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PS3 firmware update v2.20 available -- added support for LTH BD-R

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 25 Mar 2008 17:39 User comments (9)

PS3 firmware update v2.20 available -- added support for LTH BD-R The next firmware update for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) console has gotten much hype over the past couple of weeks, as it turned it into the first official Profile 2.0 Blu-ray hardware. There has been a lot of interest in BD-Live even though only two titles are currently available that provide extra web-based content (War and Saw IV) and two are scheduled for release in April (Walk Hard and The Sixth Day).
There was some speculation that the update would also bring "Portable Copy" support to the PSP as indicated at CES 2008, but that didn't happen. However, media integration with the PlayStation Portable (PSP) has been improved as reported and there is slightly better DivX support (file size limit addressed).

What didn't get as much media attention is the added support for Low to High LTH Blu-ray discs. These discs, included in "Blu-ray Disc Recordable Format Ver.1.2" specifications, use an organic dye recording layer. The technology will help to reduce the cost of making the discs because it eliminates the need for large-scale manufacturing plant investments, and will allow older modified CD-R and DVD-R manufacturing equipment to be used as part of the process.

Older Blu-ray hardware requires a firmware update to support these discs.

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9 user comments

125.3.2008 18:15

Originally posted by dave5592:
THATS NICE!!! GREAT SUCCESS!!! I AM A BORAT... DONT HURT ME JEW!! STAY AWAY FROM ME GYPSIE!!!! WAHWOOWEEWAH!! THROW SE JEW DOWN SE WELL!!!
I think that was a failed attept at humor.

225.3.2008 18:22

I think that was a failed attept at humor...also a failed attempt at spelling.

325.3.2008 18:38

Cutting cost on making items cuts cost on the retail price. Good for us and the environment.

Newbie making ... not so smart post, what else is new?

425.3.2008 19:10
vinny13
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Nice to see they're working at cutting costs :)

525.3.2008 23:13

The video streaming on the browser is MUCH better!

626.3.2008 8:20

Quote:
What didn't get as much media attention is the added support for Low to High LTH Blu-ray discs. These discs, included in "Blu-ray Disc Recordable Format Ver.1.2" specifications, use an organic dye recording layer. The technology will help to reduce the cost of making the discs because it eliminates the need for large-scale manufacturing plant investments, and will allow older modified CD-R and DVD-R manufacturing equipment to be used as part of the process.

This is good - cheaper manufacturing means cheaper media prices.

Now all we need is for the prices of the burners to come down.

726.3.2008 10:42

cheaper production costs means lower quality....
changing the material going into the disc means lower quality
seen it happen with CDs and DVDs over the years. gotta love those discs that last for only a couple weeks.

828.3.2008 16:53

PS3 firmware update v2.20 has made wireless streaming of movies less stable than before the update ! (yes.... I've read elsewhere about other people having the same problem)

Before the update a movie would start within 10 seconds now it takes 30 - 40 seconds before the movie plays PLUS occasionally the movie stops for a second or two then resumes....

So..... Sony gives us Profile 2.0 for Blu-ray but screws up the streaming of DIVX and WMV..... Good job boys !

Oh and the Sony browser sucks big time - why can't they use Opera Mobile which works like a charm on my Archos

929.3.2008 9:28

You can... you can even use firefox.

Hence the linux partition.

The wireless streaming will be fixed.. the problem is you need to complain to the right people.. like maybe SONY or something. Bitching about it here just spins your tires in the mud.

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