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#61 DirtyHarry50

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:38 AM

If I had been aware of boost mode coming to the PS4 Pro I would have spent the additional 100 bucks for it but I opted for the PS4 Slim at a hundred less with a physical copy of Uncharted 4 included back in November. Hindsight is always 20/20 as the saying goes. At the time though with no intention of buying a 4K HDR television anytime soon it seemed a waste. On top of that, I see it as a first gen 4K device that will itself be replaced with a new and much better model to compete with the Scorpio in the future which is why for the mostly modest performance gains in existing titles buying one now and selling the slim would cost me more than it is worth I think.
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:45 AM

The performance gains are mostly nothing to write home about with some noteworthy exceptions such as AC: Unity seeing significant improvement. This isn't some game changer that makes everything run at a stable 60 FPS, not even close. In fact, some titles will crash with boost enabled. For an additional 100 bucks though, I would recommend the Pro now for any new purchase even without the 4K HDR tv to use with it.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 02:56 PM

The Pro would be way more killer if it read 4K Blu-rays and could double as a 4K Blu-ray player. Sony not including that was just dumb, dumb, dumb to the power of dumb.

"But mah streams."

AV quality of 4K streaming compared to 4K Blu-ray looks and sounds like compressed ass.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 03:02 PM

View PostFrost, on 21 February 2017 - 02:56 PM, said:

The Pro would be way more killer if it read 4K Blu-rays and could double as a 4K Blu-ray player. Sony not including that was just dumb, dumb, dumb to the power of dumb.

"But mah streams."

AV quality of 4K streaming compared to 4K Blu-ray looks and sounds like compressed ass.

I was extremely unimpressed with Sony for going that route. The cheaper Xbox One S does 4K Blu-Rays. Plus Blu-Ray is Sony's own technology.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 04:06 PM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 21 February 2017 - 03:02 PM, said:

I was extremely unimpressed with Sony for going that route. The cheaper Xbox One S does 4K Blu-Rays. Plus Blu-Ray is Sony's own technology.

I wonder if part of it is DRM issues. I have a Bluray drive in my PC, and bought a 4K/Bluray copy of The Martian because it was just a few bucks more and figured I'd probably upgrade in the near future. But thanks to DRM, you need HDMI 2.0a and Skylake. So, I'd need a new monitor (just got a 4K a few months ago, but it has DisplayPort and HDMI 1.4), graphics card, and CPU. So the only way I'll be watching them in the near future is if the encryption gets cracked and I rip them or something...

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 10:04 PM

Doubtful, since BD DRM and licensing belongs to Sony basically.
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When there's a multiplayer version, I'm going to be on Frost's team. Well, except he doesn't seem to actually need a team...I mean, what's the point? "Hey look, it's Frost and His Merry Gang of Useless Hangers-On!" Or something.