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Why is there no 5GHz band wireless in the PS4 ?

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I am reading a lot of reports that the PS4 will not have 5GHz support. This is very disappointing since a lot of us use it for streaming HD video and the 2.4 GHz band is a bottleneck.

 

The Apple TV 3 has 5GHz support and  it came out last year. Why not the PS4 ?

 

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Re: Why is there no 5GHz band wireless in the PS4 ?

Sep 10, 2013

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At least they added wireless 'N' to the PS4!

 

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Re: Why is there no 5GHz band wireless in the PS4 ?

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I'm happy with N gauge. Considering the ps3 was only G.
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My guess is that Sony put a lower price point on the ps4 so the couple of bucks to add it probably was why it got cut.  Like the Eye I'm sure they will release a 5 ghz. adapter in the near future for those who need it.  When you add up the number of these they'll sell that dollar here and there adds up to alot of cash.  Not to mention the money they'll make selling the adapter to people in apartment buildings where the 2.4 range is packed.

 

I read the xbox180 has the 5 ghz.  but Micorosft isn't being generous by any means.  They tacked on $100 to the price and the Kinect box  probably sets them back maybe $30-$40.  So they had abit more margin to play with. 

 

I don't like it, I'm sure you don't either, but if they can't turn a profit theres no nothing.  Just the nature of the beast.

 

 

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Re: Why is there no 5GHz band wireless in the PS4 ?

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admiraljoey wrote:

I am reading a lot of reports that the PS4 will not have 5GHz support. This is very disappointing since a lot of us use it for streaming HD video and the 2.4 GHz band is a bottleneck.

 

The Apple TV 3 has 5GHz support and  it came out last year. Why not the PS4 ?


2.4Ghz is only a bottleneck if you have many wireless devices in your home that use that frequency.

The reason why 5Ghz is "better", is because there is little to no devices that use that frequency so more contiguous data can exist in that band.


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You cannot successfully stream 720p video wirelessly via the PS3 from your computer over 2.4 Ghz. It is an extremely jerky expderience.

 

With the Apple TV, I am using the 5 Ghz and I can stream 1080p video effortlessly.

 

If 802.11n means I can stream 1080p video via the PS4 then that's good enough, will it do that ?

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 Wow this is new to me I didnt even know that it only supported 2ghz I have a 5ghz asus router and my devices stream way faster on that than the 2ghz band.

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Re: Why is there no 5GHz band wireless in the PS4 ?

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admiraljoey wrote:

I am reading a lot of reports that the PS4 will not have 5GHz support. This is very disappointing since a lot of us use it for streaming HD video and the 2.4 GHz band is a bottleneck.

 

The Apple TV 3 has 5GHz support and  it came out last year. Why not the PS4 ?


Sorry you are having a problem my router streams HD over wireless N very well. You may need to look into other hardware issues that can be causing you a disappointing experience.


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JohnKarnes wrote:

admiraljoey wrote:

I am reading a lot of reports that the PS4 will not have 5GHz support. This is very disappointing since a lot of us use it for streaming HD video and the 2.4 GHz band is a bottleneck.

 

The Apple TV 3 has 5GHz support and  it came out last year. Why not the PS4 ?


Sorry you are having a problem my router streams HD over wireless N very well. You may need to look into other hardware issues that can be causing you a disappointing experience.


Mine too. I hot 1080p with no problem wireless.

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I don't even know **bleep** is 5ghz and 8000ghz. Wifi is wifi. And at the end, I don't care because I know I will connect it by Ethernet to get the most highest best streaming without signal interference.
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