LG Ultrafine 4k/5k with PS4 Pro?

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  1. adh328 macrumors member

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    Has anyone tried the 4k or 5k displays with the PS4 Pro? I use my monitor for my PS4 sometimes and want to be able to benefit from the Pro hardware if I want to. I would obviously use an adapter for HDMI.
     
  2. riptidewahoo macrumors member

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    This won't be possible since the only connection supported by the 5k monitor is Thunderbolt 3, which PS4 doesn't do. An HDMI adapter won't work for the 4k monitor because there are no controls on the monitor to turn it on or off. The only devices you can connect to these things are Macs.

    What you CAN do is PS4 Remote Play to stream to your Mac - I do that and it works pretty well in 1080p.
     
  3. C.clavin macrumors member

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    I'd like to see someone try to hook up a PS4 Pro to a 5K using the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter. It might render at a 4K scaled image so it would probably blurry but what the heck?
     
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    The 5K is a Thunderbold display. A USB-C adapter will not work. Just because they have the same connector does not mean that TB3 and USB-C are similar.
    Plus I doubt that the AV Multiport Adatper is bi-directional for the HDMI stream.
     
  5. adh328 thread starter macrumors member

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    Remote play has way too much latency for me.

    Has anyone actually tried this with any of the new displays? Please let me know!
     
  6. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    even the 4k requires a Mac running Sierra, nothing else will work.
     
  7. garyleecn macrumors 6502a

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    or you can use those game capture card. I know one called elegato (?) which has zero to none latency, even good for COD multiplayer.
     
  8. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    No. Wont work.

    There is no HDMI -> USB-C (for the 4K) and there is no HDMI -> TB3 (for the 5K).

    If you want to use a monitor on your PS4, you'll need a different monitor. One with HDMI inputs (amongst others).
     
  9. adh328 thread starter macrumors member

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    Check Apple's website. There is in fact a USB-C --> HDMI adapter.
     
  10. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Yes, but that's not what I said. Please read it again (with all due respect). To use a monitor with only a USB-C input, a non-USB-C computer would need an HDMI --> USB-C (HDMI to USB-C), which is what the OP was asking. Such a thing doesn't exist. The adapters are not reversible.
     
  11. adh328 thread starter macrumors member

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    That's kind of what i was asking... i was thinking you could plug in the adapter to the back of the monitor then run the hdmi to hdmi from the monitor (with the adapter) to the ps4.
     
  12. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Nope. Can't do that, unfortunately.
     
  13. adh328 thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there some place that says that? I just want a hard answer with some proof behind it. Preferrably if someone actually tries it...
     
  14. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    I'm not sure it's published some place, but these simple video adapters are one-way. They will absolutely not convert an HDMI signal into a USB-C stream.
     
  15. lifeisepic macrumors 6502

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    The LG 27UD68-W has HDMI 2.0 for 4K 60hz support. Why not consider this?
     
  16. Fozziebear40 macrumors regular

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    That is what I am considering but I can't seem to find the white version in the UK. The LG 27UD88-W is the same but has USB C as well but is more expensive.
     
  17. adh328 thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you know how much power it can supply to the laptop? I have the 15" so it needs more than the 13"
     

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