Last week, Sony has released PlayStation 4 Pro to the hands of gamers throughout the world including Malaysia which allows them to enjoy with enhanced graphics at up to 4K resolution. However, the experience turns out to be rather unpleasant for some unfortunate gamers who have faced TV compatibility issue with their new and enhanced version of PS4.
For these gamers, they will faced a blank screen when they plugged in the console to their HDR 4K TV. However, this particular issue happened rather randomly and is not tied to specific TV models or manufacturers. In other words, this issue might pop up on your TV while your friend that owns the same TV model somehow doesn’t encounter the same problem.
Sony is apparently aware of this issue and have a suggested a temporary fix by having users to change their PS4 Pro’s digital rights management settings from HDCP 2.2 to 1.4 under the console’s Safe Mode. Forbes has actually come out with a list of things that users might want to try out if they faced the blank screen issue with their TV.
Meanwhile, a recent analysis by Digital Foundry showed that certain games are running on a lower frame rate on PS4 Pro than the standard PS4 despite playing on 1080p resolution. Among such games that were pointed out by the team are The Last of Us: Remastered, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, and Mantis Burn Racing.
Things are slightly more bizaard in the case of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided as the PS4 Pro delivers consistent frame rate in some scenes but dropped to as low as 20 fps in others scenes. Fortunately, other games that the team have tested such as Titanfall 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Call of Duty: Infinite Warefare, FIFA 17, and Battlefield 1 turned out to be fine.
All in all, we do agree with Digital Foundry’s opinion that this discussion shouldn’t exist in the first place given how PS4 Pro should perform better than a standard PS4 by default. Still, these issues doesn’t surprised us though since PS4 Pro has just been released to the public although we do hope Sony and game developers are able to fix performance issues with PS4 Pro titles as soon as possible.