The PS5 4K Blu-ray drive has a number of advantages over the Xbox Series X's own Blu-ray drive.
Not surprising!... Sony are one of the founders of Blu-Ray.
Microsoft decided to go a little cheaper this generation with an inferior 4K blu ray drive and Wi-Fi 5 instead of Wi-Fi 6. They also could have at list added the Elite controller with the console instead of a basic controller. I use that Elite 2 controller on PC and it's awesome
The console supports 12bit color but the blu-ray app doesn't, sounds like a software issue, same with the fps skipping for specific movies.
I wouldn’t say cheaper. They made trade offs in other areas. More raw power but less on WiFi and blu ray drive. Honestly I try to only use my blu ray drive for games since the fan and bd drives are the only things with physically moving parts that are more likely to break sooner. If you play mostly movies on disc I would seriously use a stand alone player and save your expensive console the strain. I’ve had an Xbox 360 and ps3 drive fail after a while .
I occasionally test wifi speeds to my ps5 and series x, and with my setup being located on the other side of a small home, I usually get around 200-275 mbps to the series x, and inexplicably slower around 140-195 mbps to the ps5, off a 1.2 gig speed at the router. In the same room my 2015 laptop gets around 440 mbps, while my cell phone gets around the same 440 mbps. All of these vary of course, but I'm not understanding why the 2020 consoles are so much slower (relatively) than my older laptop and 2018 phone in the same room at approximately the same location.
I'm probably going to upgrade my Wifi Router to Wifi 6e this year, great that he PS5 has Wifi 6, strange not to include it on the series X though considering it future proofs the consoles for the next 5 or more years. That and the wifi card in the PS4 is kinda abysmal (I think the Pro had a better wifi card if I remember right?).
I have both the PS5 and Series X. I watch the blu-rays on the xbox because it's a better controller and the UI to fast forward and rewind is better.
You can buy wifi6 adapters for 10-15, probably only cost them 5 to include. And cant say I ever had issue with v6 on v5 routers. From the guys that made a big deal over cloud compute you'd think they would not cheap out on something so vital to that.
To me, it is about the games and Sony is winning this by a large margin already this generation.
lol Elite Controller with the console? Yeah why don't they also add a free Surface Duo or better yet a free Tesla car?
More to the point, who would even notice the differences if not for this video lol. I might send my Series X back because of this..... Next article
Wait, are you telling us that after years and years of training in 200 zoom game comparisons we won't notice a better 4K Blu-ray image when we see it? DF: Grinds teeth.
I mean game comparisons are done all the time, why not video comparisons considering watching video whether Bluray or App is probably the second most used feature on these consoles, and primary in extreme cases.
"who would even notice the differences if not for this video lol" Don't want to see you in any digital foundry articles lol
How many people are actually sliding in a blu-ray movie rather than streaming? This doesn't effect games, but I get it , sonybois need something to hold onto.
"Don't want to see you in any digital foundry articles lol" Oh i agree, even measuring contests in DF comparisons are a waste of airtime. Gamers will buy the game on their preferred platform lol.
"How many people are actually sliding in a blu-ray movie rather than streaming" Wasn't this what "sonybois" said about the ps4 not having 4K Blu Ray drive and how it didn't effect gaming? Did "microsoftbois" need something to hold on to back then as well? Or does this only work one way?
I dunno. Have a good size collection of UHD blu-rays. Sooo...
Each DF video is about something that no one would notice except for the "800% eye".
PS5 Is simply a better console. It’s no secret now
The secret sauce is the truth lol.
I can not compare the 2, i do not own a PS5 so can not make an accurate assessment of each consoles pro's/con's. I will take your word for it.
I think the controller(Crazy good AGAIN in Control: Ultimate), Astros and Demon's Souls, along with better than expected OS, BC, and PS Plus collections have pushed it over the top for me. Gamepass is a benefit to the Xbox, but the XSS somehow makes me regard this entire gen slight less even though I don't own one. I think right now PS5 is slightly ahead for me, imo. However, I think both the PS5 and the XSX are good consoles. I'd just like to see some exclusives released that I want to play on the XSX. The PS5 OS does have some lingering QoL issues imho, but nothing is perfect. Hopefully they will add folders soon.
I'm a PS5 owner, and I think it looks so close between the two consoles that it's not worth the time debating about. The main thing the PS5 has that makes it stand out, is the games.
@philm87 "I'm a PS5 owner, and I think it looks so close between the two consoles that it's not worth the time debating about. The main thing the PS5 has that makes it stand out, is the games." Completely agree, xbox needs more quality games, PS just needs to keep doing what they are doing, xbox should get there this gen i think, i can see some quality games releasing over the next few years.
*Laughs in Division 2*
co-founders. It was a team of people.
That’s great and all but I wish you could skip a scene with the PS5 media remote, unless I’m missing something?
Haven't got the remote but have you tried holding down the fast forward button? Just a thought at the top of my head.
Yeah, I’ve tried everything I can think of but nothing works
Agreed. And I wish it had voice support. Gotta use a controller for that.
They are adding voice support but who knows when.
The PS5 media remote is genuinely a disappointment, it doesn’t even have an input button for crying out loud!
Series X blueray player is unwatchable, might just have to stick to playing games
I'd send it back for repair if the bluray player is that bad.
Might be watching them on a CRT /s
Do you even have a 12-bit tv?
It's not unwatchable. It's just fine on the X. Akai, there isn't a single TV that has 12bit color. Hell Samsung dropped even 10bit from their 2020 panels. This article, ironically by PSU, is reaching, and potentially biased.
No problem with mine but ive only watched 2 4k ultra hd on it and it made me like xmen apocalypse a little better lol.
Who is still using discs?
People who don't want compressed video and audio when watching movies.
Disc is much better quality, both in audio and video, plus you have a much bigger selection to choose from, Netflix/Disney+/Prime/ect... Are all nice, but lets not joke that the quality is in the same ball park.
The people buying them. Next question?
A lot of people apparently lol.
People who actually want to own their products
Yeah that and have a back catalogue and like options and don’t wanna get stung full price on top games digital day1 as they are a rip off. Majority are still buying disc drives hence the digital versions Ps5 at least are hard to come by and they’ve clearly done more disc than digital 🤷🏻♂️😂 ✌🏻😜 you can always stream Stuff still Netflix Disney etc or even your games but can’t beat being able to put your own games in and take em out and sell them if they not worth keeping hold of 😜✌🏻
@Roswee If only more people could think like you 😂
I stream a lot but if it's movie I love, hell yes I am buying the disc so I can see it in its full quality. Watch John Wick on streaming then watch it on the 4K disc release. Huge difference in image and sound.
Whoop whoop, who wants to go celebrate!
We here to game not watch movies and TV remember
Yet I bet you were bragging to the high heavens when Xbox One X came out with a 4k blu-ray player and the Pro didn't. If I could be bothered, I'd bet I'd find some juicy comments in your history lol ;-)
Potatoseal wins! Fatality.
He won't respond here. He knows he's caught here.
Please check cause you'd be searching forever for something non existing. Last time I've watched a physical disk movie on console was ps2. However I bet I'd find something juicy about you not caring about TV TV TV and media features. What you think? After all it was you and others that inspired me to make the comment I thought that was how the majority of you felt.....or did the pancake flip again? @Blaq looks like you were wrong lmao @Thunder oops looks like he was caught in a genjutsu. No fatality just Harakiri lol (real MK fans will know bout that)
There is barely any meat to this article. I'm not denying the PS5 has a better 4K player, but my question is it because of hardware differences or because of software/firmware differences. The Xbox Blu-ray app hasn't been updated in 7 years and is widely known to be terrible.
The blue ray app is horrible
You need to watch the video, not read the article. HDTVtest Vincent Teoh.
It's all software, this could be fixed by Microsoft but it probably won't be because they think users don't care about 4K Blu-ray.
They already fixed the raised blacks issue after Vincent brought it to their attention. No reason not to expect the same for this too
This may have something to do with the OS update they are pushing today which I haven't received yet. Hopefully it works after that but this is terrible because if I'm not playing games I'm watching Blu rays.
Well SONY have produced some great 4K Blu-ray players, i own the budget UBP-x700 and a PS5. Its funny to think of all the hype that was around Microsofts implementation of the drive too! All hype and failed to deliver, once again.
I got the UBP-X800, it's a real shame it doesn't have Dolby Vision (I still have a hard time believing Sony couldn't do a firmware update for it), but the movies are fantastic on it.
That's nice for the people that use it for 4k Blu-ray movies. But I don't
I don't either. I've only been using the most mainstream functions of the console, because I worry the more obscure functions might still have bugs. I'm sure this is a needless worry, but I will generally wait a long time after launch before testing any non-mainstream features of new hardware, so the developers of that hardware have time to see issues and patch them. I may test my copy of Planet Earth II on the consoles, but only after they've been out a year or so. My perhaps incorrect concept of launch software is that it is often delicate around the edges. I tend to stick with mainstream, deliberate, and contemplative operation until launch software has been reinforced for a while with patches. After a year or so, I'll just "run it."
Neither do I. Movies and TV are not really a big thing in my home.
😂 except for the GPU, CPU, The Ram speed, the buss speed, build quality, lack of VRR, Lack of expandable storage options need I say more?
Still better graphics and games. 😘