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Playstation 4 firmware 1.6 released and detailed

PS4 firmware now available! DVD playback now improved. (PS4, Tag Invalid)

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Insomnia_84  +   446d ago
I just updated! NYC 5:30am.

Headsets charging...

Ready to get the new Playstation headset as soon as it hits stores.
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Bennibop  +   446d ago
Looking forward to getting the new Headset 2.0 too! Bonus is that I won a voucher at work that will cover the cost!!!
zeee  +   446d ago
Yup it's live and I already played bf4 using my wireless headset. Does anyone know if third party headsets are also supported? Would suck for my brothers who don't own an official Sony product.
lex-1020  +   446d ago

It depends on the headset. If the headset uses USB like Astro headsets it works fine. Headsets that use a 3.5mm headphone jack like, Skullcandy aviators, also work fine. Headsets that use component connectors, like a lot of Turtle Beaches, won't work as the PS4 is all digital instead of component or analog. Bluetooth headsets are also a no go.
xerohero2003  +   446d ago
Lex-1020 I use my turtle beach headset with my ps4, I just run an audio out from the back of the tv and it works just fine.
Azmatik  +   446d ago
@lex my buddy uses a turtle beach the one that has component plug ins and a 3.5 audio jack he plugs it right into his controller and works fine. Side note i wonder if you got a component (red and white) to 3.5 jack converter and plugd it into the controller if it would work ill ask my friend to try it tonight unless someone already tried it and knows?
Jack_Of_All_Blades  +   446d ago
"Do not update playstation soon before a power outage..." wtf? How would you know?! On topic keep the improvements and features coming Sony
minimur12  +   446d ago
Its nice knowing that I'm here on my laptop and its actually already done updating lmao
guitarded77  +   446d ago
Got my Pulse headset up and running.

Thank godz I can mute the mic on the camera... I've had the thing unplugged since unknowingly getting bitched at for an open mic in game.
Benchm4rk  +   446d ago
@Jack of all Blades

You can find information on your electrical service providers website on routine power outages for your area. They do them occasionally for repairs or during time like extreme heat when the power grids are under heavy use. Of course if a tree falls down and knocks out your power or something like that you will never know when its gonna go out.
Aceman18  +   446d ago
Yea updated as well around 5:20 this morning. Was quite surprised that the system recognized it and I didn't have to sync it.
Tru_Blu  +   446d ago
The new headset is the non-elite version that folds up and can use the PS store app. It's not the top of the line model, no bassimpact. It's a model that is meant to be portable.
JoGam  +   446d ago
Don't know why people are disagreeing. The new headset doesn't have Bass Impact.
Mikey32230  +   446d ago
The Pulse elite can also use the PS Store APP. It had the app on the PS3 As well.

Thats why they are disagreeing
Tru_Blu  +   446d ago
Where did I say the elite can't use the app??
JoGam  +   446d ago
@ Mikey32230, Reading and comprehension is key dude. Please read his comment slowly and tell me where he said the Pulse Elite won't use the App?

Everything he said is FACT. There are two versions of the headset. Pulse and Pulse Elite. The Pulse does not have bass impact however the Pulse Elite does which makes it the top of the line out of the two headsets. Both uses the App.
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FamilyGuy  +   446d ago
I wonder when that Elite version will come out?
And at what price..

I like that these ones are fold-able/portable and the detachable aux cable is great, but bass impact is something I'd want too.


Still, at $99 I'm getting these, I'll sell em if the new ones come out and are way better and cheap enough.
Aghashie  +   446d ago
Yea... but I read something about "noise cancelling" on the new headset. As far as I know my Pulse Elite doesn't have that feature.

Correct me if I am wrong... :?
Mr_cheese  +   446d ago
Got to be honest, i'm slightlydissapoited with this update. I havent had chance to download and install it myself to test out bu from the official list onte link, i'm not impressed. I think inwas expecting more...

However, the ps+ update is more than satisfying, it's fantastic. That is something i am looking forward to.

P.s. anybody found hidden features yet?
Tru_Blu  +   446d ago
If you had a pair of PS headphones it's kinda a big deal.
Mr_cheese  +   446d ago
I conpletely agree with you, but I just assumed there would be more than the headphone support and better dvd playback. I was hoping there maybe some better organisation for the UI such as folders, or the support of external drives for media playback.

I'm not moaning, i'm just saying i expected more espeially since the update release was delayed. It kind of felt bigged up
infamousinfolite  +   446d ago

Actually this is a .x release once we see a x.0 release that's when the major stuff come in.
IcarusOne  +   446d ago
Is there any news when they'll update to allow for 3d playback of blurays?
Withdreday  +   446d ago
Actually Cheese, that is a bit of moaning. They can't fix all that in four months.

It's takes massive programming.
Axecution  +   446d ago
"You can now mute the microphone for the PlayStation Camera."

omg yes
ramiuk1  +   446d ago
it really needs a mute all online chat option like the xbox 360 had.
fed up logging into a game and before i have had chance to mute people i have them swearing or kids with squeeky voices
Cryptcuzz  +   446d ago
I love this update solely for that feature.

Finally I can talk to my girlfriend while playing online without fear that others are listening to my conversation about where, when and how we did it.

True story lol, please don't ask.
Aghashie  +   446d ago
@ cryptcuzz

Shad0wRunner  +   446d ago
Link is broken, Bennibop. Says 404 error.
Bennibop  +   446d ago
Sure it will be up and running again in a while!
Bennibop  +   446d ago
Its now fixed.
WitWolfy  +   446d ago
yip broken..
PizzImperfect  +   446d ago
SniperControl  +   446d ago
Just installed it, man my Pulse Elites sound frickin awesome playing Resogun, much clearer sound than plugging into the DS4 jack.

Think i'll boot up KZ:SF next.
Sheikah  +   446d ago
Can't wait to be unable to hear BF4 audio through my 7.1s.

Kidding aside, been waiting for that update forever, very excited abt it
Brugal  +   446d ago
That's great news. I thought they sounded acceptable with the headphone jack, can't wait to test it out after the update.
DivineAssault  +   446d ago
Using my pulse elites to complete tomb raider.. Greatness
Tru_Blu  +   446d ago
Same here. It's night and day over plugin in cheap headphones to the DS4.
Cryptcuzz  +   446d ago
That is great news man.
Anyone have experience with the original PS3 headset and how it is now? It is the one right before the Pulse Elites.

I won't be able to test that out myself until later on this evening when I get off work.
DivineAssault  +   446d ago
i dont have those so i couldnt tell you but i dont see why they wouldnt work just as good.. So many sound details i missed out on through the 1st half of the game & all the others ive played on PS4 makes me want to start over.. Though im probably not going to have time to do so..

Only thing with the headsets is that u wont get that speaker sound from the DS4 in your face anymore.. Guess u gotta pick your poison
Tru_Ray  +   446d ago
I have the original headset. I tested it last night and it works great! I watched some footage that I previously captured from Killzone: Shadowfall and it was akin to a completely new experience. The 7.1 surround sound really adds to the immersion.

I was eagerly awaiting this update because now I can play at night without worrying about waking up my son.

Cryptcuzz  +   446d ago
Oh yeah that is true, I really enjoyed how the sound comes through the DS4 on games like Resogun and Tomb Raider. The decision would be hard for me to choose, but we shall see later on when I get off work to test out the headset.
WitWolfy  +   446d ago
DAMN YOU GUYS!!! I wanna test this out NOW!!!
Nanux  +   446d ago
Main features in system software update version 1.60

Picture quality during DVD playback has been improved.
Wireless stereo headsets (CECHYA-0080 / CECHYA-0083 / CECHYA-0086) are now supported.
You can now mute the microphone for the PlayStation Camera.

Any other features maybe you noticed?
Bennibop  +   446d ago
DVD playback has definitely improved, overall quality seems better now.
gigoran  +   446d ago
Really? I was let down cause it was the first thing I tested. My PAL dvds still look like garbled rain.
Bennibop  +   446d ago
Strange I am not seeing that and I am viewing PAL DVDS also
Bloodjunkie  +   446d ago
Is this everyhing? no 3D support? No youtube app?
MRMagoo123  +   446d ago
youtube app ? you can use youtube via the browser and if you have a smart tv via that and if you have a phone with 3g or higher you can use that , why would we need a youtube app?
Bloodjunkie  +   446d ago
what a ignorant reply! maybe there are some people out there who don't want to switch between devices or don't have a tv with smart features or don't want to use the not optimzed browser view?

It was only an example. And i wanted to clerify, that it is a poor improvement for me.
XisThatKid  +   446d ago
really, how troll are you?
Why wouldn't anyone want the option of something they like on a 400$ device that it's predecessor had and Youtube doesn't always work on the browser. If you have to say "and if you have.."in your reply your already not making a good point since your leaving up for chance just for future ref.
da1writer  +   446d ago
If you type www.YouTube.com/tv, you get the EXACT PS3 YouTube app via through your browser. Every Video works, HD as well.
KwietStorm  +   446d ago
Simple. Because it's a YouTube app.
Ron_Danger  +   446d ago
It already has 3D support. I've been playing Zen Pinball 2 in 3D since the day it was available on the store.
Bloodjunkie  +   446d ago
But not for 3D Blu-Rays! I only buy 3D Blu-Rays when they are availible and i have to switch to the PS3 to watch themn.
Ron_Danger  +   446d ago
Gotcha... I thought you were talking about any 3D on the system.
cjflora  +   446d ago
An app isn't likely going to come with a firmware update. Firmware updates change the software of the actual PS4 OS. A YouTube app will come as an app, from the store, that you install as a separate piece of software.
edwineverready  +   446d ago
No self monotoring on the old 7.1 headset. Sucks a bit but i am happy my headset now works!
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edwineverready  +   446d ago
Nevermind. I did a reset and it works now.
GhettoBlasStarr  +   446d ago
Wow playing BF4 on War Tape Audio will have you ducking in your living room. The sound was so crisp, I thought I could understand what the Chinese soldiers saying.
ramiuk1  +   446d ago
shame BF4 is a mess and audio is always cutting out then
sourav93  +   445d ago
I only ask because I actually want to know. I wasn't mocking/trolling. Is it better on War Tapes? I've noticed it being louder, but I've always used the headphones and surround options whenever I play with my PX4s on.
sourav93  +   446d ago
Why play on War Tape? Why not Headphones --> Surround?
GhettoBlasStarr  +   446d ago
You say "Why?" I say "Why Not??"
Man_Son  +   446d ago
Does the original wireless pulse work with the update?
edwineverready  +   446d ago
Man_Son  +   446d ago
Good! Thx!
WeAreLegion  +   446d ago

Edit: Darn it!
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bornsinner  +   446d ago
how about better chat quality for those overpriced headsets then, mp3 playback and youtube too...
Lazyeye79  +   446d ago
Where's the MP3/4 support, the DNLA, the folder management, the uploading to YouTube?

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they added what they did, but I still expected more.
Insomnia_84  +   446d ago
That's why I stopped EXPECTING things from everything and everyone. It is better that way and I believe it's the right way as you cannot always get what you want when you want it.

I'm fune with the update and any other update will be welcome. They said all the other things will be coming so just be patient.
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MusashiBlack  +   446d ago
Good update. Maybe my BF4 Astro A50 will have better chat options.
GW212  +   446d ago
How do the A50s connect to PS4? I've been on the Astro Gaming website for more info but am having trouble finding an answer to a basic question?

I am thinking about picking them up and just wanted to see what your general thoughts are. Worth it?
MusashiBlack  +   446d ago

There great!!! These are my first headsets. I love them because
they work with all consoles except the wiiU. The 7.1 sound very good and
the headsets are soild. Worth the price.
6DEAD6END6  +   446d ago
This update is awesome. I just used my pulse elite headset and it was great, all I need Sony to do now is give us media playback (mp3 and in game custom playlist) and external hard drive support and my PS4 will be perfect. We all know the games are coming so we're good there, can't wait to download Outlast tonight.
e-p-ayeaH  +   446d ago
firmware 2.0 needs to come out this year people want to see in-game music and video playback just like the os3.
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CuddlyREDRUM  +   446d ago
Waiting for the music ownership and DLNA update.
arkard  +   446d ago
I'd really like to see blue tooth headset support added.
iistuii  +   446d ago
Me too.
vikingland1  +   446d ago
So it's not an update for blue tooth headsets???
Master of Unlocking  +   446d ago
Still no support for all those things which should have been in the box from day 1, i.e.
-mp3 playback
-audio cd playback (I mean, come on! It's a sony device or what???)
-divx/xvid/etc. playback
-dynamic themes
-a real, proper web browser like Google Chrome or Firefox for ex.
-a choice of different colors for the UI
-html5 and other various plug-in updates for the current web browser
-that feature which was announced in NYC, where a friend takes control of your game online
-direct youtube uploading support with the share button
I still can still do without a PS4 then. I'm staying with my PS3 for the time being, thank you.
edit: oh and no support for in-game music either then? and "no video playback ", what does that mean?
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pwnsause_returns  +   446d ago
it means to wait the hell up.

the focus was on the gamer needs first, not on entertainment. those things are obviously coming. if you cant wait, stick to the PS3 for the time being. the last thing we need is them rushing the firmwares like how DICE rushed BF4 into the market. look what happened...Exactly.

sony locked 2gbs on the PS4 for the OS for a reason.
coffeedragon  +   439d ago
Focus on the gamer needs first huh? Is that why I only have a dozen games to choose from? I went onto the PS Store last night to get a new game and was faced with a list of available titles that took up just one screen!

Way to focus on the gamer Sony! While I'm waiting for more titles, it would be nice to be able to listen to a CD, or play a 3D movie maybe?

Major fail when I have to break out my PS3 just to listen to music. Remind me again why I didn't buy an Xbox One?
pwnsause_returns  +   439d ago
because you're a consumer who doesnt know when to wait.
SonyROXitoohya  +   446d ago
JewyMcJew  +   446d ago
You forgot the most important feature...

The ability to resume your lass played game without loading.
Asuna_Yuuki  +   446d ago
The update went smoothly enough it appears. Quick too.
sgtGanGreen  +   446d ago
Now you can use your headset on ps4 loooooooooool
That was funny
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DesertFox79  +   446d ago
Fucking PS4 network !! Online games crash all the time
MasterofMagnetism  +   446d ago
Cool. Now I just need to buy a headset.
PSnation4  +   446d ago
my px4 headset still wont sync bluetooth with ps4 :-(
SonyROXitoohya  +   446d ago
Let's hope it fixes some of the errors I'm getting especially when watching movies. At least 2x a week, my ps4 crashes when playing AC :/
gixer  +   446d ago
Joy. My ps4 downloaded and updated my console and now on the reboot its stuck on a black screen with the blue line pulsing on the ps4 been like that for an hour now
gixer  +   446d ago
What the hell. My ps4 bricks and some sod disagrees with it? Jesus there are some right bells on this site
MAULxx  +   446d ago
Good for all the Sony headset players.
I use skull candy ROC Nation when I want to crank late night.
Haven't hand any problems, just plug it into the DS4.
I always use my HT set up when I can but late night I have to go quite.
1nsomniac  +   446d ago
I'm disappointed really. After they've been working "so hard" on this firmware update & all it brings is wireless headset support?

I'm hoping at least the improved DVD playback stops the horrendous scratching noise it makes when playing DVD's!

I'll definitely be picking up those new headphones though.
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Killz4Twinkies  +   446d ago
** Bring wireless headset support to Sony Products. As a Turtle Beach PX4 owner which was the only legit headset at launch isnt being supported. Kinda feels like an XB move imo. Spend $160 extra day one to support the system and then get screwed in the long run with no wireless or BT support.
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