Sony Computer Entertainment has released the latest firmware upgrade for the
PS3, bringing the video game device up to version 2.10. This update allows the
PS3 to playback Blu-ray Profile v1.1 content, which includes picture-in-picture
features. Movies featuring PIP content are expected on store shelves within the
next few weeks, so make sure you update your PS3 so you don't miss out on any
of the content.
I just finished applying the 2.10 firmware and noticed it had no mention of PiP in the release notes. Is the Profile 1.1 compliance confirmed by US sources? Or is this still just from the original UK post?
This is excellent news!!! I finished downloading the update and is now loaded on my PS3. I can't wait to try this feature when the profile 1.1 movies come out in January!! BTW thank you Sony for this great piece of technology, god I love my PS3.
Awesome... I can't wait to throw my DivX player out the window now that we have this update! Thanks a lot to anyone reading! Everyday I feel I got more then my money's worth out of the PS3... Rock on!!
Incog: Game patches don't come with the firmware updates...they're a separate download altogether. If there's a fix for a particular game, you'll be notified of it when you start that game, and you'll be given the opportunity to download that patch.
This, of course, is assuming you're connected to the Playstation Network at the time you start said game.
Curiously, DivX/WMV are mentioned in the text at the install screen, as is the voice changer, but no mention of BD Profile 1.1
OMG!! Not quite! ; ] As I said before, I could not care less for PIP playback, justo follow in some hddvd supporters? Not quite either, I'd be glad to see my divx file to be played in my ps3. As for me, thanks for the present Sony. You just gotta love your ps3.
I think there should be an included updater right on the Blu-ray movie itself. So if your Blu-ray player is not caplable of playing the latest iteration and needs a firmware update, the Blu-ray movie itself will do this for you. It takes a LOT of the hastle out of it.
I HIGHLY doubt my grandfather will update the firmware on his blu-ray player by going to the companie's website, downloading and burning a copy of the firmware onto CD and installing it. Most will just put in the movie and click play. It should not be rocket science to click play and watch a movie.
This is good, not only we have the 1.1 on the PS3 and for us that own the 3rd Pirates movie here, it also fixes the playback issues that we were having before this update. I downloaded the update and put in the movie and i had no problems after the previews YAY.
The update plays WMV and WMV/HD video files, it just can't handle multichannel audio and WMA Professional so it plays without audio at all. It's a shame. Sony got it half right. There are a few bugs, too, but that is expected.
This update also fixed some menu issues with Ratatouille where after watching a special feature, upon returning to the menus, parts of the menu were invisible. It wasn't really a big issue before though, you could just more the cursor and they would begin reappearing, but now with 2.10 they all come back perfect every time.
cawgijoe - The PS3 website [usually] doesn't post the newest version of the PS3 firmware until 12 or more hours after it is made available for direct download on your PS3. You'll unfortunately have to wait until later today to download it directly.
I downloaded last night and it took a small eternity. I wish there was a 1.1 title I actually wanted that I could try this out on...
I don't know why you guys hid my comment above. Some times you all are a little over the top.
Look, I'm on your side. I LOVE my PS3 and I HATE HD-DUD. All I'm saying is that we've been waiting for DTS-HD MA for how long now? Fox has had titles with DTS-HD MA for how long? (Since X-Men 3 if I remember correctly. X-Men 3 was my first Blu-Ray purchase LAST YEAR). Generally, the PS3 gets one firmware release every two or three months. And each firmware release focuses on one major thing. This firmware release focused on Blu-Ray with 1.1. The next firmware release will likely focus on gaming or Home. We're probably SEVERAL firmware releases away from DTS-HD MA.
So, all I'm saying is, there goes my hope to have DTS-HD MA decoding in my PS3. Maybe it's too complicated for Sony and DTS to collaboratively get it to work. Who knows? I know Sony isn't talking.