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fiercetiger224
May 13, 2007, 10:22 PM
The PLAYSTATIONŽ3 system software version 2.00 update includes the following:

* 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. [li] [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. [li] [Photo Effects] have been added as a feature. [li] Wallpaper feature has been added. [Zoom] has been added as a feature.




# MusicAdditional visualization effects have been added. CD information can now be entered.

[li] 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. [li] 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

[li] Support for PLAYSTATIONŽ3 format software titles has been expanded. [li] XMB (XrossMediaBar) is now accessible during gameplay.



# Network

[RSS Channel] has been added as a feature.


# Friends

You can now have multiple chat sessions. [li] 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. [li] File sorting has been changed. [li] [Help] has been added as a feature. Playability status with the PS3 system has changed for some PlayStationŽ and PlayStationŽ2 format titles.
To check on the latest status, visit the search site for compatible titles.
* [Secure Delete] has been added as an option.
* Some PLAYSTATIONŽNetwork features have been revised.


Source (http://presscenter.playstation.com/Pages.aspx?id=34)

I got news from someone on IGN's boards. Sounds really exciting! This is definitely a step in the right direction! Looks like they're gearing up for Home. BUT...All this hasn't been confirmed yet...Although the news is from "presscenter.playstation.com". The link is only for registered users apparently...I'm not one of those members.:rolleyes: Sounds legit enough to me though! :D



Mackilroy
May 13, 2007, 11:29 PM
It's about time some of these things were added. It still doesn't bring PSN even with XBL (not even close) but it's a step in the right direction.

SilentPanda
May 14, 2007, 06:23 AM
Support for PLAYSTATIONŽ3 format software titles has been expanded.

Shouldn't this already ya know... be there? Or am I reading it wrong?

2nyRiggz
May 14, 2007, 08:09 AM
[/li]
# Game
[li] XMB (XrossMediaBar) is now accessible during gameplay.
# Network
# Friends
You can now have multiple chat sessions. [li] You can now select an image to use as your Avatar from [Photo].


This is what I'm talking about....hope this allow us to tx whiles playing ingame...A step in the right direction indeed.




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gloss
May 14, 2007, 08:15 AM
I'm glad they're continuing to improve the console, but honestly, this stuff should have been down pat at launch.

Coded-Dude
May 14, 2007, 12:25 PM
They've made just as many improvements to the dashboard as well. Thats the beauty of firmware. Sony focused on their hardware as they knew it would be easier to update/change the software later(instead of the hardware).

Anywho, the XMB in-game is excellent, this should allow in-game communication as well as access to Hard Drive data that may be used in-game. Home characters, custom music, the ability to upload user created videos, etc. I can imagine that a lot of First party titles have been taking these features into consideration, and may as well have delayed waiting on them. Though I wonder when third party games will start to fully utilize these new PSN features.

My biggest anticipation is the Audio/Video Editor!
Record in-game video, add music, and upload to friends!!!!

gloss
May 14, 2007, 03:51 PM
My biggest anticipation is audio/video streaming. If a 360 can stream music and movies from my home computer, my PS3 should too.