Hello gang. I'm very new to the Ps3 world.. and really backed into a PS3 whilst looking for a Blu Ray player.. I read many reviews that had the PS3 near the top for Blu Ray play. I searched this site as best I could (taking into account 5 minute intervals!) and have learned alot already.
So - I picked up a 40GB PS3 for cheap today from some guy off craigslist and he included 3 games with it. (Madden 09, Midnight Club LA, GTA4) He powered it up for me and I played a game for a while. Everything worked flawlessly. I took it home and started looking at the settings and when I acquired my wireless network, a notice came on the screen saying there was a necessary update available.
I neglected to install the update at that time as I had read some posts saying that the updates could cause data loss/hurt functionality in some way (bogus?). I am not sure if this is accurate, so I thought I would ask the pros (you!)
In addition to the protocol regarding automatic updates from Sony, are there any other bits of maintenance I should do with a new (to me) Ps3? HDD formats, cleaning, registering, etc..
Any bit of advice to a new owner would be great.