Answered Blu ray performance on ps4 pro

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    1. splinters69

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      I realise we didnt get a 4K blu ray player on the new pro but does it do anything to upscale the image from standard blu ray in the same way that blu ray upscales DVD?
       
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      I don't think so, no. I watched a blu-ray on it a couple of night ago and it played without any problems, but the PQ wasn't astounding.
       
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      Is blu-ray playback worse on the Pro compared to the standard ps4?
       
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      Seemed about the same to me...
       
    6. splinters69

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      Watched a 3d blu for the first time on my Sony set and was blown away but thats likely down to the quality of the film and the TV rather than the PS4 Pro. However, it does show as 4K resolution when I press info on the TV.
       
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      i watch blu's all the time on my ps4 fat. 3d also looks great. is it worth getting a seperate blu ray and would i see vast picture differences? i'm not 4K.
       
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      Apparently the PS3 is a better blu-ray player than either the PS4 OG or Pro. A good quality standalone would be better than all but you start to get into marginal gains.
       
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      umm, I thought that. my bro in law has a expensive stand a lone player and if i'm honest, might be my eyesight, but I couldn't see any improvement.
       
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      I watched a 4K blu on the new Xbox this week. PQ was good but not a massive jump and the playback was jerky.
       
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      As far as I am aware, there should be little to no difference in the image quality from a PS4 OG, PS4 Pro or standalone Blu-ray player if all setup identical. The differences are in the audio capabilities that standalone players bring.
       
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      Why would that be the case? Honest question, is there a technical reason?
       
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      No reason, just heard rumours.
       
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      There will be fook all difference between the Blu-ray player on PS3 PS4 pro and a stand alone. This is coming from someone who had all of the above. They are digital signals 99% of Blu-ray players will look the same the real expensive ones usual just add other features aswell as build quality
       
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      There should be no difference. You have zeros and ones on a disk. They are read by a laser, passed through a computer, then kicked out the HDMI at the back. Again as zeros and ones.

      That's It, and it's the same as whether that's a PS3, PS4, X-Box or a dedicated player.

      There may be differences elsewhere. A dedicated player might have a smoother disk drawer, a quieter fan or none, a nicer operating system or a nicer remote but in terms of reading bits off disk, passing it through a chip and then sending it out a HDMI there's no difference.

      Don't fall into WHF's trap where for some strange reason they gave the X-Box One X's UHD playback a poor review. How can a chip in a box read numbers badly?
       
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      Just upgraded to a 4K TV and getting some odd behaviour from my PS4 Pro.

      I currently have it connected to my receiver which is HDMI 2.0 so can passthrough 4K but no HDR, in my PS4 settings I left it set to Auto but manually could select up to 4K (YUV420) and was getting the dashboard in 4K and when I watched a DVD it too was being upscaled to 2160p but all this changed Tuesday when I hooked up the Xbox One X directly to the TV as I had to change the HDMI mode on the TV from standard to Enhanced in order for all the different modes to be supported but now the PS4 dash is only being display in 1080p and in the system settings both the 4K options are greyed out however when I tried watching a Blu-ray my TV is reporting a resolution of 3840x2160p

      Can anyone explain what is going on and why enabling Enhanced mode on the TVs HDMI inputs has caused the previously available 4K option on the PS4 to now be greyed out.
       
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      from what i can gather enhanced HDMI mode enables 4k 50/60 and HDR as your Receiver doesn't support HDR maybe it's conflicting i can't think of any other reason for the issue.

      if you haven't already try disabling enhanced mode and then manually setting up the PS4 disable HDR on it just have it set to 4k then re-enable enhanced mode on the TV see if that does the trick other than that i can't think of what else to do.
       
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      I changed the TV from enhanced back to standard and the 4K YUV420 setting was selectable on the PS4 again but as soon as I put the TV back to Enhanced it’s back to 1080p on the dashboard but DVDs and BDs are being upscaled and output as 4K, very weird.
       
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      I did see a review of the Xbox One X 4K HDR playback and aparently there is a software issue causing very washed out HDR images on the console at the moment.

      I think Microsoft are aware of the issue and will be fixing with a patch but I must admit the comparison between the Xbox and a standalone Panasonic 4K BR player on the same screen were night and day.
       
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      They are not only aware but having already released the fix for those in the beta programme so shouldn't be long before everyone has it.
       
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      Hi All,

      Im after some advice.

      I currently have a PS3, which I play sometimes.
      It is mainly used for the DVD/Blu-Rays for the kids.
      I also have a new 4K arriving next week. (Samsung 49MU7000)
      As well as this, I have a £190 gift card for John Lewis.

      My question is, should I buy a 4K Blu-Ray player, or a PS4 /PS4 Pro?
      The Blu-Ray player I am looking at it is Samsung UBD-K8500 priced @£180
      I am happy to spend a bit more, but what would be better for playing DVD/Blu-Ray films?
      Can I play my PS3 games on the PS4?
       
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      FYI the PS4 isn’t a 4K UHD player and no a PS4 can’t play PS3 discs.
       
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      @Indiana Jones
      Thanks for the feedback.
      Would the PS4 be better than the PS3 for DVD/blu-ray?
      Was thinking of getting the ps4 non-pro, as it is only a little more than a dedicated player.
      Basically John Lewis have given me vouchers to buy a blu-ray player, (whixh should have come with my new TV, but didn't) so I could get a ps4.
       
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      I have both and never noticed a difference not should there be. Both can read the zeros and ones from a disk and turn it into a film.
       
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      Thanks all, for the feedback.
       
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      I get a very dark image using the bluray player on my PS4 and PS4 Pro, using the same picture settings as Xbox One's S or standalone bluray player.

      So we don't use either PS4 for bluray.
       
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      You have the wrong RGB range setting.
      Video Output Settings | PlayStation®4 User's Guide
       
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      Tried changing all the settings, still a much darker picture.
       
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      There wont be any difference if you dont pay attention on player as a audio source for bluray concerts
       
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      Sounds like your Amp is not HDR compatible?
      You need to switch off HDR on the PS4Pro. It should work fine then.
      Also, if you do pick up a HDR amp, bear in mind passthrough can be hit and miss depending on your cables.
      Despite having the correct HDMI I found my amp would either not perform a passthrough, or it would, but then fail when i stopped a HDR game and went to a none HDR game. The problems lied within the cables not being good enough. However connecting the pro directly to the TV with the same cable and using optical to the amp (not ideal) fixed my problem.
       
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      Oh I know its definitely not HDR compatible (was shocked to discover it could even passthrough 4K at all) and the PS4 won't even let me enable HDR its just weird that with the TVs HDMI set to standard I can get 4K but when I set the HDMI to Enhanced which is required to get the Xbox One X to display in 4K/HDR it won't go any higher than 1080p on the dashboard but when watching a DVD or BD it outputs 4K.
       

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