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Firmware Updates: PS3 (v2.50) / PSP (v5.00)

Hi everyone. We've been listening to all of your feedback about the PS3 and PSP, and with these next firmware updates (coming soon), we've added a number of new features and improved some existing functionality to make your PS3/PSP experience even better.

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THC CELL3594d ago

ps3 is evolving so well i cant wait

B-Rein3594d ago

yep the ps3 willkeep getting updated, i cant wait to see what the later on updates will offer us, maybe controlling the xmb with ps eye or even 3d xmb who knows lol

B-Rein3594d ago

yep the ps3 will keep getting updated, i cant wait to see what the later on updates will offer us, maybe controlling the xmb with ps eye or even 3d xmb who knows lol

Kleptic3594d ago

the idle friends thing is awesome...I have so many people on my list that always used to be on, yet never are now...and I always wonder if its just that I just missed them, or they simply are barely on anymore...in which case I can just delete their shat...

the trophy stuff is cool too...i just hope it removes that (fffffffff) bug that some of us keep getting...

and finally...High Quality Voice Chat option?...sounds good, although I don't really understand how you hear the voice chat in full surround, if its coming through your headset...what is the point?...

WildArmed3594d ago

oo yeah!!
This is awesome! 2.40 to 2.50... so soon and so amazing!
This officially makes it worth the time to sign up for an account @ PSblog.. imma go make one XD

ravinshield3594d ago

cuz as we all know Fony always messes up their firmware so they required another update to fix the previous.hahaha

lawman11083594d ago

And all it still does is collect DUST.

WildArmed3593d ago

I love how ignorant gamers believe that firmware updates are useless..
2.4 firmware was awesome and I still thank sony for doing it.
With this firmware we'll get flash 9 as well! I cant wait!
Megavideo, Veoh and youtube ftw!

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MaximusPrime3594d ago

"Power Save Settings – You can now set your PS3 and wireless controllers to turn off automatically after set periods of inactivity. Go to Settings then Power Save Settings to turn on these features. "

This is a good idea. I see many people went idle online. This is a great way of PS3 and controller to turn itself off if people would not respond.

joydestroy3594d ago

yes yes yes yes!!! i'm so glad they added this feature! i've been wanting it for a very long time. now i can set it and my tv to turn off after falling asleep to a video playing :D

thereapersson3594d ago (Edited 3594d ago )

I always hate having to turn my controller off manually, and when people use my system, they always end up forgetting to do so. Now I don't have to worry about someone watching a movie on my system and then setting the controller down without turning it off.

EDIT @ 1.5:

People don't always realize there is an option to turn off the controller. Plus, sometimes you might forget to do it if you have to leave the room and you were distracted by something. I've done it a few times, and it's good to see a way of preventing your controllers from dying now because of that.

PS, i'm sick of having to edit my posts. Someone throw a few bubbles my way!

SL1M DADDY3594d ago

Yeah baby. Now that is an option I am really looking forward to. Cool update Sony.

Hagaf223594d ago

great update! cant wait, many features im interested in, should be soon seeing as how socom users are going to want that hq mode working with socom come release this week.

Bigrhyno3594d ago

The function definitely has it's uses, but it makes me laugh to think of people being too lazy to press the button and turn it off... so they are just gonna let it sit there till the time runs out.

B-Rein3594d ago

Some good features there, screen grabs etc im most intrested in the Background Downloading, where u have the option to set the PS3 to turn off automatically after a background download or installation of content has completed thats awesome now i can just leave my ps3 on over night or when i go somewhere thanks sony really wanted a feature like that

aftrdark213594d ago

Gotta love firmware updates. Always welcome.

Game On!

meepmoopmeep3594d ago

i've always wanted this.
thank you.

Bubble Buddy3594d ago

Are they going to fix the clock/battery problem too? :p. This is a nice update though.

gaffyh3594d ago

This one is pretty good too:

"Background Downloading - You now have the option to set the PS3 to turn off automatically after a background download or installation of content has completed. This option is available when you turn off the system from the button under [Users] while content is being downloaded or installed."

I've wanted that feature for a while, now I don't have to keep checking my PS3 to see if a download is finished.

Nineball21123594d ago

lots of good stuff in this update.

Sony continues to improve on what is already there, and it's still free. Ya gotta love that.

whoelse3594d ago

This is a very good update, 2nd best (2.40 is best still). Im glad they have improved the PSN account management properly, I guess this scraps the browser style.

ape0073594d ago

amazing,amazing update

the only thing left is "join session in progress" feature,after that psn will be truly better than live

No FanS Land3594d ago

Some people do not even know that there is a hole under the controller to turn it off. Use a toothpick. Background downloading is by far my favorite feature

Homicide3594d ago

This is an awesome update. I hope the screen grabbing works with PS2 games.

shine13963594d ago

can't even download it...(uk)

staub913594d ago

I wonder what happens to your ps3 when you are inactive, but still downloading?

But still... Sony keeps on delivering.

jaysquared3594d ago

Nice updates... The PS3 is finally getting up to par with the 360 with these feature updates.. Yes it did take almost two years but better late than never!

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Silogon3594d ago

Awesome stuff! This is a great update now. The big thing I wish is for them to bring back B/C for everyone, since I've already got it, but add some interpolation options and some nice emulator-like tools to make the games look better. Also, why the hell can't I play a full screen on my ps1 and Ps2 games? I ahve a black box around it no matter what. playing a ps3 on a 1080P tv should scale to fit, man.

Fishy Fingers3594d ago (Edited 3594d ago )

Yeah I have the same problem, manage to get around it by using the TV settings and zooming in somewhat. But it's not ideal, not everyone may have to options in their TV and frankly, it should just be done default by the PS3.

But a good update all in all, there's still a few unlisted features strongly rumoured to release with 2.50, Home open beta, cross game invites and private chat. Guess we'll just have to wait and see whats included when it comes in the near future.

meepmoopmeep3594d ago

it depends if the game has widescreen or not, even so it sometimes is letterboxed
scaling 4:3 games isn't good because it might cut off any HUD's. or handicap your view of the actual game.

Genesis53594d ago

Yeah that bothers me too. Just fill up the screen please. I do like the auto shut off for downloads though. I have a slow download speed so a lot of times I just start it and go to bed. Nice that it will shut off when it's done now.

ThanatosDMC3594d ago

If they did bring B/C, then i gotta buy my girl a copy of Monster Hunter for her 40gb PS3.

LiquifiedArt3594d ago

And it will scale it perfectly if its 4:3. With just small borders on top and bottom.

DaTruth3594d ago

My friend had this problem when playing Tenchu 1 at his house, but when I'm at my house it fits almost perfectly. Weird cause we have the same television.

BabyStomper50003593d ago

Do you have the same model of PS3?

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disrupt3r3594d ago

- PlayStation Trophies interface enhancements
- Friend status
- Video (Scene Search)
- Power Save Settings
- Background Downloading
- In-game Screenshots

crazy250003594d ago

Seriously, ive been wanting some of these before in game XMB....w0000

totally made my day =)

shelbygt333594d ago

Okay - first let me say that I am happy for any and all updates and additions they make to the PS3. I really am, please don't view this post as one of those "but where is X feature!!"

But they say they listen to the community, and this voice in the community wants the browser to have the udpated Flash player so that I can watch Hulu.com on my PS3. :)

crazy250003594d ago

I would love to stream Hulu....the HD is pretty awesome...im going to post it on the blog too

kingOVsticks3594d ago (Edited 3594d ago )

that auto turn off for the PS3 controller is really needed I was wondering when Sony was going to implement this.But I really hope that the "additional features" the blog mentioned has something to do with a JavaScript update and adobe flash update.the only video format you can watch now on the PS3 webrowser is youtube(only at youtube) and megavideo.Also,I can't log in to anything for the life of me

ape0073594d ago

awesome features

psn is getting much better with time

theEnemy3593d ago

The PS3's software keeps getting better and better.

Thanks Sony.

Sarick3591d ago (Edited 3591d ago )

I checked printer settings and it detected my HP networked printer. It worked over the LAN network. I recently bought a new HP printer for $29.00 at newegg. I was like wow it even almost printed without borders on the ps3!

http://www.newegg.com/Produ...

Printers & Options added.

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villevalorox3594d ago

SWEET! i have been waiting on the time that your friends have been offline. Now i will not have to use the one over the computer.

aftrdark213594d ago

I thought I was the only one who used the computer for that. Great feature indeed.