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Optional PS3 update 4.53 adds closed captions and improves system stability

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Sony has released the latest update for PlayStation 3, version 4.53, which the company has said is optional to download. The update includes a number of additions, most notable being the ability to set the group of players who can see your trophies and close caption settings for Blu-Rays and DVDs.

Below is the official change-log for PS3 update 4.53:

Main features in system software update version 4.53 (with 4.50)

  • You can now set the group of players who can see your trophies. You can also specify for each game whether to show trophies.
  • The PS3™ system can now perform the following operations when you set System Settings [System Settings] > [Automatic Update] to [On], even if you do not subscribe to PlayStation®Plus. When this setting is [On], the PS3™ system will automatically start each day at the specified time, perform these operations, and then turn off.
    • Download content items purchased with other devices
    • Download the latest system software
  • Support of Closed Captions function on playing Blu-ray Disc™ videos and DVDs (SCEA UC model only). “Blu-ray Disc™” and "Blu-ray™" are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association.

Other new or revised features in version 4.53 (with 4.50)

  • Closed Captions Settings] has been added under Video Settings [Video Settings]. Set [Display Closed Captions as Specified by Content] to [Off] to adjust advanced settings for the display method.
  • "PlayStation®Network" has been renamed "PSNSM".
  • System stability during use of PlayStation®3 format software and network services has been improved.

You can download the latest update via your PS3 syste update feature or through your PC.

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