Although the PS4 Pro has been out for a few days, some users are reporting issues with the console, especially with certain TVs. LG seems to be the biggest issue at the moment, mainly with their new latest 4K displays on the market. That, along with HDCP 1.4 on the PS4 Pro, have causes some issues to arise when using the console on the displays. Users over at Reddit, are reporting that their LG TVs are not showing any picture when booting up the console, only sound is coming through. Luckily some people fiddled with a few settings and it seems to be a temporary fix. ·
- Turn off your PS4 Pro until it is fully powered downn
- Press and hold down the power button for seven seconds until it beeps
- Now being in Safe Mode, head to HDCP 1.4, and turn it off
- Reboot your console and there will now be picture. Head to Settings>System Settings on your PS4 and disable HDCP
Another issue that has been found, is that after HDCP has been disabled, HDR does not work. This can be fixed by doing the following:
- Head to Sound and Display in Settings after disabling HD
- Set your PS4 Pro resolution to 2160 RGB and everything else in Display Settings to Automatic
This should fix the HDR 4K issue. Again, you could just change the HDMI to a 1.4 port and use that for the time being until LG releases an update for their TVs that are giving issues. Thank goodness for the ability to update TVs I suppose. Some people are reporting that their LG TVs are perfect with HDR, and display working from the get go. While others are posting that Samsung and Sony displays are also giving havoc with the HDCP issue. Luckily that fix is known to prevent this from happening across displays.
The PS4 Pro is also having some frame rate issues on various games. The Last of Us being the biggest one here. The game looks great with HDR and 4K, but the frame rate is not as stable as it is on the standard PS4. Instead of capping at 60 FPS, most of the scenes drop to 54-55 FPS. Digital Foundry state that this issue not a major one as the few frame drops are barely noticeable, but it is still concerning that this is happening. It could just be a coding issue, as I doubt the PS4 Pro would battle to handle a scene that the standard PS4 pulls off without an issue.
Skyrim: Special Edition, runs at a stable 30 FPS most of the time, but there are moments that drop to 27 FPS while running in native 4K. Dues Ex: Mankind Divided is also a patched game that has been seen dropping to as low as 22 FPS during the opening mission running on the PS4 Pro. Again, this has all been patched to run on the PS4 Pro, so it could be just an optimization issue for now, but as Sony has stated, there should be no frame rate issues at all on the PS4 Pro. Well, that is not going very well for them is it?
Below is a video by PlayStation UK about the PS4 Pro's tech enhancements – specifically the processing power and how it has changed from the original PlayStation 4. The most important thing you have to know is that the PS4 Pro is a mid-gen” upgrade and enhances the features of the original PS4. The Pro has more of everything – RAM, processing power that enables your game to run at 4K HD monitors or TV's, and other upgrades.
Catch the latest PS4 Pro News
- Most affordable 4K TVs you can buy in South Africa for your PS4 Pro
- Watch Sony's Director of Mechanical Design take the PS4 Pro apart
- Know before you buy – PlayStation 4 Pro