My thoughts on this..
The dongle isnt that bad really...it takes 2 secs to boot the ps3, but upgrade to 3.55 and risk a brick in the future or 1 day come home and see its not working for some stupid reason ..that would suck more than using a dongle.
Think I will stay on 3.41 for a good while unless something crazy happens..for me just being able to boot games from XMB aint worth it..I like the managers with covers and stuff.
But the day this JB stuff makes XMB similar to Xbox I will for sure upgrade to it, also a VLC player or something..then I am deffo down
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