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28 Nov 2011
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Hi Guys,

 

As of today the new system software update version 4.00 is avaiable to download.  This update is mandatory and will include the following features:

 

PlayStation®Vita system compatibility


 You can now copy content such as music, video, image data, games and other applications from the PS3 system to the PS Vita system and vice versa.

 

You can back up the data saved in the PS Vita system to the PS3 system hard disk.  You can also update the system software and activate the system using the network features of the PS3 system.

 

To use these features, connect the PS3 system and the PS Vita system with a USB cable. Operations are done from the PS Vita system. (Sign-in on PS3 is required when connecting PS3 and PS Vita. Also, the PSN accounts on PS3 and PS Vita must be the same)

 

• [Delete PS Vita System’s Backup Files] has been added as a feature under [System Settings]. PS Vita system backup files that are being managed by a logged in user can be deleted.


• [PS Vita System Application Utility] has been added as a feature under Game. Application data (game, save data, add-ons, etc) backed up from PS Vita can be stored (and deleted) here.


• PS Vita is added under [Remote Play Settings] > [Register Device]

 

Settings

 

• Upscaler output and Cinema conversion are now supported for Blu-ray Disc (BDMV) content. Blu-ray Discs recorded in BDMV formats are always played in the [Normal] mode under [Settings]>[Video Settings]>[BD/DVD Upscaler]. Regardless of the resolution of the content being played, video is always output in the maximum resolution in [Display Settings]. The setting [BD/DVD Cinema Conversion] under [Settings] > [Video Settings] can now be used for BDMV playback. 3D image is output in the original resolution.


• You can now select the items you want to update under [System Settings] > [Automatic Update]. This feature is exclusively for use by PlayStation®Plus members.

 

The [Upload saved data to online storage] option must be set for each game. This option cannot be set up under this setting. Set to [Off] to cancel all selected automatic update options.


• [English (United Kingdom)] and [Portuguese (Brazil)] have been added as options under [Settings] > [System Settings] > [System Language].
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PlayStation®Network

 

• [Privacy Settings] has been added as a feature under [Account Management]. This will allow users to control who they receive messages and Friend Requests from.

 

• PlayStation Plus icon will be displayed for non-plus members under the PlayStation Network category.

 


Any questions please ask  :smileyhappy:

 

SuperFastZombie

 

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Good to see that the system is being prepared for the Vita before launch. Just one question.

Why would the Playstation Plus icon be displayed for non Playstation Plus Members in the Network catagory?

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arashi_85 wrote:

Good to see that the system is being prepared for the Vita before launch. Just one question.

Why would the Playstation Plus icon be displayed for non Playstation Plus Members in the Network catagory?


Hi arashi_85,

 

For those who do not have PlayStation Plus, the symbol appears under the Network Icon on the XMB. When you press X on this option it redirects you to the store and explains the benefits of signing up for Plus. It then gives you the option of signing up for it- so it is essentially a short cut to the store.

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Ahh, cunning! I thought it was an icon that would appear for all users like the Plus Icon next to your profile. Thanks for clearing that up

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does that mean the blu-ray films that are recorded at 24fps for cinema's.will now displayed at that resolution on the ps3???

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When syncing trophies on the XMB(not in-game XMB) does anyone else just have the progress bar and the percentage? There no other text anymore that said something like "Performing trophy sync..." but in game it's back.

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DJ91rocks wrote:

When syncing trophies on the XMB(not in-game XMB) does anyone else just have the progress bar and the percentage? There no other text anymore that said something like "Performing trophy sync..." but in game it's back.


When doing a trophy sync on the XMB you will now find that it does not tell you it's syncing trophies- it will just be the percentage bar. Also when the sync has completed you may have to manually exit the screen (by pressing the circle button) to return to the XMB.

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RabidWalker wrote:

DJ91rocks wrote:

When syncing trophies on the XMB(not in-game XMB) does anyone else just have the progress bar and the percentage? There no other text anymore that said something like "Performing trophy sync..." but in game it's back.


When doing a trophy sync on the XMB you will now find that it does not tell you it's syncing trophies- it will just be the percentage bar. Also when the sync has completed you may have to manually exit the screen (by pressing the circle button) to return to the XMB.


Found that it happens when you change the system language to "English(UK)", when putting it back to "English (USA)" the text appears back to how it was. Don't know if this was intended or whether it is a bug in the coding.

 

Thanks for the reply though Rabid :smileyhappy:

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Will text chat stop censoring English words if they unfortunately have a swear word in a different language in them?
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SuperFastZombie wrote:

 

• PlayStation Plus icon will be displayed for non-plus members under the PlayStation Network category.

 



OMG!  Did it ever occur to anyone at Sony that if I'm not a PS+ Subscriber I may actually not want to be.  Why then pollute the XMB with another useless icon?  Suggestion: After 3 months of not clicking on this pointless icon, it is auto-deleted from my XMB (the same can be used for every other marketing icon I have never used).

 

You also make no mention of the boot up health warning.  Why is that there? Can using the XMB cause seizures now?  Correct me if I'm wrong but EVERY game on the PS3 (BR or PSN) already displays this warning.  I'm pretty sure the collective arses are covered in this respect.

 

I know you're just doing your job SFZ but some decision making lately regards PS3 progression/feature development leaves a lot to be desired.  I have resigned myself to the fact that the PS3 is dead in this respect, Sony are only interested in their 'paying' customers and future Vita users.  Sod the rest, eh?

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whats with the health warning now u start ur ps3 up....

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deltaman-3 wrote:

whats with the health warning now u start ur ps3 up....


 

Oh, I guess one person on the globe is suing Sony after have an epileptic fit and probably claiming the 'Sparkles' on the XMB background caused it.

 

Or more aptly, I remember saying that the moment Sony allowed different colour Profile cards, that some numpty would flick down them too quickly causing some kind of seizure.  Yes, yes, that must be it. :|

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Is this an update glitch again?

 

Did version 4 update yesterday (PS3 fat 80GB) and now no games will load you just hear the disc spinning.

Have done full system restore and still no change.

Can still watch DVD movies so is not a laser problem.

 

I see from old blogs via google this also happened to many people following a previous version update.

 

How do I fix this? Do I have to wait for sony to release a fix!!!!!

 

Any help/advice appreciated as am a "non-techie" posting this on behalf of my young son - thanks.

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Cannot load any games after version 4 update (but DVD movies work!!)

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I have the same problem with Uncharted 3 after 4.0 firmware update , I submitted a complain to naughty dog and still waiting their reply ! 

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OK RabidWalker ( or any other official person who can help ) I Need to know RIGHT AWAY if the following was part of 4.00 .... Ok , so since i updated to 4.00 on my 160gb slim ( 3 months old ) , I & LOADS of other people have been seeing a different message after ANY freeze up were you need to hold the power button to shut down , Now after EVERY freeze on the browser , in game , on PShome Etc , it says "the system was not shut off proper the last time it was used , the file system may be corrupted . The system will restart, check file system & restore it if it is corrupted , if the file system is corrupted it may take 2 to 3 hours to fix it" So Was THIS added as some sort of safety feature to make sure there was no corruption after a freeze, because ive spent 25 hours this weekend trying to find out whats going on , & have seen LOADS of people on many different sites saying they are getting this message too , & the thing is, you can just bypass the file system check by pressing circle. I need answers ASAP , because if its something they added as a safety feature then they better bloody tell people because people are assuming all sorts of things & worrying maybe needlessly about it, like on the SKYRIM ( aka LAGRIM ) forum theres like 50 people who's reporting this & some are assuming SKYRIM is braking their system, while others are pointing out it only started after 4.00 & that it also happens after browser freezes Etc . IF its not an added safety feature then the 4.00 update has caused some sort of problem that rapidly needs addressing . so info plz ASAP - thk U .
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The restore file option is new feature all it does is checks for corrupted files and attempts to repair them i have had it with the PS3 browser freezing when watching 4OD.

Nothing to worry about people are more likely to see this function when the browser crashes or playing bug ridden games like Skyrim or COD its only the systems way of checking for any damage after a hard reset.
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Thanks for the reply mont348 ............ But how do you know its a new feature & not some sort of problem ?? have they confirmed this
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The restore file feature has been available for over two years via the safe mode function.
http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-Technical/Using-the-Safe-Mode-function-on-your-...

It just appears its been added to v4.00 as an automated feature after a hard freeze i haven't read any official announcement on the feature but it was definitely added in the background of v4.00 update.
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@mont348 yeah i suspect as much , but if thats true then they are being extremely neglectful to their customers by not informing them , ive already seen people on different forums like SKYRIM PS3 problems section who thought it was the game ruining their system, so they have done stuff like a full system format, & loads have stopped playing the game fearing its breaking their system......... I even rang SONY PS3 help line & asked about it & if it was added in the firmware, & this girl who sounded about 16 said No, even though she hadn't even listened to me proper due to constantly interrupting as i was trying to explain , & THEN she say you'll need to acces the safe menu , so i did , then she says "now press 5" & i said hang on a minute though, wont that delete ALL my data, & she said "yup" .. like its no big deal deleting 3yrs worth of data ( as i put old PS3s data on my new 1 too ) , she gave no warning about it deleting everything , just said press 5, lol , unreal , its a bloody good job i knew enough to not do it or there'd be steam coming from my head right about now lol .......... its seriously neglectful , im going to have to register on the SKYRIM forum & put their mind at ease ..... SONY are terrible at communicating stuff like this, just like how for years there was no 'Network under maintenance' message & instead it just showed a Network error code causing people to panic & start messing with their system or router .... really annoyed tht i wasted 20 odd hours this weekend looking into this new message after freeze ups when they could of just bloody told us........ anyway thx for the replys & hope ur right .
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The message can't be that reliable because after it went throught the motions of checking for corrupted data and gave me the all clear and it was only when I was browsing my save game data that I noticed a corrupted file in Skyrim that it wouldn't let me delete. Not a happy bunny as the only way to get rid of the file was delete all the files in that folder (ie all Skyrim files). That's 19 hours I'm not going to see again in a hurry.

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ever since i go this update my new ps3 i got in nov 30 had framerate drops in all my games was ever i play a game and

a) framerate drops.

                        b) freeze when playing then work again.

i tried all what customer service told me to do but the thing just not working right.

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