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PSP Firmware 3.51 Released

Posted by Aaron on Thursday, July 5, 2007

Sony has released a update for the PSP firmware. 3.51 was released last week and includes the following:

A security patch was added to address security vulnerabilities in the system software.

[Source]

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PS3 Firmware 1.82 Released

Posted by Aaron on Thursday, July 5, 2007

Sony has updated the PS3 firmware to 1.82. What does this update do? Well it let’s you play H.264/MPEG-4 on your PS3 and some PS1/PS2 backwards compatibility issues were fixed.

[Source]

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PS3 Firmware 1.82 Coming Soon

Posted by Aaron on Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Eric Lempel Director of PlayStation Network Operations has posted at the Official Playstation blog that PS3 Firmware 1.82 update will be released in the next few days.

Here is the post:

Hey everyone, you told us you wanted to hear about updates a few days in advance, so here’s a quick heads up that we have a PS3 firmware update in the works. Scheduled for release in the next few days, firmware 1.82 is an update that enables the playback of AVC High Profile (H.264/MPEG-4) files. As most of you know, these are high quality files that you’ll now be able to play on your PS3. Hopefully this update is moving us closer to the audio playback features many of you commented about in my post the other week. We’re continuing to evaluate and improve things across the board, including PS2 software compatibility. I’ll chime in here quickly with an update once the firmware is live and ready. Thanks for all of your support and feedback, keep it coming!

[Source]

Sweet! I love firmware updates 🙂

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PSP Firmware v3.50 released

Posted by Aaron on Monday, June 4, 2007

Sony has released a update for the PSP’s firmware. It has now been updated to v3.50. With PS3’s v1.80 and PSP’s v3.50 you can now use the remote play feature from any place in the world via a Wifi internet connection. Here is the full list of updates:

Network

o You can now connect a PSP® system to a PS3™ system via the Internet using [Remote Play].
o [Communication Settings] has been added as an option to the [Remote Play] menu.
o [RSS Channel Guide] has been added as a feature under [RSS Channel].

[Source]

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Playstation 3 Firmware 1.80 Released

Posted by Aaron on Monday, June 4, 2007

Playstation 3 Firmware 1.80 has been released. One of the more notable updates in this version is the ability to upscale PS,PS2 games as well as DVD movies to 1080p! Here is a summary of the updates:

You can now upscale the video content of PlayStation® format software, PlayStation®2 format software, and DVDs to HD resolution.

You can now copy saved data from PlayStation® format software and PlayStation®2 format software to a memory card or a memory card (8MB) (for PlayStation®2).

You can now display images or play music or video files that are stored on a personal computer or digital video recorder with DLNA Media Server functionality over a network.

You can now connect a USB printer to print images.

You can now use remote play over the Internet.

Check out the full list of updates after the jump 🙂

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PS3 Firmware 1.8 Announced

Posted by Jay on Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Well, it’s not the 2.0 firmware update that we were (hoping) looking for, but at least we have something…and it’s not a small update either. Firmware 1.8 incorporates something that a lot of people have been waiting for, DVD and PS1/PS2 game upscaling. Other features listed in the press release. This update is set to hit on May 24th.

London, 24 May 2007 – Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced today availability of the latest version of the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) firmware. Version 1.80 features upscaling of PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 games, and DVD movies up to full 1080p HD resolution when viewed on a compatible HD TV set.

The capability to upscale DVDs to HD quality is a feature normally only associated with top range DVD players, and its inclusion in the latest firmware upgrade now allows PS3 owners with an existing DVD collection to dramatically1 enhance the viewing pleasure of their DVD collection when viewed through a compatible HD TV set. Not only are DVD movies enhanced to full 1080p HD quality but so too will PlayStation 2 and PlayStation games be upscaled to provide much improved gaming pleasure.

In a comprehensive update to PS3’s already impressive capabilities, Version 1.80 also allows users to enjoy Remote Play on their PSP across the internet, allowing them to access their PS3 anywhere in the world where a broadband internet connection is available2.

Version 1.80 also allows users on a home network to seamlessly view and play rich media content such as images, music and video on their PS3, that is stored on their DLNA3 enabled devices such as PCs and laptops elsewhere in the house, reinforcing PS3’s credentials as a home entertainment hub that truly deserves pride of place in the Living Room.

A host of other enhancements includes the ability to print photo images stored on PS3’s hard disk drive or inserted storage media to a selection of Epson printers via USB connection.

PS3 owners will be able to upgrade their PS3 with the latest Version 1.80 firmware from 24th May 2007.

Notes:
1. DVD-ROM (including DVD Video content) can only be upscaled with HDMI compatible TV sets.

2. Use of Remote Play requires PS3 version 1.80 as well as PSP firmware version 3.50 which will be available at the end of May.

3. DLNA – Digital Living Network Alliance. For more info on DLNA, please see http://www.dlna.org/en/consumer/home

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PS3 Firmware v2.0 Details!!!

Posted by Jay on Sunday, May 13, 2007

Well, apparently Sony released some information on firmware version 2.0 for the PS3, but quickly took it down (maybe they released early?). But apparently people on the official PS3 forums and PSU.com were able to get the information before it was taken down. After looking at the list, all I have to say is that this will be one big update. Here’s one thing that will make many PS3 users’ mouths water: XMB during gameplay!

No info yet on when these will be released though. Here’s the complete list, courtesy of the forums and PSU:

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.
– [Secure Delete] has been added as an option.
– Some PlayStation Network features have been revised

Posted in Auto Update, Firmware, News, Playstation 3, Playstation Network | 39 Comments »

PSP Firmware Updated to v3.40

Posted by Aaron on Friday, April 20, 2007

Sony has released a new firmware update for the PSP. The firmware version is now v3.40. Here are the details:

New for 3.40: Support for PLAYSTATION®Network titles has been expanded.
New for 3.40: Saved data from PlayStation® format software can now be used on both PSP® and PS3™ systems.
New for 3.40: [Certificate Utility] was deleted.
Information that was displayed in [Certificate Utility] can be checked by the following method.
Select the icon of the game you want to display information for, press the Triangle button, and then select [Information] from the options menu.

You can update by connecting to a wireless access point then select Network Update or you can download it from the following links:

PSP Version Updates (US)
PSP Version Updates (EU)
PSP Version Updates (AU)
PSP Version Updates (JP)

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Playstation 3 Firmware v1.70 Released!

Posted by Aaron on Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Sony has updated the Playstation 3 firmware to v1.70. Here is whats new:

* You can now download PlayStation® format software from PLAYSTATION®Store, and play it on the PS3™ system.
* You can now use saved data for PlayStation® format software on the PSP™ system.
* You can now use the vibration function of accessories that are for use with PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 format software.

To update just turn on your PS3 and connect to the network or download it direct.

Direct US Download – 1.70

Sweet! I love updates! 🙂

Posted in Auto Update, Firmware, News, Playstation 3, Playstation Network, Playstation Store, Sony | 4 Comments »

1UP Yours – Podcast – 04/06/2007

Posted by Aaron on Saturday, April 7, 2007

The guys from 1UP.com are back with another awesome 1UP Yours Podcast. Here are the details for this weeks show:

1UP Yours – Podcast – 04/06/2007
Garnett and Shane return from Japan, sadly without any sweet flowers of Nihon. But they did bring back some impressions of the Japanese gaming scene, while the rest of us brought back Shawn Elliott to talk with Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney and Mark Rein about what’s going on, really, with Games for Windows Live (according, of course, to Epic). “What good would Xbox Live be if only half the games supported it?” Good question, Mr. Rein.
Download the Podcast:
Audio (38.9MB) – Length: 1:37:58

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