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New PlayStation VR Model CUH-ZVR2 Revealed With First High Resolution Pictures

You can check out the slightly different look of the new model of PlayStation VR that will be launched this Fall, with a new PlayStation Move in tow.

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Neonridr1286d ago

Man I am so upset at Sony for that update. I really hope I can buy the processing box separately. What a slap in the face to 4K owners who bought the first model. I hate how I have to unplug all the cabling if I want to enjoy HDR content.

Abriael1286d ago

You can't because the cabling is different.

Neonridr1286d ago (Edited 1286d ago )

There are three plugs in the processing box. A USB cable and 2 HDMI cables. Even if they updated the HDMI ports to support 4K pass-through, no reason why I couldn't just swap the boxes out. What about the cabling is different?

That would be absolutely ridiculous if they would update the box and not allow us to purchase it separately.

Abriael1286d ago

I honestly have no idea because I have not seen it (but there is an image in the article), but that's what Sony says :(

Neonridr1286d ago

@Abriael - yeah I am hopeful they would sell it separately. I mean the USB and HDMI cables didn't change, just the ports were updated to a newer HDMI standard. I mean the design is a little different, but the only cabling I see that is actually different are the ones that plug in from the headset to the box itself.

Anyways, time will tell. It's not the end of the world if I can't update the box, but it is super annoying having to unplug the cabling in order to be able to play HDR games.

TFJWM1285d ago (Edited 1285d ago )

@Neonridr They already stated that you will not be able to use the new processing box with the OG VR headset

Edit: Different cables was the reason given

Neonridr1285d ago

@TFJWM - actually they never specifically said what was different about the cabling. I mean the box is just a box with plug outlets in it. Unless they changed the shape of the USB port or the HDMI port (which is impossible) I don't see why I couldn't use this new box. The wording is very vague. Regardless, it's a little bit of a disappointment as HDR passthrough is something that should have been there from the start. Good for new adopters I guess.

yeahright21285d ago

Skimming through, I think the difference is if you want regular ps4 content in 4K while the PSVR is hooked up or if you want PSVR HDR content. If they sold the breakout box separately, I don't see why PS4 games and streaming content couldn't be HDR. But the cabling hard wired to the headset would make PSVR content a no go in HDR unless you buy one of the new models.

TFJWM1285d ago

@Neonridr "actually they never specifically said what was different about the cabling. I mean the box is just a box with plug outlets in it. Unless they changed the shape of the USB port or the HDMI port (which is impossible) I don't see why I couldn't use this new box."

Straight from PS Blog "If I already own a PS VR, can I swap out my old Processor Unit with the updated one?

Because the cables of CUH-ZVR1 and CUH-ZVR2 are different, you cannot swap the Processor Units."

If you look at the cables that go into the front of the box they are not usb or hdmi they are proprietary. These cables must be the ones that are different

fr0sty1285d ago

like the USB, the HDMI may use a proprietary connector now in order to make it smaller. If that is the case, you won't be able to use the new box with the old headset.

I'm REALLY looking forward to upgraded move controller tracking, though!!! That is PSVR's biggest weakness... and that is something even us owners of the OG PSVR set can enjoy.

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ToastyMcNibbles1286d ago

You unplug all the cabling? I just remove the tv hdmi cable from the processing box and hook it back to the ps4. I don't unplug anything else.

Neonridr1286d ago

technically you also unplug the existing HDMI cable that was in the PS4 that was going to the processing box as well. It's 2 cables you have to swap around. While that isn't a huge ordeal, it can still be a little frustrating. Depending on your entertainment unit and how everything is set up it could be really simple or not as much. Fortunately I am not using my PSVR that much, so I just unplug it all when I am not using it. Although it would have been nice to leave everything hooked up and not have to touch anything. To be honest, this is how it should have been from the start. HDR and 4K was a known thing to Sony since the Pro was launching only a few weeks later than the PSVR. It's great for new adopters, but it was an oversight by Sony.

Zeke681285d ago (Edited 1285d ago )

wrong post - ignore

Ju1285d ago

First world problems. Ts Ts Ts.

IamTylerDurden11285d ago

Neon is being ridiculous. It's so easy, u unplug one hdmi from the box and plug it into the PS4. Not perfect, but it's also a far cry from unplugging everything as he suggested previously.

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isarai1286d ago

"Undo all the cableing"? All you have to do is unplug the hdmi cable from your ps4 and plug in the hdmi cable from the processing unit. I do it all the time it takes like 5 secs.

Neonridr1286d ago

yeah, in a closed off entertainment unit. Sounds fun huh?

isarai1286d ago

Just place the vr processing unit right by your ps4, cant blame someone else for your poor planning whe choosing where to put it

BritneyS1285d ago

You have to unplug the cable from the PS4 (Which is the one that goes to the TV) and plug it into the Processing Unit and then you have to plug the Processing Unit into the PS4, it's very annoying which is one of the reasons that I don't play PSVR as often.

v_eno_m1285d ago

depending on if you have the launch ps4, those 5 secs can cause normal wear and tear on the hdmi port off the back of the ps4 to go bad, considering it doesn't have a backplate to secure the pins. causing the pins to bend and screw the hdmi port.

i dont like the idea of risking mine.

Zeke681285d ago (Edited 1285d ago )

@isarai
A little thought for you... :)
In a few weeks I will sit and play GT Sport on my 4K TV in full glorious HDR. Suddenly I feel the urge to take a few spins 1 vs 1 in my VR. I need to stop playing the game, turn it off, turn of my PS4 Pro. crawl on the floor changing HDMI cables at the back of my Pro. Restart the Pro and restart the game and choose VR and I start playing it. After playing for a while my friend sends me an invite to race him (non VR). I say ok wait a sec (or minute). I close the VR game, I close GT Sport. I turn of my Pro. I crawl on the floor changing HDMI cables. I turn on my Pro , I start my game, I play with my friend in glorious HDR !!
A few hours later I want to play more in VR so I turn of the game... I turn of my PS... you'll get what I mean...
Doesn't sound so fun does it ??!!
Edit: But the real thing is: the port is starting to take damage of all the wear and tear while changing cable back and forth. Who pay for that repair when the Pros guarantee is soon ending ? That's the real question here !!!

_-EDMIX-_1285d ago

Ignore him.

He's having another fake problem.

Neonridr1285d ago (Edited 1285d ago )

@EDMIX - you are a real twit you know that? Do you even own a PSVR? Do you understand what is required when switching between HDR and non-HDR games? The scenario Zeke posted is exactly the problem us VR/Pro owners face. There is nothing fake about it.

Why don't you go back to bashing Switch articles, it's the only thing you seem to be good at.

TankCrossing1285d ago

One of those "fake problems" that Sony are fixing, right Edmix? :-/

IamTylerDurden11285d ago

It's replacing one cord basically. Honestly, it isn't a perfect solution but at least we have VR on a console. At least Sony didn't elude to VR, promise it, then go radio silent like other companies..

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Genuine-User1285d ago (Edited 1285d ago )

Talk about exaggeration man.

Did anyone force you to buy the first model?

Prince_TFK1285d ago

What a weak comeback. Did anyone expect that another revision of the PSVR would have come out so fast?

It is like asking why you buy the first model of Xbox, PS4...

AspiringProGenji1285d ago (Edited 1285d ago )

Something like this has happened before and nothing new: the docena of xbox 360 models with and without HDMI, all the PS3 models with and without BC and bigger HDD, and the different models of PS2 which some had slighty more power and so on, and all the 3DS modes.

Who didn't expect that there would be a new model of this? Now I don't have a PSVR to know what is exactly the issue with OP, but his PSVR won't shut down just because of a new model. And if the new model corrects a hardware issue or defect that the first had, it is not a slap in the face at all. It is just that... a quality of life revision

Genuine-User1285d ago (Edited 1285d ago )

Weak comeback? I didn't know this was a rap battle.

I don't care what you or anyone else expected, hardware revisions don't have a set cycle.

Edit: basically what Aspiring said.

Neonridr1285d ago (Edited 1285d ago )

ummm.. no I guess

Sorry for being excited for Sony and wanting to show my support for them.

I fully expect there to be revisions to future models. Ones that improve latency, screen resolution, refresh rate, ergonomics, etc. But I don't expect there to be a version 1.2 that corrects a flaw in the first unit and then Sony looks at me with shrugged shoulders saying "you mad bro?".

Give me the option to at least buy a separate processing box (I don't believe the cabling is any different because the ports can't change USB/HDMI are fixed) so I can manually fix their oversight.

I would hate for you to work in PR for a company..

gangsta_red1285d ago

Well there's the answer to all the problems people...don't buy the first model of things.

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XStation4pio_Pro1285d ago

they say you have to replace the whole kit to get the HDR passthrough. I read that in another article. Super lame. :/

Sam Fisher1285d ago

Ppl this is why i skip, mid gen things and extra accessories. Companies always go for update after update. But yea i feel bad for the ppl that purchased the first model of vr. Pretty expensive purchase right there

AdonisIsBeast1285d ago

Apple and other companies do this all the time. It’s a business

BigWan781285d ago

@adonisisbeast apple also allows adapter and whatever to be purchased as well..

all @neonridr is asking sony to do is, to see a separate box that he can purchase to correct the design flaw himself...

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1285d ago

In the press release they said you can't.

lukferr1285d ago (Edited 1285d ago )

DUDE.

You can get a cheap 4k 60fps HDR switch (not splitter) that will switch the signal automatically so that you don't have to unplug anything when you want to play a game with HDR. I have one and I've never had to unplug anything to play HDR games while still having my original model of PSVR attached.

_-EDMIX-_1285d ago

Logic might be too complex for him

Neonridr1285d ago

@EDMIX - logic is when I have to go out and buy an additional accessory to fix an oversight by Sony? Wow, sounds like a gamer friendly solution.

@lukferr - question for you. If I connect a switch between the PS4 and the processing box that allows me to bypass it, how do I connect both ends to the TV? Now I have to use 2 separate HDMI ports? One for VR and one for regular PS4? Seems kinda silly.. my TV sadly only has 4 HDMI ports and my cable box, 4K blu ray player, PS4 and Switch take up those.. so I would still have to unplug a cable on the TV end. Not really a great solution for me, but thanks for offering it.

lukferr1285d ago

You only need one HDMI connection to your TV. It's been proven to work as I described. Google it.

FITSniper1285d ago

You know the risks with being an early adopter.

OB1Biker1285d ago (Edited 1285d ago )

I actually use two different HDMI. Ports on the TV. One going to the PS4 and one going to the PSVR. It makes it easier to swap. I don't even have a HDR tv but it just makes sense to me to swap when I use a particular game for a while depending if its VR or not.

Neonridr1285d ago

that would work for me if my 4 HDMI ports weren't all used up by other components.

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MariseElos1285d ago

All of your comments on every article is shit. You comment just to maximize your stats on your profile. 'Looks nice. Cool. Nice. Not bad.' And most of your comments are plain irrelevant. Gives us a better opinion when you comment on articles. Otherwise just go on a chat website.

one2thr1285d ago

Damn, whats eatin you? 😂😂😂

nowitzki20041284d ago (Edited 1284d ago )

Who made you boss? How about you go make your own N4G and comment rules. Not how it works here sorry.

generic-user-name1285d ago

I cannot believe they didn't take this opportunity to release Move controllers with analogue sticks attached, all they did was change the USB port and extend the battery life (which is needed for the DS4, not the Moves!). So frustrating.

plmkoh1285d ago

Not too sure bout the earphones, they look proprietary and stuck on? The change to the adjustment joints is a big improvement though, was never too confident on the first models rubber bands.

Abriael1285d ago

They're not stuck, they're separate if you look at the picture with the content of the headset. If you want to use different earphones you just plug them in the back of the headset instead of the little box on the cable that has been removed.

DEEBO1285d ago

Man I just did HDMI switch crap.
So I'm just screw huh Sony??
They need to fix this for day one buyers.

AspiringProGenji1285d ago

It is a quality of life revision. You are not exactly screwed. You just have to still deal with the cabling which I guess it takes less than 5 secs to do so... take that as you will

lukferr1285d ago

You can get a cheap 4k 60fps HDR switch (not splitter) that will switch the signal automatically so that you don't have to unplug anything when you want to play a game with HDR. I have one and I've never had to unplug anything to HDR while still having my original model of PSVR attached. Look into it man.

Zeke681285d ago

Sigh But does that switch actually support 4K HDR in __60Hz_ or just the regular 30Hz bullcrap ?? Who wants to buy some lowbudget junk that will kill the chance to play great titles like Nioh in 60 fps and get you stuck at 30fps for ALL games ??!! Noone in their right mind, that's who !!
I bought PS4 Pro and the PS VR on their respective releasedays, followed by a Samsung 4K TV from their best line-up, and now you tell me I need to buy ANOTHER FULLPRICE VR-set just to get HDR-passthrough so I wont f**kup my Pro's HDMI port with all the wear and tear ??!!!
Sony need to release a new passthrough box for regular costumers OR takes the old set back and replace it with the new because this feature should been there DAY ONE !!!!!
I paid 1000€ just to Sony less than a year ago and this is what I get ??
I accept the fact new revisions come, but for 1000€ it should be more FUTUREPROOF than 10-12 months, that's for sure.

lukferr1285d ago

@ Zeke... of course it does. You have to find the right switch. I can play HDR and 60 FPS. These switches exist and they're not expensive. Do some research. If I didn't have a proper switch I would be frustrated as well.

Zeke681285d ago (Edited 1285d ago )

The right switch doesn't exist in Sweden !!! And it will cost me another 150-300€ plus tax and shipping !! So why should I pay all that money for a Sony screwup ??!! No chance in hell.
Edit: I found one !! 1 ! switch that ships to Sweden and it cost >>>>238€ plus shipping<<<< with:
- Compatible with all current HDR formats such as Samsung SUHD HDR + HDR 1000 LG Super Ultra HD HDR 10,
Sony 4K HDR Extended Dynamic Range Pro, Panasonic 4K UHD Pro and more
- Supports all standard formats up to 4K / 60 4: 4: 4 YCbCr 12 bit, 4K / 30 4: 4: 4 RGB / YCbCr 24bit
- EDID control 1080p 2CH or AUTO
supports HDMI OUT 1 4K, AUTO to all outputs are automatically 4K of
supports HDMI OUT 1 no 4k, an appropriate resolution for all outputs is selected
- integrated signal amplification and signal conditioning
- possible cable lengths output 24 AWG HDMI cable 1080p 30m / 4K / 60Hz HDR 10m
- possible cable lengths input AWG 24 HDMI Cable 1080p 20m / 4K / 60Hz HDR 5m

I wont pay that for a Sony f**kup, seriously, thats *censored* to even suggest !!

Zeke681285d ago

And one more and last thing :

You say you can play in HDR @ 60Fps, BUT (!!!) Can you do it will full , like in FULL color depth ?
Without the above spec's my HDR wont support the full HDR range that my Samsung 4K TV can handle, why would I want to gimp it for the future by using some low budget thing in my high-end homecinema setup ????
If I can't get my HDR up to 2500-3000 nits it's holding my TV back and I don't pay to take a step back after all the cash I invested in this setup, that's for sure.
Admit it, Sony screwed up on this one !!!

lukferr1285d ago

The right switch will bypass the PSVR perfectly with no 'holding back' of your set-up's potential. It's unfortunate that we have to even be discussing this, but if you're sick of unplugging cables then there is another option and there are better switches than that one. I agree it's not fair for the people who bought the original model of PSVR. But instead of complaining about it on N4G I went and got something that remedies the situation perfectly. Keep searching for the right switch. Also, I don't really care what you do or don't do.

Zeke681285d ago

@lukferr
I wasn't taking a dig a you personally or anything like that.
My point is simple:
Why should I need to buy anything for my money when the function should been there from day one.
Sony released 2 hardware kits within weeks and OG PS4 / Slim PS4 and the PS4 Pro supports HDR but not the VR box released a few weeks from the Pro. That's bad planning for sure.

il-JumperMT1285d ago

Switches dont work they will use the lowest dominator. You need to turn off the psvr box

BrettAwesome1285d ago

@Zeke68. 3000 nits? What TV would that be, exactly? A Samsung you say, about a year old? 3000 nits? You know what that means, right? Det betyder at du er fuld af lort!!

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FITSniper1285d ago

Then don't be an early adopter. Likely it was too expensive before to have HDMI passthrough with HDR.