Japanese PlayStation 3 owners just received the 1.90
firmware update for their machines. The new firmware provides a few incremental
updates and addresses some issues brought up by PS3 owners.
According to Lempel, Sony is making customization a priority
with the new firmware update. "You can now personalize the wallpaper on
your XMB with a photo. This was one of the top three requests we received via
the blog’s contact form," Sony PlayStation Network Operations director
Eric Lempel. "When viewing a photo, simply bring up the options screen by
pressing the triangle button and selecting 'set as wallpaper' from the options
displayed. Additionally, you can now change the order of the games displayed under
the game icon on the XMB."
Sony has also included the ability to play AVCHD videos from
a MemoryStick or video camera. According to Kotaku,
other feature additions include:
U.S. customers will receive the update "in
the next few days" according to Lempel.
quote: Option menu now includes "eject disk"
quote: There has been a outbreak of disc reading problems(PS3 cant read any disc) for PS3s in Singapore. I was one of those hit. They had to replace the BD drive to fix it. The technician who repaired it, suspected it had something to do with system update 1.82 because a lot of PS3 users got this error right after the update(including myself).That makes me a bit wary about trying another update so soon. I understand Sony's intention is good...but i will be a bit cautious now. Am certainly not going to be an early adopter of an update.