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Pros: Works! Upgraded my PS4 to 1TB. Woo!
Other Thoughts: I put this in my PS4, upgrading the existing 500GB drive. (I put that one in my PS3). Upgrading a PS4 is super-easy. You don't even backup the existing drive (everything gets installed from the cloud after you login the first tme with the new drive). SUPER IMPORTANT TIP: When you get the PS4UPDATE.PUP file from Sony, you need the 795MB version. There is a 202MB version which is the "update", but you can't use that one for a fresh install. Make sure you have the 795MB version. They have the SAME FILENAME which makes it tricky. Also, you have to get the version you were on (or newer) before you removed the drive. Somehow the PS4 knows what version was on the drive you removed (it's stored in BIOS somehow). Otherwise, follow the instructions. The flash drive (or USB hard drive works also) has to be formatted FAT32. The folder structure and filename have to be upper-case, like this: \PS4\UPDATE. You can have the PS3 folder on the same hard drive, that's fine. Also, you can use a Mac to download the files, just make sure the drive that has the files is formatted FAT32. I have a 300GB USB hard drive that has \PS3\UPDATE\PS3UPDAT.PUP, \PS3\EXPORT, and \PS4\UPDATE\PS4UPDATE.PUP all on the same drive. (Export is used on PS3, on which you DO have to backup and then restore). If you do a PS3, the PS3UPDAT.PUP (yes, there is no E) is the SAME for upgrading or replacing), and it's also around 200MB.
PS4: No backup needed. Get PS4UPDATE.PUP that is 795MB, not the 202MB version used for updating existing systems.
PS3: Backup and Restore required. Get PS3UPDAT.PUP, which is 200MB and there is only one version.
Also, most online benchmarks indicate that a SSD hard drive is not a good upgrade on a PS4, as there is very little performance gain. Better to get THIS drive and get 1TB for under a Benjamin.
This review is from: Philips Bluetooth Stereo On-Ear White Headphone SHB4000WT/28 with microphone
Pros: They work. They sound pretty good. Lightweight. Pairs with little effort. On iPhone, supports next, previous, play, pause for music and hang up, ignore, redial for phone.
Cons: The microUSB cable that it comes with says "charge only" (it's not a data cable). Well guess what? It didn't even do that! It wouldn't charge with that little cable, so I threw the cable out. (It did charge fine with a standard microUSB cable that I had on my desk).
They don't fold up, and no carrying case so they could get damaged in a backpack pretty easily. (that's a design flaw, not a con, but non-folding headphones tend to have a shorter half-life than folding headphones in my extensive experience with headphones).
Other Thoughts: The volume up/down is for the headphones only and doesn't adjust the volume on the phone itself.
The other reviewer correctly identified that the pads are toed-in to fit on your head, and I find that works well to make them fit. But that does make it so you have to put left on left, right on right. But that's their design decision.
Got this on a shell shocker so it was a good deal. I used them to make a few test calls on my iPhone and the mic works fine but you do have to speak up since the mic is on the ear piece. (this can make you sound like a crazy homeless person, so keep that in mind when talking on the phone while walking down the street).
The plastic seems cheap like they could break pretty easily especially when tossed into a backback, and they don't fold or otherwise offer a way to be protected.
For now, they have replaced my wired Sennheisser PX 100-IIi although I keep those in my backpack in case the battery is dead or they decide to break (the PX 100 fold and come with a thick carrying bag).
I'd say they compare in sound, weight and comfort to the PX 100-IIi folding headphones, although the Sennheissers have that fake muffled bass that I don't like. The Philips are "crisper" sounding, actually.
Conclusion: As long as they keep working (and don't break) I'm happy with a real, working, bluetooth headphone and mic combination, and these are my daily "listen at work" headphones.
This review is from: SONY STRDH540 5.2-Channel 4K AV Receiver
Pros: Day 1: so far so good. It's working, its a refurbed unit with a refurb sticker, refurb 30 day warranty card. The remainder of this review concerns the amp in particular, not the refurb part.
The On screen display is an improvement over the STRDH700 that this replaced. It's easier to go through the settings on a tv rather than the 1 line display on the amp.
Feature rich. Clean display without the typical icons of an amp (speakers in particular).
Cons: There is no way to disable the OSD when you adjust volume, so during a movie a little number shows up on the screen as you adjust volume, I hate that.
Set the HDMI audio output to AMP only (instead of AMP+TV), or the amp will force audio to 2.0 no matter the source (5.1 or 7.1 or whatevs). (see other thoughts).
Other Thoughts: I had a scare, the amp would shut down after 2 seconds. Turns out it was a 1 foot long HDMI cable that I was using to go to a HDMI splitter that sends the signal to 2 devices simulaneously (TV and Projector). I never had that happen, but the amp did NOT like the 1 foot HDMI cable. Replacing it with a 6 foot cable that came with the PS4 and everything works.
I set my PS4 to DTS (instead of Linear PCM) so the amp does 5.1. Otherwise, the PS4 sends 7.1 to the amp. But since this amp is only 5.1, Linear PCM would probably work and the amp will blend the 4 surround channels into 2. I'll have to test that.
Same with the PS3, I unchecked Linear PCM 7.1 output to prevent all the channels from going over to the receiver but that might not be necessary.
I tested 3d passthrough and it works (that was the reason for purchase). Also tested HDMI standby passthrough (PS4, PS3 and Apple TV to TV, with amp off). That works also, which is neat to use because it sends sound to the TV. This is a better alternative than the AMP+TV setting that messes with sound. They should remove the AMP+TV option (which causes audio to be 2.0) and if you want to use your TV speakers just turn the amp off, then passthrough sends audio to the TV. When you turn the amp on, no more sound to TV as the AMP only setting sends audio to the speakers.
PS4 forums are filling up with complaints about Sony amps only outputting 2.0 sound, and it's always because the HDMI Audio is set to AMP+TV.
The only thing I don't like is the little volume number that lingers on the screen when I change volume during a movie. There should be a way to turn that off but I looked at every menu option and can't find it.
The auto sound level adjustment is amazing, it is able to detect the distance to each speaker to the inch. Really neat to see and hear it in action.
As this is a refurb, I only have 30 days to make sure everything works, but so far so good. I'll write again if it dies prematurely. I tested every input including ipod USB support. Time will tell, but the thing arrived with no fingerprints or any visual wear and tear at all, and it came with all the peripherals (fm and am antenna, mic for auto adjustment, manua, remote (but no batteries).
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