With the release of the FW 3.01 update, many thought that their issues with 3.00, particularly the one with Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, will be resolved. But out of the frying pan and into the fire, comments at the PlayStation Blog indicate that 3.01 causes more problems than it solves. After updating, many users seem to have experienced problems with their Blu-ray drives. Bummer.
According to user agentxray, who tested the new firmware update, the PS3 no longer recognize Blu-ray as a valid format:
I downloaded and installed the 3.01 firmware patch with no issues. Rebooted the PS3. I loaded Beatles Rockband and played for about ten minutes before it froze up again. After rebooting, I could not get the game to start. Further testing reveals that:
1) DVD movies play back OK
2) PS2 games (on DVD) play fine.
3) Downloaded content seems to work OK
4) PS3 does not recognize bluRay discs as a valid format.
I tried to load both ps3 games on bluRay as well as two seperate bluRay videos I have. None of these discs is recognized by the PS3.
Many other users report problems, particularly ones revolving around their PS3 Blu-ray drive. Frozen screens, blank screens, no sound. These problems seem to be commonplace with some users. Sony has yet to address the crowd, but they better do it quick before it turns into an angry mob.
For those of you guys who've upgraded, how's your PS3 doing?
FW 3.01 update released: