One of the big selling points for consoles is the ability to do things that consoles shouldn’t normally be able to do, in this case play Blu-Ray discs. Apparently, testers have discovered that the PS5 Blu-Ray player is better at that job than the Xbox Series X, according to HDTV Test.
HDTV Test published a comprehensive review of both consoles’ Blu-Ray players to show which one was best. This included analysis of frame-rate, color gradients, and much more. The difference isn’t that noticeable for casual Blu-Ray watchers, but the Playstation 5 does better with Ultra HD Blu-Ray discs.
The Playstation 5’s Blu-Ray player offers superior color gradiation with less pasteurization, a higher chroma bandwidth with less roll-off, and offers glitch-free 24 FPS output. Put simply, it means the Playstation 5 offers better colors, doesn’t hitch during playback, and makes better use of details embedded in Blu-Ray frames.
Of course, even though the PS5 Blu-Ray player has the definite advantage over the Xbox Series X, that’s not to say that it’s the end-all be-all of the matter. The Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X are both meant to play games more than they play movies, so an actual, dedicated, 4K Blu-Ray player is still the best choice.
The fact that the Playstation 5 has better Blu-Ray graphics than the Xbox Series X is an odd fact, however, especially considering that the console is less powerful graphics-wise than the Xbox Series X. However, video games appear to be one thing, and Blu-Ray discs another, in this case.
But whether you watch Blu-Rays on your console of choice or not, you’ll at least have a better experience doing it on the PS5 Blu-Ray player instead of the Xbox Series X Blu-Ray player. While the Xbox Series X may have a better time running this generation’s most graphically-intensive games, it’s apparently too specialized this time to have its Blu-Ray player come out on top.