System Software Update for PLAYSTATION®3
»The PLAYSTATION®3 system software update may include security patches, new or revised settings and features and other items, which will change your current operating system. We encourage you to check this page from time to time for software updates and to always maintain your system to use the latest version of the system software.
An update to the PS3™ system software was released on May 24, 2007. If you update your PS3™ system, the system software will be version 1.80.
Do not perform updates using any data other than the official update data provided by Sony Computer Entertainment over a network or on disc media, and do not perform updates by methods other than those described in the product documentation or in this site. If an update is performed using data from another source, by another method, or with a PS3™ system that has been altered or modified in any way, the PS3™ system may not operate properly and may not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions may void the PS3™ system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Computer Entertainment.
The system software included within this product is subject to a limited license from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Refer to http://www.scei.co.jp/ps3-eula for details.
This update is for customers who own PS3™ systems sold in North America. DO NOT update your PS3™ system through this Web site if you purchased your system outside North America. There is no guarantee of proper operation with other models sold outside North America.
If your PS3™ system software version is 1.80 (or later), you do not need to perform this update. To check the version of your system software, go to (Settings) > (System Settings) > [System Information]. The information is shown in the [System Software] field.
Depending on the software title, you may not be able to play without first updating the system software.
Depending on the system software version, screen images shown here may be different from the actual product.
This system software update includes all features contained in previous versions.
The PLAYSTATION®3 system software version 1.80 update includes the following:
Upscaling game or DVD output
You can now upscale the video content of PlayStation® format software, PlayStation®2 format software, and DVDs to HD resolution. > See details
Copying saved data to a memory card
You can now copy saved data from PlayStation® format software and PlayStation®2 format software to a memory card or a memory card (8MB) (for PlayStation®2). > See details
Using the DLNA client feature
You can now display images or play music or video files that are stored on a personal computer or digital video recorder with DLNA Media Server functionality over a network. > See details
You can now connect a USB printer to print images. > See details
Using remote play outside the home (via the Internet)
You can now use remote play over the Internet. > See details
Other new or revised features in version 1.80:
[BD 1080p 24 Hz Output (HDMI)] has been added as an option under [BD/DVD Settings].
[RGB Full Range (HDMI)] has been added as an option under [Display Settings].
[Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr Super-White (HDMI)] has been added as an option under [Display Settings].
[Bitmapping (Super Audio CD)] has been added as an option under [Music Settings].
The [Test Camera] option under [Accessory Settings] has been changed to [Camera Device Settings].
[Printer Settings] has been added.
[Media Server Connection] has been added as an option under [Network Settings]
You can now edit CD information.
A new type of slideshow display pattern has been added.
You can now use zoom display for images.
You can now trim images.
Super-White and x.v.Color output are now supported.
Downscaled output of Blu-ray Discs is now supported. When 720p is selected as the video output setting of the PS3™ system, Blu-ray Discs that were recorded in 1080p or 1080i resolution can be played in 720p resolution.
You can now move copy-prohibited saved data for PlayStation® format software and PlayStation®2 format software to a PS3™ system.
The options menu items under [Download Management] have been changed.
[Display Photo] has been added to the voice / video chat options menu.
You can update your system software by any of the following methods:
System Update »
Update using the PS3™ system's System Update feature.
Update using a PC »
Download update data using a PC and save on storage media* or a USB Mass Storage device. Copy the update data to the PS3™ system's hard disk and perform the update.
*An appropriate USB adaptor (not included) is required to use storage media with some models.
Update using disc media »
Update using update data that is included on a game disc.
Unnofficial 2.0 update features list
o You can now password-protect user accounts.
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].
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.
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.
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.
o Support for PLAYSTATION®3 format software titles has been expanded.
o XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) is now accessible during gameplay.
o [RSS Channel] has been added as a feature.
o You can now have multiple chat sessions.
o You can now select an image to use as your Avatar from [Photo].
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.
Re: System Software Update for PLAYSTATION®3
you are very late to the party my friend. Very late.
Ps3 now has FW 2.36 .
also 2.40 is coming this july.
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