rather than me start a whole new thread I wonder if someone with a Pro can help please? I've moved home & misplaced the UK power lead. I've ordered a replacement but, it's a generic lead & I need confirmation of the fuse size please.

I suspect it's 5amp but, need to be certain.

Cheers in advance.

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@kyleforrester87 Cheers mate .

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