Welcome to the next console generation-ish. This year Sony has breathed new life into the PS4, twice. The

Welcome to the next console generation-ish. This year Sony has breathed new life into the PS4, twice. The result is we now have the ‘PS4 Slim’ and ‘PS4 Pro’ joining the original PS4. Neither of the new machines is a full generational step up, but they do have very specific differences. Immediately striking are the three designs. Living up to its name, the PS4 Slim greatly slims down the original PS4 while the PS4 Pro is significantly larger: The result is three substantially different designs yet all clearly stemming from the original PS4. All three retain Blu-ray (and DVD compatible) optical drives while the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro step up to USB 3.1 and the Pro uses its extra ‘layer’ to add an additional USB port: The Pro’s third USB port is likely to be very useful for anyone planning to connect a PlayStation VR since the returning Move Controllers each need a USB port for charging. Meanwhile the PS4 Pro upgrades the original PS4’s HDMI 1.4 port to 2.0 which is vital for its support for 4K (of which more in the next section). Both the new PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro also get bumps in WiFi performance (to 802.11ac) and Bluetooth is upgraded from v2.1 in the PS4 to v4.0...

Ruipro HDMI Cables Emerging as Enthusiast’s Choice | – StereoNET Australia & New Zealand

Just announced at CES in Las Vegas, the Australian distributor of Ruipro HDMI cables, EZYHD, has received an award for the highest sales of its products, anywhere in the world. It’s not hard to understand why. Ruipro has emerged as the HDMI cable brand of choice for enthusiasts and installers with its diverse, high-quality, yet realistically priced range. Where Ruipro excels is with its 4K-compliant HDMI Fibre Optic cables and particularly for extended runs from 10m to 100m lengths. Using the very latest technology with no signal delay, Ruipro’s 4K HDMI cables are thin and flexible, require no external power source and provide higher speed than copper HDMI cables for real 4K @ 60Hz. Ruipro’s HDMI Fibre Optic cables are an ideal solution for sending real UHD vision from a 4K source to a 4K TV or Projector up to 100m away. The new range also supports HDR, 3D, CEC, EDID, EMI-FREE and No signal loss in high noise environments. The cable is thinner & softer than traditional Glass Fibre cables and offers a tighter bend radius than other products on the market. Pricing starts at $279 for 10m up to $349 for 30m, and StereoNET readers receive a 7% discount by using the code STE...