I was toying around with my PS4 Pro (because its basically a modged podged computer cosplaying as a console like what kind of console tells u to choose a lower resolution to get better performance lmao good luck) and uhhhhhh can someone tell me why when i switch from 4k to 1080p resolution on my 4k TV that shit looks clear as fuck like i can see every pixel popping out sharper than anime hair like does the ps4 pro have some sort of weird 4k to 1080p scaler that nobody told me about or am i just losing my sight?
I am shocked. I am bald. I am appalled. So on my 4k TV i tried 4 games running on the 1080p resolution:
Nier Automata, Fortnite, RE remake and Project Diva Future Tone.
On my 4K TV it was the same result for each game: on a native 4K resolution everything looked normal but on 1080p everything looked ULTRA sharp. Like in one of the music videos on project diva i witnessed for the first time since i bought the game: WALL TEXTURES that I didn’t even know were there.
So, I wired my PS4P to my PC monitor which has a native 1920x1080 (1080p) resolution. Keep in mind that super sampling wasn’t supported on my 4k TV. But on my monitor it was. I tried all 4 games on my monitor on 1080p with both super sampling on and off and it wasn’t able to replicate the super sharp effect my 4K TV provided. The thing is my 4K TV has HDR+ idk if that even plays a role in sharpening an image but looking more closely into things it says my monitor has an HDCP of 1.4 while my 4k tv has an HDCP of 2.2 (Idk what those even ARE) so like…Can someone who’s really tech savvy explain to me why my 4k TV provides a better image on a lower resolution. I’m genuinely interested and also super confused
LOVE U ALL XOXO
I just noticed something:
When i switched the ps4 pros resolution on my 4K TV to 1080p it sharpened everything.
When i turned off the HDR+ special viewing mode in my TV settings it sharpened it significantly more
When i turned on “Game Mode” on my special TV viewing settings not only did it sharpen it to the fullest but it unlocked a new 4K resolution to be recognised by my PS4P called "2160p - RGB"
Now that I think about it this “game mode” on my TV is supposed to make my performance better by dumbing down the graphics but the first time i tried it was when i was playing Rise of the Tomb Raider in 4K and it messed up my frame rate CONSIDERABLY while the HDR+ option enhanced it.
Overall…Smart TVs are fucking weird and I’m mad that I spent so much time playing games on a blurry not vibrant screen