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PS4 Firmware 1.76

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An update to the PlayStation?4 system software was released on September 2nd, 2014. You can use this to update your system software to version 1.76.

A PS4? system software update is required to use PSNSM features and some features on your system. Also, by updating the system software of your PS4? system, you can enjoy various additional features and enhanced security. Always update to the latest version.

 

New for 1.76:

System software stability during use of some features has been improved.

 

New for 1.75:

  • Playback of Blu-ray 3D? is now supported.
  • Sound quality has been improved during 1.5x playback with Blu-ray Disc? and DVD videos.
  • System messages previously displayed on the top-right corner of the screen are now displayed on the top-left corner of the screen.
  • [Featured Content] has been added to ps_icn_settings.gif (Settings) > [system] > [Automatic Downloads and Uploads]. When this setting is enabled, featured content from PlayStation?Store is automatically downloaded while the PS4? system is either powered on or in standby mode. To download while in standby mode, go to ps_icn_settings.gif (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [set Functions Available in Standby Mode], and then turn on [Connect to the Internet].

 

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Massive PS4 Update 1.70 Gets a Release Date
 
http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2014/04/ps4_firmware_update_170_will_be_going_live_on_30th_april


The patch contains a plethora of new features, including an HDCP toggle and digital preloading for pre-ordered games.
Most notably, though, it includes the recently revealed SHAREfactory software, which will allow you to edit together clips that
you've recorded, and then upload them to the social media stream of your choice.
 
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About PlayStation?4 system software update version 1.70
PS4? system software version 1.70 was released on April 30, 2014. This version adds or updates the following features.

Main features in system software update 1.70

  • [sHAREfactory] has been added to the content area. You can use it to add comments and stickers to video clips that are saved on the PS4? system. You can also replace the music and background images in video clips.
  • You can now copy video clips and screenshots that are saved on the PS4? system to a USB storage device.
  • [best ps_icon_hd.jpg] has been added as a supported resolution for broadcasts using Ustream or Twitch?.
  • You can now save your broadcasts to online services. For details, refer to the website for the online service.
  • You can now adjust the brightness of the light bar on the DUALSHOCK?4 controller. [brightness of DUALSHOCK 4 Light Bar] has been added under ps_icn_settings.gif (Settings) > [Devices] > [Controllers].
  • [Enable HDCP] has been added under ps_icn_settings.gif (Settings) > [system].

Other new or revised features in version 1.70
 
Share

  • You can now select the length of video clips that will be saved. The length can be 1, 3, 5, 10, or 15 minutes. This setting is located under [share Settings] > [Video Clip Settings] > [Length of Video Clip].
  • ps_icon_capture.jpg (Capture Gallery) has been added to the content area. You can use it to view screenshots and video clips that you saved.
  • Screenshots and video clips will not be saved when you select [broadcast Gameplay] in the menu for the Share feature. To save screenshots, select [upload Screenshot] or press the ps3-triangle-icon.png button. To save video clips, select [upload Video Clip] or press the ps3-sq-icon.jpg button.
  • You can now set the audience on Facebook? for sharing your screenshots and video clips.
  • [share Settings] > [Video Clip Settings] > [indicate Blocked Scenes for Video Recording] is now turned on by default.
  • The screen layout for when you are broadcasting has been improved.
  • [stop Broadcasting] is now under [broadcast Settings].

Settings

  • [Language], [blu-ray Disc? Data Management], and [Allow Internet Connection] have been added under [Video Playback Settings].
  • [Login Settings] and [initialization] > [Delete User] are now under the newly added [users].
  • You can now set a screensaver. [start Screensaver] has been added under [sound and Screen].
  • You can now share your real name and profile picture with the close Friends of your close Friends. Your close Friends are Friends who have accepted your real name requests, or Friends whose real name requests you have accepted. This setting is located under [PSNSM] > [Privacy Settings] > [Real Name and Profile Picture].

Other
Facebook is a service that helps you connect and share with the people in your life. Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc.
"Blu-ray Disc?"and "Blu-ray?" are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
 
Notices

  • [From PlayStation] has been added under in_notification_new.gif (Notifications). You will receive notifications and other information from PSNSM.
  • Services under [TV & Video], such as Netflix and Hulu, can now be started with voice recognition. Also, the following keywords have been added to the voice recognition feature.
    • Save Video Clip
    • Start Video Clip
  • You can now sort trophies by their rarity level.
  • [Noise Reduction] has been added as an option that is available during video playback.
  • You can now use PlayStation?App to set your profile picture. To use this feature, you must update PlayStation?App to version 1.70 or later.
  • You can now use the touch pad to operate the software keyboard.
  • You can now submit a grief report about an inappropriate profile picture or broadcast.
    • Do not download or install the update using data other than the official update file provided online by Sony Computer Entertainment. Do not download or install updates by methods other than those described in the system documentation or on this website. If you download or install update data from a different source, by a different method, or on a system that has been altered or modified in any way, the system might not operate properly and might not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions can void the system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Computer Entertainment.
    • Do not install system software soon before or soon after a power outage.
    • Do not turn off your system during the installation. Interrupting the installation can cause your system to be damaged.
    • You might not be able to use some applications or content without first updating the system software.

http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/index.htm

 

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@PlayStation 9:00 PM PS4 system software update 1.71 coming soon, will improve software stability of some features. Reminder: Activate your automatic download

 
https://twitter.com/PlayStation/status/473675460552179712
 
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There better be lots of "secret" additions as with the amount of time passed I'm not that chuffed with this releases changelog.

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So this is a 'massive' update and all I see is HDCP, share factory, lightbar dimming, preloading and saving to USB? 5 months and that's all they've got by way of new features? What about features promised at launch like suspend mode and controller share over internet?

This is poor. Especially as they had previously said there would be something to get everyone excited in this update but so far this looks like a bust.

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So this is a 'massive' update and all I see is HDCP, share factory, lightbar dimming, preloading and saving to USB? 5 months and that's all they've got by way of new features? What about features promised at launch like suspend mode and controller share over internet?

This is poor. Especially as they had previously said there would be something to get everyone excited in this update but so far this looks like a bust.

 

First post here, so hello there :-)

 

I would keep an eye on the Sony Blogs over the next day or two.. from all accounts this is one of the biggest updates Sony have ever done so I'd imagine there will be lots of other features included.

 

I hope so anyway.

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Instead of packaging all these features in one big update Sony should really just make more smaller incremental updates.

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Instead of packaging all these features in one big update Sony should really just make more smaller incremental updates.

 

Maybe, but then you can rest assured that people would have complained about that as well. Can't do right for wrong sometimes.

 

As long as the update is adding features and doesn't cause major issues, I'm happy enough. It's not like the machine was unusable before this latest patch, is it?

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If there's a music player, i'm hoping there a video player as well. And that it supports streaming.

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A few sites now claiming 1.7 to be the biggest Sonys ever done. If people know already I wish they'd post a changelog.

Although I don't think it would take much to beat Sonys update record, if I remember rightly their previous update strategy was little and often and they got slated for that too (although that may have been more because updates took so long to download on their awful previous PSN network).

I'll just be happy if they release the features they announced when they revealed it back in Feb last year.

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Updates on PS3 were good, so I'm sure they'll be the same with the PS4. The Vita has also seen decent features added.

 

As for speed, I never once had an issue with downloads taking forever. I know loads did, but I honestly think it was more to do with ISP/location than anything else. Thankfully people don't seem to be having the same issues with the PS4, so could be either the PSN has indeed been upgraded or it's using different protocols (similar to that of XBL) that aren't causing ISP's to traffic shape.

 

I know Virgin Media in the UK had severely bad speeds on the PSN with PS3. That seems to have gone away on PS4.

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My download speeds on PS3 were absolutely awful. The difference in speed between that and anything else I downloaded was night and day.  But then again the old PSN was designed specifically around the lowest cost as they gave it away free.  It has clearly paid dividends where they are pushing people to buy PS+ so they have invested in the network a lot more.  My PS4 download speeds are for the most part very quick.

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WiFi on my PS3 was shockingly bad, as soon as I hardwired it up my speeds were just the same as anything else I used. I put it down to either a poor wireless card, or a slightly faulty one.

 

To be honest, I was only getting 8Mb internet at that time so it really didn't bother me so much. Now I'm getting 200Mb (roughly 20Mb a second!), so I want the top speed on everything. Thankfully my PS3/PS4 are up to that task  :woot:

 

I'd hate to be on anything slower now!

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Maybe, but then you can rest assured that people would have complained about that as well. Can't do right for wrong sometimes.

 

As long as the update is adding features and doesn't cause major issues, I'm happy enough. It's not like the machine was unusable before this latest patch, is it?

 

It was more than usable. Honestly i don't really have any feelings about any of the things in this update. I just want to hear "general performance and stability enhancements". Already got used to the lightbar so won't even bother dimming it. Got in the habit of charging the controller quite often so not an issue.

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It was more than usable. Honestly i don't really have any feelings about any of the things in this update. I just want to hear "general performance and stability enhancements". Already got used to the lightbar so won't even bother dimming it. Got in the habit of charging the controller quite often so not an issue.

 

Did you not read the memo? You can't be saying positive stuff... it's against the law  :laugh:  :woot:

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Only dimming? Why don't they let people turn it off?

 

Maybe they feel if it is still slightly glowing people will be forced to acknowledge it is still there.

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Updates on PS3 were good, so I'm sure they'll be the same with the PS4. The Vita has also seen decent features added.

 

As for speed, I never once had an issue with downloads taking forever. I know loads did, but I honestly think it was more to do with ISP/location than anything else. Thankfully people don't seem to be having the same issues with the PS4, so could be either the PSN has indeed been upgraded or it's using different protocols (similar to that of XBL) that aren't causing ISP's to traffic shape.

 

I know Virgin Media in the UK had severely bad speeds on the PSN with PS3. That seems to have gone away on PS4.

It wouldn't surprise me if people were just getting punted to the wrong CDN locations, using DNS servers like OpenDNS or Google DNS can cause them (When I used Google DNS both XBL and Origin barely worked, switched to my ISPs DNS and speed increased ten fold)

Also using smaller chunked downloads helps, IIRC XBL splits downloads into 1MB chunks and distributes those (Which I think are also then requested in random order, similar to BitTorrent, so CDN replication can happen faster)

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Possibly... I use my ISP DNS servers and always have and had no issues

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Anyone noticed a definitive changelog for this update yet? Isn't it supposed to be dropping tonight/tomorrow?

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Anyone noticed a definitive changelog for this update yet? Isn't it supposed to be dropping tonight/tomorrow?

 

The patch notes will probably be posted here

 

So far Wikipedia lists:

 

  • HDCP can be turned off, allowing capture via HDMI.
  • HD Streaming option.
  • A rich video editor called "SHAREfactory" has been added to edit and personalize videos.
  • Save SHARE videos and screenshots to USB.
  • The DualShock 4 controller light can be dimmed.
  • Games pre-ordered on PlayStation Store can now be pre-downloaded allowing immediate access on release date.
  • (Japan only) Full functionality for PlayStation Vita TV remote play with PS4 systems added.

 

And it usually goes live sometime over night for UK, IIRC.

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Yeah it is, but I haven't seen a definitive list.

I would assume there would an PS blog post detailing it all once it actually launches.

After that teasing of an honest to goodness music player for the ps4, I'm trying not to get my hopes up that it will be in this update, but I'm eager to see it.

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Few more tidbits, some repeated, hopefully more to come

 

So, SCEP posted on their Facebook profile few more infos:
 
- Ability to pay with PayPal checkout
- Trophy sorting by their rarity
- DS4 light dimming

 

Happy with paypal, will be removing my card.

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Possibly... I use my ISP DNS servers and always have and had no issues

Yeah, only reason I wasn't using the DNS server provided by my ISP was that it was god awful (Would randomly stop returning results for certain domains) while Google DNS didn't, but then I switched ISPs and their server is fine (And they also run their own XBL/Steam CDN for members only, so they redirect stuff to that, that certainly helps the speed).

But with the amount of misinformation and marketing out there about services like OpenDNS, it wouldn't surprise me if people were using them because they were "faster" or such (Or just didn't realise because somebody they know switched their DNS settings)

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PS App 1.7 is finally the app it should have been all along :yes:

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Won't be able to get to my console until much later this evening but from what i've read this update seems like a bust.

 

What about getting some of the features out of the door that they announced back in feb last year?  Seems like the first major update 5 months after launch and they've not really done a great deal. Still no friend notifications either?!

It is nice that they added pre-loading but it is almost useless until they get their store into shape and make digital version cheaper than their physical counterparts...

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