So my girlfriend can’t get internet at her home due to a weak signal from her ISP. She returned the modem earlier and went out and bought a PS4. She used to have a launch model PS3 that is busted and now she’s hoping to watch Blu-Ray movies with her kids tonight. Only, she finds out that she can’t because, apparently, you need to first hook up the system to the internet, which she doesn’t have, to activate the Blu-Ray functions that are already installed in the console.
After the whole PS3 leap year debacle from a decade back, I won’t even begin to hypothesize what Sony’s engineers where smoking when they decided this was an efficient means of anything, but I’m wondering… if I download a firmware update to a USB drive and give it to her, will it fix the issue or does she literally need to connect to the internet just to press a button to activate it?
Otherwise, it looks like she’s going to need to unhook it, bring it to my place, hook it up, pop a blu-ray in, press a button, turn it off, unhook it, drive back to her house, hook it up, pop a blu-ray back in and take it from there.