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Firmware v2.01 Coming Soon

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Nov 16, 2007 // VP, Sony Network Entertainment

Hey everyone. We know you like to hear about updates a few days in advance, so here’s a quick heads up that we have a new System Software update in the works.

Firmware v2.01 is a minor update that will improve the stability of PLAYSTATION 3.

We’ll provide more specifics as the update is about to go live, but we thought we’d give loyal blog readers advance notice!

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+ ps3mods.blogspot.com on November 16th, 2007 at 3:29 pm said:

home?
tv?


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+ PHIBALNATION on November 16th, 2007 at 3:29 pm said:

Sounds good!!!!


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+ brentos on November 16th, 2007 at 3:30 pm said:

Is there any chance this also enables DivX playback? If not, could you let us know when we could expect that? Either way, thanks for the update.


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+ Jezer29 on November 16th, 2007 at 3:31 pm said:

I can wait for the in game msg.. I really would like custom soundtracks now though..


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+ Blackmoses11 on November 16th, 2007 at 3:34 pm said:

Sony,
I will continue to support you guys for as long as I continue to game. If there is a problem….fix it. If there is a way to make things better…do so. As far as I’m concerned you’re doing well. 5 – 6 million units in the first year with all the flack surrounding the price and games. Then to have to contend with the other two systems….

Well on track for another big year. Keep turning out all the cool new functionality for the system and continue supporting your game developers as much as possible. Just keep us informed along the way….

-Blackmoses


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+ ozzyuno on November 16th, 2007 at 3:35 pm said:

Tommorow is PS3 first birthday in the US, have you got anything up your sleave for us!? Maybe HOME or in game msg or something cool!! There has got to be somthing….


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+ darkiewonder on November 16th, 2007 at 3:37 pm said:

divx playback? ;o

a birthday present for the Playstation 3 would be great :)


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+ ozzyuno on November 16th, 2007 at 3:39 pm said:

Yes it would!! Hope they will do something for us..


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+ eksMAN on November 16th, 2007 at 3:39 pm said:

will divx playback be included in this firmware update?


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+ Lithgow on November 16th, 2007 at 3:39 pm said:

No joke. Divx!
And if you update people are out there, listen, and listen well. If you add Divx, you MUST add Xvid. Otherwise, everyone will be devastated. Half of my videos are in Divx, half are in Xvid. They are so closely related that there should be no problems other than licenses to add Xvid.
Please, make my day, Sony!


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+ fizan on November 16th, 2007 at 3:41 pm said:

I really hope you guys will fix the stability issues, especially with that notification bar thing… when turned on, it makes my system lag.

And oh, its silly of me to ask of you so soon, give us divx and in-game xmb… I don’t personally care about the latter, but the community wants it. The market has spoken. ;)


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+ ozzyuno on November 16th, 2007 at 3:41 pm said:

To soon for divx, but it will come!! Let’s just hope for a birthday present for ps3!!


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+ JordanBlack68 on November 16th, 2007 at 3:41 pm said:

DivX playback? if not im not bothered, at least you are fixing the bugs


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+ KatanaKing on November 16th, 2007 at 3:42 pm said:

Well i hope that you guys fix the remote play via internet, and add DIVX…..thanks for the heads up,.


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+ Neil on November 16th, 2007 at 3:48 pm said:

Guys don’t get your hopes up about what content you wish was in the firmware.

This is simply a .01 update which means you won’t get Home or in-game XMb or other goodies. Most likely it will fix some of the issues people are having with the 2.00 update.

Be realistic and be thankful that they are communicating to us ahead of time.


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+ sascha23 on November 16th, 2007 at 3:49 pm said:

@ #1: I don’t see how a “minor” update will constitute Home or anything major like that.

But who knows, it may just be in Beta form so only certain people will get the invite and the update is necessary for it.

However, I’m predicting that the DivX update will be in this firmware update, but they may be holding off on it for a bit longer.


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+ RandomEarthling on November 16th, 2007 at 3:49 pm said:

If this is just a stability fix because 2.0 was buggy then I’m going to say it again. Please stop releasing bad updates! The process may has been simplified since launch but it’s still a long process. Test, test, TEST!

If this actually ads some features, then cool.


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+ chase on November 16th, 2007 at 3:50 pm said:

divx And some in game xmb lol


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+ Se7enwolf on November 16th, 2007 at 3:51 pm said:

How about some news on Home or the Home Beta? wasn’t there suppose to be a Home Open Beta by the end of this month?


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+ Liquid_Thought on November 16th, 2007 at 3:51 pm said:

I hope this fixes the upscaling/stretching problem with PS2 games… thanks again for letting us know in advance, guys. :)


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+ Ebisch on November 16th, 2007 at 3:53 pm said:

DIVX!!!!!!!!!!!?


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+ ozzyuno on November 16th, 2007 at 3:54 pm said:

Will sony give the PS3 a present for his Birthday Who knows


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+ Chrisrahosiris on November 16th, 2007 at 3:55 pm said:

I personally didn’t suffer any errors from the update, but I’m happy that you are releasing the fixes for the people that are having problems. I wonder if there will be any other changes added with this update. Looking forward to it.


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+ Kazzin on November 16th, 2007 at 3:55 pm said:

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+ ozzyuno on November 16th, 2007 at 3:58 pm said:

5.6 million PS3 are waiting for a Present..


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+ Cerberus_Hunter on November 16th, 2007 at 4:08 pm said:

Thanks for the quick heads up :) Next time a little more info would’ve been nice.


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+ Demonik on November 16th, 2007 at 4:08 pm said:

this is my prediction
2.1 will fix the 2.00 issues
2.2 will be the big home and in game xmb . im thinkin it all happens in december


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+ WHAT on November 16th, 2007 at 4:09 pm said:

OK.


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+ Picasso on November 16th, 2007 at 4:11 pm said:

0.01 isn’t going to be anything good it’s going to fix the issues of 2.00 and that’s it


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+ KnaveX on November 16th, 2007 at 4:12 pm said:

Not about the firmware, though I hope it stops my PS3 from crashing since 2.00, but It would be nice, you know, for a small $10 on our psn accounts for christmas? huh?


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+ alphaVI on November 16th, 2007 at 4:13 pm said:

I am assuming this will fix the still video previews in folders and stop my PS3 from restarting it’s self everytime I turn it off.

http://ps3features.blogspot.com


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+ BIGELLOW on November 16th, 2007 at 4:15 pm said:

I have a pretty good idea what this will fix. With the 2.00 release, there were problems when trying to turn the system on remotely (using a PSP) and then turning it off remotely when the system is attached to a television by an HDMI cable and the television is off.

Basically, when you tried to do this, you would be able to turn it on remotely… but if you tried to play video, it would not display properly. Then, when you’d try to shut off the system remotely, it would perform a forced shut-down of the system, which would also power-down the network adapter. As a result, you could no longer turn the PS3 on remotely unless you manually turn the system back on and then back off.

So, essentially, there is a good chance that 2.01 corrects this “instability” of the remote features introduced in the 2.00 update.


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+ Gregero on November 16th, 2007 at 4:19 pm said:

I bet it’s not gonna be anything special at all. Probably just gonna fix a little things here and there. I wouldn’t count on a PS3 birthday present either.


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+ Solace on November 16th, 2007 at 4:20 pm said:

With millions of lines of code to test on hundred of thousands of permutations (TV sets, routers, etc.), it’s impossible for them to catch everything.
Nice to hear Sony is listening to us (well, not me since I didn’t have any problems w. 2.0, but…) and not wait 4 – 6 months between update fixes. I’d say that it’s a good thing, although I’m sure someone will find a way to turn it into something negative…


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+ afrosheen on November 16th, 2007 at 4:20 pm said:

Yeah 2.01 is a bugfix release for the PSP Remote Play stuff. Kudos for taking only a week to nail it down and fix it.


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+ DankandSticky on November 16th, 2007 at 4:24 pm said:

Thank you for the heads up….now hears a heads up to you from a loyal ps3 fan to you…
in game XMB so that you can listen to music while playing games…and put a clock on it…..PLEASE

Also, everytime i start anything on the PS3 like a game or anything, it fizzes for a second and flashes static…very annoying…please fix!!
Thanks alot!!


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+ RedHawk on November 16th, 2007 at 4:26 pm said:

Can you PLEASE add black to the XMB color chooser?


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+ MrCamo on November 16th, 2007 at 4:32 pm said:

Yeah, i hope they kill that orange thingy in the corner. If it was updated like, oh i don’t know… once a week it might be OK. It seems a little gimmicky, and does not look as if it will ever give me any news or information i need. It just seems like it is not up to par with the rest of the system. Why not link to the PS3 blog or a site with actual information instead of this little window that has lousy promotions!!!! Sorry about the rant, but it is on topic as it was part of the last firmware update. I would just kill this thing before it embarrasses you. Spell check needed :)


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+ p-s-3 on November 16th, 2007 at 4:34 pm said:

Seems ok my ps3 since the 2.00 update. It did crash once when i played Uncharted &twice when i was surfing the internet on it. Don’t know if thats to do with the 2.00 update??? Only had it for a few weeks now. Brilliant machine tho!!!;-P


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+ mphillip49 on November 16th, 2007 at 4:37 pm said:

Thank you for the news. I will always support Sony. Every electronic I own I try to make sure that it is Sony. Keep up the good work! I know the things that everyone wants will come soon. I would rather you make sure that it works well when you release it.


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+ MrCamo on November 16th, 2007 at 4:38 pm said:

I noticed that!! the PS3 is doing a hard re-set every time i hit it with my PSP, or sometimes when i just use the PS button to turn it off. That is most likely the extent of the PS3 update. I would not count on your video codec support until closer to the end of the year though.


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+ silentmatt on November 16th, 2007 at 4:39 pm said:

Will this help the crashing issue with Assassin’s Creed? Because seriously, the game is almost unplayable.


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+ MrCamo on November 16th, 2007 at 4:41 pm said:

BTW, i think Sony needs a tounge in cheek infmercial that displays what you can do with the PS3, the PSP, and what remote play and the video chat is about. I don’t think that half of the people that have PS3′s even know all that it can do for them. You could show the ability to view the Playstation Eye signal via Remote Play, and probably sell a lot more peripheral devices, PSP’s and probably more PS3′s. Why not a PSP/PS3 bundle just to rub Microsoft’s nose in it?


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+ PlayerBeyond on November 16th, 2007 at 4:44 pm said:

Hopefully this will solve most of the issues such as PS3′s randomly turning on and off…

Anways, in-game xmb, divx, etc.


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+ brandothe2nd on November 16th, 2007 at 4:48 pm said:

I’m pretty sure that all this update is meant to do is fix the stability issues some people have been having with the xmb since 2.00.. me being one of them. Please stop asking for in game xmb for this and future updates, they know you want it, they are most likely working on it, and they’d probably be a little more motivated by some positive comments on here rather than whiny little buggers complaining every time they release something. I for one think Sony is doing a great job at improving functionality. We don’t DESERVE anything so be happy with what they are releasing.


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+ BrianC6234 on November 16th, 2007 at 4:49 pm said:

Demonik – I don’t know about your prediction. I do know one thing that will be updated this year. The Blu-ray player will be updated to version 1.1. So the PS3 will be 1.1 compliant in 2007. I read that on another site. Maybe that will be in the next update. The link I read said by the end of 2007.


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+ Ethridge on November 16th, 2007 at 4:50 pm said:

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+ deafwing on November 16th, 2007 at 4:51 pm said:

damn … talk about wanting to chat with your friends on your buddylist. I agree though, the above request would be nice, but lets get the system stable first … sometimes including those things will cause all kinds of other problems.


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+ Jackal888 on November 16th, 2007 at 4:53 pm said:

I hope it improves remote start from the PSP. I cannot get that to work correctly.


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+ CubanB on November 16th, 2007 at 4:55 pm said:

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