Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Feature Article

PlayStation 4 Pro Review

A more future-proof PS4.

Update: This is our PS4 Pro review. For more information on the PS4 Slim, check out our coverage here. Related: Console Specs Compared.

The PlayStation 4 Pro represents a new move for Sony. While the company has refreshed many of its consoles before, the PS4 Pro marks the first time a mid-generational design has received a significant boost in processing power. Sony says that the Pro was primarily designed to take advantage of burgeoning 4K TVs, but is it powerful enough? More importantly, is it worth it? Let’s find out.

What’s in the Box?

Before I dive into the PS4 Pro’s tech specs, let’s take a look at what comes inside the box. Aside from the console, the package includes a mono headset, HDMI cable, DualShock 4 controller, USB charging cable, and an AC power cord. The PS4 Pro uses a thicker, two-pronged power cable this time around and measures about 60 inches in length. This is roughly 20 inches shorter than the PS4 Slim’s equivalent.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Design

One of the first things you’ll notice about the PS4 Pro is that its 11.6x2.1x12-inches chassis is big. At 7.2 pounds, it’s also quite heavy. In terms of aesthetics, it maintains the PlayStation 4’s slanted design but opts to use the PS4 Slim's more rounded corners as opposed to the original model’s sharper edges. It also uses the Slim’s matte black finish. The console has a new power LED light bar on the front, which starts on the left and trails off to the right. Coupled with the light bar are physical power and eject buttons.

No Caption Provided

The Pro sort of looks like a PS4 Slim stacked on top of the original PS4, and it has two slits that go around the chassis. The optical drive is located on the top slit, and speaking of it, despite being a 4K-capable system, the Pro doesn’t support 4K Blu-ray discs. This is an odd, unfortunate omission, which slightly detracts from the package. Luckily, the PS4 Pro will be able to stream 4K HDR video from apps like Netflix and YouTube.

One of the first things you’ll notice about the PS4 Pro is that its 11.6x2.1x12-inches chassis is big.

In terms of ports, the Pro brings back the optical S/PDIF, which was removed from the PS4 Slim. In addition to the two USB 3.1 ports on the front, the Pro offers a third USB 3.1 port on the back, which pairs well with PlayStation VR, since the separately available headset takes up a port. Other inputs on the back include HDMI, AUX, and Ethernet. The Pro also exhausts heat through vents on the back.

No Caption Provided

Like the original PS4 and PS4 Slim before it, the Pro model has an integrated power supply, which saves you the trouble of figuring out where to position a bulky external power brick. On top of the unit is a reflective silver PlayStation logo, and tucked underneath the console are little rubber feet modeled after the PlayStation button logos.

The Pro doesn’t support 4K Blu-ray discs. This is an odd, unfortunate omission.

Specs

Underneath the hood, the PlayStation 4 Pro features the following tech specs:

  • CPU: x86-64 AMD "Jaguar," 8 cores clocked at 2.1GHz
  • GPU: 4.2 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon-based graphics clocked at 911MHz with 36 compute units
  • Memory: GDDR5 8GB + 1GB DRAM
  • Storage size: 1TB hard drive
  • External dimensions: Approx. 295x55x327 mm/11.6x2.1x12.8 in (width x height x length)
  • Blu-ray/DVD Drive: Blu-ray × 6 CAV, DVD × 8 CAV
  • Input/Output: Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen.1) port × 3, AUX port × 1
  • Networking: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)×1, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE)
  • Power: AC 100V, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: Max. 310W
  • AV Output: HDMI out port (supports 4K/HDR), optical port

The faster graphics processing unit is arguably the most significant boost the PS4 Pro offers. The GPU is based on AMD’s new Polaris microarchitecture, which the graphics-card manufacturer debuted with its Radeon RX 480 GPU. Its 911MHz frequency is 14 percent higher than the original model's equivalent. It also offers twice the number of compute units with 36 CUs and features 4.2 teraflops of performance, which is 2.28 times as much as the original PS4.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

The console itself still offers 8GB of GDDR5 memory, which it shares with the CPU, but Sony has also added 1GB of DRAM for the CPU. This allows the x86-based processor to run the operating system and streaming video applications at 4K. This extra DRAM also frees up some of the faster GDDR5 memory for the GPU.

The CPU is still an eight-core Jaguar AMD processor, but its frequency has been raised from 1.6GHz to 2.1GHz, which amounts to a 31 percent boost.

The PS4 Pro also comes with a larger 1TB hard drive--though it’s unfortunately still the slower 5,400rpm variety as opposed to the slightly faster 7,200rpm equivalent. Luckily, you can still swap out the HDD for a solid-state drive, and because the Pro supports the SATA III interface, SSDs installed in the console can now reach up to 6Gbps speeds. This is double the frequency of the original PS4’s SATA II interface.

Graphical Enhancements

The main reason to get excited about the PS4 Pro is the prospect of better graphics. The new console is completely backward-compatible with the existing library of PS4 games, and some titles will receive graphical enhancements on the Pro. Some games may use the extra processing power to bolster frame rates, while others may render at a higher resolution. Some games may run natively at 4K, but Sony says the majority of games will use a 4K upscaling technique the company calls checkerboard rendering, essentially a 4K rendering shortcut that isn’t as taxing on hardware. It’s not quite as sharp as native 4K, but it does look surprisingly close.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Checkerboard rendering is not quite as sharp as native 4K, but it does look surprisingly close.

PS4 games will not receive Pro enhancements out of the box, however. Developers will have to patch their games to take advantage of the Pro’s extra processing power. Sony asserts that patching a title to implement checkerboard rendering isn’t too time-intensive, but it’s unclear how many titles will support the upscaling technique moving forward, since Sony doesn’t require developers to implement the feature. Developers can actually use the extra power as they see fit. Instead of cranking up the resolution, developers may choose to increase graphical fidelity, offer improved frame rates, or use better anti-aliasing techniques. This means the Pro could bolster visuals at 1080p. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, for instance, uses super-sampling anti-aliasing to mitigate jaggy edges on regular HD displays.

Visual Analysis

To analyze the visual enhancements that the PS4 Pro offers, I compared it against a PS4 Slim. The Slim replaces the original PS4, and while it might look a little different from the 2013 model, it carries the same GPU and CPU horsepower.

I hooked up both PlayStations to different HDMI inputs on the same TV: a 55-inch 4K high-dynamic range (HDR) display. I gathered two copies of every PS4 Pro-enhanced game that I could get copies of and quickly switched between the two inputs to conduct visual A/B tests. Both HDMI inputs were calibrated to look exactly the same. Because the PS4 Pro can also bolster 1080p graphics, I also connected both systems to a 55-inch 1080p TV and similarly analyzed the visual differences there.

While the PS4 Pro will support 4K HDR video streaming via apps like Netflix and Youtube, 4K HDR versions of these PlayStation apps won’t release until the console launches on November 10. At the time of this writing, only a handful of games support PS4 Pro enhancements. The games I tested included Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, The Last of Us, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, and Infamous: Second Son.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

You sometimes have to stand still and look for these visual differences, since they aren't huge graphical improvements, but the main takeaway here is that the PS4 Pro offers a clearer image overall.

With both PlayStations hooked up to the 4K TV, I noticed that the Pro offered slightly better textures in the remastered version of Modern Warfare. The Pro made it a bit easier to make out the individual hair follicles on an NPC’s beard, for instance. The Pro also allows the game to support a dynamic resolution that scales up to 4K, which helps mitigate some aliasing issues. Flickering fences on the Slim looked clean and stable on the Pro, for instance. Text on distant posters strewn about the game’s opening training area were also unreadable on the Slim, but were legible on the Pro. You sometimes have to stand still and look for these visual differences, since they aren't huge graphical improvements, but the main takeaway here is that the PS4 Pro offers a clearer image overall.

When I hooked up both consoles to our 1080p TV, I couldn’t tell much of a difference, unfortunately. Since the PS4 Slim already runs the game at 60 frames per second, it’s already hitting the TV’s 60Hz refresh rate limit, so I wasn’t able to gauge any frame-rate improvements.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

With both systems hooked up to the 4K TV, I noticed slightly richer textures on the Pro. For instance, I could more easily see fibrous textures on clothing. The game also has better anti-aliasing with edges that look less pixelated. They’re not huge improvements, but the Pro once again offers more clarity and less noise than the Slim on the 4K TV.

When I hooked up both systems to our 1080p TV, I was able to see better AA and slightly sharper textures from the Pro, but they weren’t as noticeable at this resolution.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor offers different graphical enhancement options with the Pro. One option allows you to favor resolution. This dynamically scales the game’s resolution up to 4K and smooths out unwanted jaggies. Once again, the Pro’s video quality looked clearer at 4K as a result.

When the Pro runs Shadow of Mordor on a 1080p TV with resolution favored, it switches to a super-sampling anti-aliasing mode to render the game at a higher-than-1080p resolution and then shrinks the image down to 1080p. This does a decent job of making a regular HD display appear sharper than it actually is.

Alternatively, Shadow of Mordor also has a setting that allows you to favor quality. This forces the game to run at 1080p, regardless of the display, but it increases graphical fidelity. Unfortunately, outside of extra wrinkles on faces, I couldn’t notice any other visual enhancements.

The Last of Us

The Last of Us has been updated to support HDR, and while the original PS4 and PS4 Slim models now support HDR via a recent firmware update, the PS4 Pro still made the game’s colors look much richer and lusher.

As the game opens, it takes place in a dimly lit bedroom at night. Playing the game on the PS4 Pro, you can clearly see a green poster on one of the walls with legible words written on it. On the Slim, it’s hard to even see the green poster, let alone the words--it's completely blanketed in darkness.

The Pro made the game’s colors look much richer and lusher.

Textures also look much sharper with the Pro. For instance, the small text on book spines is easily readable, whereas it looks like illegible smudge stains on the Slim. The Pro also offers slightly better anti-aliasing; characters’ hair look slightly less jagged here.

The Pro also mitigates some aliasing issues at 1080p as well, though it isn’t as prominent on the HD display.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 offers the most disappointing visual enhancements out of my A/B tests. It offers marginally better AA at 4K, and even then, you have you really get up right in front of the TV to notice. The effects were even less impressive at 1080p.

Infamous: Second Son

Infamous Second Son is the last title that I analyzed. The game supports HDR, and color is the most notable difference here. Hues on the PS4 Pro version looked much more realistic and lifelike. Colors on the Slim, in comparison, looked a little too exaggerated and cartoony. It appears that the Pro’s ability to produce a wider color gamut allows the game to offer more subtle, granular tones. Looking up at the sky in the Pro version of the game, I noticed pink streaks of light fill out the clouds. This beautiful effect wasn’t as prominent on the Slim.

Hues on the PS4 Pro version looked much more realistic and lifelike.

Second Son’s black levels also look much darker on the Pro--almost too dark. For instance, protagonist Delsin Rowe often fades into blackness in dimly lit walkways. In general, playing through Second Son on the Pro makes it seem like you’re playing the game at a slightly later time of day.

This color difference surprisingly crossed over to our non-HDR 1080p TV as well. The Pro again made colors look much more lifelike and warm here, but details and textures once again were lost in ultra-dark shadows.

Noise, Heat, Power Consumption, and Boot Times

The original PS4 featured a very loud optical disc drive. While the PS4 Pro’s ODD is certainly audible, it’s not obnoxiously loud. The system, in general, is pretty quiet.

The heat signature was captured with a Flir One thermal imaging camera.
The heat signature was captured with a Flir One thermal imaging camera.

It can get warm, however. Firing up the Last of Us, the Pro’s temperature rose to 46.1 degrees Celsius (114.9 degrees Fahrenheit), which puts it in line with the original PS4 model’s temperatures. Interestingly, judging from our thermal imaging scan below, most of the heat is segmented to the back half of the console. It gets particularly warm right above the PlayStation logo.

In terms of power draw, the console draws around 75 watts sitting in the operating system. When I booted up The Last of Us, it went up to the mid 140s. This again puts it inline with the original PS4 and is pretty impressive, considering the Pro is more powerful and has a PSU that’s rated up to 310 watts.

The PS4 booted up in roughly 24 seconds, which is on par with the original model. Interestingly enough, waking up from sleep took only five seconds--14 seconds faster than the original design.

Conclusion

The PlayStation 4 Pro can indeed make games look better--that is, if they’re patched to take advantage of the extra processing power. From what I’ve seen thus far, it seems to offer better anti-aliasing, which makes the overall image look cleaner, and depending on the game, you occasionally get more vibrant, realistic colors.

No Caption Provided

Should you buy a PlayStation 4 Pro? If you have a 4K HDR TV and are looking to buy a console, I’d definitely recommend the PS4 Pro. Even if you have a 1080p TV and are looking to buy a PlayStation, I’d still lean more toward the Pro. Yes, it does cost $100 more than the Slim model, but you get more ports, twice the storage space, more future-proof hardware in the event that you ever decide to get a 4K TV, and some games can look slightly better at 1080p.

If you already have a PS4, however, I wouldn’t make the upgrade unless you have a 4K HDR TV and the extra cash lying around. Graphics enthusiasts may appreciate the improved anti-aliasing and more vibrant colors, but the differences likely won’t blow most people away.

Regardless, the PS4 Pro is priced fairly, offers a plethora of features, and is the most powerful console you can buy today.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

jimmythang

Jimmy Thang

Hi! I'm Jimmy Thang and I'm GameSpot's Tech Editor!
Back To Top
1104 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

Avatar image for K-RAD
K-RAD

27

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

you missed the most important point: what difference it makes for PS VR

Upvote • 
Avatar image for albertojedi
albertojedi

49

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@K-RAD: Who cares about PS VR??

2 • 
Avatar image for superklyph
SuperKlyph

1860

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 9

User Lists: 0

@albertojedi: OP obviously does. Stupid question.

2 • 
Avatar image for deactivated-58a613a89f5e9
deactivated-58a613a89f5e9

209

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

@albertojedi: Sony.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for K-RAD
K-RAD

27

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@albertojedi: I do :D Either way, I just got the PS4 Pro, so I'll see myself what's all about

Upvote • 
Avatar image for rounder85
Rounder85

6

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By Rounder85

I just bought an LG IPS UHD 4K Monitor and have a PS4 Pro reserved. But with all these reviews I'm skeptical now. However, with my monitor I just bought I know I can take advantage of the Pro's power. Should I still pick one up? Mind you I do own a PS4 now and have noticed a difference running it on that monitor I just bought.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for veryusername
VeryUsername

69

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@rounder85: you don't 4k monitor to play 1080p games

2 • 
Avatar image for rounder85
Rounder85

6

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@veryusername: huh? English? And yes the monitor upscales my current games even without the Pro. What are you saying? You realize high end gaming rigs use monitors right??

2 • 
Avatar image for veryusername
VeryUsername

69

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@rounder85: upscales lol

Upvote • 
Avatar image for rounder85
Rounder85

6

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@sellingthings: that's what I figured it was the sole reason I went out and got one was for the Pro and I don't have the money or time to build a PC rig or I would

Upvote • 
Avatar image for theazuredream
TheAzureDream

1

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@gamerslife: Ah, I sense the distinct presence of neck-beard virgin.....

Upvote • 
Avatar image for nl_skipper
NL_Skipper

2184

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 5

Edited By NL_Skipper

@gamerslife: Oh boy, all I can hope is that you're mentally ill and are seeking help for it soon...

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Itzsfo0
Itzsfo0

802

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 0

Edited By Itzsfo0

@gamerslife: You are sick...literally mentally retarded...shh calm down little child, literally calm down take your medication your mother put out for you this morning, its just a game system really...take a breather, relax...calm down nobody cares, about a stupid PC, a game console, or a handheld - its just a device...like it or not, nobody cares. Lol...wow some people really are sick...I mean literally SICK. You made that giant post and ranted on forever for what exactly ? To talk about some dumb graphics card, or future proof ? LOL dude nobody cares shhh..look at your post, the only one that needs help is you, you are literally sick (so sick you can't even see it) your post, your ranting, your grammar...I mean dude get help...I mean it all jokes aside ...get help. Nobody cares about the graphics card you have, or if this system compared, nobody cares - literally. You buy a system it runs games, I could give a squat about Ultra-High Def, or 60 Frames per second, I am happy playing a game system from 12 years ago, all this future tech-talk crap means nothing.

Little boys spending mothers money at best buy for a $1,200 PC that will be out of date in 2-3 years, and need constant updating...no thanks. Gaming isn't mean to be taken that literal, buy a game system, use it when you can - no big deal. Plug n play is much easier...besides I can't stand mouse/keyboard. But that is besides the point, you really do need help. I don't care what kind of retarded weird response you give, either your a 1) troll or 2) mentally ill as the above poster said. One of the two (or maybe both) you are literally probably 19 years old, in your mothers basement with a high end PC, and you are lost - your life is lost. That PC wont jerk you off...its Nvidia GTX 1080 or whatever....will be nothing eventually...something will replace it...thats how tech works...so your bragging rights are only bragging rights for a short period of time. But seriously I'll say it 1 more time....seek professional help.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for veryusername
VeryUsername

69

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@Itzsfo0: dat uncharted 4 at 25 fps is really awesome hahaha

2 • 
Avatar image for matastig
matastig

1018

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

I'm glad i left this site!

Upvote • 
Avatar image for deviltaz35
DEVILTAZ35

7144

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

Edited By DEVILTAZ35

I am getting a pro as well but with the last of us you can already read the book titles just buy upscaling to 4k on a standard ps4 so no use exaggerating that part. It's not a muddled mess at all.

Obviously it will be much sharper with the pro patch and i am looking forward to it but the last thing we need right now is misinformation and it is also really only worth a mention just once in an article that it doesn't support 4k bluray ands not every chance you get in the same article.

Most people interested in 4k bluray including myself either use an Xbox One S or a standalone player anyway so it's not going to be all that detrimental and it was probably due to the fact that Sony are yet to release a standalone player let alone have one they could use in the Pro as of now.

it is good to see power consumption is in check so the Polaris architecture it is now based on obviously helps with that.

2 • 
Avatar image for rodoxthedark
rodoxthedark

755

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

@deviltaz35: streaming is the furture anyway I haven't brought a disk for films and tv in ages

Upvote • 
Avatar image for deviltaz35
DEVILTAZ35

7144

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

Edited By DEVILTAZ35

@rodoxthedark: lol you probably don't live in australia where internet is shit :) however the sound to me is a big deal. I have a decent set up and prefer the sound to be a certain quality. Plus i am a sucker for all the little extras on a disc. The Labyrinth had a doco in remembrance of David Bowie which was really cool.

2 • 
Avatar image for Thretosix
Thretosix

285

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By Thretosix

@rodoxthedark: Enjoy the compression. Let the rest of us enjoy the benefits of physical media. Streaming is really just for convenience, not quality.

4 • 
Avatar image for veryusername
VeryUsername

69

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@Thretosix: people still buy physical disks? Are console players really lagging behind that much?

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Sindroid
Sindroid

458

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 28

User Lists: 0

@veryusername: physical is OK.. you can trade or sell your games. Besides, you can show folks your Awesum' gaming collection..

Upvote • 
Avatar image for deactivated-58a613a89f5e9
deactivated-58a613a89f5e9

209

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

@veryusername: Walked into a game store lately idiot ?

Upvote • 
Avatar image for bdiddytampa
bdiddytampa

188

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

@deviltaz35: They'll probably release a patch or player for it, that's what usually happens. Certain features are non existent at release, but will be patched in later. I can't imagine that they would support HDR and all these 4K features without supporting 4K Bluray... I'm just guessing, but it wouldn't make sense to me... not like game companies have ever done something that makes no sense... :-P

Upvote • 
Avatar image for deviltaz35
DEVILTAZ35

7144

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

@bdiddytampa: You can't do a software patch for 4k Bluray as it's different hardware to a standard bluray player. I think they will monitor the market and depending on what people want , they will release an option for one that includes a drive or they may feel it takes too many sales away from the standalone player due early next year who knows :)

Upvote • 
Avatar image for bdiddytampa
bdiddytampa

188

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

@deviltaz35: you sir, have NO clue what you're talking about.. the disks going in the machine are Dual-layer Bluray, same as 4K so the hardware is not the problem... it's the software, or codecs as someone else put it, that the machine needs to play the Disk.

You can take Bluray disk play on computers, you need special licensed software to read the disk.. no different here. I upgraded to 4K play with a different program.. not a different bluray player..

Peace

Upvote • 
Avatar image for deviltaz35
DEVILTAZ35

7144

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

Edited By DEVILTAZ35

@bdiddytampa: Ok but the players have hardware to handle Dolby Atmos, from Hifi experts i have spoken to this can't be done in software and requires a chip. If that's wrong i was just going off what i was told by people that should know.

It's obvious the implementation on Xbox One is being controlled by software anyway as it's rather ordinary and prone to issues though they are minor. The visual quality is not always the best from the player in the xbox one compared to a dedicated player.

This was obviously a rush job from Microsoft to get it into the console as soon as possible.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for mkeezay22
mkeezay22

974

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 0

Edited By mkeezay22

@deviltaz35: It can play the files from a 4K BluRay, it's not an issue for them to add it with a Polaris GPU, the hardware is there, mostly it just needs support for the proper codec, that isn't hard to add in a software update, Polaris GPUs are built with hardware based encoding and decoding for UHD formats

Upvote • 
Avatar image for deviltaz35
DEVILTAZ35

7144

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

Edited By DEVILTAZ35

@mkeezay22: Ah ok then it may just be they don't want to take sales away from the soon to be released standalone player. The bluray player in the Xbox One is not perfect anyway. So far every single movie i have tried has had minor issues on XBox one on both machines i own. Nothing too much but just minor freezes on menus and once i had to restart the console as it locked up loading a UHD movie. All of the movies were brand new out of the box too.

The little media remote is brilliant for the Xbox one though , it only lights up when you pick it up.

Upvote •