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#1 of 9 Gregory Pauswinski

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Posted July 23 2007 - 11:58 AM

This update has already hit Japan and will be available in the US soon.

Here's the feature list:


* Ability to rearrange games on the XMB
* Option menu now includes "eject disc"
* Press triangle on the XMB to eject the disc
* XMB backgrounds
* Change the folder classification
* Emoticons
* Change CD output to 44.1/88.2/176.4kHz
* Force 24Hz output for Blu-ray over HDMI
* Change PS3 video settings in-game
* "Bit Mapping" in the "Music Setting"
* Save AVCHD type animations from a Memory Stick
* Change settings like upscaling while playing PS and PS2 games
* Add bookmarks
* Web browser security function in the browser's tool section
* Avatar moves during audio visual chat


http://blog.us.plays....0-coming-soon/
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#2 of 9 Doug Pyle

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Posted July 23 2007 - 11:39 PM

Thanks for the info. If known, please post the 1.90 file size for the download from the Sony web site (for those who download to computer rather than directly to PS3). Thanks.

#3 of 9 Gabe D

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Posted July 24 2007 - 02:23 AM

What does "add bookmarks" mean? Is that something for games or web content? Or could it mean movies?

#4 of 9 Gregory Pauswinski

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Posted July 24 2007 - 03:14 AM

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What does "add bookmarks" mean? Is that something for games or web content? Or could it mean movies?

I haven't messed around with the PS3 web browser very much, but maybe they're talking about that.

The firmware upgrade is apparently live:
http://www.engadgeth....y-to-download/

#5 of 9 BrettB

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Posted July 24 2007 - 03:31 AM

The web browser has always had bookmarks so it must be something else. I downloaded 1.9 last night but didn't have time to play with it too much. I updated thru the xmb over the internet and didn't have to connect the controller with the cable which is a nice unadvertised feature. Posted Image

#6 of 9 Gregory Pauswinski

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Posted July 24 2007 - 05:20 AM

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I updated thru the xmb over the internet and didn't have to connect the controller with the cable which is a nice unadvertised feature. Posted Image

That right there should be listed in the "Features list!" I always hated having to plug the controller in. It seemed totally unnecessary....

#7 of 9 Grant H

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Posted July 25 2007 - 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Gregory Pauswinski
That right there should be listed in the "Features list!" I always hated having to plug the controller in. It seemed totally unnecessary....
What'll really bake your noodle is the fact that this happens BEFORE the firmware is installed (but after download).

Does that mean, it was actually a feature of the prior firmware?

Anyway, does anyone know what the actual difference between Bitmap 1 and Bitmap 2 is? Most of us seemed to think the bitmapping only affected SACD peformance, but now there's talk it may affect the upscaled CD output as well.
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#8 of 9 Craig_Ehr

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Posted July 25 2007 - 09:21 AM

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Anyway, does anyone know what the actual difference between Bitmap 1 and Bitmap 2 is? Most of us seemed to think the bitmapping only affected SACD peformance, but now there's talk it may affect the upscaled CD output as well.

I believe it is some sort of noise filtering. Pick whichever setting sounds best to you and you are golden.

#9 of 9 Grant H

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Posted July 26 2007 - 04:44 AM

So far mine's still set to 1. I did find the 176 upscaling preferable to my Philips SACD player's 192 CD upscaling (some folks at AVS were marveling that the PS3 was doing 176 over optical, but my player did 192 over optical like 5 years ago), perhaps because it's a direct multiple of 44.1. The 192 sounded a bit muddy in comparison.

I'll have to do some swithing with 1 and 2 to check out the differences.
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