The PlayStation servers have been getting hammered all morning, as it took unusually long to download this firmware update. There's some new menu options now to help with the new features, which are fully detailed in the article.
There is also now at least one new option added under Photo, Music, and Video. The first is Search for Media Servers, which will browse your LAN for any streaming servers. The others will be icons for any Media Servers detected on your network. The media streaming is quick and easy, with Windows Media Player working as the server.
Loot Ninja says the upscaling feature is terrific as well, and DVDs look better than on the Xbox 360 Elite over HDMI at 1080p. As an extra bonus, all videos you downloaded from the PlayStation Store will now upscale to your maximum resolution. Videos that once showed at 720p are now running at 1080p on their HDTV. On the games avenue, it's like breathing new life into your old games. God of War looks fantastic in 1080p. Here's a bit more good news: the upscaling works on the PS1 Classics you download from the PlayStation Store.