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PS3 Firmware (v2.53) Update

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Dec 01, 2008 // VP, Sony Network Entertainment

Hi everyone, in the next PS3 firmware update (v2.53), coming soon, we’re improving the way the Flash Player works with the internet browser. In addition to being able to access more sites using Flash, you’ll be able to enjoy:

  • Full-screen mode playability
  • Live movie (using RTMP format) playability

Now it’s going to be even easier to enjoy web content on your PS3, in full-screen!

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+ Novacane_Cowboy on December 2nd, 2008 at 9:01 am said:

@ 115, I’m having the same problems. Hulu chugs like crazy and freezes the browser and NBC videos don’t load and play at all, but when I go to Adult Swim the videos play fine.


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+ PSYCHO-MAGNET on December 2nd, 2008 at 9:11 am said:

@ 182

Enforcer_X

pandora straight on the xmb would be awesome.


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+ luminousCranium on December 2nd, 2008 at 9:26 am said:

That’s cool. What about allowing the browser window to be displayed full screen?

I don’t like having to zoom in to see the page. I think the PS3 could take advantage of the full screen to display the web page. There is too much zooming and moving around when I’m on the web on my PS3.


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+ EvoAnubis on December 2nd, 2008 at 9:28 am said:

“Eric, could you PLEASE put back the option to sign out of the PSN? The only option we have now is to change our status. Why was it removed?”

LMAO! It wasn’t. It was simply moved. go to account management, hit triangle. The rest you’ll see clear as day.


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+ jonica on December 2nd, 2008 at 9:42 am said:

Still can’t watch NFL highlights :(
When I click on the video menu item on NFL.com it just says ‘loading’ forever. The browser is getting better though slowly but surely. Hopefully this update will prevent the lockups on sites like CNN, etc…


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+ StalkingSilence on December 2nd, 2008 at 9:43 am said:

K now tell us all the secret stuff you crammed in! haha


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+ Mindfuct on December 2nd, 2008 at 9:57 am said:

Thanks,but we want more NOW!!!


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+ Elsa43 on December 2nd, 2008 at 10:00 am said:

Nice to see the web browser finally getting a decent update!!
… though it’s sad (and rather embarrassing for Sony) that the Gamer Advisory Panel (GAP) section of the PSN web site is still not functional from the PS3 or PSP.

:(


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+ Bowdz on December 2nd, 2008 at 10:02 am said:

You guys rock. I just came back from college over the thanksgiving break and wanted to show my family some videos online, and it is such a great feature to have on the ps3. Full screen makes it oh so much better.


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+ QualePSloverAllDay on December 2nd, 2008 at 10:18 am said:

yeah! this is why i love the game system!


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+ gardea on December 2nd, 2008 at 10:22 am said:

Nice update, but is this all we’ll be getting?

Not complaining, just asking :P


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+ flexito on December 2nd, 2008 at 10:48 am said:

Does this mean I can watch my netflix movies from my PS3


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+ toddm on December 2nd, 2008 at 10:53 am said:

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! If you had come to my home and personally asked me what I most wanted in the next PS3 firmware update I would have said “better support for video content via Flash.” This is awesome. I do not have a television signal. I pay only for a nice, high-band-width internet connection and I use that for everything (data, television, phone, etc.). This saves me a ton of money, but I was getting sick of watching television shows at my desk. Being able to watch them in my living room on the HD big-screen is huge for me.

Thank you!
-Todd


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+ deviljin on December 2nd, 2008 at 10:55 am said:

there should be latest flash player in psp so we can watch videos online


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+ deviljin on December 2nd, 2008 at 10:58 am said:

There should be latest java system in psp isnt it guys?


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+ AlexD164 on December 2nd, 2008 at 10:59 am said:

No new avatrs?


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+ zeroclaymore on December 2nd, 2008 at 11:11 am said:

YES! ASIAN DRAMA ON FULL SCREEN!


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+ reece420 on December 2nd, 2008 at 11:18 am said:

Thats whats up, I thought mine was the only one that did it. Next they need to let you listen to music while you are playing games!


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+ haleboop on December 2nd, 2008 at 11:22 am said:

A good thing could be that with HDMI output and listening MP3, the PS3 activate only the correct output.

For example, if PS3 have 5.1 output configuration enabled, listening mp3 music, always send to av.receiver 5.1 output.


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+ viguru on December 2nd, 2008 at 11:32 am said:

Nice and good job Sony. Just do me a favor and someone get NBC to fix their Heroes and 30 Rock full episode pages (still getting Flash 9 required error).. Thank goodness for hulu :)


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+ NeoMagus on December 2nd, 2008 at 11:33 am said:

lol @182/183

change your password or email/id through the XMB, then try one of your trophy enabled games. Then come back here and talk about backing up games when it tells you they’re made by another user


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+ StaticFox on December 2nd, 2008 at 12:12 pm said:

You desperately need to fix the Save File issue….a lot of people are having it and it’s beyond frustrating. I hate having to start a game over…especially just because I reformatted/updated my hard drive…(and apparently don’t own the profile for the game saves….annoying.)


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+ StaticFox on December 2nd, 2008 at 12:18 pm said:

@ NeoMagus

I’ve already tried that…still won’t let me earn trophies because I don’t own the save files.


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+ HEYFACE on December 2nd, 2008 at 12:34 pm said:

/sigh

how about fixing the controller battery indicator, so that it isnt over the time/date. very shoddy for a million dollar company.

i want ‘in-game’ xmb. I DONT WANT MY GAMES AND AND AND MOVIES(PLAYING OFF OF THE HARD DRIVE), MOVIES ESPECIALLY, ESPECIALLY MOVIES, TO PAUSE WHEN I PRESS THE ‘PS’ BUTTON!!!

so to recap:
fix the controller battery indicator and

BRING BACK PLAYBACK OF MOVIES(OFF OF THE HDD) WHILE ACCESSING YOUR ‘IN-GAME’ XMB.

I WANT MY MEDIA FILES, MUSIC VIDEOS ETC AND GAMES TO CONTINUE PLAYING WHILE ACCESSING THE IN GAME XMB.


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+ Pelo on December 2nd, 2008 at 12:37 pm said:

Am I the only one who don’t know how it works? Do I need to turn it on or something, because I don’t have any Full-screen mode…


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+ NeoMagus on December 2nd, 2008 at 12:43 pm said:

@223

I hate to tell you, but what I suggested to do (changing the pw or id info thru XMB) seems to be the common trigger to what causes that save file error. Now if only the boneheads at Sony would fix it. I was telling 182 to try it since he suggests backing up your files which doesn’t help anything considering they say they are made by another user.


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+ DudeFX on December 2nd, 2008 at 12:50 pm said:

Here’s a feature we need, the option to delay the update. You sign-in, it prompts you that there is a new update and you select “ask again the next time I sign on.” Of course after X declines, it will eventually require it. Sony, please consider this.


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+ Fandor on December 2nd, 2008 at 1:02 pm said:

same browser problem from Hungary. I have the 60gb version, and since the 2.52 update, and still with 2.53, my home page index.hu stops with Java error (did not happen before), and from then on it is impossible to navigate further. Also youtube videos are with black screen, just the sound plays. Fix it pleeeeease.


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+ EmThor on December 2nd, 2008 at 1:08 pm said:

Hi,

I’d like to suggest -if possible- a graphical renewal of the XMB.

If it’s possible I’d like to see real time mirror effects on the XMB icons, like on the Store icons (at the bottom of them).

Keep up the good work.

Thomas from Hungary


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+ FEARLESS on December 2nd, 2008 at 1:14 pm said:

Sounds great. I would really like to see a copy & paste feature added. It can be a real pain to have to write everything out by hand.


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+ xmonkeywarriorx on December 2nd, 2008 at 1:15 pm said:

THX YOU SONY FINALLY I CAN WATCH HD TRAILERS ON GT!!


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+ Nick212004 on December 2nd, 2008 at 1:16 pm said:

Is not big to me because I do not use the PS3 web browser but big to the people who do use it.


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+ cifi10 on December 2nd, 2008 at 2:26 pm said:

nice


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+ SyberSmoke on December 2nd, 2008 at 2:31 pm said:

Thanks for the update. But hey I have one. How about being able to password protect a profile. Right now your parental controls are easily bypassed if the parent has a open account. All a smart kid would need to do is just use daddies account to play something M rated. It would be well to have the kids accounts with parental controls. But to have the parents accounts with just a password to get into the profile. Just a thought to help secure the safety of children and all. :-)


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+ LoLskilled87 on December 2nd, 2008 at 2:44 pm said:

When is the PS3 getting more Avatars…


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+ paperboy999 on December 2nd, 2008 at 2:47 pm said:

Thanks for the new updates this one came in handy and keep those great updates coming.. when will playstation come out with a update so we can listen to music while playing a game??? Thanks again can I get a free ps3 controller>>LOL……


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+ supermexican80 on December 2nd, 2008 at 2:54 pm said:

we ps3 fans need more and better features for updates


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+ Winter Soldierz on December 2nd, 2008 at 3:20 pm said:

can anybody get online with the ps3 it’s like the web is freezing up as soon as i downloaded the new updates i can’t play online anymore and i have Comcast high speed I trying to play Call of duty 4 online WT


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+ DeuceCam on December 2nd, 2008 at 3:24 pm said:

Sony,

First fix this forum. I just typed up a long post and when I hit submit I was told that I needed to shorten my post to 1,250 characters. That’s just fine, but I wasn’t allowed to edit my post? It just deleated my post and made me start over. I’d like to strangle someone right about now.

Now, I’ll retype my original post because I need to offer some important feedback………..


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+ DeuceCam on December 2nd, 2008 at 3:29 pm said:

Sony, your forum is taking me to hell and back just to submit a post. First, fix the forum, it’s a PITA to use. I just typed a long post and when I hit submit I as told that my post needed to be shortened to 1,250 characters. I would have loved to edit my post but I wasn’t given the option; instead, it deleted my post and made me start over. Anyway, I went to submit a new post complaining about what I just described (a carbon copy of this post) and I hit submit. I received a message saying “error, 404 not found.”

Hopefully the third times the charm……..

I’m also going to attempt to make another post so I can convey the feeback about the ps3 that I was originally trying to post.


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+ DeuceCam on December 2nd, 2008 at 3:30 pm said:

testing……..


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+ mctnguy on December 2nd, 2008 at 3:39 pm said:

I would still love to see an acknowledgment or a fix for the issue where 720p only games down scale to 480p instead of being upscaled to 1080 for those of us with older HDTVs.

Here’s a 500 page thread on this issue on the Playstation Forums:

We Want 1080 Support for PS3 games past and future (ReBorn)

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3&thread.id=1543693


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+ DeuceCam on December 2nd, 2008 at 3:40 pm said:

testing……


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+ samrican on December 2nd, 2008 at 3:50 pm said:

@ 238
im having the same problem. i received a error and signs me off of psn.


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+ DeuceCam on December 2nd, 2008 at 3:57 pm said:

Okay, obviously my posts (4/5 of them) have showed up on this thread – I was getting an “error 404 not found” message everytime I hit submit so I though the posts weren’t going through, my mistake. Now that I’ve mad an @$$ of myself, onto my original intended feedback.

1. The updates and improved support for the system has been excellent. Thank you for listening to our feedback!

2. The stability of the browser has never been pefect, but iti’s gotten significantly worse after the 2.52 update, and it was noticeable after the 2.50 update. The browser freezes/crashes the sytem quite often. I also receive alot of “this page cannot be displayed” messages at random after the 2.52 update; I never saw one before the update.

3. More support for date enty/word processing. We at least need to be able to cut/copy/paste text, etc.

4. Add a way to turn off the feature that deletes all text when you hit shift+backspace. If you can speed type and use the ps3 to post messages, this feature has probably ruined your good mood on many occassion. I speak from experience,


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+ Enigma777 on December 2nd, 2008 at 4:03 pm said:

CAN WE GET SOME NEW AVATARS PLEASE! I understand you’re trying to prevent obscene ava’s by now allowing us to put up our own, but at least UPDATE the damn list once in a while!

I’m tired of the sheep and I cant even begin to phantom why there are ugly rhino statue ones up there…. Heck, if you’d like I’ll make you some better ava’s myself and send them to you


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+ Flame060 on December 2nd, 2008 at 4:09 pm said:

This is great and all, but when are we going to get Matroska and OGG Media support? It’s nice being able to play what it was already able to play…just bigger. But .mkv, .ogg, and .mkv are getting to be more and more commonly used file containers.
Perhaps even an allowance of third party codec packs? CCCP seems to always be one of the most recommended packs. Sony needs to get on the slightly more obscure-yet getting to be mainstream filetypes if it ever wants true dominance of midea. I can do everything sans the PS3 games on my PC. WHy not have a real media centre?


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+ Enforcer_X on December 2nd, 2008 at 4:11 pm said:

@226
I will try this.
That should be fixed if it is the case.
Then again don’t give your PW out so you won’t have to change it.
As for chaning the ID yeah I can see that triggering it because it’s tied to the ID you can’t change that because it would then enable people to use other save files that are not there own.

Guard your PSN like your SS Number!


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+ gutt3 on December 2nd, 2008 at 4:17 pm said:

something cool wold be a partnership with Firefox to make a browser…

(just speculation)


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+ Enforcer_X on December 2nd, 2008 at 4:38 pm said:

@226 I changed my PW from the XMB and my trophy enabled games load fine, strop trying to load saves that your PSN ID did not create. Also backup your data. =)


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