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New Sony PSVR Model Allows HDR Pass-through But There Is A Catch

The new Sony PSVR is not a new device but it has a couple of small changes that improve upon the original PlayStation VR and while these changes are small they are appreciated. There is no new technology used in the new Sony PSVR as compared to the old one so even if you just got the headset you are not missing out on much.

The new Sony PSVR has an enhanced processor unit that allows for HDR pass-through. This is the unit that transmits the signal to your TV or other display that you might be using. You will no longer need to unhook the video feed cable in order to game on an HDR display. This will be convenient for PS4 Pro users.

The convenience does come at a cost, the new Sony PSVR will not be compatible with the cord that came with the original PSVR. This means that if you lose your cord then you will have to buy a new one. According to the PlayStation blog:

“A hardware update to PlayStation VR is being prepared. The new version, model number CUH-ZVR2, features an updated design that enables the stereo headphone cables to be integrated with the VR headset and a slimmer, streamlined connection cable. There’s also an updated Processor Unit that supports HDR pass through, enabling users to enjoy HDR-compatible PS4 content on a TV without having to disconnect the Processor Unit in between the TV and the PS4 system. This function can be used only when the VR headset is turned off,”

The Sony PSVR is the best-selling gaming headset on the market right now and Sony is committed to providing new games to the platform including Skyrim. There is much more to come.

Let us know what you think about the Sony PSVR headset upgrade and whether or not you think it is worth getting.