well i just upgraded to 1.3 just now and it does exactly the same as you described ? and its 17th October now ? ?Thought would have a look, but locks up the PS3 on the initialising screen, have to power PS3 off to recover
Home need a repair man it seems
Anyone else tried 1.3?
i personaly think that the xmb should be Home itself ie once you switch on your ps3 u get put inside your crib so to speak where you can access your ps3 settings etcI had the same issue - just hanging and freezing the console at the start screen after updating to 1.3
The fix is to delete and re-install. Some users have had to delete both home and their settings file before it will work.
The actual home download is only 48mb so it isn't too much of a problem.
The problem i found having deleted and reinstalled was that although there were a number of new areas there since i last logged on i was still bored of it within about 10 mins
So the good news is you can get it working again pretty easily - the bad news is it probably isn't worth the effort