While I find this great and support anything Vinny does, I just don't get what's happening here! Not to derail the comments or appear real stupid, can someone PM me how to read this? It is completely lost on me!!
I believe I found the cause of the flickering snowy picture that appear on certain TVs and receivers. Issue is fairly present. Many users on Sony support forums are reporting this.
PS4 => Sony STRDH740 HDMI => TV HDMI
In summary the flickering appears only when passing through the Sony STRDH740 receiver. Tried multiple cables, devices, TVs and all is working. Re-flashed the PS4 and the issue appeared as soon as the console was flashed to 1.51.
The flickering and strange snowy artifacts appear only at 1080p. Other resolutions don't display any problems.
Was on my Xbox One which is hooked up the same way and is working perfectly. Changed the TV Connection setting from HDMI (Auto-Select) to HDMI. This resets the resolution to 640x480. When I selected 1080p I was shocked to have the exact same effects appear suddenly ie flickering snowy picture and horizontal lines.
I looked over under Picture and saw that the Color depth setting was also reset to 24 bits per pixel. I selected 36 bits per pixel and like magic the picture is clear and flawless. (30 bits per pixel also works)
While I am not sure the meaning of the Color depth option I am now certain that it is a firmware issue and the the color depth on all PS4 must be by default set to 24 bits per pixel.
Now Sony can either introduce the other values depending on the set up in future firmware releases or they must give us the option to select it manually like on Xbox One.
Any more technical inclined mates out there willing to shed more light on this.
Can you help spread the word and hopefully it reaches Sony so they can investigate.
So in summary I am fairly sure that the problem with all the flickering snowy picture on certain TV and receivers is the Color depth. Sony needs to fix this asap and introduce the 36 bits per pixel option.
Been a member since the site inception. And a premium member since subscriptions started. I signed out and signed in again today. Upon signing in I received an activation email. My account seems to be unchanged.
Does this affect the accounts in any meaningful way? Or is it just a batch sending activation emails mistaking sign ins as new members?
For about a week now, I've been noticing very slow download speeds and streaming problems on all of Whiskey Media videos (All that I attempted to watch, stream or download). No matter what I choose, Progressive or Streaming (with HD), the video does not play smoothly and buffers every 2-3 seconds. When I choose to download, I get no more that 50 KB down.
These problems extend to videos on Screened, Tested and Giant Bomb. If I downgrade from HD, the buffering is better but still present. Download speeds are slow across the board.
I never had this problem with Whiskey sites before, and don't experience any slowdown on other sites.