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PS3 Firmware 1.80 announced - Upscaling and Remote Play

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced today availability of the latest version of the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3) firmware. Version 1.80 features upscaling of PlayStation® and PlayStation 2 games, and DVD movies up to full 1080p HD resolution when viewed on a compatible HD TV set.

In a comprehensive update to PS3's already impressive capabilities, Version 1.80 also allows users to enjoy Remote Play on their PSP across the internet, allowing them to access their PS3 anywhere in the world where a broadband internet connection is available2.

Version 1.80 also allows users on a home network to seamlessly view and play rich media content such as images, music and video on their PS3, that is stored on their DLNA3 enabled devices such as PCs and laptops elsewhere in the house, reinforcing PS3's credentials as a home entertainment hub that truly deserves pride of place in the Living Room.

A host of other enhancements include the ability to print photo images stored on PS3's hard disk or inserted storage media to a selection of Epson printers.

PS3 owners will be able to upgrade their PS3 with the latest Version 1.80 firmware from 24th May 2007.

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VaeVictus3742d ago

Slowly but surely, they are making the PS3 even kewler. Now...bring me some games Sony.

btkadams3742d ago

ahhhhhhhhhh thats wicked. now all i want is custom soundtracks but that wont come for awhile so im happy with this update.

Amplifier3742d ago

That better you big babies about upscaling? It really doesn't matter because the content is still native 480i but you get what you want so shut up about it now.

@mp

PS360WII3742d ago

Good to hear. I like updates :) always means something cool is going to be added on

solidt123742d ago

great! I'm playing FFXII, GoW 2 and Resident Evil 4 on my PS3(and of course PS3 games). Now they will be in HD.