Day 1 Update needed for PS4 BD/DVD playback & Vita remote play

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  1. Qtis
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    As many people have seen during the past years with online updates, consoles tend to ship with a limited availability of functions. The PS4 isn't an exception with it's BD/DVD playback.

    :arrow:Source via The Verge

    For those in the know, this is not surprising. Especially Blu-ray disc playback is heavily relying on disc/online updates. If some of you have the older BD players (sans the PS3), you'll probably know the pain in having newer BD playing on the old hardware. The software is updated relatively often and requires updates.
     
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  4. Hop2089

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    The update is small though unlike the Xbox One, terrible yes, but will it harm my view on the PS4 not really, I'm surprised the update is only 300 MB, I believe PS3 updates can get up to that size.
     
  5. FAST6191

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    I guess this is a licensing thing rather than anything technical. I wonder if it was a cost cutting measure or a licensing requirement.
     
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    This is less an update and more a start-update.

    Then again, it's not exactly shocking to find that (for the most part) you need to connect online in order to use the online features.
     
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    This update also adds Vita remote play day 1!
     
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    The Vita will also be getting an update to add both the PS4 Link and the PlayStation App. Can't wait!
     
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    Me too I can't wait for next month! Hype level is over 9000!
    I just hope remote play works well as I'll be using it a lot!
     
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    It's not the first time a company has released an unfinished product to the market, but with the advances in technology products can now be finished after they're sold so everyone can pretend it never happened. Truly, the future is now.
     
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    I'm just gonna be sitting here when the servers get too stuffed and it takes too long to download the update, and some stupid owners will unplug their consoles, bricking them.... just like the WiiU.
     
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    This gives them more time to finish their *homework so-to-speak.

    *ap
     
  14. Hardline

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    Do the ps4 take bluray 3D,ps3 did, and is it ready for 4k
     
  15. dragonblood9999

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    the wii u did the same thing so what the big deal
     
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    Didn't the PS3 have some sort of safe mode that could be used even if the console was unplugged during updates as long as you weren't REALLY unlucky? I'd assume the PS4 has something similar.
     
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    Its funny because in other forums, people mocked Nintendo for launching "an unfinished product" due to the day-1 update to add things like Wii Mode, assuming companies like Sony and Microsoft wouldn't have this situation plague their launches. Now it comes to bite them back.
     
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  20. GameWinner

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    ^ Okay ....?
    Anyway, the bigger concern here is that the suspend/resume feature will not work at launch.
    Really good feature that I hope Sony will tack on (At least before I get mine :( )