Originally Posted by CastleGreyscale
A PS4 Pro is my nearish future fore sure, Audio sync on or off on my AV unit has no effect for better or worse. The only really issue has been the cable box which grows more and more out sync as you continue to play it (if you pause it kind of corrects itself before starting all over again).
At its worse its maybe 2 whole seconds out of sync as if it were being done for comedic effect.
Internal netflix, amazon are all flawless.
The only reason the cable box is not plugged into the AV is I wanted seperate picture profiles for the cable box then the PS4.
But whatever I can just compromise until my contract is up and I launch my DVR into the sun and start using cable alternatives.
the ps4 isn't friendly with remotes (ie, i can't turn it on) (all consoles look like pooo IMO.. but exclusives force me to buy them. )
Here is what I do to get around picture mode (PM) preset and gaming. (It SUCKS that PM can't picked via remote commands directly.
I set HDMI 1 to media (TV, streaming, 4k blueray, etc) - and use ISF dark for that
I set HDMI 2 for gaming (using either "PC" or gaming PM)
Send content to both inputs at the same time. That way you only need to change HDMI inputs to match the content you want to video. (and inputs are something you can macro in a remote.)
Some AVRs will have dual outputs, but if not you can get a HDMI spliter. Like this one i just randomly searched for on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/SIIG-HDMI-Spl...dp/B07BX8JWV8/
again, i hope you are using a Logitech harmony remote
with that you just setup actions for all the things you want to do. It is super ez to setup.
FIOS == turn on TV, TV hdmi 1, turn on AVR, ARV input matching fios
Xbox == turn on TV, TV hdmi 2. turn on AVR, AVR input for xbox, Turn on Xbox
PC == turn on TV, TV hdmi 2. turn on AVR, AVR input for PC, Turn on PC
Oppo == turn on TV, TV hmdi 1, turn on AVR, AVR input for DVD, turn on Oppo
click a button on a "activity" and the remote will do the rest for you. 1 remote and no moving off the sofa (with the dog next to you) == win!
(xbox x is more powerful than the ps4 pro and has the 4k blueray playwe that is pretty good. (but better would be to drop a few $k into a PC and play games in real 4k. The xbox x also makes for a very good media player in general because of the remote control options. I bought xboxs for my parents because of the media stuff.)