PS4 Firmware Update 1.61

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  1. Jon Weaver

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    Twitter / Envisager_: #PS4 firmware update tomorrow ...

    New wireless stereo PlayStation 4 headset revealed, PS4 system update 1.60 detailed – PlayStation.Blog.Europe

     
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    Muting the camera is the big one for me.

    I play games while listening to podcasts/music and I don't want to annoy people I am playing with so I've been playing in silence when online and not in chat (and it's not easy to get round the back of my TV and PS4 and pull the camera out). It will be good to be able to listen to something other than game audio while playing again.

    I also think a lot of people who play online and have the camera plugged in don't realise it's broadcasting what they are saying. Hopefully once they realise this they can turn the mic on their camera off so I don't need to listen to them talking about non-game related things.
     
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    mute the camera mic:clap:
     
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    Now Ill get VSS working on my Pulse, my Battlefield skills will surely improve. Who am I kidding.

    Good news, but this took too long.
     
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    Nice. Going to pick up that headset then. Not too expensive and the audio is tuned specifically for exclusive games. Bonus.
     
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    Anyone think a "platinum" headset is in the works as well?

    If this one is called gold and has a trophy attached to it then surely platinum will follow suit soon after launch of the gold edish and everyone buys it up...

    Arghh... now im thinking I should wait.
     
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    Does it come bundled with Destiny or the Division? :laugh:
     
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    headsets are quite pricey aren't they....

    By the way there is a thread for the firmware upgrade in the hardware section - may be worth a merge.
     
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    That headset looks lovely and for £80 I'll be buying next week!!

    Was expecting £100+ for it so happy days.
    Camera mute is s god send to.

    BF4 in 7.1....sweeeet
     
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    Shame they seem to have forgotten about all the Playstation 3/4 owners with other headsets besides Sony Wireless Pulse Elite headsets,like my Turtle beach PX5 that uses Bluetooth and still no support.

    £160 For a headset that don't work on a next generation console…….Go Figure :suicide:
     
  12. Jon Weaver

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    Tell me about it.. now I can finally remove that 3.5mm jack I have plugged into the bottom of the controller to force it to mute.

    I just hope they havn't hidden the 'mute' feature to low down in the settings, as it would still be nice to switch it on/off on demand.

    Jon
     
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    will be interesting to see if there are any other improvements that haven't been mentioned, but muting the camera and Wireless headset support ( finally) is a good step forward, although I would have thought MP3 support ect would have been top of the list before muting the camera after the backlash they got for not having it, I wonder how far down the road that really is.
     
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    Can anyone answer my question please. I am looking to get some wireless headphones mainly just so when I play at night not everyone else in the house will be able to hear me. I want them obviously for the ps4 but also for watching blu rays, using my ps3 and watching sky. Will the official headset be what I am looking for or am I better off going for headphones from a specialist. I want them wireless also.
     
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    I don't have a camera, but this thread has opened my eyes to what I hear in MP that I didn't appreciate before, eg, people in noisy houses talking / shouting away to family members as if they don't know we can hear them!
     
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    What will be interesting is whether the Mute option will change anything.. If Mute is OFF by default, I wonder how many people will even realise there is now a feature or will care enough to switch it off?
     
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    Get the gold edish imo. Good price and games have audio settings you can download to the headset for the perfect sound.

    Dont see why they wouldnt work in the PS3 either via the usb wireless dongle.
     
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    But I never use (and never will) a headset so this update stinks. Thanks Sony - how about fixing the really slow messaging system (which the underpowered PS3 beats hands down) when in a game!!
     
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    Do you mean Players Met? As the rest if the messaging and OS works sweet when in game for me. . .unless someone is on my internet in which case everything is painful. . .even navigating the UI lol. . .its almost like the internet speed powers how fast you browse the dynamic menu bar (even going to settings and stuff).

    The ability to mute the camera is good so no one has to hear my foul Irish mouth when I get shot in the back!! :D

    No Share fix is disappointing and bizarre.
     
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    What I mean is, when I'm in COD Ghosts and someone sends me a message or game invite, it's awfully slow on mine to reply and looks like the PS4 is struggling - this was totally the opposite on the PS3. I know it's a new OS etc but imo, PS4 has gone backwards in this department. Also, when looking at players met, it takes a while for them to appear. I presume it will be fixed sooner than later but this new update for me stinks as it doesn't offer any enhancements.
     
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    Selfish award goes to....

    Lol jk Taz
     
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    Me selfish - the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few imo.

    Oh well, I'll see what the next update brings (whenever it arrives lol).
     
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    Ok thanks for that, I know this is going off topic but does anyone have any general recommendations for headphones for use with ps4,ps3 and sky?
     
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    I take it I can use my official 7.1 ps3 headphones after this update then ( not tried them on the PS4 ). Just in time release of Outlast then :thumbsup:
     
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    same thing happened when kinect came out on the 360 suddenly I could hear families arguing in strange languages throughout every game of FIFA!
     
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    hmm so no update yet, Has Sony given a time of when it does
     
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    Update is live.
     
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    Update is live.
     
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    In the U.S yes in Europe ( UK where i am ) not yet it seems.
     
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    OK update is now live but i had to go in the setttings and software update option to get it to download it wasn't doing it automatically although i have auto update on as a 2GB Assassins creed 4 update is currently downloading,

    anyway looked at he 1.60 notes and no mention of camera muting just a list of headsets that now work and strangely improved DVD playback. unless it's a feature that Sony haven't bothered to mention it looks like that part of the updated that was reported on is not true, will know more once it has downloaded and installed.
     

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