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Poll: *The Official PlayStation 5 (PS5) Thread*

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by BMox81, 16 Apr 2019.

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Which PS5 Version will you likely buy?

  1. Digital Only Version

    156 vote(s)
    16.3%
  2. UHD Optical Version

    585 vote(s)
    61.2%
  3. Unlikely to buy either

    215 vote(s)
    22.5%
  1. Alexrose1uk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 26 Apr 2004

    Posts: 8,799

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Yeah, I ended up going a half way house, I found the MX500 second hand and grabbed that instead.
    Cheaper than the new one, albeit with lesser warranty, but because it has a much higher TBW than the BX500 (for not much more cash), its less likely to need it any, and should be more resilient :)
     
  2. Mint8

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Oct 2013

    Posts: 365

    Reading all of this -I am still amazed I got one for launch day.

    I am usually last in the queue.
     
  3. dink

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Feb 2014

    Posts: 641

    Anyone with a noisy ps5 notice it’s got quieter? Mine was well loud with this annoying coil whining sound and although it’s still buzzing when in game the high pitch sound has gone, have I had too much whiskey?!? Are my ears blocked?!?

    I was half tempted to ditch it but this is now actually manageable!
     
  4. Plainsong

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 May 2008

    Posts: 8,493

    Location: Chester

    Mine is totally silent can't even hear the fan. Disk spins on boot up but otherwise there's no sound from the console.
     
  5. Mobius 1

    Capodecina

    Joined: 29 Oct 2005

    Posts: 14,036

    Mine buzzes during borderlands 3, but no other game. Strange. In any case it’s not audible when the volume is normal on my tv.
     
  6. "andy"

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Jun 2005

    Posts: 13,909

    i dont understand why this isnt happening

    they could filter the scalpers/multiple buys out of the preorder lists while we wait and also would scalpers really want to risk it when for all they know the next big delivery could fill the orders and leave them holding consoles .

    the way it works now the bots/scalpers get most of the consoles and then can name their price .

    surely better for their servers too :p an ocuk competitor has 200 consoles incoming and 6000+ viewing the site
     
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  7. stoofa

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Mar 2003

    Posts: 12,232

    Location: Chatteris

    Not heard a peep out of my PS5 - well except from the disc spinning up every 30 minutes or so (which some people seem to think is an "end of the world" situation).
    Certainly none of this "whine" or fans making any noise.
     
  8. markoboyo11

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 May 2007

    Posts: 1,583

    Mine is pritty noisy, can even hear it in sleep mode.
     
  9. pinkpound

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 May 2005

    Posts: 2,278

    Got a weird problem with the PS5 we have 2 accounts mine been the plus and a 2nd for my son .

    Some downloads stop at 10-15% on both accounts only certain games not all and give the "connection error" this is on VM, BT and mobile data wifi and wired . We have reset the PS5 and get same error this is to both internal and usb drive ,networks tests show its fine

    Any ideas ?
     
  10. Plainsong

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 May 2008

    Posts: 8,493

    Location: Chester

    I get that as well. I generally just resume it as and when or I leave it overnight. The PS5 can throttle my network when downloading as well so we can't use tablets to browse etc. It's always done it. Using BT fibre. Hoping some future firmware update will fix it as the PS4 never had any problems.
     
  11. 2StepSteve

    Soldato

    Joined: 24 Apr 2006

    Posts: 6,120

    Location: SE England

    Very order that was due for delivery in March has shipped via Royal Mail. Hopefully it arrives tomorrow.
     
  12. mmj_uk

    Caporegime

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 25,691

    Panasonic and Samsung generally do iirc. HDR10+ is not well supported atm though, I don't even think PS5 does unless it's added in an update.

    HDR10+ was HDR10's answer to Dolby Vision's dynamic metadata. In HDR10 the settings for HDR are set at the beginning of the video and do not change, dynamic metadata allows the settings to change on a frame by frame basis.
     
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  13. pinkpound

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 May 2005

    Posts: 2,278

    Thanks for reply

    We tried that downloads never restart just red ! next to them even on restart .
     
  14. Plainsong

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 May 2008

    Posts: 8,493

    Location: Chester

    Strange. I get the red ! in error communications but the download is still above it. I just resume it from the downloads bit.
     
  15. pinkpound

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 May 2005

    Posts: 2,278


    Might try a full factory :rolleyes:
     
  16. Alexrose1uk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 26 Apr 2004

    Posts: 8,799

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Making me glad I didn't get on the train a few months ago, got a few firmware updates already under the belt, and comparative wait for any future updates won't be as long as you guys!

    Loving the relative noise difference compared to my PS4 though; that used to sound like a jet engine after a short while gaming, especially as mine lived in a media cabinet, these PS5 seem much quieter overall.
     
  17. RedStarRiot

    Mobster

    Joined: 6 Jun 2010

    Posts: 4,152

    I sent my PS5 to Sony for repair on the 3rd. It was received on the 6th and Sony finally acknowledged it on the 10th. Still not had an update since they confirmed they are looking at it.

    Based on previous experience with Microsoft I'd say they are much better when it comes to time frames and communication
     
  18. stoofa

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Mar 2003

    Posts: 12,232

    Location: Chatteris

    But you do appreciate that it is a tiny, tiny percentage of people having any kind of PS5 issues?
    A vocal minority on a few forums doesn't make for any indication there are any significant issues with the device.
     
  19. TheVoice

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 Aug 2005

    Posts: 21,987

    Location: Glasgow

    I imagine one reason is that people would pre-order one each from everywhere, then cancel the rest as soon as the first retailer to get stock ships them out. You could end up with retailers showing thousands of potential orders then having huge numbers of them cancelled.
     
  20. Alexrose1uk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 26 Apr 2004

    Posts: 8,799

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Of course I do, but there are usually a few teething niggles (hardware and software) at the beginning of a gen, and I'm glad to see some of them being crushed already (such as the PS4/PS5 software version confusion), and some talks of hard freezes which seem to have been resolved/hearing less about.

    I realise it'll be something not everyone gets, but it's always a nicer experience to walk in a few months down the line once the initial glaring 'oops'/beta software/mistakes have been resolved, and sometimes they can make minor hardware revisions even within the first few production runs to resolve minor niggles, that don't justify a model number change. Phones are exactly the same. Usually perform way better after a few firmware updates comparatively to the initial release.

    I am already impressed by the difference in noise having looked at a lot of comparisons etc; as the PS4 gets to the point it is noticeable under my AV kit and surround sound, like a bloody hoover haha, I'm sure I'll be even happier once my external SSD turns up so I have somewhere to keep all my PS4 games :D
     
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