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Posted 04 January 2014 - 18:52

I made a topic on GAF about the PS4 FW lacking some basic things, most notably Pulse headset support - http://neogaf.com/fo...4019&highlight=

 

Was "politely" pointed out to me apparently the Pulse support was coming in Jan 2014. Pretty sure I had never read a confirmation, or had just forgot, but anyway I hope it's out this month in a reasonable time frame. Nothing worse than ETA Jan, and it launches on the 31st.

 

A nice fast but criminally lacking in functionality OS. I'm eagerly awaiting decent audio options again like on the PS3 (issues with PS4 Netlix app right now), and also DLNA. Now that UMS can completely bypass cinavia I really want to just move to the PS4 for streaming due to the OS being much faster.




#2 Andrew

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 18:58

I know most won't care for this request, but the biggest thing bugging me right now is having to re-enter my password all the time for account management. I know that safety comes first and obviously Sony know better than most on that subject, but even if they let us use the passcode instead it would be a huge improvement.

 

Other than that I've been pretty happy with the OS. Some stuff needs to be rearranged IMO to look nicer; I'm not a fan of the huge cover art on the store for example.

 

When the reviews were coming out the OS looked like a complete mess to use but it's actually really straight forward, and best of all, responsive! Looking forward to new features :)



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 19:03

I know most won't care for this request, but the biggest thing bugging me right now is having to re-enter my password all the time for account management. I know that safety comes first and obviously Sony know better than most on that subject, but even if they let us use the passcode instead it would be a huge improvement.

 

Other than that I've been pretty happy with the OS. Some stuff needs to be rearranged IMO to look nicer; I'm not a fan of the huge cover art on the store for example.

 

When the reviews were coming out the OS looked like a complete mess to use but it's actually really straight forward, and best of all, responsive! Looking forward to new features :)

 

Yeah some basic UI customization is needed, wallpapers/themes especially. The speed between going from a game back to the main menu is mostly what I mean/enjoy by calling it fast. Pausing/resuming has to be fast, no compromises.

 

Thankfully the store loads a bit better as well, the performance of the store on the PS3 sucks.

 

I wouldn't bet on a password save option, they never introduced it to the PS3 :( I think it's probably going to be filed under "security" to stop people who are visiting your house being able to make any serious changes without knowing the password. A tick box would be nice though for the option, that way both parties are happy.



#4 trooper11

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 19:31

I have to agree with you guys.

I'm overall happy with the speed of the OS, especially in the store, compared to the ps3. Also, I haven't had any trouble finding my way around for most things, so I don't think its hard to figure out how to use it. They could improve how some of the deeper settings options are accessed though. I've missed a few options thanks to that. As far as the speed of jumping in and out of a game, I agree, it just feels awesome when it works and its been working great for me speed wise.

There are a handful of things they could do to improve it as you guys mentioned. A lot of it is just adding features that were already on the ps3, but they could improve the layout in some areas of the OS and add some more user control over how it behaves such as filters and enabling/disabling some features.

I'm not a fan of the store layout or how they are handling the activity feed, to name a couple things that stick out to me. DLNA support is high on my personal list of wants as far as new features go. Also, the ability to play my own music from the ps4 while I'm playing a game. I still can't believe such a basic feature was left off next gen consoles at launch.

I really hope Sony is willing to be aggressive in rolling out updates. Seeing something this month would be nice.

#5 GotBored

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 10:42

They could improve how some of the deeper settings options are accessed though. I've missed a few options thanks to that. As far as the speed of jumping in and out of a game, I agree, it just feels awesome.

Also, the ability to play my own music from the ps4 while I'm playing a game. I still can't believe such a basic feature was left off next gen consoles at launch.I really hope Sony is willing to be aggressive in rolling out updates. Seeing something this month would be nice.


Menus are at most 3-Options deep, Settings>Option Settings>Deepest Option level.

It is one of the most basic and simplistic options menus I've seen, not sure how you can miss a few options in it.

You have the ability to play your own music while you play a game on the PS4, Music Unlimited app which is a standard app which is pre-installed on the system and even directs you to the app when you first setup the PS4.

From another post I remember you said the PS4 camera doesn't log you into your profile via face login, but it does. It turns on, It see me and I'm logged into my profile. (Not sure what you believe happens)

Are you sure you own a PS4?

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And back on topic, Update 1.53 is supposed to be out early Jan so hopefully in the next few days. Pulse headset support included.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:06

I would definetely like to see some customization options and also work on the navigation aspect and objects arrangement of the UI.

 

Also i wouldnt mind local playback of media files from USB drives.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 13:31

I just got the YLOD on the launch 60GB PS3 which i'd been using for streaming stuff. It'd be great if they could get that into the new firmware so i don't have to get another PS3 right now.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 13:33

I'd heard January 15th (can't confirm) but it supposedly includes DLNA, and CD Playback as major functions, then improved support headset wise.



#9 trooper11

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 19:13

Menus are at most 3-Options deep, Settings>Option Settings>Deepest Option level.

It is one of the most basic and simplistic options menus I've seen, not sure how you can miss a few options in it.

You have the ability to play your own music while you play a game on the PS4, Music Unlimited app which is a standard app which is pre-installed on the system and even directs you to the app when you first setup the PS4.

From another post I remember you said the PS4 camera doesn't log you into your profile via face login, but it does. It turns on, It see me and I'm logged into my profile. (Not sure what you believe happens)

Are you sure you own a PS4?



That is the second time you have said that, stop it please. Drop the attack routine.

There are some options that weren't in the obvious spot or options that I wish were added to have control over. Its not a big deal. That was at launch by the way, of course now I know my way around it after seeing other tips that users have shared, etc.

Regarding the music, you do know that the Music Unlimited app does not allow you to play your own music don't you? You have to use their streaming service. I have used the free trial of it. I love that the app works in the background, I just want to be able to use it as a media player for music I already own. Do you even own a ps4? (a little joke to illustrate how silly it is to say that)

I want to be able to play the music that I already own, on my ps4 in the back ground either via my network or directly on the system via a usb drive maybe. Currently, there is no way to do that and I would love to see them add that. I could do it on my ps3, I could do it on my 360. Now neither console lets me do that (the X1 is even worse in that there are no apps to play music in the background). Its a feature I'd liked to use. DLNA support is part of that as well.

As far as the camera question. We got cut off before I could tell you, but the point I was making was regarding setup (the setup process reminds me of the process setting up Kinect v1, while the new Kinect setup is fewer steps) and its not a big deal. Once it is setup, it logs in just fine as long as the lighting is good enough. I've been using the feature myself. The only issue I have noticed is in low light or no light (such as only ambient tv light) the camera isn't as reliable (not shocking after having used Kinect v1). But I will remind you that this thread is not about camera issues, so start another thread if you want to discuss it.


 

I'd heard January 15th (can't confirm) but it supposedly includes DLNA, and CD Playback as major functions, then improved support headset wise.



That would be great. I look forward to it.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 23:24

when is hdcp being removed   is it this update too



#11 GotBored

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 03:56

when is hdcp being removed   is it this update too

 

I don't think many people are wanting to capture gameplay video without using the PS4's own gameplay capture methods so I don't see this being a priority for Sony.

If its something you really want to do then there are ways around it.



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 04:19

I hope it does drop on the 15th with DNLA support. Thats pretty much the only feature I am really wanting, other than that, the other stuff can be fixed over time :)



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 04:22

I'd heard January 15th (can't confirm) but it supposedly includes DLNA, and CD Playback as major functions, then improved support headset wise.

Unlikely(impossible actually), as the PS4 doesn't have a CD laser at all.



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 04:33

Unlikely(impossible actually), as the PS4 doesn't have a CD laser at all.

 

Here is some information from the blu-ray association: (Sony is a founding member btw)

 

 

Q: Can I play DVDs, CDs and MP3 discs on a Blu-ray player? 
A: DVDs will play on all existing Blu-ray players (with 1080p upconversion via HDMI in most cases); most current players will play DVD-R/RW recordable discs as well. Some early models lacked the ability to play CDs, but virtually all current models support CD playback (including homemade CD-Rs and CD-RWs). Many current models also support MP3 playback, but be sure to check individual product specs carefully for this feature if it's important to you. 

 

Also: http://www.techradar...-update-1199081

 

Where Sony's Worldwide Studio president Shuhei Yoshida tells us that MP3 and CD support is coming to the PS4 with a system update.



#15 trooper11

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:18

I don't think many people are wanting to capture gameplay video without using the PS4's own gameplay capture methods so I don't see this being a priority for Sony.
If its something you really want to do then there are ways around it.



Well there is a fairly vocal minority of users that were not happy to hear that Sony was making it harder on them to use their capture hardware. Most of those people are pro/semi pro casters on places like YouTube. They can be very loud thanks to their high visibility in the community. Unfortunately, Sony's current capture abilities don't measure up to what they can do with their own captures.