Can I run 60fps on a 50hz tv with a ps4 pro ???

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#1  Edited By carlosmathinson
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Hey everyone so I’ve decided to to upgrade to a ps4 pro and get a new tv. I want to get the most out of the console and new releases coming out so I’m going for 43” 4k UHD HDR. However, the problem is I live in PAL territory (Ireland) so all TVs are advertised as 50hz. I play mostly rpg and single player games so I’m not worried about response time. I’ve heard s appvalley ome people say that their just advertised as 50hz because that’s the frequency stations broadcast tweakbox at but the panels can switch to 60hz automatically when gaming. So my question is will it run at 60fps or will it cut the frame rate down to 50fps to match the hertz? I know it’s only 10fps but I want to take full ad tutuapp vantage of the tech if I’m gonna splash out on it!

Sorry for the long post and I’d reaaaallly appreciate any help as I’m very very confused !!! Thanks

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#2 APiranhaAteMyVa
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Modern TVs now are able to switch between 24/50/60 so you shouldn't have any problems. I would imagine even low end TVs can do this. You could always just do a quick Google search on whichever TV model you are interested in, but more likely than not you'll be fine.

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#3 osan0
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Most games on the PS4 pro run at 30FPS so you wont be getting a 60FPS experience even with a 60Hz telly.

I didn't realise that 50Hz tellies were still a thing here though. on PC world most are advertised as 60 but there are some 50Hz panels there indeed. i thought that was all phased out when RTE switched over to that digital broadcast system (eir view? can't remember it's name). Interesting.

I had a quick look around and the internet was not that helpful. From what i could gather if you are looking at videos encoded at 24FPS then a 50Hz refresh rate is preferred. I dont know if anything modern is encoded for that though....maybe a video buff would know more.

I would err on the side of caution and go for a 60Hz panel though. that's the standard. consoles games especially tend to be optimised for 30 or 60FPS so a 50HZ panel (assuming the actual panel is really 50Hz) may not be ideal. Certainly check reviews for the models you are looking at to make sure it can support 60Hz even if its advertised as 50Hz. The few 50Hz TVs i saw on PC world only specified 50Hz. no 24hz or 60Hz mode specified (i only had a quick look mind).

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#4 lundy86_4
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It's been years since I moved from the UK, but I can't believe they're still using 50hz. Something tells me the panels should be able to run 60hz as well. Regardless, there aren't many games that run at 60 on the Pro, especially any of the big games.

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#5 Basinboy
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By definition if the actual peak hertz capability is 50hz, you won't be able to push it above that threshold. But I suspect the panels are not different from the ones in other sets sold elsewhere and I would be stunned to learn that they were manufacturing panels that are 10hz below their mass market models.

TL;DR: Go for it, you'll be fine.

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#6 Random_Matt
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Barely any run a consistent 30.

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#7 lundy86_4
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A cursory internet search basically shows that 50hz TV's don't exist independently anymore. All UK TV's will do 50/60, from what i've seen.

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#8 R4gn4r0k
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You can get Uncharted collection free right now and those games run at 60fps.

The Last of Us also has the option to do 1080p with 60fps.

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Current gen has trouble with 30fps. If your tv supports 24hz natively, you should cap it at that, it suits the ps4/xbone very well. Silky smooth 24fps experience.

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#10  Edited By Bond007uk
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@lundy86_4: Absolutely

Although for some odd reason I've seen some TV's still being advertised as 50Hz in the UK, but when you check the manual 60Hz is there clear as day.

The issue must be TV. Our TV signals are 50Hz, always have been, whether you're on satellite, cable or Freeview - the same would be true for Ireland, but all modern TVs are 60Hz supported now. Trust me, you don't have a 50Hz TV.

Pretty sure the PS4 allows you to select 60Hz as an option, if it's ticked then it's working and you'll be using 60Hz.

What model TV do you have?

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#11 lundy86_4
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@Bond007uk: I'm in Canada since '04, and have a Samsung Q8FN. I know all consoles support 60hz in the UK, so it would make no sense for panels not to do the same, still, it's been almost 10 years since I went back (still have family.)