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PlayStation 3 adds AVC high profile playback

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Jun 2007 14:32 User comments (6)

PlayStation 3 adds AVC high profile playback The latest PlayStation 3 firmware update, version 1.82, released yesterday by Sony, promises to improve AVC playback as well as backward compatibility.
AVC High Profile (H.264/MPEG-4) format video is a high image quality encoding method used by Blu ray discs among others.

“Hopefully this update is moving us closer to the audio playback features many of you commented about,”
wrote Eric Lempel, director of PlayStation Network operations. “We’re continuing to evaluate and improve things across the board, including PS2 software compatibility. Thanks for all of your support and feedback, keep it coming!”

Along with the improved AVC High Profile playback, also improved is the backwards compatibility for PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games although no specific titles were mentioned.

The new firmware is just a small incremental update building upon the 1.80 firmware which added 1080p upscaling for backwards compatible games as well as DVDs. 1.81 added an RGB Full Range setting for HDMI users.

Source:
DailyTech

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6 user comments

130.6.2007 17:13

Well all this is just an update for sound.

230.6.2007 23:39

Oh well, at least its always good to see the ability to play more PS and PS2 games on the PS3. Even if only a small percent do so I like to see more and more titles being given the ability to be played on the new-gen consoles.

31.7.2007 7:47
vinny13
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Wow where's the flamers? I know it's an update, so that only means good. But even in non-console related topics, there's PS3 haters!

It's getting to be rally annoying :S

41.7.2007 8:33

$600 for a toy?.....just kidding

51.7.2007 9:38

Originally posted by vinny13:
Wow where's the flamers? I know it's an update, so that only means good. But even in non-console related topics, there's PS3 haters!

It's getting to be rally annoying :S
shhh, you might wake them :P

61.7.2007 20:57

i was going to flame,but i dont want to anymore. isnt this the same format that the 5g ipod uses?

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