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PSVR / HDR question.

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by umboma, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. umboma

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 10, 2011

    Posts: 2,262

    Hello all,

    I'm looking to go into to town tomorrow and pick up a PSVR Mega Bundle, It comes with the v2 headset that allows a HDR signal to pass through.

    I do have a HDR TV but I do not find the HDR all that good so I have it switched off. I also noticed I can buy a v1 headset alot cheaper, with HDR turned off on my tv will the signal still go through or am I limited to only buying the v2 headset because of my tv.

    Many thanks.
     
  2. hyperseven

    Soldato

    Joined: May 1, 2013

    Posts: 5,593

    Location: M28

    nah, I have a v1 with my LG OLED. When I want to use HDR on the PS4 just use a female-female HDMI coupler to join both of the cables that go into the processing box thing.
     
  3. umboma

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 10, 2011

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    But if I just have HDR switched off all the time I shoudlnt need the extra cable? it'll work as normal?
     
  4. Witcher1980

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 23, 2017

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    Location: Westleton

    With psvr v1 you need to bypass the unit if you want HDR. With V2 you don't need to do this, just keep it all plugged in and you can use HDR as normal.

    Either way you don't use HDR, the V2 just allows HDR to work on your TV as normal unlike V1. So yes just keep HDR turned off as you don't like it and psvr and games on your TV will work as normal.

    Remember your TV will only go into HDR mode if it detects it, with a V1 headset it won't. So you are fine with a V1 as well.
     
  5. hyperseven

    Soldato

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    What cable :confused:
     
  6. Witcher1980

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 23, 2017

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    Location: Westleton

    Exactly what I thought, you only switch cables with V1 for HDR.
     
  7. umboma

    Wise Guy

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    Ahhh, perfect, I just wont enable HDR on the ps4, so in that case i'll buy the v1 and save £100
     
  8. Witcher1980

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 23, 2017

    Posts: 157

    Location: Westleton

    The only other difference is headphones, v2 has less wires as they are built into the headset. But I doubt that is worth the extra 100.

    I don't even like the built in headphones, they sound like the treble is set to max and everything else is set to low.

    V2 has a good mega bundle though not sure if that sways you cost wise over V1, does V1 come with the needed camera?
     
  9. old gamer

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 6, 2011

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    Location: bristol

    i had a v1 with a hdr tv, everything worked fine and the ps4 automatically switched hdr off
     
  10. umboma

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 10, 2011

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    Cheers for the advice everyone, I ended up buying a V2, now i just need some games to go with it.