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The PS3 system software version 2.00 update features

Here is an unconfirmed list of features for PS3 software update 2.00 (this has been sourced from the Sony Playstation press centre by an insider)

* Users
o You can now password-protect user accounts.

* Settings
o [Dynamic Normalizer] has been added as an option under [Sound Settings].
o [Energy Saver] has been added as an option.
o [Equalizer] has been added as a feature under [Music Settings].
o [Full] has been added as an option for [DVD Wide Display] under [BD / DVD Settings].
o [Photo Settings] has been added as an option.
o [PS / PS2 Settings] has been added as an option.
o [RSS Channel Settings] has been added as an option.
o [Sample Rate] has been added to [Audio CD Import] under [Music Settings].
o [Screen Saver] has been expanded under [Display Settings].
o The method of selecting an output resolution has been changed in [Video Output Settings] under [Display Settings].
o [Theme Settings] has been added as an option.
o [Zero Unused Disk Space] has been added as an option under [System Settings] > [Format Utility].

* Photo
o Additional slideshow effects have been added.
o [Photo Effects] have been added as a feature.
o Wallpaper feature has been added.
o [Zoom] has been added as a feature.

* Music
o Additional visualization effects have been added.
o CD information can now be entered.
o Three-speed fast forward and fast reverse has been added as a feature.

* Video
o Files can now be played sequentially.
o Three-speed fast forward and fast reverse has been added as a feature.
o 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
o Support for PLAYSTATION®3 format software titles has been expanded.
o XMB (XrossMediaBar) is now accessible during gameplay.

* Network
o [RSS Channel] has been added as a feature.

* Friends
o You can now have multiple chat sessions.
o You can now select an image to use as your Avatar from [Photo].

* Other
o Date and Time is now shown when the PS button is pressed.
o File sorting has been changed.
o [Help] has been added as a feature.
o Playability status with the PS3 system has changed for some PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 format titles.
To check on the latest status, visit the search site for compatible titles.
o [Secure Delete] has been added as an option.
o Some PLAYSTATION®Network features have been revised.

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Robotz Rule3536d ago

I can't wait for Sware ver.2.00!

I can finally add a sweet wallpaper,change my avatar,and more!

I hope Sony releases even better updates soon,like music during games n stuff.

JsonHenry3535d ago

If you had a 360 could have played custom music from launch day. Still, an impressive list of additions none the less.

techie3536d ago (Edited 3536d ago )

XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) is now accessible during gameplay.
[Energy Saver] has been added as an option.
Equalizer] has been added as a feature under [Music Settings].
[Photo Effects] have been added as a feature.
You can now have multiple chat sessions.

[RSS Channel] has been added as a feature!

elliot_3536d ago

this is good news from sony...

techie3536d ago

ps. sounds too good to be true. Some i don't quite understand what they do, a rundown of what you think they do anyone?

Phlapp3535d ago (Edited 3535d ago )

* Users
o You can now password-protect user accounts.
I GUESS THIS ONES FAIRLY OBVIOUS

* Settings
o [Dynamic Normalizer] has been added as an option under [Sound Settings].
I'M PLEASED THEY HAVE ADDED THIS COS I HAVE TO KEEP TURNING MY PS3 UP AND DOWN WHEN I PLAY MP3'S OF DIFFERENT LEVELS

o [Energy Saver] has been added as an option.
I GUESS THIS WILL BE LIKE THE 360 UPDATE WHERE YOU CAN CONTINUE TO DOWNLOAD IN LOW POWER MODE

o [Equalizer] has been added as a feature under [Music Settings].
ADJUST LOW, MID AND HIGH FREQUENCIES ON MP3 AND CD'S

o [Full] has been added as an option for [DVD Wide Display] under [BD / DVD Settings].
SOUNDS LIKE A SCREEN OPTION FOR DVD'S

o [Photo Settings] has been added as an option.
SEE PHOTO BELOW

o [PS / PS2 Settings] has been added as an option.
SOUNDS LIKE MORE SCREEN OPTIONS, PLAY EITHER PS OR PS2 IN FULL SCREEN OR ORIG RESOLUTION ETC

o [RSS Channel Settings] has been added as an option.
RSS IS A NEWS CHANNEL SERVICE SEE HERE http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

o [Sample Rate] has been added to [Audio CD Import] under [Music Settings].
THIS ALREADY EXISTS IN 1.70 BUT I GUESS YOU WILL HAVE MORE SAMPLE RATE OPTIONS

o [Screen Saver] has been expanded under [Display Settings].
PERHAPS CHOOSE DIFFERENT SCREEN SAVERS

o The method of selecting an output resolution has been changed in [Video Output Settings] under [Display Settings].
ONE PROBLEM IS IF A CONSOLE IS SET UP FOR HDMI AND THEN PLUGGED INTO A SD TV, YOU WON'T SEE ANY PICTURE TO CHANGE RESOLUTION. THIS SETTING MAY AUTOMATICALLY DETECT HDMI AND IF IT DOESN'T SEE AN HDMI CABLE IT MAY DEFAULT TO SD.
*** You can actually get around this already by pressing and holding the power button for about 5 secs, but this isn't very well documented.

o [Theme Settings] has been added as an option.
DIFFERENT XMB THEMES

o [Zero Unused Disk Space] has been added as an option under [System Settings] > [Format Utility].
THIS MY CLEAR DOWN UNUSED SPACE ON THE HDD I.E. CLEAR CORRUPT FILES, AND PERFORM A BASIC DEFRAG

* Photo
o Additional slideshow effects have been added.
o [Photo Effects] have been added as a feature.
o Wallpaper feature has been added.
o [Zoom] has been added as a feature.
ALL SEEM SELF EXPLANATORY

* Music
o Additional visualization effects have been added.
o CD information can now be entered.
o Three-speed fast forward and fast reverse has been added as a feature.
ALL SEEM SELF EXPLANATORY

* Video
o Files can now be played sequentially.
o Three-speed fast forward and fast reverse has been added as a feature.
o 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.
ALL SEEM SELF EXPLANATORY

* Game
o Support for PLAYSTATION®3 format software titles has been expanded.
REALLY NOT SURE WHAT THIS ONE MEANS!

o XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) is now accessible during gameplay.
I'M HOPING THIS WILL ALLOW IN-GAME PERSONAL MUSIC

* Network
o [RSS Channel] has been added as a feature.
EXPLAINED ABOVE

* Friends
o You can now have multiple chat sessions.
o You can now select an image to use as your Avatar from [Photo].
ALL SEEM SELF EXPLANATORY

* Other
o Date and Time is now shown when the PS button is pressed.
o File sorting has been changed.
o [Help] has been added as a feature.
o Playability status with the PS3™ system has changed for some PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 format titles.
To check on the latest status, visit the search site for compatible titles.

o [Secure Delete] has been added as an option.
WHEN SOMETHING IS ERASED OFF THE HDD, THE PS3 WILL WRITE OVER THE TOP AN ALGORITHM TO DESTROY ANY EXISTING CONTENT. I CAN'T SEE MANY PEOPLE NEEDING THIS!

o Some PLAYSTATION®Network features have been revised.
???

Newmanator3536d ago

it is updates like these that help.
I just got the Crackdown DLC and that has brought me towards the 360 more recently.