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The details of the newest PlayStation 3 firmware update have been released... sort of. This should go into the rumor bin for now; the story is that Sony put these up on the press site and then pulled it down, but not before some clever people grabbed the information and splashed it around the Internet. We'll see how accurate this is when the update launches, which is an event that we (of course) don't have solid information on. Let's look at a few things we might get, and you can also check out the full list over at Sony's forums:

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.
  • XMBâ„¢ (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 PS3â„¢ system has changed for some PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 format titles.
  • To check on the latest status, visit the search site for compatible titles.
  • [Secure Delete] has been added as an option.
  • Some PLAYSTATION®Network features have been revised.

There are a few things here I don't get: how does one expand the support for PlayStation 3 software exactly? The games seem to play fine to me. There are many improvements here, and while very few of them are worth getting excited about, altogether they make for a fine update that should tighten up the PlayStation 3's user experience.

We'll take another look when the software is actually out in the wild.
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This looks to be a fantastic update! Cant wait!
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well kool
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Sony's "rumors" usually happen when it comes to its firmwares. They usually have been on top of them especially the psp.
    
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Still no 720p support for Blu Ray eh?
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Sony has shot this down as a rumor. Sorry guys, I got hyped too.

http://www.qj.net/FW-2-0-release-not...g/49/aid/92442


Oh and J3r3my the Japanese PS3 that came out with firmware 1.00 had 720p blu-ray.

But then they took it away with subsquent updates, I have no idea why they would do that.
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Still no 720p support for Blu Ray eh?
You never miss a chance. You're the biggest 360 fanboy in ALL of OCN

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Sony has shot this down as a rumor. Sorry guys, I got hyped too.
Here's what that link said:

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Strange. We're not really sure how to take this bit of info, but it seems as if yesterday's "Sneak Peek" of the PS3's FW 2.0 changelog was nothing but a rumor after all. Or is it? The news comes from EuroGamer, who says that Sony's been all hush-hush about the leaked notes that've been doing rounds over online forums and sites.

According to EuroGamer, Sony's only statement regarding this issue is that they're dismissing the leakage as "speculation." Details of this dismissal from Sony are sketchy, and it seems that only EuroGamer has reported on it. To what extent is the mysterious "FW2.0 changelog" debunked by Sony? If the release notes are just "speculation," then that means what exactly?

If there's anything good to come out of this (and if we take EuroGamer for their word on it), then there's but one thing positive about Sony's statement. They denied the changelog as speculation... But they didn't deny the fact that they're coming out with a firmware update. There's a bit of difference there. And as far as we're concerned, we're still going to have to play the Rumor card again.
Either way, with each firmware update Sony makes vast improvements. The same can be said with 360 updates as well.
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True, but there never was a doubt that a firmware 2.00 would come out. The question is when and with what. I would love to see all those features implemented, and im sure they eventually will be, but I dont know if its worth getting worked up over a rumor for. That only leads to disappointment.

More importantly are sonys SDK updates, every release there making smaller memory footprints and giving more resources for the devs to work with.

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First, the base memory footprint of the PS3 OS in main memory has been reduced from 56 MB to 52 MB. These values will lead to some confusion, as we’ve previously reported that the memory footprint was 64 MB. 8MB of memory was given back to developers sometime before Christmas, and now a further 4 MB has been returned.
http://www.innerbits.com/blog/2007/0...ory-footprint/
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That intersesting...not sure what it all means but I'm sure it's good news to developers.

The PS3 is like a fine wine...keeps getting better with age.
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Wow thats fantastic. Looks good. I hope it becomes fact though.
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