One thing that would be massively appreciated would be a universal "screen size" adjustment option under the Display settings...
Currently almost everything on the console is offset from the sides of the screen (most aparrant on the picture viewer and web browser)... it doesn't effect games very much (and thankfully, a lot of games feature a screen size changing option within their options menues), but it has been an iritation for quite some time.
I doubt this is the case on all TVs, but I've seen it do this on 4 seperate sets so far!
You can disable that in the 'theme settings', and you can almost set it back to the 2.8 flowing background (known as 'classic' if I'm not mistaken), except for the color (at least the few minutes I checked it I couldn't get rid of the purple color)..
I haveother grumbles (the sparkly thing going on) but that's not major.
The OP covers it all basically the message here is CHOICE
- I Like the original "PLAYSTAION 3" Logo @ console startup & before a game executes on my UK 60GB & JP MGS Hagane Machines, I understand the "rebranding Stategy" but I have not as yet purchased a PS3 Slim, why FORCE the slim's Logo on me?
- The font Issue is understandable on certain Large TV sets, I don't (yet) have this problem, but the new font size makes the text too large, again why force this wholesale change without options?
The update on the whole was fine and well received however for some users it seems as things that were not issues have been "fixed"
I cannot see anything wrong with the 3.00 update. I think everything is faster and I dont see why people complain about the "ugly" friends list, it's not like you have to look at it all day..
Well done Sony, a free service and if you add private voice chat and a party system I can see it becoming more popular then Xbox Live...and it's free.
Two things I haven't seen mentioned are.
* I'm not sure why Sony felt the need to add 'Sparkles' to an awesome background, and glad that there is a classic option. However it has me thinking that maybe Sony could add an option for 'Animations' under 'Theme Settings' so you can actually add the 'Sparkles' to whatever static image you have set as a background. You would obviously expand of the animations, by creating lots of variations.
How cool would it be to have an official Heavy Rain background image, with animated rain?!
* I'm still confused as to why Sony removed the 'Playstation 3' splash screen from the beginning of PS3 games? Especially considering as the games don't actually start up any quicker and instead of the cool jingle we are left staring at a blank screen. Also what will Sony put on the adverts now?
I agree with everything said here;
"None of these features had any consumer demand"
I can provide in excess of 4000 posts which say otherwise!!
I'd be interested to see who in those 4000 posts requested the Grey Boxes in the friends list or the 2 clocks
I want to see this also!!!
Any 'so-called' interface designer that has, erm... EYES can see the problems with the current GUI in v3.00. But apparently that didnt stop someone signing off onit.
I'm awesome! What's your excuse?
i'm loving this new update more & more each day,it has changed my whole Ps3 experience to the better,features like multi audio output & "what's new" are very useful for me,i can use my headphones now without having to change the audio output from hdmi to av everytime & with "what's new" i can select one of the games i last played instead of looking for it in the long list,it's awesome. Thanks Sony.
I'm only asking for one thing... okay, maybe two or more.
I want the "Red Stripes" as a background!
What the hell are the "Red Stripes"? You know, those wavy red stripes that move across the screen at the end of most PS3 videos from the PS Store and the PS Blogs.
I want dynamic themes too, along with the dynamic backgrounds that 3.0 brought.
I want user created dynamic backgrounds and themes also.
I want the ability to mix and match themes and backgrounds. ^_^