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One of the great joys of a PC setup is symmetry. Everything is synchronised. The space is clean. Organised.

That's true for monitors too. Monitors must be the same size. Everything must be even. Ordered.

But there's a good argument for throwing that logic out the window.

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I only bought the PS4 Pro because Sony told me to. Sure, I knew what 4K was, and I could spell HDR, but that was about it. My TV at the time was still merely “full” HD (a descriptor I’d since learn to be a vicious lie) and I always figured 30fps was about the best a console scrub could hope for.

So what exactly was the PS4 Pro for then? It wasn’t clear. It’s what was next. So I bought it.

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If you followed the news out of CES closely you probably heard the word HDR tossed around a lot. This coming year we'll see TVs for under $700 with the feature, and fancy monitors for over $1300. But what does HDR even mean?

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If you have a new (and probably quite expensive) 4K HDR TV, then 4K video is amazing -- it looks incredible. But to watch a 4K Blu-ray, you need a 4K Blu-ray player, which can set you back quite a few hundred dollars more than regular Blu-ray. If you do want to make that investment, though, the cheapest 4K Blu-ray player actually does a lot more than just play movies. You can buy a 4K-toting Xbox One S for as little as $349, a full $200 cheaper than the least expensive Blu-ray player on sale in Australia today.

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With a couple of 4K consoles on the horizon, upgrading to a 4K-capable display is a question worth asking. And if you're in the market for a TV that can do 4K and HDR at the same time without looking like total garbage, then you're in luck.

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During the PlayStation Meeting livestream, Sony's Andrew House announced something large: if you want the benefits of higher fidelity, better colours and a better dynamic range, you don't need to upgrade your console. The benefits of HDR will be available for all PS4 owners, and it'll be available from next week.