PlayStation 4 firmware 1.75 update will add 3D Blu-ray playback

Not to be outdone by Microsoft, Sony is adding 3D Blu-ray playback to their own next-gen console.

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Not to be outdone by their rivals over at Microsoft, Sony is also looking to add 3D Blu-ray support for their next-gen console. The company has announced that the feature will be added to PlayStation 4 with the upcoming 1.75 update, set to deploy next week.

Sony made the announcement through their Twitter account, but added no other details as to what update 1.75 would contain. Firmware update 1.74 deployed earlier today, with the intention of improving stability to select software.

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    July 23, 2014 7:15 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, PlayStation 4 firmware 1.75 update will add 3D Blu-ray playback.

    Not to be outdone by Microsoft, Sony is adding 3D Blu-ray playback to their own next-gen console.

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      July 23, 2014 7:23 PM

      'Bout dang time.

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      July 23, 2014 7:28 PM

      Not to be outdone by Zenith and it's VCR technology, Sony unveils pause button functionality for those viewers seeking time away from the video.

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      July 23, 2014 7:28 PM

      Awesome

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      July 23, 2014 7:34 PM

      Now it just needs an official media remote!

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        July 23, 2014 8:43 PM

        Even if they came out with one I think that I'd stick with my PS3 for movies. The hub in my Super Slim just seems sturdier (and less prone to scratches when I miss) than the slot loader in the PS4.

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        July 23, 2014 9:58 PM

        If you have a universal remote and a TV that supports HDMI-CEC you don't need an official remote. You can control most functions through CEC.

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          July 24, 2014 5:49 AM

          It's the TV that supports HDMI-CEC that's the kicker. I bought a reasonably nice 2013 Samsung TV (55", has 3D), but it doesn't support CEC. I think it's still a fairly high-end feature.

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            July 24, 2014 8:02 AM

            Not at all. I can't imagine that your TV doesn't have it. Is it maybe under a different name? I think Samsung calls theirs AnyNet+?

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        July 24, 2014 7:31 AM

        It doesn't work with the PS3 media remote right? Because if not, that sucks and needs to be fixed.

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        July 24, 2014 8:03 AM

        ^This, or support for third party remotes. My Harmony Ultimate controls everything in my setup except the PS4. That includes the PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Apple TV, Receiver, TV and Cable Box. Get with the program Sony!

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        July 24, 2014 8:08 AM

        They're giving up on so much money by not releasing one. I continue to use my PS3 to watch blu-rays because of the lack of a PS4 remote.

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      July 23, 2014 8:49 PM

      DLNA some time this year?

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      July 23, 2014 10:00 PM

      Great now DLNA and mp3.

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      July 24, 2014 5:52 AM

      now how about bluetooth headset support and flash in the browser so I can watch porn

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        July 24, 2014 9:04 AM

        why is it that these systems don't have flash? are they trying to cheap out on the licensing? i mean, it seems like such a basic thing for a system like the ps3 or ps4 to have flash support in their browsers.

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          July 24, 2014 9:32 AM

          Because Steve Jobs.

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            July 24, 2014 9:52 AM

            but dat nigga's dead. he shot callin' from the grave?

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              July 24, 2014 3:58 PM

              Flash is dead too. Adobe has already copped to the fact that there will no longer be Flash support for mobile browsers.

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      July 24, 2014 6:26 AM

      Finally, they added in a feature I'll never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever use.

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      July 24, 2014 6:30 AM

      Isn't 3D at home dead? Of all the features they could add, why this one?

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        July 24, 2014 6:55 AM

        Because it was on PS3, and people have been bitching about it since launch.

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        July 24, 2014 7:46 AM

        What makes you think that? What streaming service has 3d?

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        July 24, 2014 7:52 AM

        because it costs very little to add the 3d functionality

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        July 24, 2014 8:19 AM

        My TV supports 3D, I did not buy it because of that feature, it was just something the Panasonic Plasma I bought had.

        That being said, I have no glasses, and only have one 3D Blu-ray because it was put in the package of the Blu-ray I bought.

        Supposedly the PS3 glasses work with my Panasonic, but I've never purchased them to see.

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        July 24, 2014 8:49 AM

        Not dead, but doesn't appear to be a huge draw. There's little added cost so it's just included in damned near everything now.

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        July 24, 2014 10:27 AM

        Likely because it is one of the few things, for people who do have the setup, that is holding back swapping out that ps3 for a ps4. Outside of playing ps3 games there will only be a handful of things left feature parity wise between the two systems.

        Besides, I imagine 3d blur-ray support is a minor add and some of the functionality to make it happen is likely needed anyway for their project Morpheus stuff.

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        July 24, 2014 12:57 PM

        I don't understand the hate for 3D. When done properly, it adds a great amount of depth to scenes. Recently, I watched the Hobbit Part 2 in 3D, and while there were a couple "3D moneyshots", I appreciated the overall depth of scenes given by 3D.

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      July 24, 2014 7:25 AM

      does PS4 support DLNA media servers yet?

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      July 24, 2014 9:03 AM

      so glad i didn't buy into this 3d crap. christ, what a disaster that was. extra money for tv, extra money for glasses, extra money for movies, extra money for players. to this day, there's basically 0 content from networks and the movie choices are razor thin.

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        July 24, 2014 10:10 AM

        I dont see 3D as added cost to most TVs or BR/DVD players. To the content, sometimes.

        Its hard to find a TV without 3D at all. Besides smaller or "dumb" TVs which dont offer 3D at all.

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          July 24, 2014 10:37 AM

          when i was buying my tv, the same model from the previous year didn't have 3D...was 15% cheaper. 3D and an extra 120hz refresh rate were the only differences.

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            July 24, 2014 10:53 AM

            It's more likely the only reason that the tv you bought was 15% cheaper because it was last years model and the store marked it down to clear out their remaining inventory so they have more room than lack of 3D.

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            July 24, 2014 11:17 AM

            MSRP was 15% higher for the exact same panel and features except 3D? Or you just got last year's model on clearance? Sounds like the later...

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              July 24, 2014 11:27 AM

              technically it was last year's model...but it wasn't on clearance. they sold it alongside the new one for 2 years.

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      July 24, 2014 9:49 AM

      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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      July 24, 2014 11:33 AM

      I guess I am one of those rare people that actually watches 3d Blu Rays whenever I can get them and enjoys it. I had to go out and buy a cheap 3D Blu Ray players because I was caught off guard that both the PS4 and XBOX One didn't support it. (I had already sold my PS3).

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        July 24, 2014 11:52 AM

        I watch them as well. Have about 8-10 movies in 3D. I really enjoy it and don't get the hate.

        Even better is NVIDIA's 3D support. Playing Tomb Raider in 3D was amazing!

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        July 24, 2014 2:24 PM

        I like 3D movies too but the last time I checked, netflix mail plan didn't have them available for rent. Have you found any place to rent them?

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        July 24, 2014 2:30 PM

        Shit bothers my eyes.

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        July 30, 2014 7:16 AM

        I really enjoy 3D too. I'm sad compatibility and support for 3D games and photos is so shitty.

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      July 25, 2014 11:24 PM

      It seerms there have been a few key features left off of the new consoles.
      I can only imagine these features will be added once one console has finally introduced them.
      3d playback must already be mostly ready if not entirely ready for the PS4 which beggars the question, "Why was it not already included?".