We suppose that the PlayStation 4 was already the world's most powerful console, so the PS4 Pro doesn't get that many bragging rights. Then again, with double the GPU power, the supercharged system is a bit of a beast. And, in case you weren't paying attention, it's out today. Like, right now. As in, you can literally go in a shop and buy it this second – assuming there's enough stock.
We really like the new console: it looks and feels premium, brings some big visual improvements to existing PS4 titles, and is sure to futureproof the platform for years to come. While there's a bit of inconsistency in the way that games support it right now, we're sure that things will even out as we head into 2017 and beyond.
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You can check out our review of the console, alongside lots of supporting content, through here. But have you already picked up the platform? Are you still debating whether to purchase it? And do you have any burning questions regarding the box? Flaunt your additional horsepower in the comments section below.
Can't wait, why is GAME not calling me yet that it's ready to be picked up...
One thing that's not clear, is that Sony say to use the enclosed HDMI cable to connect to the TV for the best picture, but since it's going through PSVR which, if any should one change? I just used existing and there doesn't seem to the a problem, but...
Mine arrives tomorrow just hope the transfering data doesnt take long.
@B-I-G-DEVIL How much have you got to copy across?
I'm not getting one yet. Two reasons: one, Christmas is coming and my fiance, niece and nephew need gifts more than I need the Pro. Two, I really want to see how well supported the Pro is before dropping 350 bones on it. No point getting one if third parties are going to ignore it. Now, most devs are saying they will, but they also said that about the Wii U and the ps move. Time will tell.
@Drawfull apologies for the double post, but in my experience (ex install tech for Virgin Media) unless the jacks are a different size on the pro, you can use any hdmi cable you like with zero difference in quality.
I have two PS4's I won a 20th Anniversary and that is almost full so I'm going to move a few games off there manually , after my entire launch 500gb console which is full is done transfering and then I'm selling my launch ps4.
Can finally use folders properly though once I've done all that. Just going to be time consuming for the manual part as my internet is slow.
Re transfers: I've 99 minutes to go to transfer everything, so for me it's looking like 2.5-3 hours for 750 gb.
Should get mine in about two hours. That said won't even get to set it up till after work.
Game have a good deal. PS4 PRO, Dishounered 2, Fallout 4, The Division, Now Tv 3 month pass Just £399 best bundle I have seen.
Sold out in pretty much everywhere near me, may wait till Black Friday.
Quick question about transfer data between PS4's, could I just transfer the game saves, then just reinstall my games like you do if you delete them and want to replay them?
@PlaytendoGuy Yes, I think so. There's a screen that shows what will be xferd and the options have tick boxes. I did everything, so didn't actually try but it should work.
Got mine just dl'n BF1 now Look's niceee none of that black shiny plastic anymore I hated that, it's all in a nice matt finish. Not played owt on it yet waiting for stuff to download.
@SnowstormX That's really good.
Just pick mine up and got home. Unpacking in 30 seconds I hope
@get2sammyb Am I right in thinking that the Pro has 5ghz capabilities for the Internet? The only reason I ask is because I have it connected via lan and was expecting speeds to be around the 200mbps like my smartphone. My question is, will my wired option automatically connect to the 2ghz channel meaning, in theory, a wireless connection to the 5ghz via WiFi will be a faster connection speed?
It doesn't work properly / without a load of messing about with 2016 LG 4k sets:
http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/Consoles-Peripherals/PS4-Pro-with-4K-HDR-TV-no-picture-only-sound/td-p/46033633 - Don't know if this is on Sony or LG, but it's not the future.
Probably worthy of pointing out @get2sammyb
@blakey78 It does, yes.
@Drawfull Interestingly, will look into this.
HDR doesn't work at all on my Samsung (6) 6300. It works on my PC, but not on my Pro. I thought it was the Pro until I did more research, a lot more research. Apparently my TV uses an inferior quality HDR 10 that doesn't use Full Dynamic Range and 'true' Deep Color Output... Which wasn't specified when I bought my TV. So that really sucks. Not my Pro's fault though. That is entirety on Samsung; if it doesn't use HDR Premium do not put it on the box! If you are planning on buying a 4K TV for use with the Pro. Do yourself a favor and do not buy a Series 6 Samsung TV. They will not work like you think.
Other than that I'm enjoying it a lot. I've been playing a bit of Smite and Hitman and everything looks so crisp, clear, and clean. Barely any jaggies at all. And the noise? Nonexistent. I'm going to try out my PS VR later today after my stomach settles from my stressful morning (Thanks Samsung!). I'm happy to say my Pro has met my expectations! It's a fantastic value just don't expect the HDR function to work like it does on PC. Because it does not.
Wow lot of problems with new tvs . About hdr10 . I think tv should support hdr10 or Dolby vision. There's nothing between. It should communicate with ps4 right way. Try tv hdmi settings. I had it set by default to 4:2:0 try 4:4:4 or similar. It should then be able to receive hdr signal from hdmi port you configured. But anyway if you don't have oled or quantum dot screen there is not big hdr effect because all other screens use ips or va variant of screen, so they are technically 8bit with some 10bit interpolation. I personally have philips 6561 and hdr is visible but mainly as wider gamut . There isn't so much difference in contrast.
I don't really understand why on pc hdr should work better.
Samsung KU series don NOT have UHD Premium on the box. Only the KS Series does. I have explained over and over again on multiple threads as well as in the Forums that ONLY TV's with the 'UHD Premium' logo are HDR10. I believe only 2/3 Sony TV's are good enough to meet HDR10 standards but Sony didn't put them forward for 'official' accreditation - the Sony 900 series and ZD9. Panasonics DX902 is the only Panasonic to offer HDR10 standards and LG only offers HDR10 with its OLEDs.
HDR10 standards have been known a while now - not as long as a lot of these TV's have been out but long before MS announced the XB1s would offer HDR10 and that was announced at E3. Sony only mentioned HDR with any of its consoles in September.
My Samsung KS8000 works perfectly with the PS4 Pro. All the settings (4k (3840x2160p) HDR) are as I expect. My TV is receiving a 4k signal and pictures look fantastic - pin sharp!
True 10bit needs a true 10bit panel - not an 8bit panel with 10bit dithering. Wide colour gamut uses REC2020, not REC709 (SDR). These are at least as important as the Peak Brightness and dark black level (that gives the much larger contrast ratio that HDR offers). Most cheap TV's only offer a bit of an extended contrast ratio and clam HDR - but won't get UHD Premium accreditation!
I am loving my Pro - can't wait to see Horizon, Days Gone, Mass Effect etc in higher resolution HDR!!
Awesome to hear it's out. Now to wait a year for the price to drop .
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