Those who have been experiencing less than optimal
backwards compatibility with their PlayStation 3 consoles will be pleased
to learn that Sony is addressing that very issue in the newest system update.
After just two short months, PS3 firmware hits the half version mark with 1.5.
The most notable change, as detailed by PS3
Fanboy, is the improvement in the appearance and display of all PSone
and PS2 games while being played on the PS3. Prior to this update, previous
generation games played on the new console would look worse than when being
played on the original platform. The suggested fix to the situation was simply
to switch to composite cables and play the old games in their old interlaced
formats. With the version 1.5 update, gamers can now finally enjoy old software
without have to downgrade to old TV technology.
Other changes included in the new version are:
The update can be found by using the System Update feature, using
update data that is included on a game disc, or downloaded first on a
quote: Shirley if you have Cable or Satellite you get various HD formats and they upscale.
quote: Man I want this console!
quote: It has been confirmed that initial PS3 units include the CPU/rasterizer combination chip used in the slim PS2 (EE+GS) to achieve backward compatibility.