Monday, July 23rd 2007

PS3 Firmware Update 1.9 Details

The new PS3 firmware 1.9 update just hit in Japan. Sony seems to improve the PS3 day by day and that could one day make the PS3 a great multimedia gaming system. Here is the complete list of changes.

• Ability to rearrange games on the XMB • Option menu now includes "eject disk"
• Press triangle to eject games/CDs/movies in the XMB • XMB backgrounds
• Change the folder classification • Emoticons • Add bookmarks
• Change CD output to 44.1/88.2/176.4kHz • Force 24Hz output for Blu-ray over HDMI
• Change PS3 video settings in-game • "Bit Mapping" in the "Music Setting"
• Save AVCHD type animations from a Memory Stick • Change settings like upscaling while playing PS and PS2 games
• Web browser security function in the browser's tool section • Avatar moves during audio visual chat

Source: WatchImpressJapan
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17 Comments on PS3 Firmware Update 1.9 Details

#1
LiNKiN
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by: HellasVagabond
Sony seems to improve the PS3 day by day and that could one day make the PS3 a great multimedia gaming system.
I already believe that it is!!!!!!! So I wonder when this will hit the rest of us?
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#2
newbielives
How'd they get there XMB to run Flow as the background?
It doesn't look like the static image you get from selecting Flow
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#3
ktr
fantastic news :toast:

according to the playstation official blog...US will get it in a couple of days...by this week for sure.
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#4
error_f0rce
Sweeeeeet :D
I love this cosole even more every time they release new firmware.
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#5
Wile E
Power User
Yay!! I finally have something to get excited about when I see these post. lol
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#6
Benpi
That's because all there is to do on a PS3 right now is watch Blu-Ray movies and download updates. Give me FF13 for fux sake. By the time this console get's moving, PCs will have left these consoles in the dust.
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#7
ktr
by: Benpi
That's because all there is to do on a PS3 right now is watch Blu-Ray movies and download updates. Give me FF13 for fux sake. By the time this console get's moving, PCs will have left these consoles in the dust.
it does more than that...

of the top of my head, it can do...

Folding@home
Upcovert dvds and older ps games
play blue-ray
surf the web
use as a media server
view photos and print them
play music
run linux distros
play games...of course...

if some one else wants to continue...
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#8
ktr
from the ps3 forums...it seems like the firmware is out, just do a network update on your ps3...i cannot confirm this.


edit: yes, its out for the US.
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#9
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Agreed LiNKiN and ktr. Its alot better than the 360 is right now.


sure the 360 has more games (its been out longer) but its graphics arent on top of the PS3 (even though ATI powers the 360 and nvidia does the ps3) and aside from more peripherals, its about it, unless you count Xbox live. Of course PS3s home and friends list is right up there if you ask me and their marketplace is alot beter.
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#10
error_f0rce
by: ktr
from the ps3 forums...it seems like the firmware is out, just do a network update on your ps3...i cannot confirm this.


edit: yes, its out for the US.
I tried to update last night around 10pm Central time, but wasn't available yet.
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#11
HellasVagabond
It is available from what i read in sites around the net.
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#12
LiNKiN
Staff
I'll try it when I get home for lunch! :toast: There are some good and fun games out there already. The three I own I am having a ball with!
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#13
error_f0rce
One thing I would really like to see in the next firmware update is a default "Menu" button on the controller... maybe "Select", that would take you right to DVD menu. It's a pain in the @$$ to press triangle, then try to find the menu option on the onscreen remote, which you can only see if what is playing is dark.... blagh... :shadedshu
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#14
ktr
make your request on the official us playstation blog, that's is how they listen to requests.
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#15
LiNKiN
Staff
Firmware downloaded and updated! :toast:
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#16
error_f0rce
by: LiNKiN
Firmware downloaded and updated! :toast:
Going to do that as soon as I get home, thnx for the heads up!! :D:rockout:
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#17
aftermath
HDMI and Toslink on PS3

On my PS3, I can selecte EITHER HDMI audio or Optical Toslink Audio which is annoying.
Did they fix that in the new firmware?

The reason I want audio on both HDMI and Toslink optical is that sometimes I want audio just from the HDTV and sometimes I want full surround sound.

My interim solution, because I have 2 HDTV's is to use a HDMI splitter to send the signals to both TV's. The HDMI splitter fortunatly has a Optical Audio output which pulls the audio from the HDMI input and also sends it out to Optical. I then run it to the Surround Sound system. Audio is also available on the HDMI port.
However, I have to set the PS3 to HDMI audio mode.
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