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PS4 Slim Review

mejin

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Why are people suddenly expecting a slim revision to do more than the original console? Why is that a thing now?

Is it a PS4 but smaller? Yes.

That's the entire idea behind it.
Because MS did a little extra for XBO S. It's still inferior to PS4 OG, but you know, reasons.
 

ctfg23

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Does this slim have a USB on the back as well ?

I was looking at a video where it LOOKED like a USB port but the person reviewing didn't go over the port(s).

Or is it just the 2 USB's upfront ?
Just the 2 USB ports in the front. The port on the back is for the PS4 Camera.
 

Inuhanyou

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So based on what we know now...

The noise is quieter than OG PS4

The fan is smaller

The unit gets hotter but has a much higher quality heatsink than OG, so the actual heat is dissipated much more efficiently and is actually much less likely to overheat than the OG PS4 despite the higher thermals.
 

PlayriseDigital

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Has anyone got the low down on these features yet? If we'd bought one on Ebay we'd have that SATA port tested by now. Top of the list for us.
 

Transistor

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The majority of tvs only re-output 2.0 from their optical input.
You'd be surprised. Most TVs I've seen that have an optical port and accept HDMI audio just need their settings changed from PCM to bitstream. At least, most name brand TVs I've seen. Sometimes the setting is just buried in there in some weird spot. I used to do home theater and TV installations.

Of course, you'll see cheap ones like Element or Sceptre that don't have that option, though. But many of those don't have an optical port to begin with.
 

Matt

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You'd be surprised. Most TVs I've seen that have an optical port and accept HDMI audio just need their settings changed from PCM to bitstream. At least, most name brand TVs I've seen. Sometimes the setting is just buried in there in some weird spot. I used to do home theater and TV installations.

Of course, you'll see cheap ones like Element or Sceptre that don't have that option, though.
Really? I've only encountered a few that would do that...but then again I haven't really looked into it for a long time.
 

PlayriseDigital

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The PS4 always had USB3
Gotcha - so SATA3 would be the biggest win. 500MB/s read and write would transform it. Not cartridge times, of course, but 5-6x over the standard spinner would be massively welcomed.

Personally, I can live without the wifi improvement (I'm on wire) but for those who have their routers in another room AC1200 min would be great.

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The majority of tvs only re-output 2.0 from their optical input.
Which is absolutely fine since that's where you're supposed to plug your headphones into. If you want 5.1 out of your tv, use HDMI audio return channel (ARC) to your receiver.
 
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Sony is the market leader, having a standard and expectations is only natural. A lot of people will indeed just say 'Is that it?'.. Which where price will come into the equation.
You can say "is that it?" All you want.

The answer is "Yes. Buy or don't".


Most "gamer rooms/collections" look cheap and tacky as fuck.

This is not one of those rooms.

Well done on your sense of style sir.
 

THE:MILKMAN

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I was just comparing the PS4 slim with the One S and noticed a small detail with their PSUs.





Note the part numbers. PS4= N15-160P1A One S= N15-120P1A

So Sony having used Delta for the PS4/3 PSUs have switched to Chichony?

Yes I'm bored waiting for the Sony event tomorrow...