So you’ve gone and bought a PlayStation 4 (or at least, considering it), congratulations! You’re now the proud owner of a console that’ll likely last you 10 years and provide hundreds and hundreds of hours of entertainment. The question that hangs over you now, though, is how to make your living room into the perfect portal to enjoy your new machine? We’ve drawn together a list of what we consider essential additions to level up your PlayStation 4 experience.
The TV: Samsung PS51F5500 – Around £700
A 51” set for £700? Yes please! The PS51F5500 is not only a great deal for the amount of screen you’re getting, it’s also a wildly capable television, with incredible blacks, stunning whites and great colour reproduction, as well as blur-free images – perfect for those fast moving shooters.
What Hi-Fi recently called it the best TV under £1000, calling its images “stunning” and saying it brings “great depth and detail to images”. Of course, if you’re looking to break the bank on a fancy new 4K television, Samsung’s UE65F9000 comes in at £5000 and looks absolutely stunning.
The sound: Q Acoustics 2010i with Onkyo TXNR626 – Around £440
Having a television worthy of displaying the luscious graphics of the PlayStation 4 is only half the story, without good sound, true game immersion is nigh on impossible, but don’t worry, we’ve got your back. We think that the combination between a set of Superfi’s Q Acoustics 2010i speakers and Onkyo’s 3D and 4K ready amplifier make a perfect combination for not a lot of money, What Fi-Fi praised the speakers very highly, awarding them the maximum five stars and both are available from Hi-Fi specialists Superfi.
Of course, if you’ve got your eyes on a 5.1 system and money simply isn’t an object, might we recommend the KEF Q300 5.1 Home Cinema Speaker System for around £1900? Of course, you’ll need an amplifier with that, so how does Yamaha’s RXA3030 amp for £2000 sound to you?
No dream gaming set up is without a chair comfortable enough to survive the countless hours it’ll endure whilst you game, so how about a La-Z-Boy Cool Cooler Recliner Chair, coming in at an extremely cool £1449 and packing not only a built in massage, but also a fridge to keep those gaming beverages cool? Or, to keep the relaxation theme going, how about a Phillips smartphone controlled Hue lighting system? It can change between thousands of colours with just your smartphone, letting you tailor the mood of your gaming session or even just dim the lights without ever having to get off your chair. Of course, finally, you’ll need the games, so fire up that Killzone disk and kick back in your ultimate PlayStation 4 gaming experience.