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    Is sony going to update the UI?

    I'm not complaining at all with the UI on the PS4! I love it! But I would like to see just a little bit more in the interface...it looks kind of too plain...also they should allow us to make a cartoon version of our avatar (like xbox360)

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    I'm sure the UI will be evolving over time. IMO simple/plain isn't a bad thing in this instance. The PlayStation Dynamic Menu just works. Plain and simple. It's very fast at getting you to where you need to go.... I would like to see themes added though. Also, no avatars!!!

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    I like it looking quite plain, you know where everything is and there is not too much on the screen to make things confusing! Any as it's already been said Sony will update the UI over time and I can only see it getting better!!
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    I hope they don't change it too much. That's where Microsoft began to mess up IMO. Used to love the blades on the dash.

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    The PDM looks like it is being written from scratch, not using PS3 XMB code at all. What they are doing though, is being heavily influenced by the PS3 XMB. The cross became more of a row panels navigation. If you look at the top row now, the system row, it is basically the old XMB system column rotated 90%. It has been cleaned up a lot, the video and audio settings used to be all over the place.

    It looks like a skeleton of the PS3 UI but its actually the PS4 PDM framework, to be built on. The thing with the games spread across the app row doesn't make much sense. The video has its own icon and cascading app tiles. There should be a Games icon like that. That is just for starters and there is probably going to be a major firmware update right after the holiday sales. Sony is going to be big at CES2014, keynote and multiple products. PS4 won't be the main product but they will show the updated UI then.
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    They probably will update it and make some changes. I dunno about massive changes though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kushage View Post
    also they should allow us to make a cartoon version of our avatar (like xbox360)
    You mean like the Wii. Microsoft copied that idea then started charging ridiculous prices for crap. Pretty much like PS Home. Anyways, the last thing I want to see is cartoon avatars. Playstation is known for being a more adult orientated console. Lets keep it that way.

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    Be nice if they would some day update it to let you do picture in picture. Battlefield has at least a minute wait when switching maps, would love to be able to watch some thing other then loading icon.


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    It need more options and icons. For example i hope when DNLA and MP3 support gets added later, Sony will provide a useful player that is directly accessible over PDM. Get rid of the Music and Video Unlimited in the front bar, put that all together under a Media functions icon like the TV apps. Then it need more overview like seeing the progress of downloads easily. You have to go to messages and downloads first to see if something is downloading in the background. Just minor changes but still welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by humanputting View Post
    Be nice if they would some day update it to let you do picture in picture. Battlefield has at least a minute wait when switching maps, would love to be able to watch some thing other then loading icon.


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    I doubt they are going to do that, overlays are obtrusive and resource hoggers.

    You could go on your web browser though and watch some youtube while you wait (Youtube TV to be exact which is the same thing just in HTML not flash)

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    why do some people insist on turning the PS4 into a basterdized 360?

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    They really need to do something about the row of apps, games. Once my library gets bigger it will be impossible to find something quickly. That is where I will use voice controls if they get them straightened out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisw26308 View Post
    They really need to do something about the row of apps, games. Once my library gets bigger it will be impossible to find something quickly. That is where I will use voice controls if they get them straightened out.

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    The voice commands work pretty good for me.

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    I've had some trouble getting them to recognize games. About 10 percent of the time

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    I really hope they do fix the games that you play by allow you to put them in a folder so they dont clutter up your UI once you start playing more and more games.....do you guys think they will fix that?

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    I'm all for advancing the UI as long as it doesn't become the cluttered mess that the Xbone UI is.

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    i like the UI. its not terrible. i would love to use custom themes from games or sports team, but i'm sure that will come down the road.

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    I'm sure they will be changing it up from time to time. I like the UI buto do want themes again. One of the main things I want. That and being able to change the setup of the icons.




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