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Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:37 pm

Boost mode on PS4 Pro. :)
Wala ako comparison dahil hindi ako nakasubok ng vanilla PS4.
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:01 pm

Mukang need ko talaga bumili ng dedicated external for PS4.
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:00 pm

Ok. Need another external hahaha! Thanks!
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Anyone experiencing issues with wireless connection after the update?

http://kotaku.com/how-to-solve-the-ps4s ... 1793305127
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Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:25 pm

No issues so far. Nagkaproblema lang ako sa PSN nung bago dumating yung update.
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Sn@kemaru wrote:
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:37 pm
Boost mode on PS4 Pro. :)
Wala ako comparison dahil hindi ako nakasubok ng vanilla PS4.
Well you can turn boost mode on and off at any time. Turning boost mode off reduces the clock speeds of the Pro to the standard PS4, so that would be your comparison.
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Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:12 pm

so ano po yung mairerecommend nyo na External Hard Drive? (yung pwede sa pamilyadong tao hehe medyo mura lang)

Requirements?
Minimum 250 GB
USB 3.0

ano pa kulang? TIA!
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Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:59 pm

ron_bato wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:42 pm
Sn@kemaru wrote:
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:37 pm
Boost mode on PS4 Pro. :)
Wala ako comparison dahil hindi ako nakasubok ng vanilla PS4.
Well you can turn boost mode on and off at any time. Turning boost mode off reduces the clock speeds of the Pro to the standard PS4, so that would be your comparison.
Yeah. I can do that too.
Wala nga lang ako experience comparing the vanilla PS4 vs. PS4 Pro with boost mode. Gaano kalaki kaya ang difference.
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:58 pm

External HDDs can be used on multiple units and not just one. I have game installs I transferred to the external HDD that I can plug in to another unit.
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^^ that's interesting
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Wed May 10, 2017 12:48 pm

auto format na ba yun portable hdd pag na plug sa ps4? plano ko gamitin yun e pag nag upgrade ako sa ps4 pro any recommended portable hdd?
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Thu May 11, 2017 9:02 pm

mukhang hindi pa. thru PC pa rin gagawin. at least yung sabi dito.

http://www.ryli.net/how-to-format-an-ex ... e-for-ps4/
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Mine was formatted to exFAT by the PS4.
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Firmware 5.05. Just some stability tweaks.
https://www.psu.com/news/ps4-update-5-05-patch-notes/

There is also an ongoing beta for 5.50.
http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/201 ... 5-50-beta/
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Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:57 pm

PS4 5.50 Update – Every New Feature Explained
https://www.psu.com/news/ps4-5-50-update-new-features/
Sony has confirmed the full list of new features in the PS4 5.50 firmware update, including PS4 Pro supersampling and the ability to import custom wallpapers via USB.

The PS4 5.50 update rolled out on Friday to invited users, and numerous new features were uncovered. Some of the features we were hoping for in the latest PS4 firmware upgrade include the PSN Name Change feature, a PlayStation Store wishlist and the ability to gift games. However, it looks like none of those are going to make the cut.

However, Sony has now revealed all the sweet feature for your PlayStation 4 aimed to improve your user experience. Let’s take a look…

Play Time Management

Aimed towards families, you’ll now be able to manage the playtime of your children on PSN. There’s a new option in Settings called Family Management where you can set how long they’re allowed to play for, and even restrict them to playing during certain times of the day. The feature will also be accessible via the PlayStation app and via your PlayStation account on your PC browser.

Quick Menu Update


Sony writes: “If you ever want to quickly access specific friends in your custom list, you’ll be able to do so via the pulldown menu under the Friends tab in Quick Menu. You can also see who’s currently online”.

PlayStation Music

There’s also a new shortcut feature relating to music. You can now control the volume button by pressing ‘square’ if you’re using Spotify. You can also control the volume with ‘square’ when listing to music via the USB Music Player or Media Player, as well as press ‘triangle’ to pause.

Additionally, you can now listen to your own music while streaming PlayStation Now games

Custom Wallpapers via USB


You can now import custom PS4 wallpapers directly from USB. We’ve get a great selection of PS4 wallpapers and themes that you can stick onto your USB, so check them out! Even better, you’ll be able to crop them so they fit your dashboard perfectly. You’ll find a new option in Settings > Themes > Select Theme > Custom > Select Image > USB Storage Device.

Customize Tournament Pages

PS4 Team Tournaments have been around since PS4 update 5.0, but there’s now the ability to customize your teams page. Using USB you can now show off your team’s logo or change the background!

PS4 Pro Supersampling

Supersampling on PS4 Pro means that you can boost the resolution of your games even if you’re not using a 4K TV. Providing the game you’re playing is running at 1080p or higher, then its graphics will now look better and deliver higher quality visuals. Guerilla Games technical director Michiel van der Leeuw, Technical Director for Guerrilla explains:
“This is a very high-quality anti-aliasing technique, which basically means we internally render at a higher resolution (close to 4K) before shrinking it down to the final 1080p resolution. As our internal calculations are done at a resolution much higher than 1080p, more detail survives before we shrink it down to 1080p, resulting in smoother edges — virtually no jaggies — and a more stable image.”
Essentially, this means that you don’t need to buy a 4K TV to enjoy a boost in the visual quality with your PS4 Pro, though games on 4K TVs will still look better. However, there may be a downside to this new feature in update 5.50. According to the warning in the beta phase it states: “Results may differ depending on the games. In some games, image quality may not improve, or the frame-rate may change”. So, with some PS4 games you may forfeit game performance in favor of better visuals. Of course, the choice is yours as PS4 Pro supersampling is an optional feature. You’ll need to tick a box to enable the mode.

If you already own Sony’s latest console, then check out the current batch of PS4 Pro Boost Mode compatible games. Boost Mode essentially boosts the framerates of non-patched PS4 Pro games.

PS4 Update 5.50: Hiding beta/demos

Another feature of the new firmware update that will allow you to keep things tidy is the ability to hide your beta and demos in the library section, as well as unwanted games. This means that your PS4 library will be much more streamlined and clean, so you keep all those PS4 exclusives easily accessible and hide all those old betas and demos.

Not only that, but in the side-bar on your library page you’ll now noticed that games purchased directly from the PlayStation Store, and games downloaded as part of your PlayStation Plus members will be filtered.

PS4 5.50 Update: Deleting all notifications


Prior to PS4 system software update 5.50 you couldn’t delete all your notifications. They would hang their forever – even spam messages from people that are totally inappropriate. Now you’ll be able to spring clean your notifications and keep things nice and tidy. Like the ability hide games in your library, this is a quality of life update. Though it may be insignificant to some users, it’s been a much-requested feature over the years.
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PS4 Pro Supersampling

Supersampling on PS4 Pro means that you can boost the resolution of your games even if you’re not using a 4K TV. Providing the game you’re playing is running at 1080p or higher, then its graphics will now look better and deliver higher quality visuals. Guerilla Games technical director Michiel van der Leeuw, Technical Director for Guerrilla explains:
“This is a very high-quality anti-aliasing technique, which basically means we internally render at a higher resolution (close to 4K) before shrinking it down to the final 1080p resolution. As our internal calculations are done at a resolution much higher than 1080p, more detail survives before we shrink it down to 1080p, resulting in smoother edges — virtually no jaggies — and a more stable image.”
Essentially, this means that you don’t need to buy a 4K TV to enjoy a boost in the visual quality with your PS4 Pro, though games on 4K TVs will still look better. However, there may be a downside to this new feature in update 5.50. According to the warning in the beta phase it states: “Results may differ depending on the games. In some games, image quality may not improve, or the frame-rate may change”. So, with some PS4 games you may forfeit game performance in favor of better visuals. Of course, the choice is yours as PS4 Pro supersampling is an optional feature. You’ll need to tick a box to enable the mode.
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Sn@kemaru wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:52 am
PS4 Pro Supersampling

Supersampling on PS4 Pro means that you can boost the resolution of your games even if you’re not using a 4K TV. Providing the game you’re playing is running at 1080p or higher, then its graphics will now look better and deliver higher quality visuals. Guerilla Games technical director Michiel van der Leeuw, Technical Director for Guerrilla explains:
“This is a very high-quality anti-aliasing technique, which basically means we internally render at a higher resolution (close to 4K) before shrinking it down to the final 1080p resolution. As our internal calculations are done at a resolution much higher than 1080p, more detail survives before we shrink it down to 1080p, resulting in smoother edges — virtually no jaggies — and a more stable image.”
Essentially, this means that you don’t need to buy a 4K TV to enjoy a boost in the visual quality with your PS4 Pro, though games on 4K TVs will still look better. However, there may be a downside to this new feature in update 5.50. According to the warning in the beta phase it states: “Results may differ depending on the games. In some games, image quality may not improve, or the frame-rate may change”. So, with some PS4 games you may forfeit game performance in favor of better visuals. Of course, the choice is yours as PS4 Pro supersampling is an optional feature. You’ll need to tick a box to enable the mode.
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If 4k tv mo, di ka maaapektuhan nito. But if 1080p yung TV mo, you get the benefit of supersampling, sometimes at the expense of performance.

Dun sa mga binold mo:

1. image quality may not improve - may mga games kasi na by default nag downsample/supersample na sila. So in this case you already get the gains of the high resolution mode of the PS4 Pro.
2. or the frame-rate may change - Ito naman, nangyayare talaga ito sa high quality graphics/high resolution mode sa mga PS4 Pro supported games. I think best example dito is yung Last guardian. May enhanced visuals mode siya and enhanced performance mode, mas mataas frame rate sa performance mode, pero mas malinis yung image nung sa high resolution mode (but at the expense of lower framerates)

Ito yung video ng DF about it:
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Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:12 pm

Thanks for the clarification, ron.
Yes, naka 4K TV at PS4 Pro ako.
Watching the DF youtube vid, halos walang difference kung naka on or off ang SSAA sa MGS V TPP.
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Sn@kemaru wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:12 pm
Thanks for the clarification, ron.
Yes, naka 4K TV at PS4 Pro ako.
Watching the DF youtube vid, halos walang difference kung naka on or off ang SSAA sa MGS V TPP.
Panget din kasi youtube compression eh, kaya di masyado kita yung gains ng SSAA. Pero pag direct feed video, basically eliminated lahat ng jaggies. It's a minor thing, pero it cleans up image quality significantly.

But yeah, yung Pro mode ng MGS V TPP, kahit sa 4k tv eh medyo underwhelming.
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Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:39 pm

^ Siguro nga enable ko na lang yun SSAA kapag naging available na ito.
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