PS3 FW Update 1.54 is out

I went through the menus and nothing seemed different to me. But I did notice that the web browser is faster than it was before. Since the US Playstation site has no info about this update I checked out the Japanese site. Looks like the main thing that was updated is the AV-Chat now has a zoom feature.

If there is someone that can test this AV-Chat Zoom feature, please comment how it all works. I don’t really video chat with people. But I do have a eye toy.


Looks like Playstation Asia updated there site about this new video chat feature. And it’s in english.

You can also use a USB camera compatible with USB video class (UVC) for video chat

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  1. #1 by mcloki on February 28th, 2007

    Sony US really needs a blog to keep people up to date. I find it hard to believe that a company like Sony doesn’t understand that timely information in the age of the internet is a mandatory. Information about anything Sony is spread around the web so fast these days that if it’s not Sony preaching their own message then it is going to be the competition that is going to be dictating the message. Sony needs their own Major Nelson pronto.

  2. #2 by ehandlr on February 28th, 2007 [ 44602 Points ]

    Hell..I enjoy the suspense and detective work required to figure this stuff out myself hehe. Its part of the fun coming to websites to find info.

  3. #3 by Segitz on February 28th, 2007 [ 1470 Points ]

    I sort of agree with ehandlr ^^

    But I dont want a list like MS does, which knocks me down with information, 95% of which I am not interested in (also like the WoW update infos… But there you have enough time reading it, while you update ^^).

    Sony should employ me for their internet representative!! I am a nice guy!! Much nicer than Oz or Major Nelson! And I am very tech savvy!

  4. #4 by Segitz on February 28th, 2007 [ 1470 Points ]

    Btw I passed my Engineering Class 1/2 with a 3+ (C+ for you yanks ^^). Was VERY tough! 4 weeks of constant learning was very exhausting!´, but rewarding in the end!

  5. #5 by Shear Mohammed on February 28th, 2007

    I have 1.54 just tell me how I can use it and I will help.

  6. #6 by Pc on February 28th, 2007

    I’m installing the update right now 🙂 I wonder what all it is changing or adding ??!!

  7. #7 by Darth-Busby on February 28th, 2007 [ 490 Points ]

    Is this taking ages for anyone else I’ve been running it for two hours now it’s only 47% done I’ve got an 8mb connection and would have expected it to be a lot quicker especially as the updatesounds pretty small and only has minor changes.

  8. #8 by nerfgun on February 28th, 2007

    Hey guys – there is a really good feature in 1.54 that you missed…

    The web browser can zoom in and out now! Use the shoulder buttons. It makes a huge difference to the readability of web pages. Also the left stick moves the web canvas.

  9. #9 by Burten on March 1st, 2007

    Check out the official US playstation site for info on what the updates does…
    (cut and pasted):
    The PLAYSTATION®3 system software version 1.54 update (with 1.50/1.51) includes the following:

    You can now select an image to use as the User icon from [Photo].

    [Key Tone] has been added as an option under [Sound Settings].
    [Delete Backup Data] has been added as an option under [System Settings] > [Backup Utility].
    WEP 128, WPA-PSK (TKIP) and WPA-PSK (AES) have been added as security methods that can be used with [AOSS™] under [Automatic].*
    * If you have already set up for AOSS using an earlier version of the system software, you must perform AOSS setup again to use the security methods listed above.
    * When [Automatic] is selected, the security method to be used is automatically set.
    * AOSS is a trademark of Buffalo, Inc.

    New for 1.51: Support for PLAYSTATION®3 format software titles has been expanded.
    New for 1.54: [Screen Mode] has been added as an option in the options menu for video chat. The image of the person you are chatting with during video chat can now be changed to match the screen size.
    New for 1.54: You can now use a compatible USB camera compliant with USB video class (UVC) for video chat.
    * For information on supported models and usage instructions, contact the retailer where the cameras are sold.

    The method for saving your password / signing in automatically under PLAYSTATION®Network has been changed. There are now two separate options.
    You can now enter text in Korean using the on-screen keyboard.

    Can I use my Canon camcorder for (ingame) vc?

  10. #10 by eeyeats on March 1st, 2007 [ 620 Points ]

    anyone tried the camera yet for a video chat? just curious.

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