Discussion in 'Sony' started by The Guardian, Nov 7, 2007.
THE TITLE SAYS IT ALL!!!up:
Its out tomorrow, but very little worthwhile stuff is on it.
Well they did say there are other changes that Sony hasn't announced. Playlists (finally) is pretty cool.
Does Sony do emulator updates?
Screenshots from a play around didn't reveal much.
I didn't know a PS3 would be so much trouble before I decided to get one. I never hooked my old PS2 up to the internet to get updates. Will you be able to download the updates to a cdr & then load them yourself? How do you activate the PS3 remote, can you download a file from the Playstation site & save it to a cdr & load it yourself onto the PS3?
Um, just have the PS3 hooked up to the internet and it will notify you when there's n update. Then just download it it to the PS3 from the netwrok tab. You don't need to burn updates to a CDR or anything like that.
With almost every update, they just say "PS1/PS2 compatibility has been improved", though.
From the blog:
Hi everyone. Heres a preview of the next PLAYSTATION 3 firmware update (2.00) scheduled to release within the next few days. This update contains features that will allow you to receive news directly from us on everything PlayStation, enhance the way you access and organize your media, and allow you to customize your XMB in new ways.
Heres a closer look at the new features:
Youll notice this icon in the Network category of the XMB. This is the Information Board.
Once activated, youll notice scrolling headlines in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Well be delivering the latest news on new games, PLAYSTATION Store updates, hardware, accessories and lots more through the Information Board. Click on the Information Board icon and youll be able to see all of the headlines and click through for more detail. The headlines and associated stories will be updated on a regular basis. You can choose not to display the Information Board, but you never know what you might miss, so Id recommend keeping it on.
Weve added a nice enhancement to Remote Play called Remote Start, to use Remote Play locally or from a Wi-Fi hotspot, you needed to make sure that your PS3 was on. With Remote Start this is no longer necessary. As long as your PS3 is in standby mode, youll be able to turn your PS3 on remotely via the PSP. You can then use Remote Play to access media on your PS3, and when youre finished you can put your PS3 back into standby mode.
Another feature weve added with this update is the ability to set themes on your PS3. Themes will change the whole look of your XMB; the background, icons, and in some cases sounds on your XMB will completely change. We will be providing themes on PlayStation.com and through the PLAYSTATION Store. Once you have downloaded a theme, under Settings go to Theme Settings, select Theme and then choose a theme to display or install a new theme. We are also providing the ability for you to get creative and make your own original themes.
Weve also added a new way to organize your photos and music on the PS3 - you can now create custom playlists for all of your music and photos.
Finally, regular readers of this blog may have noticed that Im using a new avatar. You will see that logo above on your XMB representing the new PLAYSTATION Network category. Youll find the PLAYSTATION Store and Account Management in this category.
Weve added several other features in this update. Ill soon be back with more details with a quick video demo of some of the new features.
I am not going to get upset until I find out what else it will offer, but if one of those things isn't Profile 1.1.
they better let us categorize the game section. That part is way too cluttered
No in-game XMB =
I believe he wanted to know if you can do it without hooking it up to the internet, which is exactly what he said in his post which you chose to ignore....
Oh boo hoo.
I'm not sure about a cdr, but it can be downloaded to your PC and saved to a SD card or external HD.
That sounds like a lot more work than simply having your PS3 connected to the internet. Alternatively it's not like the PS3 will stop working if you don't have the latest firmware, so it won't really matter, and PS3 gameslike Ratchet and Clank come loaded with 1.9 firmware on that you can install that way.
Dissapointing about there being no in game XMB access, but allegedly it's being worked on. Still though the changes they have put in are cool, but without the long awaited in game XMB, it's disappointing (even though the custom themes thing rawks)
How is it 2.00 so soon? I checked playstation.com and the only update I can see and download is 1.93
Updated to 2.0
There's an information bar at the top right which is annoying the hell out of me already
Changed the theme which is pretty cool, everything changes not just the background
Checking the store to see if there are more themes available now... nope nothing there yet
so still no in game xbm, custom soundtracks or 1.1 compliance...
themes and tickers are nice though
Create your own themes
no pressing need for 1.1 just yet
which is why the BDA made such a huge fuss about finally having a 1.1 player on the market
and why Fox already announced that ps3 will be 1.1 compliant...
I know, but is there a 1.1 disc out yet?
I think by the time there are 1.1 movies released so will a firmware update
So... anyone figured out remote start yet? I dunno how to do it.
I LIKE THE UPDATE, THERE'S SOME NICE STUFF IN IT!!!up:
PS3 system that is in standby mode can be turned on automatically when a PSP® system is used for remote play via the Internet.
Preparing to use remote start
To use this feature, you must first perform the following steps:
Update the system software of the PSP® system to version 3.72 or later.
Complete the network settings on the PS3 system so that it can connect to the Internet.*
Create a PLAYSTATION®Network account.
Set to sign in automatically to PLAYSTATION®Network.
Set to log in automatically under (Users).
*To use remote start via the Internet, the PS3 system must be connected to a router.
For details on signing in automatically to PLAYSTATION®Network and logining in automatically under (Users), refer to the user's guide for the PS3 system.
Enabling remote start
Select (Remote Play Settings) from (Settings) in the home menu.
Select [Remote Start] > [On].
Select [OK] on the screen that is displayed.
To use remote play via the Internet, check [Enable Remote Start via the Internet].
Turn off the PS3 system.
Use the power button on the front of the PS3 system to turn off the system and set it to standby mode. Do not turn off the main power switch on the back of the system.
Perform remote play using a PSP® system.
To use remote play from a PSP® system, the PSP® system must be registered with the PS3 system. For details on remote play, refer to the PSP® system's user's guide.
If remote start is set to [On], the internal fan of the PS3 system will continue to operate even after the system is turned off.
Remote start via the Internet
You may not be able to use remote play via the Internet depending on the network device in use. If this happens, check the following information.
You must connect the PS3 system to a router to use remote start via the Internet.
If your router supports UPnP, enable the router's UPnP function.
If your router does not support UPnP, you must set the router's port forwarding feature to allow communication to the PS3 system from the Internet. The port number that is used for remote play and remote start is TCP: 9293 or
UDP: 9293. For information on setting up port forwarding, refer to the instructions supplied with the router.
Port forwarding is a function for forwarding signals that arrive at a specific port (entrance) to another specified port (exit). This is also referred to as "port mapping" or "address conversion".
If the router's IP address (global IP address) is changed when the PS3 system is in standby mode, remote start will not be successful.
Depending on the type of router in use, the PS3 system may be repeatedly started at fixed intervals if remote start is enabled. If a remote play connection is not established within a certain amount of time after the PS3 system is started, the system will turn off automatically.