Sunday November 13, 2016

PS4 Pro Suffering Widespread TV Connection Failures

Talk about a rocky launch. Most likely HDCP related, the PS4 Pro isn’t playing nicely with many TVs, and even stranger is that there is reportedly a lack of consistency even between identical displays. Sony is recommending switching from HDCP 2.2 to 1.4 but that is no fix, as 4K and HDR may not work properly with the older standard.

آ…many PS4 Pro owners are finding themselves staring at blank screens rather than basking in the lovely 4K HDR pictures that are supposed to be the PS4 Pro’s key selling point. The issue is being reported with an alarmingly wide range of different TV models from LG, Samsung, Sony, Philips and Vizio, as well as with multiple brands of AV receiver and sound bar. As if this wasn’t bad enough, many other PS4 Pro users are reporting that while they are getting an HDR picture, the PS4 Pro is incorrectly recognising their TV as being incapable of handling 4K in HDR and so limiting them to 2K HDR signals. Even with TVs that handle Ultra HD Blu-rays in 4K HDR with no problems.