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PlayStation 3 adds AVC high profile playback

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Mar 2007 14:31

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.


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