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Blu-ray Profile v1.1 Support Comes to PS3 Very Soon

Posted December 17, 2007 11:32 AM by Josh Dreuth

PlayStation 3A support file on the European PlayStation site has provided detailed information regarding the upcoming Firmware v2.10 update for the PS3, including that it will upgrade the PS3 to a Blu-ray Profile v1.1 player. This update will allow the machine to playback picture-in-picture content on upcoming Blu-ray titles such as '3:10 to Yuma'.

Other updates include a voice changer, which can be used during audio chat and in game, and playback support for DivX video files. No date has been announced for when the update will be made available publicly, but with a support file already up, expect it to be very, very soon.


Source: PlayStation (UK) | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (50 comments)


Blu-Ray Buckeye
  Dec 17, 2007
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Cool stuff!

Joon
  Dec 17, 2007
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Rumor is it is coming tomorrow.

haushausman
  Dec 17, 2007
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Voice changer aye? Sweet, cause all I want for Christmas is to sound like Barry White.

quexos
  Dec 17, 2007
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this is a big time for the PS3 and to an equal extent, Bluray

Amel
  Dec 17, 2007
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tkae that HDDVDVDVDVVDVDV!

teunis
  Dec 17, 2007
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Yummy.

CptGreedle
  Dec 17, 2007
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AWESOME! I can't wait to get this on my machine! 1.1, PiP, voice changer, DivX... this is going to
be a sweet Christmas Present.
Thank you Sony! - I mean Santa!

Psx0005
  Dec 17, 2007
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Sony definitely planned very far ahead as far as where the Playstation 3 and Blu-ray format are concerned. This is excellent news and only is a peek for what's to come!

mwatcher
  Dec 17, 2007
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I seriously hope that the DIVX playback performs very well as the Xbox 360 version leaves alot to be desired.

mustang750r
  Dec 17, 2007
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yes. i love my ps3... well maybe not love but u know what i mean. SONY RULZ

Sonny
  Dec 17, 2007
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kick 'ACE'!!!!!! DTS-HDMA....?

bhampton
  Dec 17, 2007
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Almost makes me wish I had some DivX files. But since they are usually inferior quality wise to DVD
and far below the quality of Blu Ray,.. I guess I'm ok not having them afterall.

Anyway,.. 2.10 sounds great!

-Brian

Malosch78
  Dec 17, 2007
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Cool ... And now I'll order 3:10 to Yuma ;-)
Captain_Jack_Sparrow
  Dec 17, 2007
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I'm really glad I picked the PS3 over the Sony BDP-S1. The 1.1 (and possibly 2.0 update), Dolby True HD, and gaming and web capability make it one of the best BD players around.

I'd love to see the DTSHD-MA be added. But 1.1 is a great start.

scook
  Dec 17, 2007
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This is amazing.........most anticipated I have ever been this year!
chrisshea
  Dec 17, 2007
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hope the divx plays xvids from tv shows i download off net
some shows i cant get here in canada got to download em off net

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Johk
  Dec 17, 2007
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Nice! This will be a very good update!

DTSHD-MA and Profile 2.0 to come next (fingers crossed!)

Happy holidays!!!

Robert Siegel
  Dec 17, 2007
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I have to agree with several posters, this is great news...and I really hope that something is done soon about DTS MA so I can play all those Fox discs and Hairspray and Close Encounters in lossless sound...hurry Sony:-)

Cyorg
  Dec 17, 2007
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Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!

Cyorg
  Dec 17, 2007
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@ Johk,
I think that once 1.1 is released the PS3 will automatically be 2.0.
Eye-ray
  Dec 17, 2007
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Well, This is living !

gandley
  Dec 17, 2007
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Oh the Irony.
Soon BLU RAY will have more interactive players in the market than........, what was it called again ,HD just got owned VD.

kaliraver
  Dec 17, 2007
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I can't for this update to shut up all those HD-DUD'ers. This should be a very nice feature to show off when people come over and show them what true PIP is.

XDragon
  Dec 17, 2007
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I reported this earlier today but my news never gets posted or credited.
At least us PS3 owners will have the latest and greatest Blu-Ray support on our PS3 and I'm sure 2.0 or BD+ Live, which ever name they decide on, will likely be released for the PS3 before and Blu Discs require it. Good job Sony!

SDG
  Dec 17, 2007
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So this makes the PS3 a Profile 2 as the difference between 1.1 and 2 is the internet connection.?.?

johnhood
  Dec 17, 2007
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Can't wait for 1.1!

SBrooks1
  Dec 17, 2007
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Can't wait! I've been streaming Divx and Xvid files over my wireless network via my 360 since it's Fall Dec 4th update. I would much rather play them on my PS3 though!!

lokus
  Dec 17, 2007
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Add .wmv and VC-1 playback support to this update.

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ckenisell
  Dec 17, 2007
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Folks, this update does not make your PS3 profile 2.0. It only makes it 1.1 Sony will release an additional firmware release that makes the PS3 2.0 capable. There are some additional technical aspects to profile 2.0 that will need to be implemented before the PS3 can be considered 2.0 capable.

But it doesn't really matter anyway. There are zero discs with online capabilities released yet.

Personally, although the PiP will be nice and it will help shut up SOME of the HD-DUD talking points, it's over-rated. I think the ONLY reason the BD group even considered it was because Amir used it as one of his highest talking points.

And don't think that we'll EVER get rid of the HD-DUD talking points. Even when we have 2.0 on many of the players (including the PS3), they'll always just say, "Well it's not mandated so content providers won't use that feature." Trust me. There's no shutting up those ID10T's.
sonicbox
  Dec 17, 2007
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Well, 1.1 doesn't matter "now" either. What we're using now is Grace Period Profile (1.0), not Final Standard Profile (1.1) which is now marketed as Bonus View. There are no discs that use 1.1 or 2.0, because no 1.1 players existed until recently. (Still no Sony BD standalone is 1.1!)

No, the BD group didn't design 1.1 because "Amir used it as one of his highest talking points". They were just late and launched with the grace period standard that was missing some of the planned final features. IMHO, they should have waited & launched with the 1.1 spec so early adopters wouldn't get the shaft later for so-called Bonus View content.

Let's see how people respond to the first 1.1 titles, starting in Jan?

DefTechPioElite
  Dec 17, 2007
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Cool, I hate to complain but, now all I want is a High-res audio bitstream for TrueHD and DTS-HD, and in game access to messaging and chat features. If I have to buy a new PS3 in a year to get bitstreaming, I will, hopefully they start implementing HDMI 1.3a/b so we can bitstream high res audio. As far as adding Prof. 1.1, I'm one of the guys that always said I could care less about PIP commentary so, I'll choose higher quality A/V over bonus features any day. For me, this is the first update I actually say....meh.
ZeeMan84
  Dec 17, 2007
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Can somebody explain what is so special or beneficial about Divx codecs? I've been hearing of complain of ps3 not having Divx for so long but don't exactly know the biggest benefit most of these people are looking for.

NoQuestion
  Dec 17, 2007
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so im about to buy me a a ps3 this week since i need another bluray player and i got a question. Does the ps3 allow you to stream videos off of your computer or if you use the web browser on the ps3 can you download directly to the hdd for playback? i download a ton of videos off of ign.com and gametrailers and want to see if there is a way to view them across the ps3
gupt0014
  Dec 17, 2007
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So is this going to be released via an update from Sony like the latest PS3 2.01 update??

blu-rayfan101
  Dec 17, 2007
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Take that hd dvd fanboys!

mugen302005
  Dec 17, 2007
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I think giving importance to pip is more falling in the hddvd fans' game. I prefer picture quality, so i'm happy with my ps3 and bluray. Having a pip isn't al THAT IMPORTANT but I appreciate it. What I'm overwhelmed by is the divx playback.

This is a christmas present for sure.
sonicbox
  Dec 17, 2007
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ZeenMan84, DivX (and XviD) is just a popular MPEG-4 Pt. 2 based video codec... beyond it's legitimate uses, the pirate video community uses it heavily. It normally uses the crappy AVI container format as popularized on Windows.

DefTechPioElite, PCM will be the standard like it or not. As you know, PS3's chipset can't do bitstream for advanced codecs and I doubt you'll see a chipset update in a next-gen PS3. Feel free to hope, but if you want this, I'd think about a standalone player.

bicclick2002
  Dec 17, 2007
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Could someone at Blu-ray.com fix the link to the Playstation (UK) link?

johnhood
  Dec 17, 2007
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The link appears to have been removed by SCEE! It was a day early! ;-)

Verbal
  Dec 17, 2007
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I hope "DivX" includes XviD (all the 4CC stuff, really). I encode all my self-shot stuff in XviD (or did, until I switched to x264). It'd be nice to play them on my PS3 via DNLA.
Scrapanatchi
  Dec 17, 2007
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XviD usually play on divX players .

intrested in the [Tool Data BD] feature, will it save the bookmarks and where i was watching last time and that stuff? and will it be for downloadable content aswell (2.0) ? maybe down the line...
Swede
  Dec 17, 2007
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Very nice! Just like that 80+ percent of all blu-ray players will be made profile 1.1 compatible.

alphadec
  Dec 17, 2007
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Divx support will that also include players like Sony BDP-S500. ?
sonicbox
  Dec 17, 2007
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alphadec, no. This is about the PS3... the BD players don't even have Ethernet to allow PC streaming, or a way to connect exteral hard drives.

moose4130
  Dec 17, 2007
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I have streamed music and photos from my PC to my PS3, with nero mediahome, I think it was called. I'm sure it would do videos as well. Supposedly, you can do it with Windows media player, too, but I couldn't get that to work for me.

highdefw
  Dec 17, 2007
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Its tomorrow, and also wmv support...
ToonyLoons
  Dec 17, 2007
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Downloading 2.10 as I type. I am in the US. Now I just need Bonus View Blu-rays.

XDragon
  Dec 17, 2007
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2.10 is available right now; get downloading PS3 owners!

ratsrepus
  Dec 18, 2007
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Downloaded and installed! Now to play around with it.

It was really bugging me that I couldn't play divx on my PS3 so I ended up hooking a PC directly to my 42". I only really watch divx when i miss a tv show and it's not released in HD online.

When using TVersity, mediaplayer, or Nero home I wasn't able to fast forward faster then 1.5x(using wireless). That was really annoying for me. Now if i ever go back and bother i can just transfer these video files to the PS3 and play right from the HD.
punkguy03
  Dec 20, 2007
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i downloaded it and i must say it took the longest out of all the downloads.(not surprisingly)but ya hopefully it will come in handy later.


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