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1 hour ago, Down by Law said:

Or a Dreamast or Original Xbox - couldn't believe how loud they are, and that was after they had been taken apart and lovingly restored !

 

My current, refurbished Dreamcast is also like a motherfucking hairdryer. 

My PS4 Pro is nothing in comparison. 

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17 hours ago, Majora said:

My Pro isn't that much noisier than my One X to be honest, although it sounds like I may have gotten lucky when I read other people's comments. I have a white Pro, I wonder if that makes the slightest difference.

 

Mine's white too, seems a safe bet to guarantee a newer version if noise really bothers you. I had 2015 OG style PS4 that was noticably quieter than either of my mates' PS4s bought around the same time (not sure why, could've been down to where they had them set up I guess) and the Pro certainly hasn't been any more noisy than that one was. It's very rare that I notice it above gameplay.

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Everything I've read about the PS4, the PS4 Slim, and the PS4 Pro leads me to believe that no two consoles make the same amount of noise. I don't know whether it's a silicon variability thing like that business they have to fine tune on the OneX or they're just not putting the thermal paste on right or what, but not even benchmarking sites using audio meters can seem to agree on it.

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4 hours ago, Alex W. said:

Everything I've read about the PS4, the PS4 Slim, and the PS4 Pro leads me to believe that no two consoles make the same amount of noise. I don't know whether it's a silicon variability thing like that business they have to fine tune on the OneX or they're just not putting the thermal paste on right or what, but not even benchmarking sites using audio meters can seem to agree on it.

 

That's the annoying thing.  I have a base PS4. I'd quite like to upgrade but there seems to be no guarantee of getting a quiet one.  And the longer i wait for the all clear to be given on them the closer it is to PS5 time.   Lord knows how loud that's going to blow. 

 

 

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9 hours ago, ronin said:

 

 

 

Yes . If you stick a pro against a wall corner , on its side , underneath a speaker , with virtually no airflow . It’s going to get a bit noisy . 

 

 

 

If you stick it somewhere a bit less constricted , it will be less noisy .

 

 

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My X is in a corner, sat on top of my amp with an Analog Super NT on top of it and it’s absolutely silent. It’ll probably be having a PS4 Slim sat on top of it soon as well, seeing as there’s no way I could trust a Pro in that stack.

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44 minutes ago, JPL said:

My X is in a corner, sat on top of my amp with an Analog Super NT on top of it and it’s absolutely silent. It’ll probably be having a PS4 Slim sat on top of it soon as well, seeing as there’s no way I could trust a Pro in that stack.

Regardless of what kit you have , it’s never a good idea to stack it all up . Heat is a killer . For every 10degree C increase in temperature, an electrolytic capacitors life is halved, and an amp and one x will have more than few of them  . So if you keep things cool you will extend the life of your electronics . 

 

If you stack things up , you will increase the ambient temperature. 

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9 hours ago, JPL said:

My X is in a corner, sat on top of my amp with an Analog Super NT on top of it and it’s absolutely silent. It’ll probably be having a PS4 Slim sat on top of it soon as well, seeing as there’s no way I could trust a Pro in that stack.

 

The PS4 slim is a lottery when it comes to noise as well unfortunately. 

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12 hours ago, PeteBrant said:

Regardless of what kit you have , it’s never a good idea to stack it all up . Heat is a killer . For every 10degree C increase in temperature, an electrolytic capacitors life is halved, and an amp and one x will have more than few of them  . So if you keep things cool you will extend the life of your electronics . 

 

If you stack things up , you will increase the ambient temperature. 

Yeah, I know I shouldn’t do it, but I’m more concerned about keeping things looking neat than their longevity!

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I fully expect this to be a stupid question...BUT I've finally jumped into the 4K TV / PS4 Pro world and just wanted to check that I'm currently getting the best image possible. 

 

When I boot up Black Ops 4, a little notification top right of my TV pops up stating "HDR" and my video output info on the PS4 states this:- 

 

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Am I right in thinking I'm getting the best possible image my TV can give me? I think the game looks great and a huge upgrade on my PS4 and 1080P TV, but I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something that could make it even better? I must admit I am clueless when it comes to resolutions, HDR etc. 

 

One more question, I've bought the Sony Wireless headset, currently the bluetooth dongle is plugged into my PS4, however as I have a relatively decent AV Receiver which outputs the sound when no headset is connected, would the sound quality in my headphones be improved if I connected the bluetooth dongle to AV Receiver instead? 

 

Ta! :) 

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On 20/09/2018 at 14:04, ronin said:

 

 

 

 

This was exactly my experience with God of War.

 

I'm on a white Pro, in a well-ventilated position. The fans make noise, but never anything as bad as the hairdryer my first PS4 was. Then God of War, ha! There we go! It runs fairly quietly most of the time, then sometimes makes the fans work harder. However, the Full-on Hairdryer Mode gets instantly set off by the map screen and the shop/crafting screen, just like in the video above.

 

I think the framerate must become unlocked on those screens, so the PS4 suddenly starts trying to render 1000 frames per second instead of 30. It's fairly common, and it's the developer's problem.

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