Reports: PlayStation 4 HDMI Jack May Be Prone To Malfunctioning
Unfortunately, we're already hearing about defective PlayStation 4 units.
So far, the reported problems all seem to involve the HDMI output of the system, as IGN has reported.
An IGN retail PS4 console stopped outputting through HDMI after the user started downloading Netflix, and Kotaku's first retail system also had a faulty HDMI jack. Then there are some NeoGAF users who, thanks to the Taco Bell "Play the Future First" promotion, already have their PS4s. They're reporting similar HDMI-related output issues, which is concerning. So far, Sony has been responsive to warranty claims so the affected users are getting replacement consoles.
Even so, it's probably not the kind of press Sony wants. There are typically a few snafus with all new electronic hardware, but we were hoping that with the more conventional architecture, these systems would be mostly reliable. We'll have to see what Sony says about this HDMI problem.
11/13/2013 10:45:42 PM Ben Dutka