PS4 firmware now available! DVD playback now improved.
I just updated! NYC 5:30am. Headsets charging... Ready to get the new Playstation headset as soon as it hits stores.
Looking forward to getting the new Headset 2.0 too! Bonus is that I won a voucher at work that will cover the cost!!!
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.
@Zeee 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.
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.
@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?
"Do not update playstation soon before a power outage..." wtf? How would you know?! On topic keep the improvements and features coming Sony
Its nice knowing that I'm here on my laptop and its actually already done updating lmao
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.
@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.
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.
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.
Don't know why people are disagreeing. The new headset doesn't have Bass Impact.
The Pulse elite can also use the PS Store APP. It had the app on the PS3 As well. Thats why they are disagreeing
Where did I say the elite can't use the app??
@ 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.
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.
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... :?
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?
If you had a pair of PS headphones it's kinda a big deal.
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
@Mr_cheese Actually this is a .x release once we see a x.0 release that's when the major stuff come in.
Is there any news when they'll update to allow for 3d playback of blurays?
Actually Cheese, that is a bit of moaning. They can't fix all that in four months. It's takes massive programming.
"You can now mute the microphone for the PlayStation Camera." omg yes
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
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.
@ cryptcuzz Lol!
Link is broken, Bennibop. Says 404 error.
Sure it will be up and running again in a while!
Its now fixed.
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.
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
That's great news. I thought they sounded acceptable with the headphone jack, can't wait to test it out after the update.
Using my pulse elites to complete tomb raider.. Greatness
Same here. It's night and day over plugin in cheap headphones to the DS4.
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.
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
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. Tru_
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.
DAMN YOU GUYS!!! I wanna test this out NOW!!!
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?
DVD playback has definitely improved, overall quality seems better now.
Really? I was let down cause it was the first thing I tested. My PAL dvds still look like garbled rain.
Strange I am not seeing that and I am viewing PAL DVDS also
Is this everyhing? no 3D support? No youtube app?
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?
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.
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.
If you type www.YouTube.com/tv, you get the EXACT PS3 YouTube app via through your browser. Every Video works, HD as well.
Simple. Because it's a YouTube app.
It already has 3D support. I've been playing Zen Pinball 2 in 3D since the day it was available on the store.
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.
Gotcha... I thought you were talking about any 3D on the system.
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.
No self monotoring on the old 7.1 headset. Sucks a bit but i am happy my headset now works!
Nevermind. I did a reset and it works now.
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.
shame BF4 is a mess and audio is always cutting out then
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.
Why play on War Tape? Why not Headphones --> Surround?
You say "Why?" I say "Why Not??"
Does the original wireless pulse work with the update?
Yes. Edit: Darn it!
how about better chat quality for those overpriced headsets then, mp3 playback and youtube too...
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.
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.