Posted by: pswi60 | October 17, 2007

Rumored Playstation 3 firmware 2.0 update features

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It’s been rumored for awhile that Sony’s much anticipated realease of firmware 2.0 is right around the corner. There are threads on the Official Playstation boards started in March 07 for the 2.0 update. Many people feel that Home was supposed to be realeased in conjunction with 2.0, and another rumor floating around on the net is that some users will find Home bundled with their 2.0 update, and others will not. Well, i guess we will just have to wait and see.

Here is an unconfirmed list of features for the upcoming 2.0 update:

– Users

* You can now password-protect user accounts.

– Settings

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

– Photo

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

– Music

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

– Video

* Files can now be played sequentially.
* Three-speed fast forward and fast reverse has been added as a feature.
* 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

* Support for PlayStation 3 format software titles has been expanded
* XMB (XrossMediaBar) is now accessible during gameplay. *note this feature may still not be available until the release of Home. – pswi60

– Network

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

– Friends

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

– Other

* Date & Time is now shown when the PS button is pressed.
* File sorting has been changed.
* [Help] has been added as a feature.
* Playability status with the PS3 system has changed for some Playstation and PlayStation 2 format titles.
* [Secure Delete] has been added as an option.
* Some PlayStation Network features have been revised.

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Responses

  1. I always do like firmware updates. While I don’t have a PS3, I always appreciate them on the PSP. As a matter of fact, I think there are a few updates I need to go get! Time to go find a spare wall outlet and Wi-Fi…

  2. i heard that u can go through ur ps3 without exiting a game cant wait

  3. Good staff, thanks for review!

  4. Thanks admin. Have a nice day!


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