Originally Posted by Gunny Fitz
Meaning, what about using it for its "Streaming Features"
- Do they BOTH
come w Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Google Video
, etc etc???
Also, no doubt they be used as a Blue-Ray Player - BUT- Does it play regular "Old" DVDs with Backward Compatibility?
I read the Sony PS4 will play older PS3 Games fine - probably not in its best picture quality. Does XBOX Play Older Games too?
I guess my only holdup is, like many others in the world - Wondering if a PS5 will catch up and have the 4K DVD / Game picture capability too. Diidnt Microsoft just publish something about their New VP in charge of Gaming, and that their market is MUCH lower than what SOny carries. Swear I read that on a feed. ALSO- Wonder if having a Sony OLED would make Sony PS4 any better?
Thanks all- Keep it coming please!!
One thing I would like to stress to AVS members who aren't hard-core gamers: both Playstation and Xbox are, first and foremost, game machines
. Both have abilities beyond gaming, including movies, music, and more... but if you have a great home theater setup and really want a box with excellent non-gaming AV capabilities, you might be frustrated trying to fit either console into your setup and have it do everything you want it to do.
This is somewhat unfortunate because the hardware is there, and both the XB or PS could
be everything we want -- that is, if an AV guru was in charge of the hardware and OS. Each console gets close, but at some point you will probably wonder "why doesn't it just do...".
That said, both do DVD
s fine and I don't know of any limitation for those discs on either console.
Both have movie streaming
capabilities, Netflix, Amazon, etc.. But here's where we get into an AV issue - both consoles support Netflix HDR, but both also switch to HDR as soon as the app is launched, regardless of the content's color space. So SDR content is fit into HDR color levels - it doesn't look bad, but it's not the way SDR should be presented. Xbox adds Netflix Atmos, which is lacking on Playstation.
for games - Xbox is way
ahead of Playstation here. Xbox continues to support the 360 (previous Xbox) at an above-and-beyond level of support. The 360 compatible library isn't 100% yet, but Microsoft is constantly adding new supported titles free of charge (except for the cost of the game), and some play even better on the modern Xbox One console with improved framerates and more rendering features. OTOH, you can not play previous Playstation console games on the PS4, except through the streaming Playstation Now app, at added cost. NOTE: both consoles have plenty of older games remastered (updated) for the modern console to be purchased again, if owned for previous console.
Hope this helps!