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The PlayStation 4 is officially here, some systems experiencing HDMI issues

By Russ Boswell
Nov 15, 2013
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  1. The wait is finally over, Sony fans, the Playstation 4 is officially out. Many cities across the United States saw individuals flood midnight releases at a variety of retail locations to get their hands on the newest console. Pair that...

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  2. Looks like a small problem. But small problems do add up. My ps4 has no hdmi issues. The only issue I have is blurry text. I tried 3 hdmi cables and 4 monitors and still have the problem. It gets on my nerves..I will call support today about it. Other than that I just need games...ones I wanted got delayed.
     
  3. My PS4 order will arrive on Monday. Am also getting a Monster HDMI cable to attach it, just
    in-case.
     
  4. It's probably your TV and not the HDMI cable, if you have tried multiple cables already. I would check video settings for your TV.
     
  5. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    Not just TV but also ps4 settings as it could be something in the settings.
     
  6. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,560   +862

    Hopefully xbox 1 will have some sort of issues, just to put them on level ground. Im interested to see who will win this generation.
     
  7. That has to be one of the dumbest comment I have seen. Why would you want the Xbox one to have problems just because the PS4 does?
     
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  8. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,559   +598

    Those Monster cables are the most over-rated, over-priced cables out there. There are numerous reviews you can Google to demonstrate just what a rip-off they are. Save your money and buy cables from some place like monoprice.com.
     
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  9. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

    Agreed. Can't believe one could frequent a site like this and not have heard of monoprice. Sad state of affairs, I say.
     
  10. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 991   +90

    Pretty much, only time I buy monster cable is when I get them for next to nothing.
     
  11. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,324   +711

    This "small problem" probably affects nearly 20% of shipped systems if what we've seen thus far is any indication.
     
  12. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,103   +346

    A friend of mine got his Ps4 last night and ran into this issue on his 2007 Samsung TV he gets no display on HDMI.

    He brought in the PS4 today to work plugged it into a monitor and it was fine. He saw a software update for it applied it and will take it home and try again on his tv.

    That issue aside I played the New killzone on it today and I was impressed its the first console that actually provides visuals similar to a standard gaming pc.

    Still not comparable to a Highend pc but finally there for the consoles.
     
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  13. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Addict Posts: 293   +69

    The whole point of competition is to benefit the consumers by increasing the bar, not by lowering it. Wishing XB1 to have issues does not compute regardless to which camp you belong.
     
  14. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,560   +862

    I know what the point of competition is. I just hope the competition is maintained instead of blown out beacuse of a few technical glitches. Because then whats to stop microsoft from turning around and screwing its customers over (like it almost tried doing with the 1 to begin with)
     
  15. neokal

    neokal TS Rookie

    The only people they were screwing over in my opinion were the pirates that wouldn't have been able to torrent their games anymore, and the 0.01 present of people who don't have broadband yet.

    I'm sick off gamers thinking they are entitled to get everything their own way. Now we miss out on options that were beneficial for the majority off people.
     
  16. Matt12345170

    Matt12345170 TS Booster Posts: 100   +28



    Yes, because not being able to trade games is totally great for the majority of people -_-. Not to mention, if you want to sell stuff... its gererally not a good idea to piss your customers off with what they pulled.
     
  17. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,560   +862

    If you think only 0.01 percent of people/gamers dont have internet, you should probably just remove yourself from this thread.

    They were also screwing over used game sales BTW.
     
  18. OortCloud

    OortCloud TS Booster Posts: 119   +31

     
  19. How do you play FPS with a control pad?
    Aim assist!
     
  20. lmike6453

    lmike6453 TS Enthusiast Posts: 100   +6

    Uh what? A product is supposed to be tailored for the buyer/user
    It's like Burger King, have it your way
    Or I say it's the highway and stick to PC gaming...
     
  21. I wonder how many ppl are going to end up having to buy new TVs, because their 2006-2007 set doesn't support the scan rate or has some overscan issue that can't be resolved.
     
  22. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,103   +346

    Actually from what I saw sony released a firmware update on launch day that fixes that issue.

    you will just have to take your console to a friends house with a newer tv or plug it into a monitor with HDMI do the update then it will work.
     

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