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Hi again everyone. Here’s a quick preview of the next PLAYSTATION 3 system software update coming up in the next few days. Firmware v2.20, introduces a number of features to further enhance your PLAYSTATION 3 as the hub of your entertainment center.

Most notably, the update enables the PS3 to support Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0, also known as BD-Live. You can connect now to the Internet while playing discs that support BD-Live to obtain additional content and special features. These features vary from disc to disc, and will keep your BD discs fresh with new content and in some cases exclusive content only accessible to owners of BD-Live enabled discs. 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. With this update, the PLAYSTATION 3 becomes the first Blu-ray player on the market with BD-Live functionality.

Here are some of the other new features/enhancements 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.
There are a few other tweaks and upgrades included in v2.20 - we’ll provide more specifics as the update is about to go live.
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Just a heads up since Sony typically releases only one firmware update per month.
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Just a heads up since Sony typically releases only firmware update per month.
There was longer than a month break between the last two updates.
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BD Live, very innovative

I like, seems pretty good to me. I hope this takes off but doesn't cost a bomb. I would pay an extra $5 max for the extra (Live) content.

Nice find.
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Or none at all in he past 2....

Except for the one this month.
Yea I know. At least this one provides some additional functionality. I like the sound of DIVX files over 2GB. Sounds to me like theyre getting ready for digital downloads. I wonder if they changed the FAT32 system to NTFS?
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Yea I know. At least this one provides some additional functionality. I like the sound of DIVX files over 2GB. Sounds to me like theyre getting ready for digital downloads. I wonder if they changed the FAT32 system to NTFS?
We can only hope...

WIth the lack of true functionality being implemented since the launch it only leads one to believe that they have big plans that they are perfecting, or they seriously dropped the ball on more than just the marketing side of things.
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Looks like PS3+PSP really is the place to be if you have some cash and don't like the PC.
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V 2.20 is now available for download
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Woot thanks. I just updated

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Any news on update or link for DTS-MA decoding?!?!?!? If anybody knows, has a link that is fairly recent, awesome. I'm dying to figure this out....
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Any news on update or link for DTS-MA decoding?!?!?!? If anybody knows, has a link that is fairly recent, awesome. I'm dying to figure this out....
PS3 doesnt do DTS-MA....yet.
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