VG247's reporting that PS3 Firmware 2.40 doesn't allow in-game audio switching, despite the fact Sony promised the feature in its FAQ.
Hardly the end of the world, how often do you find yourself needing to switch sound/speaker configurations during gameplay? Set it to 5.1 (if you have 5.1 speakers) and leave it there.
It's not about that. Are you old enough to have a family? Probably not, as you'd know that you can't take up all of the living room with noise. I often play my games with normal TV volume, and then when the kids are in bed, I turn down the TV and turn on the amp. Having 5.1 on al the time isn't fair on everyone else.
I'm 28, does that qualify me to reply? Not sure how 5.1 or 2.1 or even 7.1 make any difference, I have similar problems when the GF goes to bed, guess what I do, simply turn the volume down. There no need to charge speaker config or anything. Buy some good headphones, then theres no need to compromise.
Why should I adapt to the failings of the machine? Every other machine outputs both but not the PS3. This continual defence of the PS3s shortcomings astonishes me. Not only does it not support dual audio support out of the box like any decent media player on the market, they then actually say themselves that a firmware update will make it happen, then when it comes out it bricks machines, Sony pull it and for those of us who weren't affected by the update we're left with yet more disappointment as it doesn't do what it said it's going to do - and yet people 'still' aren't bothered?! No wonder Europe gets continually shafted when people like you don't care what Sony does, how they act, what they charge, if they live up to their promises etc.
He said he turns UP the audio after the kids go to bed. He likes to just use regular 2 ch audio when everyone is up because full surround will drown out other noises like people talking. But yeah, headphones are definitely good
I'm not bothered as it doesnt concern me, I havent changed my audio settings for months. Now I could run around like a headless chicken, moaning about something for the sake of it, but I wont. I'm not defending Sony at all, but I'm not going to attack them for not including something I dont need, it's unfortunate that they didnt include the feature you obviously need so badly, but right now there are ways around that (quit game, change volumue, etc), while it is inconvenient, it still works. Why not concentrate on the features that you wanted and now have, ingame messaging, trophies etc. It's much easier to be negative I guess. dhammalama, I understand that, and it is a pian but there are ways around it. Personally, my surround sound system allows me to jump between 2.1 or 5.1 at the touch of a button.
But we all know the anti-Sony circus loves to scavenge for anything even remotely negative about the PS3. @mike bowden... are you the same mike bowden who posted that story on VG247 about the new "Playstation Edge" LMAO
Fishy: I like your attitude. Only get upset if something affects "you". Brilliant. People like you make this place great! *applauds* Most of the XMB is shoddy, poorly put together and simply annoying to use. But hey, it's Sony, it's PLAYSTATION. So who cares, right?
Mike Bowden, you have a family and kids, so stop complaining like a 10 year old. You of all people should know that life has its ups and downs. I was promised a stimulus rebate check a month ago, but still haven't received it yet a promise from the US government. DEAL WITH IT.
Mike this thread concerns audio only (you should know, you wrote it) there for I'm only concerning myself with that subject, audio. Sure there are things with the PS3 I'm not totally happy about but 1, I bought it, little late to moan about features now isnt it? and 2, I'm sticking to the topic, aduio, which is one area the PS3 doesnt bother me so as I have it running through a good surround sound system that offers me all the option/features I need. Sure I could moan or the sake of it, but what does that achieve you, nothing, be thankful for what features we did get is my philosophy. Last night I was playing a game and sent my friend a message while in that game, on the PS3! Which frankly I thought was brilliant, that feature alone made 2.4 very welcome to me.
On this one when it comes to Sony it seems like you guys believe its ok to complain for stuff like In game XMB and all the other staff because the PS3 didn't have it and because these are things that should of been there when it first came out. But then when Sony say that it will be in the update and u will be able to do it as they said when u bring up the XMB in a game and then u find out it doesn't work once u downloaded the update, its like you shouldn't complain and u should keep ur mouth shut. Why the hell shouldn't people complain Sony missed informed people and haven't even said we sorry for miss informing you about what u would be able to do and how u would be able to use it. Or just an a comment left on the PS BLOG informing people that we had to take this option out because it was makeing the INGAME XMB buggy what ever the reason was they should say something and say we are sorry. If people want to complain let because u know if it wasn't for people complaning and giving feed back things would never change and things would be the same. I LOVE MY PS3 AND THE 2.40 update but Sony are wrong when it comes to this for not letting us know that they would have take the option out even if it was late notice a little Sorry guys we will get this fixed in a pintch isn't to hard to ask. And mike is right about the reason why Europe keep getting screwed. People need to stop contredicting them selfs on this site. (its ok to complain but its not ok to complain) please thats stupidity in its most.
Not picking Sides here, I agree with both Fishy and Mike. I too have the problem of wanting to put the Audio onto HDMI to play on the TV speakers. Before my GF goes to sleep, I need to quit the game, then switch it to HDMI. It's a little bit of a hassle. On some days though, I just use the headphones as I can crank it up as loud as I want and enjoy the game's full audio. But the problem is that sometimes i'll play for hours, and the head phones get real hot. So Fishy, sure it doesn't bother you because it doesn't affect you. But it affects other people that might find the feature useful. However, Mike, if it truely bothers you that much, then feel free to send an email to Sony. That's what others did, and that's how we all got in-game XMB and other features.
@Mike: "Only get upset if something affects "you". Brilliant. People like you make this place great! *applauds* Most of the XMB is shoddy, poorly put together and simply annoying to use. But hey, it's Sony, it's PLAYSTATIONZZzzzzzo0rz. So who cares, right?" I like you Mike, you remind me of me, when i was 16... And you have kids? hows that working out for you? Anyway, why should Sony bother with recreating their entire sound settings (which BTW both works and sounds brilliant IMO) just because your to lazy to find your remote and turn the volume down?
I guess its all about how you read the comment and how interpret what he wrote i didn't see it as a trolling comment and i didn't see it as someone moaning and being a baby i just see it ass someone who had a problem with function and thought since there was an article about it leave a comment talking about his opinion and how he feilt. You need to remember its his opinion freedom of speach and all that. Just because he doesn't feel the same way as everyone else he shouldn't put into a box with trolling on it just because people disargee and please don't take my bubbles away from me because of what i wrote i only have 4 but i'm not anti PS3 and i'm not anti 360 of anti Wii i'm just a smart person who has an IQ of 75% and has specil needs learning disablitys.
I dont understand why you cant turn the amp down? ...whats the problem?
Fishy is right... just adjust the volume... "adapt to the failing of the machine" ...what a joke
@Blackcanary, You have an IQ of 75%? Hmmm... Ummm, that's cool. My IQ is 217 kilograms.
If you had any decent type of sound system where you had multiple channels, you'd be able to change the output ON THE SYSTEM ITSELF. Seems like you opted for a cheap brand if you can't do that and are complaining about the PS3 not being able to change the output for you.
Just like he told us we wouldn't hear a sound when we unlocked a trophy. I really don't think anyone cares though.
Well he did edit the "2.4 FAQs" to say they would include sounds as soon as he found out.
More than likely a mistake?! Like releasing 2.40 you mean? ;)
There's a spot in the open zone reserved for your unnecessary trolling comments. We don't need more people like you....seriously... It's sad to see someone of your age cry like that, and then troll....sad.
You have made your point, now please stop with the trolling. Call it a day and give it a rest already.
I cannot believe all of the negative stories being posted on this site about FW 2.4 its a firmware update, a free one, an update which brings us extra features for our ps3. and all the world can do is find as many negatives as possible and publish them on the web. well, just for the record...Ive downloaded it and no problems, I think its brilliant and am enjoying the trophy support. Amazing how people suddenly expect all developers to stop what thier doing and have supportfor these games. Just enjoy it, stop moooooooooooooooooaning
People sure love to whine and b!tch. I agree with you though. I've always thought the ps3 was a complete package. Now everything I get is a BONUS. Lucky me!
It is a free update, as they all should be but I can say with all honesty, I wish I would have been able to get the update before they pulled it down. I was bummed last night. I was letting my sick daughter finish her Blues Clues and just before I was going to DL the update, they pulled it. :'-( As for those pitching a fit about some of the features or features that did not come as they expected, you will get plenty of that. There are some people who cannot sleep if they don't get their way and there are too many of them here that will piss and moan like little babies.
We dont need do do this while playing a game anyway.
Why people even fuss about this type of thing ?? Complain about something worth it. Get a life morons.
That's the stupidest complaint i've heard in a fckton of complaints about Sony stuff. Who the hell gives a sh!t about changing the sound output in the middle of a damn game. POINTER: You do it BEFORE!
Sony caught it yet more lies. Not surprising.
LOL IS that a surprise? ... SOny promises 4D, 2 Hdmi, toy story graphics, killing 360 in 2006, RRRige Racer, Lair, Warhawk, GT5 in 2007, KZ2 in 2007 etc etc.
This Article is missleading, The Firmware faq also says. "Can we go to the display settings and change anything there in-game (resolution, input, etc)? No, you must exit the game before changing these settings. "
say that if it does then i take back some of the things i said in my comment up above. I didn't know that next time i will get my facts right and check everything before i leave a comment. Theres some things i take back but theres some things i don't take back in waht i said but it shows that i know when to say i am wrong.
Misleading article. I read the FAQS.
Misleading headline. Pls change it to: Sony Lies again ..
In your own little world.
i hear what your saying abut the audio switching especially since its an option that i always wanted. I want it because i have a 5.1 system through the optical cable and if ive left the audio option on optical then i cant hear anything through my tv through hdmi and using 5.1 isn't practical sometimes. Ultimately all I'd have to do is quit the game but that can be annoying. The rest of the stuff you were going on about just sounded like extra ranting to me. If you don like the xbm then you are in the minority because its quite intuitive. Yes improvements can be made but lets not go too far now aey
Smells like FUD to me. They ONLY promised Bluetooth device Management and more so Headset Management... So I have no idea what this article is even talking about. I'm quite up to date on the Official Playstation Blog and this was never talked about.
Official Sony Response Before 2.4: "No, you must exit the game before changing these settings. " I don't understand how an article of False information should be viewed by the masses. We need a way to report False information in articles, so they get pulled.
Mike is jut a big troll. There spots for troll mike, its called the open zone.
Its SONY , big lies since they announced the PS3 no surprised at all, ONE MORE TO THE COUNT
There's a difference between a lie and just being wrong or mistaken. The FAQ once said that there wouldn't be a sound when you get a trophy. Then, some people complained. One of the developers decided to put it in and let him know. So, the FAQ was updated. Sony is comprised of a bunch of humans. Humans make mistakes or communicate poorly sometimes. Sometimes it's a lie. Sometimes it's an honest mistake. If you can't tell the difference, you're doomed to be a bitter old man.
lol give up now man because corporations are definitely not for you full stop lol
wrong place, sorry ONE MORE TO THE COUNT;)
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