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PS4 or PS4 Pro?

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by koolpc, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. koolpc

    Capodecina

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    Want to get one for myself. Just got the daughter a pro.

    No 4k TV here, yet.

    Should i go pro or not? Ta
     
  2. Andybtsn

    Don

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    I already answered, standard if no plans for a 4k TV.
     
  3. Witcher1980

    Gangster

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    I disagree, before I got a 4k tv for gaming boost mode on the pro does improve fps on most games at 1080p.
     
  4. ricky1981

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    If you can get a decent deal then I'd still go Pro to be honest. New consoles are some way off and even at 1080p you will either get better framerate or better graphics with supersampling.

    Otherwise go the cheap option and get a second hand PS4 :)
     
  5. koolpc

    Capodecina

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    Cheers
     
  6. old gamer

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    I have the pro and used it on a 1080p tv but got the feeling I may be missing something so bought a 4k tv to go with it, tbh res is not a big deal but hdr made things a bit more pretty
     
  7. malachi

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    Get the pro, future proof yourself!
     
  8. peahead

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  9. silvagti

    Wise Guy

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    The pro is worth the extra money IMO just to future proof it as you're bound to have a 4k TV sometime in future. It also improves PSVR to a large degree of you ever buy that ( which you should IMO!).
     
  10. G-MAN2004

    Caporegime

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    I'd go for the Pro so it's future proof, plus you get boost mode on 1080p which helps with framerates.
     
  11. haszek

    Wise Guy

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    Another vote for pro. Like above, it can give you benefits even at 1080p.
     
  12. simpletom

    Wise Guy

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    Just picked a pro up from Tesco, of all places. Well, the wife did :D Prices seem flat across the board, so the points for the wife's Club Card account were a bonus. I only have 1080 TV, but may possibly upgrade in the future. It is also one of the newer models and was rather quiet. However, installing RDR2, a huge game, caused a little noise via the BD reader.

    As a past PC gamer, jaded with the idea I'd have to upgrade my mobo, CPU and memory, it's perfect. Sitting on the new couch in my AV room, connected to a surround-sound setup and being comfortable was cool as well. I'll need to get used to the controller, though!

    Now I can play Bloodbourne, Spiderman and Horizon Zero Dawn as well!
     
  13. peahead

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    Nice enjoy it :D
     
  14. RedStarRiot

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    This gen pulled me away from PC gaming. Too many exclusives missed out on. Prefer to chill with a controller these days with no mucking around.
     
  15. peahead

    Mobster

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    I think when PS5 comes out a lot more people will be jumping over to console gaming no doubt.
     
  16. Andybtsn

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    I picked up a really cheap PS4 for the kids on a 32" standard HDTV, for the 1080p games they and I play on my Pro I don't see much difference to be honest and with the potential PS5 around the corner I couldn't justify spending on a Pro now.
     
  17. silvagti

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    Likewise. PC gaming is crazy money these days by the time you buy a monitor, GPU, CPU, memory, etc. My current pc will probably be the last one I buy for gaming unless things change.

    Now you can get a 55-65" 4k TV and a 4k capable console for under a grand there's no point in going down the pc route anymore IMO.
     
  18. ricky1981

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    Not sure I'd describe it as around the corner we're at least 12 months away from everything I've read, more likely into 2020. Unless it's unlike previous console launches then you'll be looking at 6-12 months before there are more than a handful of must-have titles. Factor in that it's likely to be expensive and may or may not be backwards compatible and the PS4 Pro is still a very sensible choice.
     
  19. koolpc

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    PS4 Pro it is then!