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Official Playstation 4 Blu-Ray player Thread


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#1 of 5 Jari K

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Posted November 25 2013 - 07:31 AM

Since PS4 is out, could you give some impressions of how it performs as a Blu-ray player (NOT games)?

 

Based on this review it's not as good as PS3 at the moment (not before some firmware updates, that's):

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=12614

 



#2 of 5 mattCR

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Posted November 25 2013 - 10:38 AM

Amd, who provides the graphics chip in both the xbox1 and ps4, hasn't put out finished drivers yet.

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Posted November 25 2013 - 10:16 PM

The blu-ray.com article sums it up nicely.

 

As a blu-ray player, it shows potential for firmware updates to make it a great player, but for the time being, I will be using my PS3 for blu-rays for the following reasons:

  • You must use the DualShock 4 on the PS4, and besides not being as good as the dedicated PS3 remote, the light emitted from the controller is distracting when watching movies in a dark room.
  • Chapter skipping on the PS4 is slower, and puts its own display over that of the disc itself.
  • I think it has some audio sync issues with some titles (Braveheart seemed a little off) and I suspect this is more an issue bit-streaming lossless tracks (more prevelent on Dolby TrueHD).  I have to investigate this further.

 

Some nitpicks:

  • I wish it displayed audio and video bitrates like the PS3, and bit-depths.
  • It only shows a generic disc icon on the PS4 menu.  During playback, it will show the disc art when chapter skippinn and seeking, so I know it can access it.
  • It defaults to turning on dynamic range control (but this only needs to be switched once), and blu-ray specific system settings are only accessible during blu-ray playback.  They are hidden in a menu reached via the "option" button on the controller.  Some can be switched on the fly, others (in a "settings" menu within the pop-up "settings" menu) will restart the disc if changed.

 

Playback was fine, the player was responsive (much better than most stand-alone players I have tried), and I did not notice the long load times the blu-ray.com article mentioned.  With a real remote and a few firmware fixes, I'd be very happy with this as my primary blu-ray player.



#4 of 5 Jari K

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Posted February 13 2014 - 08:25 AM

Interesting test/article here:
http://www.eurogamer...er-media-player

PS4 takes the win over Xbox One when it comes to media player. But PS3 beats them both.
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#5 of 5 mattCR

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Posted February 13 2014 - 09:03 AM

Interesting test/article here:
http://www.eurogamer...er-media-player

PS4 takes the win over Xbox One when it comes to media player. But PS3 beats them both.

 

I would agree with this.  The media services in the PS3 dwarf anything on either new console


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