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PlayStation 3 firmware updated posted

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 May 2007 10:35 User comments (15)

PlayStation 3 firmware updated posted Ok, so maybe this can be considered rumor for now, but Sony posted this list on their press site, before taking it down a couple of hours later. Its a list of updates for the PlayStation 3 firmware. Here is the list as posted by Sony and then reposted by Arstechnica:
* Users
You can now password-protect user accounts.
* Settings
[Dynamic Normalizer] has been added as an option under [Sound Settings].
[Energy Saver] has been added as an option.
[Equalizer] has been added as a feature under [Music Settings].
[Full] has been added as an option for [DVD Wide Display] under [BD / DVD Settings].
[Photo Settings] has been added as an option.
[PS / PS2 Settings] has been added as an option.
[RSS Channel Settings] has been added as an option.
[Sample Rate] has been added to [Audio CD Import] under [Music Settings].
[Screen Saver] has been expanded under [Display Settings].
The method of selecting an output resolution has been changed in [Video Output Settings] under [Display Settings].
[Theme Settings] has been added as an option.
[Zero Unused Disk Space] has been added as an option under [System Settings] > [Format Utility].
* Photo
Additional slideshow effects have been added.
[Photo Effects] have been added as a feature.
Wallpaper feature has been added.
[Zoom] has been added as a feature.
* Music
Additional visualization effects have been added.
CD information can now be entered.
Three-speed fast forward and fast reverse has been added as a feature.
* Video
Files can now be played sequentially.
Three-speed fast forward and fast reverse has been added as a feature.
You can now select [Zoom] under [Screen Mode] when playing video files saved on the hard disk or storage media.
*An appropriate USB adapter (not included) is required to use storage media with some models.
* Game
Support for PLAYSTATION®3 format software titles has been expanded.
XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) is now accessible during gameplay.
* Network
[RSS Channel] has been added as a feature.
* Friends
You can now have multiple chat sessions.
You can now select an image to use as your Avatar from [Photo].
* Other
Date and Time is now shown when the PS button is pressed.
File sorting has been changed.
[Help] has been added as a feature.
Playability status with the PS3™ system has changed for some PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 format titles.
To check on the latest status, visit the search site for compatible titles.
[Secure Delete] has been added as an option.
Some PLAYSTATION®Network features have been revised.

Source:
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15 user comments

114.5.2007 11:12

BIG UPDATE! sweet. i wonder why it was posted and then taken down.

214.5.2007 11:58

To be honest i think they was going to do the update Sat night because i couldn't login around 12:30 am.My friend that live on the west coast did the samething @ the same time but its was back on like 10mins later.Just a guess but this hasn't happen before & most firmware updates come late at night.

314.5.2007 12:50

so you guys gonna update then ?

i am

414.5.2007 12:53

you know im gonna update :D.likin the new updates, although they ignored the Divx/ XviD compatible petition i signed :(.

PS, when you think it will be released?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 May 2007 @ 13:10

514.5.2007 13:56

Originally posted by johnc1234:
you know im gonna update :D.likin the new updates, although they ignored the Divx/ XviD compatible petition i signed :(.

PS, when you think it will be released?
Where would I go to sign this Divx/ XviD compatible petition? That would be sweet.

614.5.2007 15:11

I like this one:

Quote:
Support for PLAYSTATION®3 format software titles has been expanded.

Well it's good to know that the console will finally support the titles that are written for it... o_O

Or is it a typo? :D

714.5.2007 15:26

Quote:
I like this one:

Support for PLAYSTATION®3 format software titles has been expanded.

Well it's good to know that the console will finally support the titles that are written for it... o_O

Or is it a typo? :D

haha i thought about that too
oh and you guys know the update isn't released yet...

814.5.2007 15:48
caliph
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XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) is now accessible during gameplay.

NICE!

914.5.2007 17:31

So that means that we can listen to music while we play? That would be so sweet! Like the Xbox 360. I hope it comes out soon!

1015.5.2007 2:16

Originally posted by escalante:
I hope it comes out soon!
That's what she said! :P

1115.5.2007 7:19

i guess its a fake? if sony doesnt see that alot of us are crazy for the things like the themes, xmb, and selfmade avatars, then they can shove themselves if its not dont soon.
http://www.i4u.com/article8923.html

1215.5.2007 12:27
scott2k7
Inactive

i like the consoles but hate them for what the do to the psp scene lets everybody have homebrew it rulez!!! and any games besides gt4 that link up to ps3

1319.5.2007 14:52
gmontalc
Inactive

CRAP...!
what an update!, PS3 does most of it already! except:

[RSS Channel Settings] has been added as an option

Files can now be played sequentially (what files?..videos? because music does it already)

the rest of the mention update is only useless crap

what they (Playstation) have to do is Update the compability with the browser plugins for video streaming media,

Quote:
compability with all Bluetooth and USB SONY's products including cell phones
and release software for the PS3 whereas for Productivity or for Media playing.

So far Playstation 3 have not deliver what they promised that the PS3 is capable to do.

TerraSoft Solutions as partner of Sony PlayStation ... YEAH! the same company creator of YDL (Yellow Dog Linux) the operating system of PS3, well, promotes for free optional software for the PS3. CLICK.. or , copy this link and paste it into your browser:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSP9b4Qcu4M

so, why is that Sony Playstation do not update the PS3 with these kind of software !
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 May 2007 @ 15:02

1419.5.2007 19:14

gmontalc,
that would be redundent if the ps3 did most of these things already. That's why they are part of a "UPDATE".

I hope they release this update soon, btw.

1519.5.2007 22:36
scott2k7
Inactive

but its true what hes saying though init man

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