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Sony releases v2.40 firmware for PS3


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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Todd Erwin

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Posted July 02 2008 - 03:52 AM

Sony has released frimware v2.40 for the Playstation 3.

The new firmware includes:

* For DTS playback on DVD-Video and Blu-ray Disc media, DTS-ES and DTS 96/24 for DVD-Video and DTS-ES Matrix for Blu-ray Discs are now supported.

* You can now use the Frame Noise Reduction and Block Noise Reduction settings for video content that is saved on the hard disk or storage media.

* You can now play upscaled video content that is saved on the hard disk or storage media. When the video content is played, it is upscaled automatically to match the screen size.

* You can now set the PS3™ system to turn off automatically after updating the system software.

plus many more features....

#2 of 10 OFFLINE   CptGreedle

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Posted July 02 2008 - 03:57 AM

Awesome news! That is a great update!
In addition, or gamers, it adds in-game XMB and Trophies, 2 really big updates themselves.

With updates like these, it is like getting a new PS3 every time it upgrades! Posted Image
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I will check this out tonight. I have some movie files on there I can watch that are in SD now.

#3 of 10 OFFLINE   Ted Kontos

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Posted July 02 2008 - 10:01 AM

The 2.40 firmware has been pulled due to reported problems.
Playstation 3: Sony Pulls PS3 2.40 Firmware After Reported Problems
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#4 of 10 OFFLINE   Zack Gibbs

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Posted July 02 2008 - 10:08 AM

Well shit. Mine is already updated and it has worked like a charm so far. BUT, if there are problems so bad that Sony would so quickly pull the update, it would be nice if, you know, they would actually TELL us what the problem is so I don't brick my damn PS3.
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#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Dale MA

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Posted July 02 2008 - 11:43 AM

Damn it, I've got the new firmware also. I'll lay off the games for a week or so to try and avoid any problems until they get whatever is wrong fixed.

#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Zack Gibbs

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Posted July 02 2008 - 12:33 PM

Dale,

After looking around I found there were just a few people who had their PS3's brick while installing. So if you've got it and it's working fine then there shouldn't be any trouble.
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#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted July 02 2008 - 03:47 PM

Updated mine this morning, and watched some things on it tonight with no problems at all. Whew!

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Posted July 02 2008 - 04:22 PM

My dad's PS3 was actually one that bricked.



It installed and rebooted, then Says the "SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT" and the thing just sits there and waves. Restarting wont' do anything.



I actually had an extra HD drive, and installed it and now it boots fine.



Super wierd, but really really really lame. For now on, I'm backing up EVERYTHING before any firmware update, and definately waiting a while to see reactions.
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#9 of 10 OFFLINE   Dale MA

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Posted July 02 2008 - 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Zack Gibbs
Dale,

After looking around I found there were just a few people who had their PS3's brick while installing. So if you've got it and it's working fine then there shouldn't be any trouble.

Good to know, cheers Zack.

#10 of 10 OFFLINE   James_Garner

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Posted July 03 2008 - 12:06 PM

I would like to add v2.40 also fixes the "flagging" problem found on early New Line dts-HD 7.1 discs, finally enabling the full 7.1-channel audio to be heard through PS3. I could hear a very noticable difference in "Hairspray"