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PS3 firmware 2.20 bringing BD-Live interactive Blu-ray this month

The Blu-ray 2.0 spec (or BD-Live) is just days from launch. Sony just announced that the next PlayStation3 firmware updated -- v2.20 -- will add the new interactive features to your PS3. As such, PS3 owners should expect downloadable video content, ringtones, interactive movie-based games, and the always intriguing "more" when the software is released in "late March." In other words, in the next 11 days. The update will also allow you to copy photos and music playlists over USB from your PS3 to your PSP. The rest of the new features after the break.

-- "Resume play" will enable PS3 system to start playing a Blu-ray disc
and DVD at the point it was stopped, even if the disc had been
removed.(*1)
-- "Audio Output Device" will be a new Remote Play setting, enabling PSP
to serve as a remote control for music played through PS3.
-- PS3 system's Internet browser will be enhanced: Video files directly
linked from a Web page will be able to be streamed, and the browser's
view speed will be improved.
-- DivX and WMV format videos that are larger than 2GB will be playable.
-- "Mosquito Noise Reduction" will be added as an AV setting in the
control panel of the DVD/BD player for improved movie playback.(*2)

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moveteam3232d ago

What an awesome update.

Please don't complain about missing in-game XMB, Sony is working hard.

Lifendz3232d ago

that's why I get Sony consoles. They listen to what the consumer wants and tries to provide it. I'm only a bit bitter because they had those shirts making fun of the situation at GDC and now here we are and still no in-game xmb. I guess it'll be available when Home is-sometime this summer.

BTW, I don't even want it to listen to a custom soundtrack while playing Burnout. I want to get all of my friends together in COD4 and in-game would make that all the easier.

PSN: Lifendz

Ghoul3232d ago (Edited 3232d ago )

what an awesome update !

i love sony for keeping the ps3 uptodate :)

psp finally usable as remote :)
resume blurays :)
better picture quality :D

all i need now is to use the psp as a media browser for the ps3.
select movies mp3s etc over the psp that would be awesome

Genesis53232d ago

Finally a half decent update. All those stability ones I never really noticed a difference. I didn't have any stability problems. This update has some meat to it.

anh_duong3232d ago

i like this:

-- PS3 system's Internet browser will be enhanced: Video files directly
linked from a Web page will be able to be streamed, and the browser's
view speed will be improved.

hopefully daily motion works!

Sir Ken Kutaragi 33232d ago

I happy with it;) My Baby;)PS3 is getting better and better ;-P
It's a good (FREE) update;)

DRUDOG3231d ago

One thing I always love about PS3 firmware updates is that they don't always tell us everything that's included. And a lot of times that "extra" stuff is a big deal. It's almost as though you have experiment with it to find all the goodies!

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mighty_douche3232d ago (Edited 3232d ago )

Blu-Ray updates are always welcome, even thought i tend to just watch the movie and not all the extra's.

But most importantly is the browser spped, some of my mates use that as their only access to the net and it just a little to slow right now.

Keep those firmware updates coming :)

chaosatom3333232d ago

"PS3 system's Internet browser will be enhanced: Video files directly
linked from a Web page will be able to be streamed, and the browser's
view speed will be improved"
I have always said that ps3's browser should come more into focus.

"Resume play will enable PS3 system to start playing a Blu-ray disc
and DVD at the point it was stopped, even if the disc had been
removed."

I didn't even think of this feature but now that i think about, it's a pretty damn good idea.

"DivX and WMV format videos that are larger than 2GB will be playable."
Those who were whining about this can stop now.

UnblessedSoul3232d ago

Awesome 2GB restriction has been lifted

lovedaddy3232d ago

I'm hoping for > 4 gig file playback for MP4 files. At the moment, you cannot playback > 4 gig files even over DLNA - I can understand the limit being there for local files (as the file systems supported by the PS3 don't support > 4 gig files), but over a network its just insane.

Its the biggest pain thats stopping my PS3 becoming my media solution.

Splitz3232d ago

Good work. Looking forward to...everything actually.

MUNKYPOO3232d ago

this makes me super happy

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