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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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+ juanleche on November 16th, 2007 at 5:00 pm said:

Please fix REMOTE START so that it actually works in a way that lets us turn off the PS3 (and have it stay off) and then I can start it remotely from anywhere with a wi-fi connection.

CURRENTLY IT DOES NOT DO THIS!!!!!


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+ B1ack_Mage on November 16th, 2007 at 5:00 pm said:

Alright everybody settle down. It’s 2.01 which will mean a small update. SO don’t get your hopes up for in-game xmb.


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+ flaco57 on November 16th, 2007 at 5:00 pm said:

GREAT!!! Hopefully it fixes the problems with the current version


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+ gamesblow on November 16th, 2007 at 5:02 pm said:

Fix the upscaler you took away from us, Sony. Why’d you do that in the 1st place? Upscaled games look just like they use to now… That’s real nice of you. I guess the next thing you’re going to do to shaft us early adopters is take it out completely “to be fair to all ps3 owners” You smacks!


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+ vant6 on November 16th, 2007 at 5:05 pm said:

Maybe I’ll be able to use remote play without having to have my tv on. (seems I need my HDMI active in order to watch video in remote play)


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+ NickyJ on November 16th, 2007 at 5:06 pm said:

There’s not going to be anything big, it’s 2.01 not 2.10.


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+ MUGEN02 on November 16th, 2007 at 5:06 pm said:

BD v1.1?


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+ Marcelo on November 16th, 2007 at 5:08 pm said:

I don;t know if you know about this bug or not but I have seen the following:
1) Start a Remote Connection from your PSP (while the PS3 is in standby mode).
2) Try to watch a video. It halts the connection. Something seems to be happening but even waiting for 30 minutes it doesn’t work.

Now if you do the following it works:
1) Turn on your PS3 and enable remote connection.
2) Connect with your PSP. At this pointit works flawless.

Hopefully you already knew abot this and this new patch will fix it.


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+ BrianC6234 on November 16th, 2007 at 5:08 pm said:

Yes, Blu-ray 1.1. It’s the first update to the Blu-ray spec. All players will need to meet it. I think it gives Blu-ray a picture-in-picture feature or something.


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+ thatdidnthurt on November 16th, 2007 at 5:11 pm said:

I hope this fixes the issues with remote play. Sometimes I can turn the ps3 on, sometimes I can’t. Sometimes it gets the signal 30 minutes later and randomly turns on then attempts to turn itself on 3-4 more times. Video plays if you turn the ps3 on, set it to remote play, then access it from the psp but if you turn the ps3 on with the psp, I tend to have about a 85-90% fail rate when I try to play a video. The screen turns black and then it all just hangs – forever.

Don’t get this post wrong, I am VERY stoked with the things you all are doing, I just want it to work. Keep up the great work Sony!!


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+ Captain Fury on November 16th, 2007 at 5:15 pm said:

fix the timed out glitch!!!!! If you dont know what Im talking about go to the PSN forums (theres alot of people getting this problem)


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+ backbreaker65 on November 16th, 2007 at 5:16 pm said:

please fix the instability, I just purchased uncharted and it freezes all the time. My other games play i.e. R & C, but uncharted just freezes when its in a cut scene, I can’t get off the boat level the opening level.


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+ PlasmaShark on November 16th, 2007 at 5:23 pm said:

AVI PLAYBACK
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+ 20vBeat on November 16th, 2007 at 5:28 pm said:

Hoping this includes a fix to the broken PS1/PS2 Upscaling. It currently looks terrible, especially with 480i/1080i output. v1.93 did not have this problem. Thanks for the quick updates otherwise.


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+ Shaky Jake on November 16th, 2007 at 5:28 pm said:

Hats off to you SONY folk

You are doing a good job and apart form this pointless ‘news/propoganda’ feed channel i think the future is bright

Keep the updates and games coming

PS Looking forward to Assassins creed


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+ backbreaker65 on November 16th, 2007 at 5:31 pm said:

I’m on my 3rd uncharted disc and all of them are freezing in one place or another mostly cutscenes. My other PS3 games play very well, i’ve disable the info board and media center and it still unstable.


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+ Thaylin on November 16th, 2007 at 5:34 pm said:

I would like to be able to remote into my PS3 While It’s already logged in, say in Folding@Home or after you’ve been streaming a movie and lost the connection. It’s like it’s a one shot deal.


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+ TwinsDad on November 16th, 2007 at 5:36 pm said:

Yes. Advanced Notice. Thanks!!!

I’m betting it’s going to address all the freezing issues.

@59. What makes you think that a “Firmware v2.01 is a minor update that will improve the stability of PLAYSTATION 3.” means BR 1.1???

Others, same quote only, what makes you think it’s in-Game?


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+ linuxguru on November 16th, 2007 at 5:36 pm said:

@backbreaker65 — Uncharted isn’t even out yet.


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+ backbreaker65 on November 16th, 2007 at 5:45 pm said:

linuxguru, it is out, I pre ordered it and was call to pick it up last night from gamestop


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+ izeyah on November 16th, 2007 at 5:47 pm said:

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and….and @70….yes it is


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+ Loucetios on November 16th, 2007 at 5:50 pm said:

maybe divX playback will be in it?


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+ NAZAR on November 16th, 2007 at 5:50 pm said:

VPN
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Whole East Europe use VPN Internet connection. Without vpn support in PS3 we can’t use PSN or PS Store. Please, Eric Lempel help us.


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+ chase on November 16th, 2007 at 5:52 pm said:

@70 yes it is im at 35% in the game
Uncharted is out


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+ NinjaSkllz on November 16th, 2007 at 5:52 pm said:

that was fast..


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+ BrianC6234 on November 16th, 2007 at 5:52 pm said:

@linuxguru: Yes, Uncharted is out. Gamestop and EB Games are selling it today. It shipped yesterday. It isn’t officially out but you can get it if you preordered at either store.


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+ nate_g on November 16th, 2007 at 5:54 pm said:

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+ ArCaNgEL on November 16th, 2007 at 5:54 pm said:

We all know this is a minor update just to fix the most recent problem some user are having with the latest update(2.0) We are really missing out on the online gaming experience when we have to exit a game just to read a text message from a friend or even chat with them. This is an issue that needs to be corrected asap. All i really want to say is that we really need that IN-GAME XMB!!!!!!


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+ whoelse on November 16th, 2007 at 5:57 pm said:

Dont expect in-game XMB or DivX support or anything like that. This is 2.01 which like he said it only minor. So probably fixes to the XMB lag and the problems people have been experiencing. Maybe one tiny new thing chucked in but nothing amazing or of real beneficial.


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+ ai11237 on November 16th, 2007 at 5:57 pm said:

@ nate_g

shut the hell up. sony knows that people want in game xmb. you continuously posting it wont make sony get it out any faster


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+ Hiruke on November 16th, 2007 at 5:59 pm said:

Fix third-party PS3 controller support in PS2 mode. That would make the PS3 more “stable” in my opinion.

Using a 60GB PS3, in PS2 mode, a Hori Real Arcade Pro 3 (HRAP3) will not function correctly. The system will send random controller inputs to the game at random intervals, usually “up” on the joystick but also various button presses (including the PS Button). This makes playing PS2 games with a PS3 joystick impossible. Since these joysticks work flawlessly on PS3 games and PC games, I have to imagine it’s an incompatibility issue, and the fault lies with the system software (the PS3) rather than the hardware (the joystick).


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+ youngmc33 on November 16th, 2007 at 6:01 pm said:

It would be great if Sony would improve support for large lists of media both on the PS3’s hard drive and on an external drive. The PS3 has supercomputer status, yet has trouble keeping up scrolling through my music. Maybe if it would keep a library cache to speed things up?

Also, it would be great if you could use the same sorting options you get pressing square when browsing media on the PS3’s HDD when you’re browsing an external drive.

Finally, when browsing music on an external USB drive, the music is in alphabetical order by tag title. I don’t know whether the PS3 sorts music by filename or tag’s track number for files on its hard drive, but it doesn’t do this on external media. This is the only reason why I copied all my music to the PS3’s harddrive instead of keeping it all on my external drive, which was my initial plan.

Thanks Sony, you’re doing great!


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+ blizzard182 on November 16th, 2007 at 6:02 pm said:

@NAZAR

What? I dont understand what would you need VPN support in the PS3.

Do you need the PS3 to connect to your home connection which is inside a VPN?

If the whole east europe has vpn on each house and each server that is weird and unnecesary I guess.


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+ Stringer2355 on November 16th, 2007 at 6:05 pm said:

After I did 2.0 system update, my ps3 stoped recognizing any disc i put in the system. I am hoping the update solves it.


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+ ExtremeOne on November 16th, 2007 at 6:12 pm said:

Thanks for the heads up


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+ Demonik on November 16th, 2007 at 6:15 pm said:

or home may come out at the end of novemebr. idk. its what i think will probably happen. home end of november
we will see


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+ Aaron on November 16th, 2007 at 6:21 pm said:

Nice cant wait to see what new features will be added! Thanks for the update :)


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+ watchyourmind on November 16th, 2007 at 6:21 pm said:

If it is possible, could we please have DivX support in this 2.01 update?

These updates are so important to the success of the PS3. I’m glad that there are people working on improving the firmware of the PS3.


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+ Clinton514 on November 16th, 2007 at 6:27 pm said:

Thanks for the heads up Eric!


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+ blizzard182 on November 16th, 2007 at 6:36 pm said:

@ThePeopleAskingForDivX

Guys…this is a minor release..actually it is to fix the errors that we are all having because of 2.00

(I have the big lag when the infobar is running and the hard reset from remote play..I have had any other issue)

I expect DivX not before the 2.05 or 2.10 release.

Although I could be wrong since is funny how the videos are recognized but the are not playable. Seems like someone put the code to support the files but the codec is not in the folder…hehe


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+ muaddib33 on November 16th, 2007 at 6:43 pm said:

Eric,

I know that this probably won’t include any fix for the upscaling problem for those of us with TVs that will do 1080i but not 720p. However, could you give us some kind of indication if Sony is working on a resolution to this problem. We have been waiting for nearly a year now without word on if this will be corrected.

Thanks


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+ thingg on November 16th, 2007 at 6:49 pm said:

Thanks for the heads-up. I really appreciate you guys letting us know what you are doing before hand. Even though I have not had any problems with the 2.00 update, I know others have been and I appreciate you guys fixing this so fast. (And I love the theme editor. I made a Calvin and Hobbes theme. :-D )
Anyhoo, if you guys would update the browser for the latest flash version, I’d appreciate it becuse I can’t even view the videos on this blog on my PS3. (At least Youtube works)
Also, another idea for the browser that I think would be really easy to implement: Variable mouse speeds when using the Sixaxis controller. It seems to take forever to navigate the mouse to objects an a webpage that is like 30 inches wide, so I’d really appreciate it if you gys would let us control the mouse speed.

@ #54 gamesblow
What’s wrong with the PS1/PS2 upscaler? I frequently play Burnout 3 on my PS3, (love the takedown cam….) but I haven’t noticed any difference in the upscaler since 2.00. (I have a 32in. 1080i LCD) And just so you know, this is not an attack on you, I just wondered what’s going on with it because a few people have mentioned that.


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+ willywhisky on November 16th, 2007 at 6:56 pm said:

Oh please.

Could DivX be comming ALREADY.

If it does, a round of PS3 Fanboy shirts are on me ;)


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+ Skater_Ricky on November 16th, 2007 at 6:58 pm said:

That you for letting us know :D

Keep up the good work…

And thank you for the new The Official Playstation Magazine

First Issuse: Holiday 2007 :D

Got mine last night (Thursday Night)

(Take care and have a awsome and Great Thanksgiving Everyone)

Ricky, ;)


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+ Gunwing on November 16th, 2007 at 7:08 pm said:

Next guy who spams the INGAMEXMB crap gets a big fat report ticket from me on the forums about miss use of the blogs!

Anyway thanks for the heads up! Nice to see Sony is staying on top of things! BTW:

Any change some of this will fix the pauseing issues when the PSN info bar is on? I like haveing it on, but it makes useing the XMB realy a pain in the butt as it keeps pauseing IE you move it and it turns off for some reason makeing it have to log in about every 10 or so seconds.


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+ aaquib on November 16th, 2007 at 7:12 pm said:

@98, Gunwing

This one is for you :)

in-game XMB
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GIVE US IN-GAME XMB!!!

GIVE US IN-GAME XMB!!!

GIVE US IN-GAME XMB!!!


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+ madtyger on November 16th, 2007 at 7:14 pm said:

Hopefully this will fix some of the problems caused by 2.00. I’m tired of my PS3 freezing all the time, plus I can’t even download anything in the background now. It was working perfectly fine before the update too :( But I am glad we got one, love the new stuff you can do with it, I just wished it didn’t have all the bugs with it.


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+ RicardoG on November 16th, 2007 at 7:17 pm said:

Those STUPID post about INGAMEXMB are really annoying STOP it already!!!
You people made your point just wait for it ok?!
Don’t tell me you people bought the PS3 just for to play a game and listen to music at the same time?!

Anyway…could the next update put the clock in PS3 HOME menu while playing a game like the PSP? It’s just that some days I have to work and while I’m on lunch I play a little and sometimes I lose track of the time… : )


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+ Federation on November 16th, 2007 at 7:17 pm said:

Birthday present for the Playstation 3?


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+ frito on November 16th, 2007 at 7:21 pm said:

ERIC!

Please help us fix these horrible crashes and restarts since 2.0!!!

I can hardly play any games anymore, let alone surf the net anymore!

I love my PS3, and this scares me! My baby is convulsing!

I just got Assassins’s Creed, and I can’t play it for more than 5 minutes without the system restarting!!

Also, the Ps2 game upscaler is not working anymore, and games look horrible!

thanks for any help! Tomorrow is the PS3 anniversary, and mine can’t even play games! AHH!


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