Friday, March 21st 2008

Firmware v2.20 Bringing BD-Live to PS3

Sony previewed yesterday on its official PS3 blog the next PLAYSTATION 3 system software update which is due to be out in the next few days. Firmware v2.20, will introduce a number of features to further enhance your PLAYSTATION 3, but most notably the update will enable the PS3 to support Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0, also known as BD-Live. BD-Live allows you to obtain additional content and special features through Internet on BD discs that support this feature. On April 8th Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release The 6th Day and Walk Hard on Blu-ray; these titles will be among the first to take advantage of BD-Live.

There are also a few other tweaks and upgrades that will be included in Firmware v2.20:
  • The ability to copy PS3 Music and Photo playlists to a PSP system. We introduced the ability to create Music and Photo playlists on the PS3 in firmware update v2.0. Now you can easily export your playlists to your PSP.
  • You can now play DivX and WMV format files that are over 2 GB. In addition, you can now display subtitles when viewing DivX files.
  • Resume Play - begin playing a DVD or BD disc from the point where you previously stopped it, even if you eject the disc and insert a different movie or game.
  • Use your PSP as a remote control to play back your music files on your PS3 without turning on your TV.
  • The Internet browser now displays some web pages faster. In addition [Save Target] has been added as an option under file. This option lets you save a file that is linked to a web page to your PS3 hard drive or storage media.
Source: PlayStation.Blog
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Wow, good news. Ravenas pointed this out on the PS3 clubhouse, only I Was too lazy to read the information in the link he posted. Thanks!
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