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Leejclark

Hi i own a ps4 but iam really intrested in getting a pro i have a sony kd-55x8507c but have read a few issues people are having connecting to some tvs with pro could anyone advise me into what is the best settings or if my tv is good enough which it should be . Also is there a big difference in graphics between the 4 and the pro

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themcnoisy

@Leejclark most 4k tvs have a computer / game mode in the settings try that first.

As for the graphics the bespoke pro game I've played in Titan fall 2, Infamous second son and ratchet and clank, look way better than on PS4 scrubs. As for none bespoke games they are pretty much the same.

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@Leejclark The main problem with setting up a Pro comes from the type of TV you have. Most 4k HDR TV's need a setting turned on to enable 4k HDR and if this is not enabled, it can limit the settings available on the Pro - things like being able to select 2160p and HDR.

If you only have a 1080p TV, settings are straight forward. As you have a 4k TV though, just make sure you enable the TV (Usually called UHD colour or some variation) for the HDMI port its connected to. In the PS4 Pro settings, just keep it on 'Auto'.

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Kogorn733

Make sure you know which HDMI ports are actually 4K/HDR compatible. Someone mentioned that you have to enable certain settings on your tv for 4k (and this is correct), but for some tvs you can only enable those settings on certain ports--those ports are the ones that are 4k compatible.

I have a 2 year old Samsung Smart tv, for example, and I was only able to enable 4k settings for the first port.

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EdmundAtkins

For some reason, i have a feeling that the XBOX Project Scorpio will have better implementation of the higher resolution games because of the link between PC games and XBOX games. The way i am seeing it, is that the developers basically port the Ultra Settings to PC + XBOX Scorpio, and Medium settings to XBOX One…………i think we are all hoping for un-tethered VR, paired with a new version of the Kinect. I think that Kinect + VR would be a suitable match for each other, and it would finally give people a reason to use their Kinect.

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BAMozzy

@EdmundAtkins Whilst not really related to the topic and possibly better put in https://www.pushsquare.com/forums/retro_and_other_gaming/next_... as this is the thread for all 'general' future console discussion, I don't necessarily agree with you.

Obviously the Scorpio is more powerful - 6tflops vs 4.2tflops, as well as have much higher bandwidth memory and maybe more too (still not officially confirmed to have 12GB). We don't know the CPU other than its an 8core processor - it could be a Jaguar running at 2.1ghz like the Pro for all we know.

Of course that extra power will enable developers to optimise their games differently and the extra grunt can be used to draw more 'native' pixels, but that doesn't mean that they can and will be able to port easier, use higher visual settings and higher resolution. For example IF Horizon:ZD was ported to Xbox and instead of using 2160p Checkerboard, opted to go for a Native 2160p, it doesn't mean that the game could also manage to have the same level of visual settings. Its not 'double the power' so how can it render double the resolution at the same visual settings.

A game like Watchdogs 2 runs at 1800p checkerboard. What this means is that its rendering 2x900p (1800p is 4x 900p) every frame and using information from the previous frame (something that requires some of the power) to pull the right pixels forward to make a full 1800p image before upscaling (enlarging) it to 2160p before sending it to a TV. If the developers opted to keep the same resolution, same frame rate, they could use the extra power to increase the level of visual settings. If they opt to boost resolution, say 2160p Checkerboard, they may still be able to keep the same frame rate and visual settings, may have a bit more power left to increase a setting or two. If they opted to go for full 2160p, chances are, they would have to reduce the visual settings a bit, turn down draw distances ec to keep the frame rate the same. Its not that dissimilar to the PS4/XB1 in terms of GPU power differential. The extra and higher bandwidth RAM is most likely going to help with streaming higher quality textures/assets but in terms of GPU power its around 50% higher - a similar difference between the base PS4 and original XB1. That difference often resulted in a full 1080p on PS4 and 900p on XB1. I can't see it making the difference between a 1800p checkerboard and full native 4k - at most maybe a 2160p checkerboard image instead. 6tflops may sound like a lot - especially in consoles. However in the case of GPU's, its not a lot. The RX480 (stock) can offer 5.5tflops but overclocking can push that over 6tflops - all for £200. Even the top of the range GPU can't offer max settings, full native 4k in every game at all points. The GTX1080ti is ~11tflops (+/-.5) depending on how you clock it. Admittedly PC's are not necessarily optimised purely for games and have to use some performance for background processes. However this shows where GPU's are at - It cost £700+ though and too much for a 'console' but it also indicates the kind of level required to deliver native 4k at 60fps and with high/max settings. The Scorpio is around half that so compromises will need to be made. In simple terms, it should be able to deliver 4k at the same frame rate and visual settings for XB1 exclusives - games like Forza Horizon 3 and Gears 4 both run at 1080/30 (gears campaign is 30fps) so should manage native 4k but not 60fps as well and 'higher' settings - maybe higher textures in line with the resolution boost because of the RAM.

Hope that makes sense. I would be very surprised if it can offer native 4k if the Pro is running checkerboard 2160p or less - not at the same level of settings and frame rate anyway.

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