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Mantastic

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The controllers have a few design flaws and subpar build quality. A couple of us pointed it out at launch but no one wanted to hear it here.
 

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The controllers have a few design flaws and subpar build quality. A couple of us pointed it out at launch but no one wanted to hear it here.
Do you mean every controller as that video says that basically all of them use the same thumb stick manufacture and it’s in all of them?
 

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Amazon dropped the Disc version but not the Digi version for some reason



Does that mean the digi version is becoming rare?
 
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And he even showed me this splash page trying to prove that Target have never sold PS5s



What an idiot
 

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dwwaino

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I'm not about to move from my GSP 670 headset anytime soon but just as an exercise in comparison I've been trying to setup my SteelSeries Arctis Pro wireless headphones.

Obviously no optical out so I tried just USB to the receiver and using the built in PS5 surround and it sounded like arse. Then I tried running audio over HDMI to my TV then out to the SteelSeries receiver over optical. In Dolby and DTS the sound is much better and full but there is noticeable audio lag. This is obviously due to the processes in compression and decompression. So I switched to Linear PCM on the PS5 which immediately removed the audio lag, however I need to run some more experiments but even though my SteelSeries receiver is saying 7.1 surround is activated I've got a funny feeling the TV was only passing through 2.0. I believe this is a bandwidth limitation of HDMI 1.4. "duh get a new up to date TV" is the obvious answer. However this is a LG C7 which is only a 2017 model and I'm sure there would be a lot of people who purchased premium TVs in only the last 5 years. The more I read it also looks like there are audio limitations over HDMI 2.0 which are even more recent TVs again. I still need to experiment and research more but I'm sure there would be plenty of people with expensive headsets like Astro A50s, Arctis Pros etc who don't realise they aren't getting what they paid for anymore. Game engines can simulate positional audio even in 2.0 so people may think they're getting the surround they paid for, but they're not getting 5.1 or 7.1 separate channels being dynamically mixed, everything is just being slammed into the left or right. Astro released a HDMI audio splitter (can also get them from Jaycar and stuff) but they only pass through 4k 60hz. Then again if your TV can do 4k 120hz then you've got HDMI 2.1 anyway and this doesn't even matter. I believe there are one or two HDMI audio splitters that pass through 120hz but I haven't looked into them much yet.

This might be something to add to the TV thread for now. Kind of poor by Sony to remove optical now IMO. For headsets (both wired and wireless) you're better off currently just getting a standard stereo headset and using the built in 3D audio which does the same sort of thing as most "surround" headsets. This must have been why SteelSeries release the Arctis 7P for example (not that I can find them in Australia though?)
 

royboy2

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Amazon delivered yesterday, a day early. Took a bloody long time to transfer all the ps4 data across though, infact it's still going. Is that common?
 

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