SCEA has introduced new features and settings to the PlayStation 3 in the latest firmware update, version 1.30. Among the key updates is support for a Blu-ray Disc remote control and the ability to select the output format for BD/DVD video through an HDMI cable.
The Bluetooth-enabled remote control will be available at retail later this month for $24.99, relegating the SIXAXIS controller to gaming duties. Also, to suit your TV's specification, you can now select the video output format (automatic, RGB, or Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr) for Blu-ray disc playback using an HDMI cable. Other updates part of version 1.30 includes the following:
To install the latest system software on your PS3 system, you can select the System Update feature, use a PC to download the update data and transfer it to the PS3 system through storage media or a USB mass storage device, or install it using update data included on a game disc.
quote: Selecting video output resolution has changed, allowing you to choose all the resolutions supported by the TV . The video will automatically be displayed at the maximum resolution possible, according to the following order: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, Standard (480i NTSC). This change does nothing to fix the upscaling issue, and could possibly annoy those who wish to stay in 720p mode .
quote: and could possibly annoy those who wish to stay in 720p mode.
quote: I guess the update fixes people with TVs that do 1080i but not 720p ... but may be annoying for anyone else who wants 720p instead of 1080i on their 720p TV.
quote: 1080i -> 540p -> 720p
quote: Backup utility has been added...
quote: Yes, because MS wants to promote pirating Live Arcade games.
quote: Maybe its YOU that should pay attention.