PS3 2.5 and PSP 5.0 firmware update announced

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  1. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    SCEE announced an update to the PS3's firmware today that includes:

    • Support for the PS3 Official Bluetooth Headset - we’ve told you about the upcoming Bluetooth Headset and SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation Bundle on the Blog. This latest firmware installment enables High-Quality (HQ) mode, which delivers clear and wide-band online voice chat. On top of that, an added on-screen indicator shows battery status, volume level and use of HQ mode.

    • PlayStation Trophies interface enhancements - I know that many of you are busy collecting trophies and raising your PlayStation Trophy level. This update makes sharing and comparing your trophies with your friends even easier. On 1st part of the profile page you’ll see a symbol under level that represents level and the actual percentage towards the next level along with the existing level meter. The level symbol carries over to the trophy comparison screen where you will now be able to see your level, your friend’s level and the percentage towards the next level for both users along with all of the game by game comparison information you see today.
    Friend status – Offline friends on your Friends list will have information below their avatars that will indicate how long it has been since they were last online.

    • Video – This update adds the Scene Search feature similar to the feature on the PSP. Activating this feature while viewing a video on the PS3 will break the video up into scenes that you can quickly access by pressing the X button. You can break the videos into one, two or five minute intervals. In addition, you can now choose to have all of the videos under the video section of the XMB play in sequence. Go to Settings then Video Settings to turn this option on.

    • PlayStation Store – We’ve added a redeem codes option right on the store to make it easier to redeem your PlayStation Network Cards and promotion codes. In addition, PlayStation Network Sign Up and Account Management have been redesigned.

    • Power Save Settings – You can now set your PS3 and wireless controllers to turn off automatically after set periods of inactivity. Go to Settings then Power Save Settings to turn on these features.

    • Background Downloading - You now have the option to set the PS3 to turn off automatically after a background download or installation of content has completed. This option is available when you turn off the system from the button under [Users] while content is being downloaded or installed.
    In-game Screenshots - this tool will allow everyone to capture, share and in other words, immortalize their favorite gameplay moments. This will be supported on a game by game basis. Please check back to find out which games will support this feature.

    PSP gets a built-in store and wireless downloading. More features to be announced once update is live

    Full details here: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2008/10/13/firmware-updates-ps3-v250-psp-v500/
     
  2. jaw04005 thread starter macrumors 601

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    This is the closest thing to "video playlists" we've ever received on either the PS3 or Apple TV.

    At least now you can organize your videos into folders, and play them sequentially. Finally.
     
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  4. jaw04005 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Tonight. Firmware updates are always released on Tuesday. The SoCOM Bluetooth headset releases tomorrow.
     
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    Video Implementation is still Weak on the PS3 compared to the ATV, talk to me when it has the ability to show Movie and TV Posters and has descriptions of the video
     
  6. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    Finally I can just set a tv season to play in the background while I "wake up" without having to worry about it stopping when an episode is finished
     
  7. sycho macrumors 6502a

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    Talk to me when an AppleTV can play something above 8Mb/s...
     
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    wow, nice updates! The PSP is one step closer to being totally disc-less.
     
  9. evan g macrumors regular

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    Imagine how complete the world would be if Killzone: Liberation would be available for download wherever there's wireless?
     
  10. Scarpad macrumors 68000

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    No Need for it to, for what I use it for mainly TV Show rips 2000kbps fills the bill
     
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    But with a PS3 you can just rip the VOBs and play them back straight up and have the same quality as watching the DVD directly, something the AppleTV can not do(please don't say you convert to save space, that is a poor reason with such cheap storage now a days). Plus the de-interlacing in the PS3 is quite fare.
     
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    sweet...about time I can but PSN stuff with a PSP even though I lack a PC or PS3(althought that may change tomorrow)
     
  14. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    Buying a PS3 tomorrow? Cool
     
  15. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Thanks! I'm quite excited. Unless of course Apple drops MacBooks for 800...not sure I could say no to those!


    But assuming they don't I'm very excited to own a PS3, Little Big Planet and Resistance 2 are just looking too good!
     
  16. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    Well, you picked the right time to buy one :).
     
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    You forgot MGS4 :D but that's only if you enjoy MGS-style game
     
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    how nice psp fw 5.0 its soo going to be cracked in a week or two but psp fw that sony have been releaseing these days are pretty stupid theres no new thing for us psp players anymore
     
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    It's a shame these PSP updates are so staggered. Add a radio channel here and there, add a new visualisation etc. It'd be nice if they added DivX support, direct radio addresses, some kind of file manager, ability to unlock 333mhz for any game (like the M33 f/w). Y'know. Things that would be hella useful.
     
  20. jaw04005 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Update

    SCEE has announced that firmware 2.5 will go live tomorrow Oct. 15.

    Additionally, SCEE mentioned that the PS3's internal browser will be updated to support Flash 9 content.

    SCEA has announced that the PlayStation Network will be unavailable between 2 to 7PM (Eastern) for "essential maintenance."
     
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    I completely agree - I mean, we've been waiting for the store for years on the PSP ... it seems that they should look for ways to embrace the 'homebrew' community ala stuff available through the store similar to the App store ... that would marginalize the piracy stuff.
     
  23. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    :( I was hoping today.
     
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    Flash 9. That's awesome. This means that Adobe now allows F9 player outside of desktops. :)
     
  25. Rivix macrumors 6502a

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    PS3 2.5 is out.

    I already finished updating. Nothing much to mention visually (briefly flipped through the XMB). I do like the friend comparison and trophy tweaks.
     

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