295w ago - Update: Several users are reporting that they are now unable to sign in anymore with PS3 Proxy, receiving error 8002A212.
Additionally, the only changes in 2.30 per Sony are a Redesigned PLAYSTATION¬®Store, Blu-ray Disc playback now supports DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio output- noting the PS3 system does not support playback of DTS-ES and DTS 96/24 for DVD-Video or DTS-ES Matrix for Blu-ray Discs.
As expected, the PlayStation 3 Firmware 2.30 Update is now available via Network Update or linked below.
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Well the PSN would not let you to even log-in if your F/W is less than 2.30. I know the FW2.30 is required for PSN Store access; but this also affects other things, like Online Messaging/Chat ; and even Online Gaming.
IF I cannot go online to PSN.. I can't do all of those online (chat /message /play /shop). Unless the PS3 is used for Isolated Gaming ; the F/W upgrade is mandatory.
As for the PS3-Proxy; the only use I have for it, is that I can cache/backup the PKG files for re-installs using the F@H method.
The problem as well is that PS3 users will have to update to the new f/w because the older f/ws don't have the new store. So if you did hold back on say 1.6 or 2.xx then [although you may be able to connect to the PSN] you won't be able to download anything through the store because the old store won't be running anymore, unless for some strange reason they keep the old store servers running.
So it looks like PS3.Proxy is out of luck becuase people will have to update if they want access to the store, and if you're not bothered about access to the store then you probably wont be intrested in PS3.Proxy either. Looks like they finally solved it now unfortunately.